The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

Keg Handling 101: 3 Options for Easy Moving

Written By: Greg Conner

February 5th, 2016

Kegs in warehouseOne of the most challenging and often times dangerous items to handle and store are beer and wine kegs. Not only are they awkward and heavy, but their round, oblong shape leads to very inefficient storage. Here are 3 helpful solutions for your keg handling needs.

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Competitive DC Growth Nationally Drives Need for Space Efficiency

Written By: Thomas Cutler

January 26th, 2016

warehouse dockThe Journal of Commerce reported that big-box distribution facilities of 500,000 to more than 1 million square feet are leading construction activity. These large-scale, modern warehouses give top retailers and distributors the economies of scale of operating under one roof, whether serving as national distribution centers or regional distribution facilities.

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Examining the State of Logistics Report

Written By: Joe Umbach

January 14th, 2016

Logistics trendsEvery year the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals produces a “State of Logistics Report”. The 26th annual report, released last June, analyzed U.S. logistics in 2014 and gave a prediction for what 2015 would have in store. Here’s a look at some of the key stats and tips on how logistics companies can respond.

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What’s the Impact of Cyber Monday Beating Black Friday?

Written By: Thomas Cutler

January 5th, 2016

2015 Cyber Monday BoomsFor the very first time in American consumer shopping history, Cyber Monday generated more revenue than Black Friday. In total, US e-commerce exceeded $400B in 2015, up 25% YOY (year over year). Soon the US Commerce Department will announce that fourth quarter sales accounted for nearly 40% of online sales for the year.

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15 Popular Posts from 2015: Tech and Cost-Savings Top the List

Written By: Stefanie Hardy

December 30th, 2015

Popular postsIn 2015, manufacturers and distributors were faced with growing consumer demands—faster delivery, at a lower cost, with more order customization—a tough achievement for companies while still maintaining strong revenues. With these challenges, it’s no surprise that out most popular blog posts often featured discussions on new material handling technology trends and operational cost savings through labor, ergonomics, and space utilization.

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