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East vs. West: Panama Canal Expansion to Affect Port Traffic

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex With the Expansion of the Panama Canal, analysts are anticipating that shipping lane traffic will shift as large ships from East Asia can now choose to move through the Panama Canal, bypassing […]

OSHA Announces Changes to Penalty Structure

Staring August 2, 2016 all OSHA penalties (fines) will increase by 78%. Paul Serafini, owner of Sotera Consulting, LLC and an experienced industrial health and safety professional states, “The statutory maximum for “Serious” OSHA violations (the most common type of OSHA violation) will increase from […]

Economics and Material Handling

With everything happening in the world (looking at you Brexit) the economy continues to shift a bit unpredictably, which can be hard to keep up with as companies try to please customers and turn a profit. While China has been […]

Uncertainty and Downside Risks to Growth for Material Handling

There have been three red flags highlighting downside risks to growth and the U.S. economy for the better part of a year: manufacturing, energy and finance. These red flags were the impetus behind my recent book, Recession-Proof: How to Survive […]

The Shared Economy and the Omnichannel Supply Chain

B2B, distributed inventory networks and “less than truckload” shipping: Could uberization of the supply process be next? “We have seen the advent of the shar­ing economy explode—the concept that companies don’t necessarily need to own the entirety of their supply chain,” […]

Alan Amling of UPS on The Future of Delivery in Our New On-Demand Economy

Alan Amling presents a fascinating TED Talk where he imagines the future of delivery in our new on-demand economy. He calls this the “my way highway” as a result of consumer driven demand, customization and desire for instant gratification. As Alan paints […]

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