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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The "Unlocking Hidden Cost in the Distribution Center" research examines current views on distribution center trends and challenges from senior supply chain and distribution center managers within the UK, France, Germany and Northern America.
With many businesses still feeling the effects of the recession, facing increased competition and being forced to operate on smaller and smaller profit margins, distribution managers are increasingly tasked with the seemingly impossible job of finding cost savings from existing operations.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Do you realize that sub-par or ineffective warehouse labels will profoundly
affect the overall health of your business?
One bad barcode label equals
inventory mismanagement. Your business could suffer from unnecessary spoilage,
lost man hours, costly overruns, mis-shipments, and poor customer service.
Rare is the manufacturing, warehousing or distribution facility that does not
suffer from some amount of space limitations.
Maybe inventory has
exceeded current capacity, or perhaps the footprint of the facility limits
This complimentary white paper outlines the
calculations that can demonstrate how an investment in horizontal carousels,
vertical carousels or VLMs as a replacement for static shelving will yield
significant gains for a facility, both in terms of increased storage capacity
and floor space.
Monday, November 25, 2013
This complimentary white paper describes the various challenges associated with common material handling solutions, such as manpower, forklifts and pallet jacks, and further highlights the how utilizing battery-operated tug devices can streamline material handling applications while improving safety and enhancing worker productivity—ultimately increasing a company’s bottom line.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in managing business processes has expanded significantly over the past decade from a focus on specific business areas to broader use throughout the company.
Although IT has traditionally been responsible for implementing technology within an organization, successful ERP implementations require involvement from stakeholders at all levels.
Monday, October 28, 2013
To manage complex orders and ensure high-quality customer service for years to come, the Wyoming Liquor Division required an automated order fulfillment solution to improve picking efficiency and control expanded inventory.
Knighted, an Intelligrated company, provided a voice-directed order fulfillment solution featuring hands-free, step-by-step picking instruction and real-time order management, providing a 15 percent productivity increase compared to the legacy process and an order accuracy rate of 99.9 percent.
In the quest to save energy, many facility managers have replaced aging HID, HPS and T12 lighting with high-output T5 or T8 fluorescent (HIF) fixtures.
These retrofits saved energy compared to legacy lighting, but the savings that were impressive at installation time are now eclipsed by the superior energy savings potential offered by intelligent LED systems.
Posted on 10/28 at 02:04 PM
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This white paper from Yaskawa America, Inc. provides three key design decisions to consider when implementing PackML for machine control.
It sets aside the discussions of 'Why PackML?' and instead focuses on 'How PackML', so that controls engineers in any industry can better understand the design and implementation process.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Operating a lift truck fleet is a reality of your business, but managing a lift truck fleet in addition to focusing on your core business responsibilities can get complicated.
Trying to keep tabs on service schedules is tough enough; when you add in the varying degrees of usage per unit, multiple facilities in different locations, and the possibility of having several service providers and part suppliers, it gets even trickier.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This white paper details some of the steps, processes, procedures and equipment required to improve order picking and fulfillment operations in new and existing applications while setting benchmark levels.
The paper also includes a high level material handling and systems equipment analysis to help determine the best match for an organization's specific need.