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Ecommerce and the Growing Demand for Technicians

By Steve Harrington In the year 2000, speculation in internet technology firms and web based companies became frenzied. People were talking about the incredible rise of the NASDAQ, their foray into day trading and the unique opportunity presented by the “Worldwide Web”. In board rooms across the country retailers and their suppliers were scrambling to develop e-commerce strategies, evaluating the ...

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A Treasure Chest of Employee Training

MHEDA’s Learning Management System educates employees and tracks their learning progress By Steve Guglielmo MHEDA is constantly striving to improve our offerings to members. To do this, we rely on member feedback to surveys and questionnaires about what is working and what could be better. Consistently, member companies have told us that our industry-specific educational offerings are one of the ...

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Privacy and Security

Should we just give up? By Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend Perhaps it’s because technology glitches have kicked my butt this week, but today I’m very worried about the future of technology… more specifically the future of privacy and security. Well, “worried” isn’t all of it. I’m angry. And scared. And fed up. For every amazing tool that comes ...

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Integrating Your Online Presence into a Mobile Market

By Alex Holden, ELC Presenter It’s no surprise that things change suddenly and often immediately in the online world, and staying on top of it all can prove to be quite challenging. But out of all that noise we encounter online, which articles do we need to listen to, and which ones will glean the information we need to know ...

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The Search Engine and Social Media Relationship

By Brian Bluff It’s a comfort for the modern business – and an occasional annoyance – that anyone and everyone can find you online. Search is the biggest part of online discovery, but more and more often people find information and content through social channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so on. Whereas search results offer static information like research and ...

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Mobile Web – Trend or Reality?

2014 MHEDA Critical Impact Factor Number 12 By Brian Bluff Every aspect of online marketing seems to change every few years. How you reach your customers, the way you track and maintain leads, and even who your customers are: it’s all in upheaval. Is there anything certain? In a word: yes. Today, just about everyone has a smart phone or ...

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60 World-Changing Innovations

By Chris Powers Throughout 2014, MHEDA has celebrated its 60th anniversary by remembering the past that has laid the foundation for the material handling distribution industry of today. As a final piece of that celebration, we pay tribute to the many innovations that have helped transform the industry since 1954. Whether it’s in the types and functions of products available ...

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Omni-Channel Retailing

The trend toward regional distribution and same-day delivery By Dave Lodwig, Systems Manager, W&H Systems In the past, retailers built two types of distribution centers, one (or two) on the East and West coasts of the US to handle store fulfillment, and another to handle strictly e-commerce. These distribution centers were built to handle their own specific type of fulfillment ...

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