Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Our thoughts go out to our industry colleagues currently in pandemic lock-down.
In some countries, residents are now in the throes of their third set of movement restrictions - with some societies shut down at least until the middle of next month.
While it's business as usual for many in materials handling, much of the sector's optimism has been based on an assumption of a return to normal - which is clearly going to be delayed by the "third wave".
Business continuity aside, we cannot help but wonder about the welfare of the people in our industry. They are not only materials handling professionals, but they are also parents, spouses, siblings and children. And while their jobs may be secure, we fear for their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
This may be a good time to reach out to your colleagues and make sure they are "okay".