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David Maloney

David Maloney

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David Maloney has been a journalist for more than 35 years and is currently the editorial director for DC Velocity and Supply Chain Quarterly magazines. In this role, he is responsible for the editorial content of both brands of Agile Business Media. Dave joined DC Velocity in April of 2004. Prior to that, he was a senior editor for Modern Materials Handling magazine. Dave also has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist. Before writing for supply chain publications, he was a journalist, television producer and director in Pittsburgh. Dave combines a background of reporting on logistics with his video production experience to bring new opportunities to DC Velocity readers, including web videos highlighting top distribution and logistics facilities, webcasts and other cross-media projects. He continues to live and work in the Pittsburgh area.

Articles by David Maloney

Distribution networks may need to be reimagined—again
How will the rise of automated vehicles change distribution networks?
February 23, 2018

Bee Sweet Citrus juices up its packing operations
As business blossomed, the California citrus packer began experiencing bottlenecks in its packing operations. A sophisticated automated palletizing system cleared the jam.
January 30, 2018

Snow-covered roads? No problem
If self-driving vehicles are to succeed, they must be able to work in all types of weather
January 23, 2018

Convenient distribution
A Swiss grocer doubles down on efficiency by filling orders for convenience stores and supermarkets from a single DC.
January 19, 2018

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

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