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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 1.9 percent to 59.0 in August (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), just shy of its highest reading since March 2011’s 59.1.
Posted on 09/02 at 01:02 PM
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Opened today, the new office, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, will address customers’ needs to further innovate the supply chain, effectively improving order accuracy and timeliness to consumers.
Posted on 09/02 at 07:33 AM
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Monday, September 01, 2014

Most of us think of automation as only for the big guys. A dietary supplement start-up is turning that idea on its head with carousels, robotic extractors and goods-to-person picking.

Automation fills orders accurately and efficiently in DrVita’s warehouse.

For years the materials handling industry has focused on providing great solutions for its customers. Maintenance services are the next area of focus.

As software interfaces and vehicle components improve, users of automatic guided vehicles are becoming less reliant on others to use and maintain their own fleets.

TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:18 AM
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As customer expectations parallel those in retail, industrial distributors are breaking out of traditional solutions to meet the e-commerce challenge.

Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Frazelle about inventory strategy.

Location system boosts dock door utilization while eliminating manual checks in the yard for NYK Logistics.


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