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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Greener Office delivery service implements reusable plastic containers
Posted on 04/04 at 02:17 PM
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The new 120,000-square-foot facility features a state-of-the-art Demonstrated Performance Service Training Center with expanded offerings for service technicians and forklift operators, as well as additional capacity for customer service.
Posted on 04/04 at 01:41 PM
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The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.0 in March, down 1.3 percent from February’s 57.3, which was the highest NMI reading since January 2011. With the March NMI firmly above 50, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 27 months, according to ISM.
Posted on 04/04 at 01:41 PM
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A new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), entitled “China50: Fifty Real Estate Markets that Matter,” said that while China’s economy is strong, there is a significant under-supply of quality logistics-related real estate space.
Posted on 04/04 at 10:09 AM
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Monday, April 02, 2012

The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.4 in March, which was 1 percent ahead of February’s 52.4.
Posted on 04/02 at 03:07 PM
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Sunday, April 01, 2012

A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
Posted on 04/01 at 04:59 PM
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Modern’s 15th-annual survey of the world’s leading materials handling systems suppliers shows a continued trend of increased revenue in 2011 for the majority of the top companies.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:20 PM
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Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:11 PM
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With the cost of heating the Saskatoon warehouse going through the roof—literally—Federated Co-operatives was interested in testing whether thermal destratification in its warehouses would result in significant heat cost reductions and the reduction of the amount of natural gas needed to heat its facilities.
Posted on 04/01 at 01:06 PM
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Federated Co-operatives uses technologies that are environmentally and worker friendly in its Saskatoon warehouse.
Posted on 04/01 at 12:57 PM
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