Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

WERC Releases 2023 Warehousing & Logistics Salary Survey Report

To help companies maintain competitive salaries and wages, the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) has made available its 2023 Warehousing & Logistics Salary Survey Report. Based on a survey of nearly 200 companies, the report offers a comprehensive breakdown of salary data for both exempt and nonexempt employees. More than 20 job titles are referenced in this report, spanning ...

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Building the Talent Pipeline

Feature Expanding the recruitment pool, upskilling and promoting the industry BY SHERYL S. JACKSON No industry is immune to today’s workforce challenges of recruiting and retaining qualified talent to fill positions today and in the future, so supply chain members are not alone. In the 2023 MHI Annual Industry Report, 57% of companies surveyed identified hiring and retaining workers and ...

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Combilift Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation

MHI member Combilift, a prominent global manufacturer of multidirectional forklifts and a leader in long load handling solutions, is marking a significant milestone in its journey: 25 years in business. To commemorate this achievement, the company unveiled five groundbreaking products that highlight its commitment to innovation and excellence. These new offerings are designed to address the unique challenges faced by ...

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Mental Health Requires More Than Time Off

BY FIONA SOLTES If recent years have taught us anything, it’s that the business environment is ever-changing, and the ability to keep up depends on your ability to adapt and continuing to gain new expertise. But that’s not just about the latest technology or the smartest methodologies. These days, it also includes greater understanding of workers’ needs—including when it comes ...

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Creform Celebrates 70th Anniversary

MHI member Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for the design and building of material handling structures and AGVs, recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of its parent company. In 1953, Japanese engineers at YAZAKI Kako Corporation recognized the need for flexible production and developed a revolutionary material handling system under the name CREFORM. Within a short time, this modular ...

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Tales From the Front Lines

The changing supply chain landscape for consumer goods BY TOM GRESHAM The consumer goods sector has been on the front lines of the changing supply chain landscape in recent years. In particular, the growth of e-commerce during the pandemic continues to have a transformative impact on the category. Not only do more consumers buy goods online now—both from retailers and ...

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Cherry’s Industrial Equipment Celebrates 40th Anniversary

MHI member Cherry’s Industrial Equipment, an engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to solving workflow and safety issues in the workplace, celebrated its 40th year in business in October 2023. In 1983, Cherry’s Industrial Equipment company founder/entrepreneur Ron Cherry introduced a stand-alone 180° Pallet Inverter to the U.S. market. With that, Cherry’s Industrial Equipment began the journey that would lead it ...

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MODEX 2024

MARCH 11-14, 2024 ATLANTA, GA MONDAY, MARCH 11TH 10 AM – 5 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH 10 AM – 5 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH 10 AM – 5 PM THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH 9 AM – 1 PM ∗MODEX A Hall will open at 9 AM each show day. WHEN YOU REGISTER, YOU GET FREE admission to MODEX exhibits, MODEX keynotes ...

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Robert “Bob” Goosman August 2, 1929 – August 3, 2023 Material handling industry leader Robert “Bob” Goosman, passed away on August 3, 2023 at the age of 94. Goosman was born on August 2, 1929, grew up in Cincinnati and went to Purcell High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from February 1, 1951 ...

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Sustainability and Emissions Disclosures: California Takes the Lead

BY JASON SCHENKER, PRESIDENT OF PRESTIGE ECONOMICS®, CHAIRMAN OF THE FUTURIST INSTITUTE® In 2023, there was a significant pushback against Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. While there has been a pushback against the social aspects of ESG, environmental priorities—and associated sustainability and emissions requirements—are likely to remain top concerns for investors, regulators and companies. Bi-Partisan Support for Sustainability Initiatives ...

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