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Monday, April 02, 2012

The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.4 in March, which was 1 percent ahead of February’s 52.4.
Posted on 04/02 at 03:07 PM
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Sunday, April 01, 2012

A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
Posted on 04/01 at 04:59 PM
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Modern’s 15th-annual survey of the world’s leading materials handling systems suppliers shows a continued trend of increased revenue in 2011 for the majority of the top companies.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:20 PM
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Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:11 PM
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With the cost of heating the Saskatoon warehouse going through the roof—literally—Federated Co-operatives was interested in testing whether thermal destratification in its warehouses would result in significant heat cost reductions and the reduction of the amount of natural gas needed to heat its facilities.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:06 PM
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Federated Co-operatives uses technologies that are environmentally and worker friendly in its Saskatoon warehouse.
Posted on 04/01 at 12:57 PM
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Advanced controls and functionality are allowing conveyor systems to play an increasingly important role in complex materials handling processes inside our warehouses and distribution centers.
Posted on 04/01 at 12:30 PM
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Automated materials handling and data collection systems are transforming the health care supply chain.

Aveva DDS centralizes parts storage and optimizes floor space with the installation of a mobile storage solution.

Zimbrick European parts department relocates and reduces storage floor space while increasing worker productivity by 70%.


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