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Employee safety in winter hazards

November 22, 2017

Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling... Read more about Employee safety in winter hazards

More optimization, less waste

October 9, 2017

We live in an age when many aspects of our lives are continuously optimized and improved upon. We call up transportation at the touch of an app. Instead of waiting at a doctor’s office, we opt for medical consultations over video conference.... Read more about More optimization, less waste

How can the material handling industry attract talent? Start at an early age.

September 25, 2017

By Cherie Shepard, Director of Packaging, Material Handling & Food Processing

Hiring and retaining skilled material handling, packaging and processing workers is top of mind for executives across most industries today. A recent... Read more about How can the material handling industry attract talent? Start at an early age.

10 warehouse problems | 10 innovative solutions

August 22, 2017

Running a warehouse at maximum efficiency is extremely challenging. You may not always have the best tool for every task, but you’re getting the job done with your current equipment and systems. Meanwhile, warehouse problems — and potential... Read more about 10 warehouse problems | 10 innovative solutions

Why UL marks are important for lithium-ion batteries in walkie pallet jacks

July 24, 2017

Provided by Flux Power, Inc.

Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is an organization whose mission is "to build a safer, more secure and more sustainable today and tomorrow" by helping... Read more about Why UL marks are important for lithium-ion batteries in walkie pallet jacks

A day in the life of a crane operator

July 24, 2017

By Maxim Crane Works

The world of cranes is vast and varied. There are a number of different types of cranes used within the construction industry, all with seemingly endless... Read more about A day in the life of a crane operator

New study details impact of industrial trucks on the country’s GDP and workforce

July 12, 2017

Forklift Manufacturers, Dealers and Distributors Drive Billions of Dollars and Thousands of Jobs into U.S. Economy

Forklifts are critical in keeping America’s just-in-time inventory in motion and are the workhorses that move... Read more about New study details impact of industrial trucks on the country’s GDP and workforce

Logistics and you: How good logistics makes eCommerce companies great

July 11, 2017

By: Route4Me

The eCommerce industry is growing at an incredible rate.

Consumer expectations are growing as well. A decade or two ago, people were happy as long as their... Read more about Logistics and you: How good logistics makes eCommerce companies great

Giant Eagle boosts competiveness with Seegric VGVs

June 19, 2017

Bob Zorn's coworkers were waiting for him when he started his shift at Giant Eagle's warehouse in Pittsburgh.

The two blue, autonomous pallet jacks sat idle near the receiving bays. Their stately calm was out of place in the chaos —... Read more about Giant Eagle boosts competiveness with Seegric VGVs

Meeting major logistics challenge: How global robotics manufacturer optimized lithium battery supply chain shipping

April 28, 2017

Omron Adept Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Omron Corporation, faced a major logistics challenge: How to transfer the entire shipping process for the company’s line of industrial robots in-house and train staff to meet stringent hazmat... Read more about Meeting major logistics challenge: How global robotics manufacturer optimized lithium battery supply chain shipping

Closing calls like a pro

March 13, 2017

By: Kate Zabriskie

Telephone customer service may look easy, but until you’re responsible for navigating the world of tough calls, it’s difficult to appreciate the kicking, blocking, and sparring skills some customers have... Read more about Closing calls like a pro

Building a safety culture in your warehouse

March 9, 2017

Based on recent results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Standards, fatal injuries have declined by nearly 25 percent over the past 10 years. Out of 4821 total fatal work injuries in 2014, 94... Read more about Building a safety culture in your warehouse



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