Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Ordinarily, adding sales channels and growing sales make executives very happy. But sales growth does not always translate into additional profits. "Too much of a good thing" springs to mind when you're required to fulfill increased demand with a distribution system that was already at or over capacity. Neglecting the back end of the business can undermine new channels, increased market share and sales growth.
Organization anticipates need for warehousing and transportation.
Co-located shows expected to draw 30,000 attendees with more than 800,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Global, BRIC business optimism also rise sharply.
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.