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By MMH Staff · March 3, 2016
VISANOW survey reveals strong demand, but immigration system making it increasingly difficult to obtain talent beyond US borders.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2016
“The US is a bright spot in the global economy,” says IHS chief economist Dr. Nariman Behravesh, “ and within the U.S. it’s the consumer that is the bright spot.”
By MMH Staff · February 23, 2016
Material handling robots segment accounted for nearly 47% of the global industrial robotics market in heavy industries in 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · February 16, 2016
From its inception as an online book retailer, to being the world’s biggest e-commerce company, Amazon’s influence and control over the sector has been almost absolute.
By Patrick Burnson · January 29, 2016
Logistics managers seeking yet one more forecast as the year gets underway, may wish to check in with Rodger Howell, PwC’s Strategy& Principal, specializing in strategy and operations. He sees a few key areas that should be central to corporate efforts during 2016.
By MMH Staff · January 26, 2016
Retail segment expected to register the fastest growth, but manufacturing applications will continue to account for a sizable majority of protective packaging demand.
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
By MMH Staff · December 24, 2015
Talent tops list of drivers of global manufacturing competitiveness.
By MMH Staff · December 9, 2015
Forecast suggests domestic strength will offset global headwinds; materials handling equipment investment growth to remain weak over the next three to six months.
By Patrick Burnson · December 4, 2015
U.S. multinationals engaged in Pacific Rim commerce also appear to have a high threshold for risk, notes recent research done by Resilinc, a cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics
By MMH Staff · December 3, 2015
In advance of the historic COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change, RM2 joined the more than 150 companies that have pledged to pursue a low-carbon, sustainable future.
By Patrick Burnson · November 6, 2015
While this column has identified the many advantages the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide U.S. logistics managers once it comes into play, the deal also has positive implications for Asian members.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2015
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. is urging "caution" as two new important regulatory deadlines approach early next year.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2015
Tempered outlook reflects concerns over impact of China slowdown and strong dollar, according to PwC’s Q3 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.
By Patrick Burnson · October 16, 2015
Among the many concerns shared by supply chain managers, corruption remains high when it comes to doing global business.

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