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Monday, March 05, 2012

The January NMI—at 57.3—is up 0.5 percent over January and is at its highest level since reaching 58.3 in January 2011.
Posted on 03/05 at 12:51 PM
NewsSupply ChainSupply Chain ManagementISMNon-manufacturingPermalink


Sunday, March 04, 2012

The St. Onge Company has announced that John M. Hill has joined the company as a Director who will focus on manufacturing, distribution and warehousing systems and operations.
Posted on 03/04 at 07:40 AM
NewsMaterials HandlingSt. OngeJohn HillSystem IntegrationPermalink


Thursday, March 01, 2012

Following a retrofit of its DC, BSN Sports has achieved new levels of productivity and space utilization.
Posted on 03/01 at 11:46 PM
FeaturesSustainabilityAutomationLift TrucksPackagingStorageMarch 2012SAPTGW SystemsPermalink


BSN Sports realizes solid improvements by reconfiguring the layout of a conventional warehouse with limited automation.
Posted on 03/01 at 11:45 PM
FeaturesAutomationLift TrucksPackagingStorageMarch 2012SAPTGW SystemsRaymondPermalink


Modern’s 2012 outlook finds that overall market uncertainty has slowed materials handling spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.

Some researchers are asking what the real world of distribution and logistics can learn from the digital world of the Internet.
Posted on 03/01 at 11:43 PM
FeaturesMMHSustainabilitySupply ChainMaterials HandlingMarch 2012MHIMHIABig PictureVirginia TechPermalink


Robotic materials handling solutions are great at handling repetitive tasks while cutting costs, increasing throughput, and lifting a heavy burden off workers.

Clover Hill Foods installs an intelligent LED system to reduce lighting energy use by 91% and overall energy use by 32%.

As the industry moves toward automation, many facilities consider robotic palletizers, but are they right for your packaging operation?
Posted on 03/01 at 11:04 PM
ColumnsPackagingMarch 2012RoboticsPackaging CornerSchneider PackagingPermalink


Technology has fueled the evolution of operator comfort, but the perfect fit remains elusive.
Posted on 03/01 at 11:00 PM
ColumnsLift Truck TipsLift TrucksErgonomicsForkliftsMarch 2012NACCO Materials Handling GroupYaleMCFAHysterPermalink



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