Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.1 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in October, down 1.5 percent from September’s 58.6 and down 2.5 percent from August’s 59.6, which is the highest NMI reading since it was added to the report in January 2008.
Posted on 11/05 at 11:43 AM
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Sealed Air 2014 Packaging for e-Commerce Success survey examines the role of packaging across the growing e-commerce market and how product presentation impacts both consumers’ overall online retail experience and perception of the brands and businesses they purchase from.
The full suite of dunnage products and solutions from ORBIS will now be available under one, comprehensive brand name.
Posted on 11/04 at 01:27 PM
Monday, November 03, 2014
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.4 percent to 59.0 in October (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), which erased the 2.4 percent decline in September’s PMI. October’s PMI matched August’s 59.0, which was just off its highest reading since March 2011’s 59.1.
Posted on 11/03 at 02:12 PM
The ProMat Conference will include four keynotes and a Supply Chain Workforce Summit. Keynotes to include Google, Whole Foods and Apple.
By integrating BCS’s capabilities in marketing and software development with Jervis B. Webb and Daifuku Logan, Daifuku will expand its global sales in the airport baggage handling business and enhance differentiation from its competitors.
Posted on 11/03 at 08:37 AM
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Saturday, November 01, 2014
One of the country’s largest pizza makers turned to supply chain software and voice technology to streamline distribution processes and deliver fresh ingredients to its stores.
Pizza maker Papa John’s relies on a suite of supply chain software applications and voice recognition technology to deliver the freshest dough and ingredients to its stores.
Though compensation is climbing less rapidly than in recent years, the percentage of satisfied employees is approaching perfection.
Omni-channel pressures are driving modular warehouse execution suites built on a WCS core. Here’s how these solutions differ from traditional WCS below and WMS above, and manage fulfillment operations in new, dynamic ways.