Magline, Inc.

Home Delivery Trends Increase in Omnichannel Fulfillment

LogoLocal delivery is a critical topic right now because it is no longer just a back-end process that happens after a sale is made. It is truly becoming a competitive differentiator that, if done well and correctly, drives sales and enhances customer loyalty. Nowhere is this trend more evident than in omnichannel fulfillment, where retailers are providing customers with a wide range of delivery options - including ship-from-store and same-day delivery - to win the sale, whether it happens online or at a store. Over the past couple of years Amazon, Google (Google Shopping Express), eBay (eBay Now), Walmart (Walmart To Go), and Nordstrom launched same-day delivery services;

Ergonomic Considerations of New Truck Rolls Away with High Marks

LogoThe ergonomic consideration of using omniwheels was recently reviewed. A Self-Stabilizing truck with onmiwheels was just reviewed by independent Humantech Ergonomics. Michael Hoonhorst, Senior Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, explained the 4 categories of the 4 star review included: impact on ergonomic risk factors, adjustability, innovation, and intuitiveness. Hoonhorst noted the first category is the impact on ergonomic risk factors and the reviewed truck can go up curbs by pivoting the front wheels up the curb and lifting the rear wheels on to the curb which saves a lot of time and effort for the person using the truck.

Productivity Increases with New Innovative Hand Truck

LogoData shows the new best of breed delivery solutions move three times the amount of product in one trip compared to a traditional two-wheel hand truck. Productivity is a quantifiable metric; more deliveries per driver is the gold standard. Recently state-of-the-art hand truck design that combines six wheels, a lightweight aluminum frame and integrated plastic half pallets with a hydraulic lift are capture a great deal of media attention. A new delivery solutions newsletter, Delivering Excellence, will explore the details of the truck in the November 24, 2014 issue. The newsletter reports on the quality of material handling processes at delivery to retail outlets.

Productivity Increases with New Truck Technologies Gaining Popularity

LogoState-of-the-art hand truck design that combines six wheels, a lightweight aluminum frame and integrated plastic half pallets with a hydraulic lift are capturing a great deal of media attention. By allowing for 360-degree maneuverability in store aisles and half pallets, drivers are better able to get through narrow entryways.

Delivering Excellence Supply Chain Information Resource Newsletter Widely Anticipated

LogoDelivering Excellence is a new supply chain publication. The newsletter will provide industry leaders with flexible solutions to meet a variety of route distribution needs, based on experience with a range of applications and industries. Delivery routes with a variety of lightweight and ergonomically-designed solutions allow companies to move more loads with less physical stress delivering workplace safety and productivity.

Magline Hand Truck Video Demonstrates Safety Features

LogoMagline, makers of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions, offered a video demonstrating the safety features of the popular hand truck. To view the video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQssrUNgjYU Magline's hand truck proved to be the best automation and ergonomic solution because it is a lighter weight truck, made of aluminum instead of steel. Weighing in at only twenty pounds, it is about half the weight of a steel truck. Ultimately the value in these ergonomic material handling automation solutions is to reduce the risk of pain and injury, eliminating hazardous movement, increase efficiency, increase sales, and implement the most appropriate automation and safety solutions. Magline continues to lead the industry in manufacturing hand trucks with the innovative designs of the self-stabilizer truck, Gemini® Bulk Container, two-wheel hand trucks, convertible hand trucks, special application trucks, and ramps that are durable and enhance workplace safety. From supply chain through material handling systems and services Magline has become a leader in effective ergonomic products and best-practices.

Three Fourths of Costs Related to Direct Store Delivery

LogoNearly three-fourths of the total costs of direct store delivery (DSD) rest with warehouse, order assembly, and delivery to retail customers. The remaining 30 percent of costs come from demand and supply planning, manufacturing, order generation, dispatch planning, and transportation. Warehouse SKUs have quadrupled during the last 15 years, which has exacerbated the complexity of organizing and ensuring the accuracy of loading and delivery of product. A new delivery solutions newsletter, Delivering Excellence, will report on the quality of material handling processes at delivery to retail outlets.

Delivering Excellence Quickly Becoming Supply Chain Information Resource

LogoDelivering Excellence is a new publication which examines how every warehouse and distribution center should have a best practices program. Delivering Excellence details programs which enable companies to design innovative route distribution solutions that enhance safety and productivity.

Magline Recognized by Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

LogoMagline, makers of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions, was recognized as Manufacturer of the Week by the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) as part of the Proud to Manufacture in Michigan Program.

Humantech Ergonomics Awards Magline Self Stabilizing Truck High Ratings

LogoMagline, Inc., the innovative lightweight route distribution company, and Rotacaster, maker of the first multi-directional industrial wheel, developed the Self-Stabilizing truck. Michael Hoonhorst, Senior Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech Ergonomics, explained the 4 star rating and the categories used in reviewing the Magliner Self-Stabilizing Truck. The Humantech Ergonomics video can be viewed at: http://www.humantech.com/blog/video-product-review-rotacaster-wheels/