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Working through the backlogs at M&F Western Products
The leading supplier of western wear accessories installed a WMS, conveyor and batch picking at its new facility. As a result, the company is no longer dealing with backlogs while accommodating growth.

You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations.

While core metrics were down from a very impressive July, the August edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) was still very strong.
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Company's multi-tenant SaaS solution enables quick onboarding of new trading partners and omni-channel capabilities.

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.
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Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus.
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The leading supplier of western wear accessories installed a WMS, conveyor and batch picking at its new facility. As a result, the company is no longer dealing with backlogs while accommodating growth.
Posted on 09/01 at 09:00 AM
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A WMS, bar code scanning and conveyor and sortation system have significantly increased productivity and throughput at M&F Western Products.
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Pack Expo 2014 grew five times faster than the average trade show.
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Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
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Other Voices: NIOSH study highlights ergonomics of bag palletizing
Study illustrates how worker and pallet location can influence stress on back muscles and provides suggestions for improvement.

Other Voices: Manufacturing Day builds futures for many

Other Voices: A three-year payback on an automation installation? Dream on!

Other Voices: Increasing production uptime and throughput in packaging applications

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10 Signs It’s Time To Rethink Your Intralogistics
Uncovering one or more of these symptoms might indicate it's time to consider a new methodology for handling inventory, components, goods and/or spare parts inside your operation. This white paper outlines the ten signs your shelf-based intralogistics practices might be negatively impacting your operation. It also offers alternative solutions to improving a facility's intralogistics without requiring a major remodel.
Keep the Heat Down and the Savings High
Optimize Labor Performance with LMS
Special Report: Maximizing space, gaining efficiency
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The Distribution Center of the Future: Disruptive Technologies and Justifiable Solutions
During this webcast Fortna’s technology experts describe their vision of the “DC of the Future.” Will everyone be wearing Google glasses? Will robots replace workers? They'll tell you where the hype ends and reality begins. See what technologies are likely to become mainstream and learn about the trends to watch.
How lift truck users stay ahead of their fleets
Boost Your Supply Chain IQ with Collaboration and Mobility
Best Practices for Automating E-Commerce Fulfillment
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