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By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2015
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in May which was 2.1 percent below April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth) and also 1.5 percent below the 12-month average of 57.2.
By MMH Staff · June 3, 2015
Attendees of the forum had an opportunity to hear real-world examples, experiences and best practices from peers in similar industries.
By MMH Staff · June 3, 2015
enVista founded Enspire Commerce to provide the market’s first and only true cloud-based, multi-tenant architecture solution focused on omni-channel selling, optimization, fulfillment and integration for small to mid-market retailers, distributors and third party logistics service providers (3PLs).
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
At the healthcare distributor’s Libertyville, Ill., distribution center, mobile robots are handling totes, filling orders and enabling growth.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Goods-to-person picking is just one of the processes that allows Medline to meet its customers’ stringent requirements.
By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2015
Cisco says the warehouse of the future will focus on automation and integration across the supply chain. That doesn’t necessarily mean automated materials handling.
By Bridget McCrea · June 1, 2015
An inside view of the ergonomic strides that one international manufacturer is making in its plants and warehouses.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2015
The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth was up 1.3 percent compared to April at 52.8 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth), showing growth for the second straight month after five months of sequential declines, which had been in effect since October 2014. The current PMI is 2.1 percent below its 12-month average of 54.9.
By MMH Staff · June 1, 2015
Company offers thousands of different types of packaging and industrial supply products from hundreds of brands.
<p>Automation can support replenishment and pick productivity by increasing SKU accessibility throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
As the pull of consumer demand replaces the push of the traditional supply chain, the replenishment function is being pulled in more than one direction. Following successes in pick optimization, the industry is turning its attention to reaping the benefits of refined replenishment.
<p>The industry might soon see best-of-breed receiving solutions to help ensure accurate dimensional data throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
After major parcel carriers introduced new rate structures, the industry is still scrambling to identify and eliminate every cubic inch of waste.
<p>Automated order verification stations use singulating belts and fixed position scan technology to efficiently check and document outgoing shipments.</p> By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
Chain of custody initiatives in health care supply chains face new FDA mandates, and compliance isn’t simple. Here’s a look at some of the considerations and systems involved.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2015
This month in Modern, we offer the latest installment of The Big Picture, one that illustrates how one of the savviest organizations in the world is taking a much-discussed theory and putting it into practice.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Rapid improvement suggests the lift truck could be among the most important things in the Internet of Things.
By MMH Staff · June 1, 2015
Robotic piece-picking system bests 27 teams from around the world to claim $20,000 prize.

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