Wednesday, October 30, 2013
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in September—at 1,155,361—were down 6 percent from August and down 9.4 percent from July’s 1,230,726 shipments, which was the highest ever month for shipments based on Panjiva data going back to 2007, when it first started collecting this data.
Posted on 10/30 at 10:39 AM
Global Trade •
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in managing business processes has expanded significantly over the past decade from a focus on specific business areas to broader use throughout the company.
Although IT has traditionally been responsible for implementing technology within an organization, successful ERP implementations require involvement from stakeholders at all levels.
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1 percent compared to August and up 3.2 percent compared to September 2012, and the NRF eported that September retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from August and were up 3.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
A focus on growth, regardless of its pace, was a key underlying theme in the results of the 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics CEOs, which was released last week in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Denver.
Group relocates newly acquired Knighted subsidiary to larger Intelligrated facility to accommodate growing regional and software development business.
Monday, October 28, 2013
To manage complex orders and ensure high-quality customer service for years to come, the Wyoming Liquor Division required an automated order fulfillment solution to improve picking efficiency and control expanded inventory.
Knighted, an Intelligrated company, provided a voice-directed order fulfillment solution featuring hands-free, step-by-step picking instruction and real-time order management, providing a 15 percent productivity increase compared to the legacy process and an order accuracy rate of 99.9 percent.
In the quest to save energy, many facility managers have replaced aging HID, HPS and T12 lighting with high-output T5 or T8 fluorescent (HIF) fixtures.
These retrofits saved energy compared to legacy lighting, but the savings that were impressive at installation time are now eclipsed by the superior energy savings potential offered by intelligent LED systems.
Posted on 10/28 at 02:04 PM
White Paper •
White Papers •
To date, Clark has raised $230,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Friday, October 25, 2013
PwC Manufacturing Barometer report illustrates the confidence and caution in manufacturers' hiring and investment plans.