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By Bridget McCrea · April 1, 2013
An increasing number of logistics managers are using labor management systems to monitor productivity, identify bottlenecks, and optimize the workforce. Here’s how they’re getting it done.
By Josh Bond · February 1, 2013
The success of a big project hinges on how well individual parts, and the people responsible for them, come together as a whole.
By Michael Levans · December 1, 2012

By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: One side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2012
Warehousing and distribution are more closely tied to the business than ever before. Here’s a look at the biggest business issues impacting the design and operation of materials handling systems today.
By Norman Saenz, Senior VP & Principal, TranSystems · May 16, 2012
It's the processes inside the DC that count
By MMH Staff · May 14, 2012
The Rules of Thumb is a popular resource for the supply chain industry containing costing information for nearly everything that goes inside a distribution center/warehouse facility (materials handling, storage, technology, lighting, etc.).
By Bob Trebilcock · April 1, 2012
Automated materials handling and data collection systems are transforming the health care supply chain.
By Lorie King Rogers · February 1, 2012
In the wake of catastrophic earthquakes around the world, and here in our own backyard, Modern looks at how to keep warehouses and distribution centers standing tall in the event of a seismic episode.
By MMH Staff · January 24, 2012
The Roundtable includes the Material Handling Industry Board of Governors and the MHIA Directors At Large.
By Lorie King Rogers · September 17, 2010
The best practice in reverse logistics is to prevent product from coming back in the first place. Since that’s unlikely, it’s important to understand why goods are returned and learn how to capture the greatest value from the process.
By Maida Napolitano · June 2, 2010
When it comes to the economy, not much has changed. Many supply chain analysts are calling this the new normal, with warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) routinely operating under tight budgets while still expected to satisfy increasing customer demands. With limited capital dollars, the recurring theme has been to make do with what you have; and what you have is existing space that’s only so wide and so high. So, how do you make the most of it?
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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
2016 State of Logistics: Third-party logistics
2016 State of Logistics: Ocean freight
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