Responding to the retail revolution
Responding to the retail revolution
Preliminary results of the latest "State of the Retail Supply Chain" survey underscore the many challenges omnichannel commerce poses for retail supply chains and those who manage them.

Florida cargo port to launch pilot program with drones
Airborne cameras could be used to survey land and property.

Material handling firms drive record robot orders
Orders rose 24 percent in 2015 for robotics in material handling systems.

Rockwell Automation acquires conveyor supplier MagneMotion
Merger will support development of magnetically driven carts for material handling.

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ITA Presidents Forum Offer Global Lift Truck Market Insights
ITA Presidents Forum Offer Global Lift Truck Market Insights
Every four years, the leaders of associated lift truck trade associations from around the world meet in the United States to discuss trends in the global lift truck market, including representatives from Japan, China, the European Union and the U.S.
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Crown PE 4500 Boosts Operator Productivity
Crown PE 4500 Boosts Operator Productivity
Henningsen Cold Storage, one of the largest public refrigerated warehousing companies in the U.S., finds that the advanced ergonomic features of the Crown PE 4500 pallet truck boosts operator productivity.
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The State of Logistics Report 2015: A Second Look
The State of Logistics Report 2015: A Second Look
"State of Logistics Report" author Rosalyn Wilson discusses the report's findings and takes a deeper look at the trends that will influence buying and selling behavior over the next year.

Keep it up!
Keep it up!
When it comes to keeping conveyors and sortation systems in good working order, nothing beats regular upkeep and preventive maintenance.

Blurred lines: WMS vs. WCS vs. WES
Blurred lines: WMS vs. WCS vs. WES
As software vendors expand their products' functionality, it's getting harder to tell the different warehousing platforms apart. Here's what you need to know to make the right buying decision.
Container import volumes on track for modest rise in first half of 2016
February Port Tracker report shows that retailers are slowly rebuilding inventories as consumer spending continues steady growth. Dispatches
Home delivery is not always easy What We're Reading This Week
Chain links: What we're reading this week Chris Jones on Best Practices
How quick will your next logistics systems implementation be? Look in the mirror Steve Geary on the Logistics of Defense
Don’t be stupid. Ian Hobkirk on Getting it Right in the Distribution Center
The GPS to WMS – READY TO REPLACE? – Part 3 The WMS Project Team – Assembly Required Jon Denn on Organizational Development
The Logistics of Ideas Kate Lee on Productivity
The majority of companies using content marketing should stopnow Kevin Gue: On the Horizon
Logistics Automation and Us Talking Talent
Catch and Release – The Talent Challenge Two Sides of the Logistics Coin
Road Deterioration Is More Than Just a Pothole Juliann Larimer on the Value of Visibility
The Value of Partners in Enterprise Growth Tom Pettit on Exchanging Supply Chain Perspectives
How to improve the health of your medical device supply chain Richard Sharpe on Analytics and Big Data
The problem is the data Joe Andraski on Collaboration
Correct inventory: a major initiative that has measurable results Jonathan Byrnes on Supply Chain Finance
How to Turbocharge Your Strategic Account Management Randy Mullett on Washington
Tax reform presents an opportunity to bolster U.S. middle class jobs Art van Bodegraven: The Art of Art
Muppet Central: 5 Minutes, Miss Piggy Herb Shields on Consumer Goods and the Supply Chain
Comments on Chris Elliott's Logistics Talent article Joe Tillman on The New Generation
Take Charge of Your Career Steve Simmerman on Technology
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Trickle-down logistics
Trickle-down logistics
You may not think of the military as a wellspring of logistics innovation. But the Defense Department has a long history of developing (and implementing) cutting-edge tools. Here are just a few examples.

KION Group, Egemin subsidiary announce acquisition of Retrotech Inc.
Maker of lift trucks and automatic guided vehicles aims to get more deeply involved in warehouse automation by bringing systems integrator into the fold.

ShipX Simplifies LTL Booking Experience through Online Freight Exchange
New Technology Company Saves Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Shippers Time, Money through Modern Online Approach to Booking Freight Kansas City, Mo...

A variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Booth #2968 Muller, a leading manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, will introduce the new Raptor™ HPL turntable wrapping machine at Modex 2016 in Atlanta, GA at booth #2968...

AeroVironment Debuts New PosiCharge ProCore Series of Premium, Intelligent Chargers
AeroVironment Debuts New PosiCharge ProCore
Series of Premium, Intelligent Chargers • Industry's first electric forklift chargers to enable charger configuration and management via mobile phone app • Supports and charges any material handling battery - regardless of type, brand, voltage or size • Easy to use, easy to install, easy to configure and provides exceptional flexibility with customizable power levels and charge algorithms • 93% peak power efficiency and low overcharge factor makes ProCore the most efficient electric forklift charger available with the lowest monthly utility costs

VARGO: Dedicated Omnichannel Fulfillment Centers VARGO: Dedicated Omnichannel Fulfillment Centers
Omnichannel fulfillment centers — using one inventory, one engine and one workforce — are transforming how distribution centers will operate. The days of having dedicated distributions is behind us.
Presented by: VARGO
COFE®: Intelligent DC Operations Management COFE®: Intelligent DC Operations Management
The management of the operation in COFE® driven operations is significantly different than in traditional operations.
Presented by: VARGO
VARGO®: Pioneering the Waveless Movement VARGO®: Pioneering the Waveless Movement
For more than a decade, VARGO® has reshaped the industry—providing retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with a true lean order fulfillment solution. Its advanced waveless, or continuous, order fulfillment system processes orders without wave transitions to create a constant flow of work.
Presented by: VARGO

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From potato chips to electric generators
From potato chips to electric generators
Being a 3PL requires Pacific Mountain Logistics to adapt to any product mix required for clients. Its Toyota forklifts have the versatility to lighten the load.
Sponsored by Toyota