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.
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
Trade group boasts ambitious retail-focused policy agenda for 2019
Privacy issues, trade concerns and infrastructure improvements top retail industry's policy to-do list in the new congressional session, trade association leaders say.
January 9, 2019
Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech
E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies.
January 8, 2019
Trade, tariffs top list of supply chain issues in 2019
Industry keeps an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.
December 28, 2018
Spirit of innovation
For distilled spirits supplier, combined AS/RS, WES solution improves warehouse efficiency.
December 24, 2018