Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Organizations often view an investment in voice-enabled work as one element in a broad management strategy to improve order accuracy, increase productivity, and reduce labor costs (including training time) in the supply chain.
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.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, headed up 0.9 percent to 57.3 in November, which is now the new high for the PMI in 2013.
Posted on 12/02 at 01:49 PM
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.
October new business unchanged year-over-year, down 1% month-to-month and up 5% year-to-date.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Genco is looking to piece handling robots and automatic lift trucks to take its business to the next level of materials handling.
Piece-handling robots work side by side with associates to seal products in packaging.
North American manufacturers are expanding operations and increasing output. Here’s how the materials handling industry is enabling the emerging comeback.