Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Supply chain visibility is the Holy Grail for warehouses and distribution centers where the fast and efficient movement of goods is the solution to satisfying customer demand.
This is especially true for the 68% of companies which are not satisfied with material movement efficiency from source to destination. These companies are seeking new ways to get the right goods to the right place at the right time. They are finding that change, complexity, compliance, competition, and connectivity are leading to further confusion.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Instead of ignoring a forklift fleet and its associated costs, asking the right questions can lead to substantial savings.
Monday, April 21, 2014
This white paper outlines five ways to increase profits with automation. By implementing automated storage and retrieval equipment-such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules, multiple areas of a manufacturing or distribution facility will benefit from savings in inventory accessibility, floor space, time, improved ergonomics and better accuracy.
Citing difficult winter weather, executives anticipate the release of pent-up demand.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
PwC Manufacturing Barometer indicates hiring plans remain consistent, concerns about available pool of qualified workers on the rise.
First edition takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 9-12, 2014.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Expo and sessions emphasize "digitized, integrated industry," or "Industry 4.0."
Zebra gains instant access to complimentary technologies. But first, it needs to integrate a former partner that is 2-1/2 times its size.
Distribution requirements are changing. Few distribution managers would quibble with that statement. The increase in the demand for mixed cases, mixed cartons, aisle ready pallets and, most importantly, the increase in the volume of e-commerce orders is driving new levels of investment in automation.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Office to serve as "bridge" between markets in Europe and Asia.