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Monday, August 01, 2011

Companies are continually finding new ways to get the right goods to the right customers at the right time, and have developed many metrics to measure their performance in these areas. Perfect Order is a popular metric that measures customer orders that arrive complete, on time, undamaged and with an accurate invoice. This white paper explains how each aspect of perfect order performance can be improved through enhancements to data collection processes and technologies.
Posted on 08/01 at 08:16 AM
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Feehan is set to take the reins on Jan. 1, 2012, when Bill Montwieler, who had been executive director since 1983, retires.
Posted on 08/01 at 07:30 AM
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Successful labor management goes beyond the installation of software. Here’s a look at the implementation process and how one major retailer uses its program as a tool for continuous process improvements—with multi-layered benefits.

Fueled by its best quarter in six years, the North American robotics industry jumped 41% in the first half of 2011, according to new statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry trade group.
Posted on 08/01 at 05:15 AM
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Friday, July 29, 2011

The acquisition will enhance Honeywell's existing capabilities in rugged mobile computing technologies and satellite communications within its Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) and Aerospace businesses.
Posted on 07/29 at 08:24 AM
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.

By updating the vertical lift modules in its aftermarket parts distribution area, Mazak increased productivity by 80%, reduced labor requirements by 44% and increased part numbers by 70%

At its new manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters, John B. Sanfilippo & Sons installed a warehouse management system to drive quality and productivity improvements.

Direct marketer Valpak’s new $220 million production and distribution facility in St. Petersburg is a hub of technology and automated materials handling.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kiva Systems makes its case for a new way of thinking about automation.
Posted on 07/27 at 12:00 PM
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