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Friday, June 01, 2012

Ruggedized mobile computers improve productivity on or off the lift truck.

There’s a significant trend that has been unfolding over the first half of the year that’s given me hope that the economy has finally turned the corner: Professionals representing all facets of supply chain management are starting to step out of their facilities and offices to attend live trade shows and events.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:39 AM
ColumnsThis Month In ModernAutomationEducationJune 2012RetailThis Month In ModernPermalink


When applying stretch wrap to a unit load applying stretch wrap to a unit load, many facilities rely on manpower. But wrapping by hand has its downsides, increasing the risk of worker injury and inefficiently using stretch film, says Steve Fleming, director of sales at the Wulftec/M.J. Maillis Group.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:58 AM
ColumnsPackagingJune 2012StretchwrappingPackaging CornerWulftecPermalink


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I can’t think of a better System Report to grace the cover of this Special Technology Issue than Musikhaus Thomann, one of Europe’s leading retailers of musical instruments and accessories.

Habits of the recession can prove costly as recovery takes hold.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:13 AM
ColumnsLift Truck TipsLift TrucksMay 2012ForkliftsMCFALift Truck TipsPermalink


Although the shift to lean, just-in-time practices on the assembly line is well documented, the pursuit of expense elimination in warehouses and DCs continues.
Posted on 05/01 at 09:06 AM
ColumnsPackagingStorageMay 2012Totes And ContainersPackaging CornerLewisBins+Permalink


Sunday, April 01, 2012

New California battery charging regulations could foretell industry-wide shift.

To combat waste in the food supply chain, packaging companies are employing technology to monitor goods.
Posted on 04/01 at 11:49 AM
ColumnsRFIDPackagingPalletsApril 2012Automated Data CaptureFood And BeverageIGPSPackaging CornerPermalink


The general interest level and media attention given to the concept of “sustainability” has traditionally ebbed and flowed with the price of fuel.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

As the industry moves toward automation, many facilities consider robotic palletizers, but are they right for your packaging operation?
Posted on 03/01 at 11:04 PM
ColumnsPackagingMarch 2012RoboticsPackaging CornerSchneider PackagingPermalink



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