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By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, was 50.1 in October, which was down 0.1 percent from September and now at its lowest level since May 2013, when it was also at 50.1. The PMI has been at 50 or higher for 33 consecutive months, with the over all economy growing for 77 months in a row. The current PMI is 1.6 percent below the 12-month average of 52.7.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2015
Distribution centers have transformed from places to store inventory to enablers of a go-to-market strategy. Here are five facilities leading the way.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2015
Here’s a look at how the use of slotting solutions is evolving in the omni-channel era, and how part of the answer lies in other complementary methods such as better forecast communication and flexible, WMS-directed replenishment.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2015
By going beyond the “putaway to storage” mentality, warehouses and DCs can effectively speed up delivery cycles, gain shipment visibility and improve customer service.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Disciplined maintenance programs work to replace reactive processes with predictive capabilities.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Carton flow solutions help candy wholesaler avoid a building expansion.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Locker system streamlines RF scanner management to increase accountability and productivity.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2015
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to today’s challenges.
By Josh Bond · November 1, 2015
Predictive maintenance and reinforced components support productivity and uptime in cold storage applications.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 1, 2015
Match the right-sized box to contents faster, easier with automatically captured dimensional data.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2015
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi about materials handling in the supply chain.
By Roberto Michel · November 1, 2015
Respondents are expanding facility size, experiencing an uptick in technology use and applying more capital expenditures to outfit the added square footage—all positive signs of continued growth.
By MMH Staff · October 30, 2015
Custom-engineered industrial packaging company acquires a leading aerospace crating and packaging company.
By MMH Staff · October 30, 2015
Alliance spearheded by companies like Google and Intel supports double-digit growth.
By MMH Staff · October 28, 2015
RIA reports increase of 6% in units and 9% in dollars over the same period in 2014.

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