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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

How ProMat can keep your company moving forward

February 24, 2017

From April 3 to April 6, over 850 solution providers and thousands of attendees will converge on McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, for ProMat, the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in... Read more about How ProMat can keep your company moving forward

Confidence compounds: The impact of boldy seizing opportunities

February 22, 2017

By Jill Johnson

One of the most significant leadership skills you need to develop is your confidence. It is an essential core leadership competency. Confidence allows you to have impact far beyond your title or level within your... Read more about Confidence compounds: The impact of boldy seizing opportunities

Three questions that capture your customer’s attention

January 26, 2017

By: Stu Schlackman

You may be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I get the follow-up meeting with that recent prospect?” You asked all the right questions and got the answers you needed to qualify them. You had their budget, knew their... Read more about Three questions that capture your customer’s attention

21st century leadership intelligence

January 16, 2017

By: Magi Graziano

Being an effective leader of people in today’s world seems to be much more complicated than in years past. In the previous century, for the vast majority, work was approached as a means for survival. The level of... Read more about 21st century leadership intelligence



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