When I first started out in the Material Handling Industry 30+ years ago, one of the first things I did to learn about the industry was to subscribe to every magazine that I could get my hands on. It was a different time back then, no internet, no social media, no smart phones.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s my belief that this is still a good approach to getting your finger on the pulse of the Material Handling Industry. The big advantage nowadays, is that all the information is at your fingertips, just a google search away. Social media is another avenue to get this content into your hands.
Below you will find a list of links to some of the Material Handling Industry’s top periodical publications and magazines. If staying on top of the trends, industry news, new products all while riding the cutting edge of material handling technology sounds appealing to you, then look no further than the Material Handling Insider’s list of top magazines and publications.
Material Handling and Logistics
A great place to get your news on Autonomous Vehicles, Powered Vehicles, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Facilities Management, Technology and Automation. Material Handling and Logistics News offers value by providing buyers guides, webinars, articles and news letters.
Modern Material Handling
A Peerless Media publication that they self proclaim to be the most comprehensive coverage of the material handling field. They deliver their content to an estimated audience of 132,000 through website, email newsletters, print, webcasts and conferences. They appear to target various areas that can be basically divided into warehouse, technology and equipment.
Material Handling 24/7
A comprehensive product focused content for the material handling industry. Material Handling 247 helps warehouse professionals stay abreast on new technology and standard material handling equipment. The physical version of magazine (Material Handling Product News) comes in either digital or print version. It is published 6 times a year.
Material Handling Network
A online and print magazine with circulation of over 27,000 readers in which 84% are decision makers with the authority to make buying decisions. They have been covering the material handling industry for 30 years. The magazine is published once a month and covers both industry news and product news. They have a podcast titled Lift and Tilt.
MHEDA Member News and Events
An online way to stay up to date with news about members of MHEDA and important information on the material handling industry. If your company is a member of MHEDA, you can submit stories for publication, so that the rest of the industry can stay abreast with what is going on with your company.
The official journal of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). The MHEDA Journal is published quarterly and discusses trends, forecasts and marketplace news.
All the latest news, insights and comment in the European Logistics Materials Handling & Warehousing market. Magazines are published quarterly in February, May, September and November.
Material Handling Wholesaler
Material Handling Wholesaler has served the material handling industry for 40 years as a forum for buying and selling material handling equipment. Circulation is about 20,000.
“DC VELOCITY is the market leading multi-media magazine brand serving the specific informational needs of logistics and supply chain managers and executives. DC VELOCITY was the first to satisfy these executives’ informational needs with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of logistics including internal logistics within a distribution center or warehouse, external logistics relating to the transport of goods and freight, the overarching information technologies that support and integrate the two, and the strategies that optimize logistics, thus providing companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
Handling Network is a magazine devoted to all aspects of the materials handling, storage and distribution industry in Ireland. This quality bi-monthly publication, with competitive advertising rates and a very focused mailing list, allows companies promote their specialist products and services effectively to their core market in a cost-effective package.
Material Handling and Automation News
“With our articles and interviews in Material Handling & Automation News that feature the industry’s top leaders and companies, we help you draw attention to your Company. Our premier automation publication helps industry leaders make big decisions about technology and the latest innovative products.”
Material Handling World
European based Material Handling Magazine that covers various aspects of the material handling industry like forklifts, dock equipment, racking, warehouse, RFID and IT, shipping and containers, lifting equipment, digging equipment, safety and workwear.
Supply Chain Quarterly
“CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly provides the highest-value, must-have business intelligence available. Six times a year, the publication delivers fresh, cutting-edge ideas on all aspects of the global supply chain, from product design, procurement, transportation, and warehousing to human resources, information technology, and finance. With meaningful, timely content, Supply Chain Quarterly provides insight and advice to help readers make their supply chain operations a success.”
Materials Handling MRO
“Materials Handling MRO (MRO) is the only publication dedicated to coverage of the emerging market for maintenance services, products and talent in the materials handling industry. MRO facilitates an exchange of best practices, technological developments and employment opportunities by presenting practical advice, relevant education and in-depth analysis”
Material Handling Product News
Material Handling Product News is the only publication in the market focused exclusively on delivering the latest in materials handling products. Each issue is packed with new product and technology information designed to help plant, warehouse, or distribution center managers find the necessary equipment and technology to make their operations run more efficiently and profitably.
Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries. The audience includes executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global food supply chain. Food Logistics, published 10 times a year, is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to covering the food and beverage supply chain, from the largest food manufacturers to retailers, distributors and food service providers. Food Logistics is an excellent source of buyers in food and beverage manufacturing, producing, processing, retailing, distributing, restaurant and food service, warehousing, transportation, and storage.
“When Inbound Logistics produced its first issue in 1981, transportation and logistics were back-room silo functions and the term “supply chain” didn’t exist. The ideas we advocated—realigning business by better matching supply to demand, and speeding and reducing inventory—were diametrically opposed to what most were practicing. By staying true to our educational mission and through the efforts of a passionate staff, IL became the informational change agent for reinventing supply chain processes, and a catalyst for this new overall approach to business operations.
Ours has been a three-decade journey from being an outsider with counter-culture ideas of how transportation should fit within the enterprise, to the information leader in supply chain and logistics management.”
“Established in 1962, Logistics Management magazine is published monthly. Special reports, like the Logistics Outlook in January and the Buyers Guide in December, are provided on an annual basis.
Logistics Management reaches the largest number of logistics professionals in the industry. Additionally, no other industry publication reaches nearly as many audited buying influencers of logistics services, technology, and equipment.”
Supply Chain Brain
“SupplyChainBrain, today’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of the world’s most influential supply chain executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies the latest news, emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions – and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature”
Supply Chain Management Review
“Following a similar model to the Harvard Business Review, SCMR primarily publishes columns and features contributed by business school professors, supply chain management practitioners and industry analysts. Topics including sourcing and procurement, software and technology, transportation and logistics, supply chain education, and other topics relating to the supply chain. SCMR also publishes numerous case studies featuring companies such as Wal-Mart, Motorola, IBM and Pfizer”
Summary of Material Handling Magazines and Publications
One way to stay up to date with what is happening in any industry is to subscribe to the magazines and publications of the industry. Material Handling Insider has researched and developed the above reference in order to save you hours upon hours of research. You now have a one stop place to find links to 20 of the material handling industries top magazines. You will also find links to their social media presence.