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Shrinking the Globe (Somewhat) Locally

Logistics Management’s Patrick Burnson wrote this month about alternative distribution networks on the rise as global shifts prove traditional off-shoring to no longer afford the savings it formerly did.  With contributions from several logistics experts, Burnson has provided much food for thought. Dr. Dale Rogers, co-director of the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University details […]

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Changes for Leading Supply Chain Organization

The group formerly known as Material Handling Industry of America will now be referred to as simply Material Handling Industry.  Interestingly enough, this change is not only indicative of a broadening of horizons, but also a return to origins.  MHI was founded as such in 1945.  The MHI of today will continue to focus on […]

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ProMat 2013 Begins Today!

This week tens of thousands of material handling and supply chain professionals will gather in Chicago for ProMat 2013, the largest material handling exposition in the U.S., which runs from today to Thursday, January 24th. This event is actually a combination of two shows as attendees are also eligible to attend Automate 2013, which spotlights […]

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Job Opportunities Expected to Exceed Number of Qualified Workers

This month’s edition of DC Velocity is packed with it’s usual material handling news, product information, and supply chain surveys and statistics, and one particularly encouraging forecast. Mark Solomon presents food for thought in regard to upcoming changes in the industry -both celebration-worthy and challenging. Solomon’s reporting of recent findings published by the Georgia Center of Innovation […]

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Rack Protection

It can easily be said that an individual, a group, or even an idea is only as good as the legs on which it stands. The same is true for your warehouse.  If your equipment is not reinforced it is vulnerable.  Leaving your equipment vulnerable leaves you, your employees, your product and your business vulnerable. To protect […]

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Conveyor Confusion Clarified

For some organizations, choosing a conveyor system is a no-brainer.  For others, the endless waves of information and conveyor terminology are overwhelming.  Gravity conveyors, MDR conveyors, extendable conveyors and more -how do you choose which one is right for your facility?  In some cases, a warehouse or distribution center may need more than one type […]

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