Material Handling & Logistics http://mhlnews.com/rss.xml en US Needs $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/us-needs-926-billion-infrastructure-investment <div class="node-body article-body">“A strong transportation system will make businesses more productive and freight shippers safer and more efficient while improving America’s quality of life,” new government report says. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/us-needs-926-billion-infrastructure-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/us-needs-926-billion-infrastructure-investment#comments Transportation & Distribution News Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:13:00 +0000 194511 at http://mhlnews.com 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Manufacturing Location http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/10-mistakes-avoid-when-choosing-manufacturing-location <div class="node-body gallery-body">Verifying an adequate short- and long-term labor force is one of the most significant factors for today’s site location projects; in the future, the importance of qualified labor will continue to increase.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/10-mistakes-avoid-when-choosing-manufacturing-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/10-mistakes-avoid-when-choosing-manufacturing-location#comments Global Supply Chain Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:16:00 +0000 193861 at http://mhlnews.com Trump’s Transportation Pick Backs ‘Bold New’ Rebuilding Plan http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trump-s-transportation-pick-backs-bold-new-rebuilding-plan <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Elaine Chao, who is being considered for Secretary of Transportation, says deteriorating roads and other networks are jeopardizing the economy.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trump-s-transportation-pick-backs-bold-new-rebuilding-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/transportation-distribution/trump-s-transportation-pick-backs-bold-new-rebuilding-plan#comments Transportation & Distribution News Trump and the Supply Chain Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:21:00 +0000 194091 at http://mhlnews.com Quantifying the Benefits of Quality: Employee Training and Incentives http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/quantifying-benefits-quality-employee-training-and-incentives <div class="field-byline"> Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland, APQC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This fourth and final article in a series from APQC examines the relationship between employee training and incentives, and the financial benefits of quality. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/quantifying-benefits-quality-employee-training-and-incentives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/quantifying-benefits-quality-employee-training-and-incentives#comments MH&L Wire Labor Management News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:34:00 +0000 193801 at http://mhlnews.com Connecting to Compete - Trade Logistics in the Global Economy 2016 http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/connecting-compete-trade-logistics-global-economy-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/connecting-compete-trade-logistics-global-economy-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://mhlnews.com/site-files/mhlnews.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/logistics-trade-economy.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its indicators are a joint venture of the World Bank, logistics providers, and academic partners. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/connecting-compete-trade-logistics-global-economy-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Gold Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:52:00 +0000 193931 at http://mhlnews.com Retailers Imported More Than Expected During Holidays http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retailers-imported-more-expected-during-holidays <div class="node-body article-body">December was estimated at 1.54 million TEU, up 7% year-over-year rather than the 3.2% that had been expected.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retailers-imported-more-expected-during-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/retailers-imported-more-expected-during-holidays#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:01:00 +0000 193851 at http://mhlnews.com Inflatable Protective Packaging System [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflatable-protective-packaging-system-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Pregis has launched Pregis AirSpeed Fit, an inflatable protective packaging system engineered for compact packing stations.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflatable-protective-packaging-system-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/inflatable-protective-packaging-system-new-products#comments Facilities Management New Products Products Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:35:00 +0000 193761 at http://mhlnews.com Mobile App for Shipment Tracking [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-app-shipment-tracking-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Omnitracs LLC has added a mobile application to its Virtual Load View (VLV) product, which provides access to real-time shipment data.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-app-shipment-tracking-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/mobile-app-shipment-tracking-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:03:00 +0000 193671 at http://mhlnews.com Forklift Usage Intensity Calculator [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-usage-intensity-calculator-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Camso has introduced a usage intensity calculator that facilitates tire selection in forklift applications and helps to reduce operating costs.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-usage-intensity-calculator-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklift-usage-intensity-calculator-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:40:00 +0000 193651 at http://mhlnews.com Fast Facts About US Trade: The Wage Premium http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/fast-facts-about-us-trade-wage-premium <div class="field-byline"> Patricia Panchak </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher employee compensation and trade intensity go hand in hand. