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DC Velocity

July 2018
Cover Story

The Rainmakers
For our 2018 Rainmakers, success isn't just about fame and fortune. It's also about making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession.
By DC Velocity Staff


There's a new (high-tech) sheriff in town
Warehouses turn to drones and sensors to beef up security in their yards.
By Ben Ames

Robotics on the rise
The evolution of the warehouse and distribution center is causing a revolution in automated solutions for everything from picking to loading, as robotics R&D accelerates.
By Victoria Kickham

PX, I love you
When the military expanded its online PX shopping privileges last fall, eager customers flooded its website with orders. New warehouse software and automated equipment helped its DCs cope with the deluge.
By Ben Ames

What are buyers looking for in a WMS?
New research offers insight into what distribution and supply chain professionals want when they go to purchase warehouse software.
By DC Velocity Staff

Driving in the pole position
Trucking in trouble? Authors of the latest "State of Logistics Report" beg to differ.
By Mark B. Solomon

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Big Picture
Say it with me: Machines are our friends
While many workers fear losing their jobs to automation, those fears—at least in the supply chain—are largely unfounded.
By David Maloney

The long and the short of it at the AAR
The rail trade group has gone from agnostic to adversarial on the issue of nationwide use of twin-33 truck trailers. Its rationale is puzzling.
By Mitch Mac Donald


Trump's tariffs on steel imports could cause price hike in material handling equipment
Potential impact would be muted by strong demand for warehouse products to handle e-commerce orders, consultant says.
By Ben Ames

Home Depot launches pilot for ambitious outbound delivery plan
Four-year, $1.2 billion initiative aimed at making next-day deliveries to all U.S. customers.
By Mark B. Solomon

DSC Logistics acquired by South Korean logistics firm
CJ buys 90-percent stake of $216 million.
By DC Velocity Staff

C.H. Robinson executive tosses cold water on "urban fulfillment" concept
High costs, tight space, tough competition from other types of development create major headwinds, company's chief commercial officer says.
By DC Velocity Staff

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 fulfills its educational mission
Washington event featured speakers from government, industry, and a safety advocacy group; attendees also met with legislators to discuss safety and trade.
By Toby Gooley

XPO building highly automated DC in U.K.
Opening in 2020, warehouse will handle food and drink goods for Nestle, as well as testing new technologies.
By DC Velocity Staff

Descartes acquires airline mail tracking firm for $25.5 million
Velocity Mail platform will complement company's freight visibility tools for cross-border e-commerce, Descartes says.
By DC Velocity Staff

Oracle upgrades warehouse management software for e-commerce users
Upgrade integrates yard management with WMS to avoid fulfillment delays, expedite unloading, firm says.
By Ben Ames

UniCarriers to hold Forklift Industry Summit
Meeting planned for Oct. 10 in Miami.
By DC Velocity Staff

Schools offer "hybrid" path to SCM master's degree
"Blended learning" programs combine online and classroom instruction.
By DC Velocity Staff

3PL adapts to winds of change
Wyoming 3PL invests in cranes that can handle oversized components for wind farms.
By DC Velocity Staff

Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
By DC Velocity Staff

S.C. ports tap goodwill ambassadors
Port leaders use educational outreach program to build community support for harbor projects.
By DC Velocity Staff

Just how bad are New York drivers?
New telematics-based study confirms your worst suspicions.
By DC Velocity Staff

Port group offers tips on crane safety
New report seeks to elevate industry safety performance.
By DC Velocity Staff

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