Author Info

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

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

Three ways to extend the life of your forklift batteries
Warehouse personnel can take simple steps today to improve battery life tomorrow.
June 28, 2017

How to address dock efficiency today
DCs are looking for ways to improve loading dock access and safety while implementing new technologies—all in the name of efficiency.
June 5, 2017