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Victoria Kickham

Contributing Editor

Victoria Fraza Kickham is a Boston-based freelance writer covering manufacturing, distribution and supply chain issues. She was managing editor of Industrial Distribution magazine from 2000 to 2010, and since then her articles have appeared in a variety of publications in both the industrial and electronics industries. Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @vfkickham.

Articles by Victoria Kickham

Striking the right balance
Retailers need more sophisticated technology to manage inventory in an omnichannel world. Tools that improve visibility and flexibility are at the top of the list.
August 14, 2018

Start me up: Opportunity charging or fast charging?
Both methods are designed to get DC equipment up and running faster—and keep it running longer—than with conventional charging. So which is best for your operation?
August 3, 2018

Robotics on the rise
The evolution of the warehouse and distribution center is causing a revolution in automated solutions for everything from picking to loading, as robotics R&D accelerates.
June 26, 2018

Improving visibility—in the cloud
Cloud-based asset-tracking solutions are giving organizations a better view into their supply chains—and helping them improve productivity and efficiency inside, outside, and on the road.
June 14, 2018

Space savings add up
Storage solutions that maximize space don't just improve operations in the warehouse and distribution center. They can help you put more money to the bottom line too.
May 25, 2018

Picking technologies: When inaccuracy leads to lost customers
The true cost of a mispick is measured in service levels—and by a dwindling customer base when consumer and B2B buyers turn to sources that get orders right.
April 26, 2018

MerQbiz, C.H. Robinson help companies navigate big changes in the recycling market
Industry collaboration to streamline the buying and selling of recovered paper has timely impact as China's ban on scrap imports forces sellers to find new outlets.
February 22, 2018

A battery revolution?
Lithium-ion batteries may be on the verge of a breakthrough in the material handling market, as prices inch down and warehouse and DC managers seek lower-maintenance, higher-productivity solutions.
January 12, 2018

A return to productivity
The Popken Fashion Group modernized its returns center to accommodate growth in e-commerce orders and an accompanying increase in shipments and returns. The result? A 30-percent productivity improvement in its Rastede, Germany, facility.
December 14, 2017

Convenience drives buying trends in an omnichannel world
"BOPIS" and "BORIS" options breathe new life into brick-and-mortar stores as buyers seek convenience above all else in today's omnichannel environment.
November 17, 2017

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