Victoria Kickham started her career as a newspaper reporter in the Boston area before moving into B2B journalism. She has covered manufacturing, distribution and supply chain issues for a variety of publications in the industrial and electronics sectors, and now writes about everything from forklift batteries to omnichannel business trends for DC Velocity.
Pick up the pace with new picking technologies
Innovations in voice, wearable, and robotic picking technologies are helping companies boost productivity in the distribution center through faster, more accurate piece-picking operations.
April 22, 2019
Collaborating to improve productivity
Medical apparel maker Healing Hands Scrubs meets growth demands with "Chuck," a collaborative robot.
April 5, 2019
Home Delivery World: Last mile is the critical mile
Tech executive emphasizes customer relationships, shifting business models in a complex omnichannel environment.
April 5, 2019
How safe are your storage racks?
Thoughtful planning, regular inspections, and prompt repairs will help keep warehouse storage racks safe and standing firm.
April 2, 2019
Industry praises renewed government efforts to address truck driver shortage
Trade associations are hopeful as Congress reintroduces the DRIVE-Safe Act, aimed at expanding the pool of available talent for open truck driver positions.
March 5, 2019
Journey toward automation
Footwear and accessories retailer Journeys is poised to accommodate future growth thanks to a distribution center upgrade that includes an efficiency-enhancing warehouse execution system.
February 21, 2019
Tariff increase will cost jobs, slow GDP growth, study says
Industry leaders say potential March 1 tariff increase remains a top supply chain concern.
February 7, 2019
Trade, global economic headwinds dampen outlook
U.S. economy to perform well in 2019, but uncertainties cloud the longer term outlook, economist says.
January 30, 2019
Fleet maintenance goes digital
Penske Truck Leasing has replaced its manual vehicle inspection process with voice-directed technology that is improving fleet inspection and repair accuracy, while delivering more uptime to customers.
January 29, 2019
Automotive supply chain braces for change
USMCA will yield long-term gains, but short-term cost increases will shift supply chain landscape, company survey shows.
January 10, 2019