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By Sara Pearson Specter · January 1, 2015
Cotton-based insulated box liners and envelopes offer benefits beyond maintaining product temperatures.
By Michael Levans · January 1, 2015
This year marks the 70th year that Modern Materials Handling has been published.
By Peter Moore · January 1, 2015
Shippers are about to experience a change in how carriers calculate domestic less-than-truckload (LTL) freight bills. Starting with a few carriers in the spot market in January, contract shippers will increasingly be approached by more carriers to start disclosing freight dimensions and weight with LTL freight tenders.
By Mark Pearson · January 1, 2015
In a recent white paper, Cisco stated that “the Internet of Everything represents $14.4 trillion in ‘value at stake’—the combination of increased revenues and lower costs that is created or will migrate among companies and industries from 2013 to 2022.”
By Ted Prince · January 1, 2015
Over the past 20 years, we’ve heard extensive discussion about the “Railroad Renaissance,” a historical metaphor referring to the period between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2014
As we have for the past several years in the December issue, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction business and have attempted to put together an educational experience that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
By Josh Bond · December 1, 2014
Generic regulations and misused solutions often undermine effective practices for keeping lift trucks away from people, product and problems.
By Sara Pearson Specter · December 1, 2014
New product with lid eliminates stretchwrap, banding when securing pallet loads.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2014
As we’ve been covering the last few years, the ability to design and implement a dynamic, flexible, automated distribution facility—one able to bend and respond to demand and cut freight costs—is a critical element to success in meeting the multichannel fulfillment challenge brought on by the evolution of e-commerce.
By Derik Andreoli · December 1, 2014
The biggest oil and fuel market story of 2014 was the 30+ percent decline in global crude oil prices experienced in the second half of the year. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot prices fell from just under $110 to $74 per barrel—a level not seen since the global recession cut a whopping 6 percent from global consumption back in 2009. This price decline has come largely at the hands of surging U.S. oil production and the fact that global demand has lagged due to significant deceleration in the growth rate of Chinese demand.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2014
Disciplined battery management in the warehouse can be undermined in the freezer, where shorter runtimes often lead to abuse.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 1, 2014
To help manage the demands of e-commerce fulfillment, consider creating right-sized secondary packaging on-demand.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2014
The editorial staff of LM is pleased to again partner with the executive team at the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) to present the Annual Executive of the Year Award, an honor that recognizes an individual for career achievement and game-changing leadership in the transportation industry.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2014
Once again, major shippers are asking the U.S. Congress and the Surface Transportation Board to help them counterbalance the rail industry juggernaut with easily accessible rate reasonableness testing and service regulation (Senate Bill 2777).
By Mark Pearson · November 1, 2014
According to new accenture research, a small number of companies are enjoying returns of 20 percent or more on their emerging market investments. This month, I’ll provide an overview of that research and take a look at what these leading companies are doing to stoke emerging market growth.

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