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Friday, June 01, 2012

From unit loads to mini-loads and now micro-loads, automated storage and retrieval systems are evolving to effectively manage the changing needs of today’s order fulfillment operations.

It’s been a rough road for the automotive industry, but production is increasing. To keep pace, auto manufacturers are focusing on lineside delivery strategies that get the right product to the right operator at the right time.

Manufacturers are managing by data rather than instinct. The next generation of MES systems is helping them get there.

Feed and grain business adds fabric structure to increase warehouse space.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:56 AM
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Excelsior Steel installed an automated overhead handling system to improve inventory tracking and provide product protection.

Fuller Machine Shop’s overhead handling solution enhanced worker safety and ergonomics.

There’s a significant trend that has been unfolding over the first half of the year that’s given me hope that the economy has finally turned the corner: Professionals representing all facets of supply chain management are starting to step out of their facilities and offices to attend live trade shows and events.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:39 AM
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When applying stretch wrap to a unit load applying stretch wrap to a unit load, many facilities rely on manpower. But wrapping by hand has its downsides, increasing the risk of worker injury and inefficiently using stretch film, says Steve Fleming, director of sales at the Wulftec/M.J. Maillis Group.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:58 AM
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The industrial machinery and equipment market is looking to IT to stay competitive in a complex manufacturing environment.
Posted on 05/30 at 09:42 AM
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gartner, Inc. released the findings from its eighth annual Supply Chain Top 25 with Apple securely nestled in its position at the top again
Posted on 05/29 at 02:26 PM
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