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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Like its companion report focused on manufacturing, growth remained the primary theme for the Institute for Supply Management's Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, which showed growth in non-manufacturing sector grew for the 23rd consecutive month.
Posted on 11/03 at 01:09 PM
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Although the numbers are showing continued signs of leveling out, the main theme of the October edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing (ISM) Report on Business indicated that growth is still occurring.

The Center For Unit Load Design is moving beyond wooden pallets
Posted on 11/03 at 07:09 AM
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance protocol technical team has approved IPS Testing Experts to perform the testing protocol outlined in the Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard.
Posted on 11/02 at 08:43 PM
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

On its Iowa manufacturing campus, John Deere is using AGVs to move tractor cabs down the assembly line. The result has been savings in labor, a safer work environment and improved quality.

Automatic guided vehicles move tractor cabs through the production line at John Deere’s Waterloo plant.

Today’s supply chain execution software applications are evolving, adding functionality and enabling operations to function more effectively.

Efficiency in the warehouse has traditionally driven the distribution process. Now, some leading retailers are looking at the DC to lower the cost of operating their stores.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:57 PM
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Enterprise-level supply chain software solutions give an operation the tools to create and test effective business strategies and plan ahead by incorporating commands for necessary preemptive strikes.

Going green isn’t going away: It’s a permanent and increasingly important part of the global business landscape—and that includes materials handling.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:55 PM
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