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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crown invited me to its flagship service center outside Chicago for a demonstration of their operator and technician training programs. Prepared for plenty of PowerPoints and goofy videos, I instead experienced two full days of hands-on, grease-covered, eye-opening and tremendously exciting education.
Posted on 04/15 at 08:53 AM
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Diligent monitoring of battery inventory can cut waste, boost battery performance and lifespan, and increase productivity.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Small changes in pallet design can yield longer life and less product damage, according to Virginia Tech's Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design.
Posted on 03/31 at 05:19 AM
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Conveyors, shuttles and robots were on display, but as with last year's Modex, software is where the action is in today’s materials handling industry.
Posted on 03/30 at 08:40 AM
BlogsTechnologySupply ChainAutomationMaterials HandlingConveyorsStorageIntelligratedDematicPermalink


Friday, February 13, 2015

Many North American multinationals are paying renewed attention to doing business in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. But low-cost manufacturing/sourcing is only one impetus for these firms.
Posted on 02/13 at 04:00 PM
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The challenges of omni-channel fulfillment, the importance of software and the importance of technicians were top of mind at SDI's annual conference.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

At the solution provider's annual logistics conference, SDI's CEO talked about e-commerce, new software offerings and an interest in new verticals.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy . But that enthusiasm needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story.
Posted on 01/29 at 08:57 AM
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The technology is here. But, what does it take to convince the early adopters?
Posted on 01/14 at 11:01 PM
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert
Posted on 01/13 at 11:00 PM
BlogsRoboticsIam RoboticsRochester Drug CooperativePermalink


IBM’s latest study on consumer behavior highlights the importance of best-in-class processes in the DC in the age of e-commerce
Posted on 01/13 at 04:02 PM
BlogsIBMNRFSupply Chain VisibilityE-commercePermalink


Sunday, January 11, 2015

A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:01 PM
BlogsRoboticsIam RoboticsRochester Drug CooperativePermalink


Monday, January 05, 2015

The ISM reported that the PMI, the report’s key index to measure growth, dropped 3.2 percent to 55.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth).
Posted on 01/05 at 07:19 AM
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sites that leave battery selection to the operator see 30% of batteries underutilized and 20% overused.

Experts outline the technology and applications of RFID systems.
Posted on 12/23 at 11:11 AM
BlogsRFIDTechnologySupply ChainAutomationWarehousesLogisticsRetailSiemensPermalink



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