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Friday, March 01, 2013

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that manufacturing output of February picked up where January left off: in a very good place.
Posted on 03/01 at 03:33 PM
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Automation is transforming distribution centers. But don’t overlook the little things that can have a big impact on your performance.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:41 AM
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As lean sensibilities migrate from the production floor to the warehouse, carts and casters prove a pivotal tool for enhancing the mobility of product, people and processes.

Our annual outlook survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet, even as planned spending drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.

Our panel—representing a combined 80 years of inventory experience—gets back to the basics, reviewing critical strategies that some organizations have been neglecting over the past several years.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:21 AM
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Company that took orders by fax 15 years ago now commands 30% market share.

After cutting ties with a 3PL, retailer easily handles 50% spikes in daily order volume.

Standard and optional lift truck features can help the operator move as little as possible, a sure way to increase comfort and productivity.

Companies turn to automated palletizing equipment to accommodate changing packaging requirements.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:11 AM
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While many of us are still buzzing from one of the busiest ProMat events in recent memory, this month in Modern we pull our focus in a bit and concentrate on the little things that are making a big difference inside materials handling operations—especially in light of the increasing adoption of high-speed order fulfillment systems.
Posted on 03/01 at 07:00 AM
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