Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Plastics manufacturer PTM developed plastic crates and a plastic pallet for the Latin American soft drink and beer markets. Next stop, North America?
Monday, April 28, 2014
Pregis' current management team to continue under new ownership.
Motorola Solutions examined the current warehousing marketplace in the 2018 Warehouse Vision Report, based on research conducted in 2013.
The survey asked warehouse IT and operational personnel in the manufacturing, retail, wholesale and third party logistics (3PL) market segments to share their thoughts and plans for addressing the new industry realities over the next five years.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Early indications suggest 2014 on track to avoid second-half softening.
Report highlights executives' focus on direct store delivery processes.
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.