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By Bob Trebilcock · October 14, 2015
You might wonder what a materials handling guy was doing at a planning conference. But with a new certification in transportation, logistics and distribution, APICS is becoming relevant to our industry.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2015
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to August, following a 0.2 percent July to August increase, and were up 2.4 percent compared to September 2014. And the NRF reported that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.3 percent annually and down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to August.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Company joins select group of integrators that will help integrate the robot into small parts assembly applications.
By MMH Staff · October 13, 2015
Honeywell survey illustrates U.S. and European DCs working to support omni-channel distribution.
By MMH Staff · October 12, 2015
US robot installations up 11%; global market value including support services estimated at $32 billion for 2014.
<p>In his new book, Yossi Sheffi examines how the best companies manage risk and resilience.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 12, 2015
In a global economy, the beat of a butterfly’s wings in one part of the world can truly lead to a supply chain disruption on the other side of the globe. In his new book, Yossi Sheffi describes how the best companies prepare for modern vulnerabilities and develop corporate resilience.
<p>In his new book, Yossi Sheffi explores supply chain resilience in an age of new, bigger, and more frequent disruptions.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 12, 2015
Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected, and how the best companies are balancing the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes—all crucial for growth—and the resilience created by advanced risk management.
<p>There are many factors to consider before reshoring, says Rosemary Coates. She will detail them at the Supply Chain Outlook Summit.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · October 12, 2015
Half of large U.S. companies are bringing some of their manufacturing processes back onshore. But it’s not as simple as turning out the lights in one locale and setting up shop in another, says reshoring expert Rosemary Coates.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Events to include tabletop exhibitions of products and services from leading robotics companies.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Ninety-six percent of manufacturers intend to have at least some products "connected" by 2018.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Combined offering to deliver end-to-end software solution for corrugated packaging manufacturing.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Foundation lowers forecast from 5% predicted in Q3.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Key Amazon conference speaker offers ALAN matching gift fundraiser that achieved its goal in 18 hours.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Decline follows last month's 24% increase; August shipments up 8.6% from last month.
By MMH Staff · October 9, 2015
Students from HEC Montreal, University of Arkansas, Pennsylvania State University and Iowa State University earn top honors.

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