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David Maloney

David Maloney

Chief Editor


David Maloney has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has been with DC VELOCITY since April of 2004. Prior to joining DCV, David was senior editor for Modern Materials Handling, where he reported extensively on distribution and supply chain operations. David also has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist. Before writing for supply chain publications, he was a journalist, television producer and director in Pittsburgh. David combines a background of reporting on logistics with his video production experience to bring new opportunities to DC VELOCITY readers, including Web-based videos highlighting top distribution and logistics facilities, Webcasts and other cross-media projects. He also is the host and producer/director of Move It!, DC VELOCITY's online program that explains "how the stuff we use everyday gets to us." David continues to live and work in the Pittsburgh area.

Articles by David Maloney

Handled (automatically) with care
In this photo essay, we take a look at how Kumamoto-City Agricultural Cooperative handles fresh produce—like oranges—for optimum quality.
January 17, 2018

Thinking outside the boxes
After nearly four decades of growth, The Container Store's DC had reached its limits. That's when the retailer installed a high-performance automated fulfillment system that has reshaped its entire operation.
December 21, 2017

Lessons from Star Trek
New technologies are beginning to mirror the science fiction of the past.
December 20, 2017

Planning a new DC in a narrow footprint
With a wide array of styles, sizes, and widths, shoes can be surprisingly challenging from a distribution perspective. Clarks solved the problem by rebooting its entire DC operation with high-speed automated equipment—all in a 450,000-square-foot area.
December 7, 2017

Avoiding a Blue Christmas
Cutting back on store inventories, charging more for online goods, and imposing surcharges are just a few of the ways that retailers and their carriers are coping with the holiday crush.
November 28, 2017

They can get the job done
Seeking good employees with solid logistics experience? Look to vets to fill your squad.
November 17, 2017

Infographic: 10 advantages a 3PL can bring to e-commerce distribution
Here's a look at some of the potential benefits of teaming up with an experienced 3PL.
November 14, 2017

Man on a mission: interview with Chris Andrews
After two-plus decades managing military logistics, Chris Andrews successfully parlayed the skills he honed in the Army into a management job in the private sector. Now, he's working to help other vets do the same.
October 26, 2017

A natural fit
As sales skyrocketed, a Japanese specialty skincare and nutrition company needed a better method for processing 4 million shipments a month. The natural solution: automated systems.
October 16, 2017

Channel your inner MacGyver
Here are 10 DIY fixes you can easily implement in your DC--without spending a lot of money.
September 13, 2017

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