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Confronting an aging materials handling system and new channels of business with new customer expectations, Rocky Brands installed a put-to-light and sortation system to ramp up fulfillment. (December 13, 2017)

Oro, Inc., the creator of OroCommerce, a popular ecommerce platform designed for B2B merchants, today announced a global partnership with Bolloré Logistics, one of the world’s largest logistics and transportation providers (November 21, 2017)

Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rent, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” market vacancy. Third quarter rents checked in at $5.40 per square foot, which JLL said is an all-time high. (October 18, 2017)

Rugged industrial thermal printers target e-commerce and omni-channel retail fulfillment operations. (October 10, 2017)

The warehousing and distribution center (DC) market in Western Europe is experiencing one of the highest levels of rental growth ever recorded. Here’s where the action is and what you need to know if you’re expanding your EU operations. (October 02, 2017)

The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications. (September 04, 2017)

Move to expand innovation in areas such as e-commerce, robotics and track-and-trace technologies. (August 01, 2017)

The second Global Industrial & Logistics Prime Rents report issued last week by industrial real estate firm CBRE provided a positive, and ongoing, outlook for logistics rents. One of the report’s chief findings was the prime logistics rents in 70 major global markets rose by an average of 2.2% annually during the first quarter of 2017, which the firm said continues a run a “several quarters of growth.” (July 24, 2017)

UPS executive offers up thoughts on e-commerce, delivery trends, and meeting customer expectations. (July 11, 2017)

Several years ago, executive editor Bob Trebilcock proposed a series of feature stories called The Big Picture—articles that would break out of our traditional equipment-centric and best practices coverage and focus on the broader role materials handling plays in driving larger company initiatives. (June 06, 2017)

Here are five trends that every shipper­—and potential shipper—must watch as the demand for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals soars. (June 02, 2017)

Taking steps to expand its last-mile logistics network, freight transportation and logistics provider XPO Logistics announced that it has expanded its “Chicagoland” facility in Bollingbrook, Ill. (May 31, 2017)

While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes as well, according to the recent edition of CBRE’s state of the industrial real estate market, which continue to hit, or approach, all-time highs for certain benchmarks (May 31, 2017)

Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS and packaging services provider Sealed Air Corporation announced today they have opened up a Louisville, Kentucky-based Packaging Innovation Center. The facility is located on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus near the company’s WorldPort facility and the UPS Air Group’s global headquarters. (May 02, 2017)

In case study after case study, interview after interview, and conversation after conversion, we’re learning that the impact of digital commerce and the subsequent challenge of omni-channel fulfillment is now cutting across every manufacturing and distribution market—and it’s putting increased pressure on all the major modes of transportation and the distribution center operations that keep well-managed supply chains fluid in this dynamic, digital world. (March 31, 2017)










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