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.
Return to sender
As in the past, returns may be the undoing of many dot-com retailers.
December 6, 2016
Don't stop thinking about tomorrow
We can't set back the clock to simpler times. We live in a complex world that requires forward-thinking solutions.
October 25, 2016
A hot new system for cold storage
When it outgrew its main production and distribution facility, Mydibel, a Belgian producer of frozen potato products, built an automated high-bay warehouse with a state-of-the-art storage and retrieval system.
September 27, 2016
WMS puts a charge into electrical distributor's operations
Moving to a warehouse management system and scanners has improved picking speed and accuracy at Becker Electric Supply.
September 23, 2016
Ready, willing, and disabled
For warehouses struggling with a labor shortage, the solution may lie in an untapped resource: the disabled.
September 15, 2016
Wrapping up savings
For Surtech Industries, an orbital wrapper has eliminated the need to manually wrap oversized metal goods.
September 15, 2016
Are we assuming too much?
When it comes to the services our customers want or need, our assumptions may be way off base.
August 26, 2016
REI's newest distribution center is a model of sustainability
It's known for selling gear and apparel for the great outdoors, but when it went to build its latest DC, REI turned its focus inward, creating a facility that is both ecofriendly and worker-friendly.
August 22, 2016
For pharmaceutical DC, a healthy dose of automation
To assure that the right medications get to patients right away, Toho Pharmaceutical built a distribution center that is so highly automated most of the products processed there are never touched by human hands.
August 8, 2016
Vertical conveyors increase safety, save time for drug wholesaler
Instead of using forklifts, a New Jersey pharmaceutical DC chose a vertical conveyor to raise materials from floor level to a mezzanine.
August 5, 2016