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/fast-facts-about-us-trade-wage-premium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/labor-management/fast-facts-about-us-trade-wage-premium#comments MH&L Wire Global Supply Chain Labor Management News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:49:00 +0000 193511 at http://mhlnews.com Small Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980 http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/small-business-optimism-index-surges-most-1980 <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments,” said The National Federation of Independent Busines.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/small-business-optimism-index-surges-most-1980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/small-business-optimism-index-surges-most-1980#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 193641 at http://mhlnews.com RFID Reader Generation for Flexible Applications [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-reader-generation-flexible-applications-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has added three new readers to its Simatic RF300 RFID system, which is designed for controlling and optimizing the material flow in industrial production.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-reader-generation-flexible-applications-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/rfid-reader-generation-flexible-applications-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:27:00 +0000 193591 at http://mhlnews.com End-to-End Routing & Scheduling Solution [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/end-end-routing-scheduling-solution-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">TMW Systems has introduced the latest version of its Appian DirectRoute routing and scheduling solution, providing end-to-end planning capabilities and integration with new mileage and mapping information. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/end-end-routing-scheduling-solution-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/end-end-routing-scheduling-solution-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Products Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:22:00 +0000 193541 at http://mhlnews.com Trump's Policies Could Jump-start the Economy http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/trumps-policies-could-jump-start-economy <div class="node-body article-body">The level of uncertainty has risen, but the risks of recession remain low.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/trumps-policies-could-jump-start-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/trumps-policies-could-jump-start-economy#comments Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:39:00 +0000 193401 at http://mhlnews.com 2016: The Supply Chain Year in Review http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/2016-supply-chain-year-review <div class="node-body gallery-body">A month-by-month look back at a remarkable year and some of the most impactful stories affecting the nation's supply chains.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/2016-supply-chain-year-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/2016-supply-chain-year-review#comments Global Supply Chain Labor Management Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:23:00 +0000 193371 at http://mhlnews.com Is Your Supply Chain Risk Strategy All Wet? http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/your-supply-chain-risk-strategy-all-wet <div class="node-body article-body">The Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure concludes that disclosing companies reported $14 billion in water-related impacts in 2016, a fivefold increase from 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/your-supply-chain-risk-strategy-all-wet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/your-supply-chain-risk-strategy-all-wet#comments Global Supply Chain News Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000 193141 at http://mhlnews.com 45,000 Robots Form Part Of Amazon Workforce http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/45000-robots-form-part-amazon-workforce <div class="field-byline"> Claire Fastner, Statista </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to an article by the Seattle Times, 45,000 robots are working away at Amazon fulfillment centers. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/45000-robots-form-part-amazon-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/45000-robots-form-part-amazon-workforce#comments MH&L Wire Labor Management News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:59:00 +0000 193091 at http://mhlnews.com Largest Retailers Hit Hard This Holiday Season by Online Purchasing http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/largest-retailers-hit-hard-holiday-season-online-purchasing <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With sales slipping, traditional retailers will have to develop their online offerings -- something that will put pressure on already thin margins.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/largest-retailers-hit-hard-holiday-season-online-purchasing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/largest-retailers-hit-hard-holiday-season-online-purchasing#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:47:00 +0000 193011 at http://mhlnews.com Maneuverable Motorized Carts [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/maneuverable-motorized-carts-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Hamilton Caster has introduced motorized e-Power Cart Solutions, featuring a payload capacity range from 2,000 to 100,000 lbs. </div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/maneuverable-motorized-carts-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/maneuverable-motorized-carts-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:24:00 +0000 192971 at http://mhlnews.com Can’t Turn Back Time: Cybersecurity Must Be Dealt With http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/can-t-turn-back-time-cybersecurity-must-be-dealt <div class="field-byline"> Paul Myerson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">80% of all cyber breaches occur in the supply chain, but too many companies are acting like the problem will fix itself.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/can-t-turn-back-time-cybersecurity-must-be-dealt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/mhl-wire/can-t-turn-back-time-cybersecurity-must-be-dealt#comments MH&L Wire Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:32:00 +0000 192691 at http://mhlnews.com Forklifts for Latin American Market [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklifts-latin-american-market-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) has introduced its TCM/UniCarriers Smart Machine Series of internal combustion engine-powered forklifts in Latin America.