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Monday, December 02, 2013

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
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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 expansion possibilities.

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.


Posted on 12/02 at 01:18 PM
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October new business unchanged year-over-year, down 1% month-to-month and up 5% year-to-date.
Posted on 12/02 at 09:43 AM
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Taxes based on zip codes rather than state level create savings.
Posted on 12/02 at 09:39 AM
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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.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:20 PM
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Piece-handling robots work side by side with associates to seal products in packaging.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:20 PM
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North American manufacturers are expanding operations and increasing output. Here’s how the materials handling industry is enabling the emerging comeback.

No longer content to order from a catalog and let operators figure out the rest, more customers are working closely with suppliers to develop custom overhead handling solutions that elevate safety, productivity and equipment longevity.

Following a post-recession bump, third-party logistics providers’ warehousing is on track for more modest growth in 2013.

Four-day upgrade for discount retailer avoids replacement and two months of downtime.


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