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By mmckeon · September 10, 2015
Warehouse execution systems built with an Agent Framework are arriving at a time when dramatic increases in the velocity and volume of orders challenge businesses across all industries. In response, distribution center managers are adding automation to fulfill orders, making today's distribution centers incredibly complex. Software agents represent the next evolution of software that fine-tune how distribution centers operate.
By MMH Staff · September 9, 2015
July 2015 shipments up 5% when compared to July 2014 sales.
<p>At Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015, Rosemary Coates will detail the progress of the reshoring movement and what it means to US manufacturing.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 7, 2015
Half of large U.S. companies are bringing some of their manufacturing processes back onshore, with a significant effect on global procurement, logistics, trade, and manufacturing strategies. Is your supply chain ready for the global supply chain evolution?
By MMH Staff · September 4, 2015
Supply chain simulation game facilitates collaboration between millennials and seasoned professionals.
<p>Rob Handfield will detail the key contributions procurement can provide at the Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 3, 2015
You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations.
By Jeff Berman · September 3, 2015
While core metrics were down from a very impressive July, the August edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) was still very strong.
By MMH Staff · September 1, 2015
Company's multi-tenant SaaS solution enables quick onboarding of new trading partners and omni-channel capabilities.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.
By Michael Levans · September 1, 2015
The most overlooked opportunities for greater supply chain optimization are pallet and packaging design—something we set out to fix this month in our Annual Packaging Issue.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
The leading supplier of western wear accessories installed a WMS, conveyor and batch picking at its new facility. As a result, the company is no longer dealing with backlogs while accommodating growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2015
A WMS, bar code scanning and conveyor and sortation system have significantly increased productivity and throughput at M&F Western Products.
By MMH Staff · September 1, 2015
Pack Expo 2014 grew five times faster than the average trade show.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2015
Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Experts make the case for elevating the humble roles of pallet and packaging design from a fragmented race for savings to a central part of an optimized supply chain.

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