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklifts-latin-american-market-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/forklifts-latin-american-market-new-products#comments New Products Powered Vehicles Products Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:30:00 +0000 192811 at http://mhlnews.com Manufacturers Confident in 2017 Supply Chain http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturers-confident-2017-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">While 83% of manufacturers have been adversely affected in the past by suppliers' inability to meet their needs, only one-third anticipate a shortage of parts or services in 2017, according to the ASQ 2017 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturers-confident-2017-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/manufacturers-confident-2017-supply-chain#comments Global Supply Chain News Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:23:00 +0000 192761 at http://mhlnews.com Manufacturing: Machinery -- US Industry Report 2016 http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016 <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://mhlnews.com/site-files/mhlnews.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/manufacturing-promo.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"> "Manufacturing: Machinery" Industry Report from Statista provides a management summary, key facts & figures, SWOT analysis and chief executive quotes on the latest industry developments.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/datasheet/manufacturing-machinery-us-industry-report-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MH&L Industry Reports Gold Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:42:00 +0000 192751 at http://mhlnews.com High Speed, Floor Level Palletizer [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-floor-level-palletizer-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">Columbia Machine has introduced the FL6200 high-speed palletizer, a floor-level design that combines robotic-like precision with the load build capabilities of a conventional palletizing solution.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-floor-level-palletizer-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/high-speed-floor-level-palletizer-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:20:00 +0000 192891 at http://mhlnews.com US Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in Two Years http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-manufacturing-expands-fastest-pace-two-years <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plant managers responded to the brighter outlook by adding to staff at the fastest pace since the middle of 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-manufacturing-expands-fastest-pace-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/us-manufacturing-expands-fastest-pace-two-years#comments Global Supply Chain News Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:53:00 +0000 192621 at http://mhlnews.com Robot Workforce Slows Warehouse Hiring http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robot-workforce-slows-warehouse-hiring <div class="node-body article-body">A case in point is a Skechers warehouse in California, where a reduced workforce monitors the activities of the facility’s true workhorses: robotic machines.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robot-workforce-slows-warehouse-hiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/robot-workforce-slows-warehouse-hiring#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:36:00 +0000 192541 at http://mhlnews.com Compact, Hands-Free Orbital Wrapper [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/compact-hands-free-orbital-wrapper-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">The new TAB Wrapper Tornado Skinny Series orbital wrapping machines from TAB Industries can wrap low-profile and limited-length products in plastic film for secure storage, warehousing and transportation without the need for pallets, boxes or containers.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/compact-hands-free-orbital-wrapper-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/compact-hands-free-orbital-wrapper-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 02 Jan 2017 20:05:00 +0000 192901 at http://mhlnews.com TMS Offers Carrier Verification and Onboarding [New Products] http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tms-offers-carrier-verification-and-onboarding-new-products <div class="node-body article-body">InMotion Global Inc. has added free carrier verification, driver qualification, carrier onboarding and fraud warning detection to its AscendTMS feature set.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tms-offers-carrier-verification-and-onboarding-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/new-products/tms-offers-carrier-verification-and-onboarding-new-products#comments New Products Technology & Automation Products Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 192801 at http://mhlnews.com A Flying Warehouse? http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/flying-warehouse <div class="node-body article-body">The warehouses would be stocked with a set amount of inventory and would be located near where Amazon thinks demand for certain items will skyrocket. From these points, drones could be sent to make local deliveries.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/flying-warehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/technology-automation/flying-warehouse#comments Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000 192461 at http://mhlnews.com Online Holiday Shopping Drives Record Returns http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/online-holiday-shopping-drives-record-returns <div class="node-body article-body">The National Retail Federation said that merchandise returns cost U.S. retailers more than $260 billion in lost sales.</div> <p><a href="http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/online-holiday-shopping-drives-record-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/online-holiday-shopping-drives-record-returns#comments Global Supply Chain News Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:42:00 +0000 192411 at http://mhlnews.com