Before joining DC VELOCITY, Toby Gooley spent 20 years at Logistics Management covering international trade as Senior Editor and Managing Editor. Prior to that she was an export traffic manager for 10 years. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University.
Are your forklift batteries heavy enough?
A too-light battery can cause a lift truck to tip when lifting.
Safety expert: To keep trainees' attention, vary the teaching method
There are more effective ways to train warehouse associates than lectures, says safety guru Dixie Brock of APL Logistics.
Battery room confidential
Many different factors can detract from lift truck battery performance—including a few you might not have thought of. Industry insiders tell us what to watch for.
Employer helps DC managers become better communicators
Public speaking is part of the training curriculum at 3PL Kenco.
Be safe ... everywhere
If you have multiple warehouses and DCs, you'll want them all to be on the same page when it comes to safety. Here are some strategies for ensuring consistent compliance across your network.
Lean your warehouse workforce
Lean management aims to eliminate waste, add value, and achieve the best quality. When applied properly, it can do all that and bring about huge labor-related improvements as well.
Trans-Pacific carrier discussion agreements begin trial merger
If U.S. government approves, TSA and WTSA will merge after a two-year test run; move would have no impact on rates or capacity, administrator says.
Hot topics for international traders: The view from Washington
Trade attorney Peter Friedmann gave his annual fast-paced wrap-up of what should be on international traders' radar screens.
Is your lift truck ready to retire?
Wondering whether to keep that lift truck going a little longer or put it out to pasture? Here are some things to consider when making that decision.
U.S. Customs expects to avoid staff furloughs—for now
Agency should continue to provide current level of service despite budget cuts, assistant commissioner tells trade group.