Tuesday, December 13, 2011
November retail sales were up for the sixth straight month, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce.
Friday, December 09, 2011
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its October 2011 Booked Orders Index was 235. Index in October is up 17 points or 8% from September 2011’s Index of 218 (1990=100). The October 2011 Index represents an increase of 103% from the October 2010 Index of 116.
Dematic, supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse, and distribution center, today announces the renewal of their ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification.
Posted on 12/09 at 08:06 AM
Thursday, December 08, 2011
The pressures to control costs and grow profits during financially challenging times are forcing businesses to streamline operations, grow profits and manage expenses, and improve customer services in an effort to remain viable in their respective, highly competitive markets.
While the economic recovery is showing some encouraging signs of late, it received another one this week in the form of the Institute of Supply Management’s Semiannual Economic Forecast.
Posted on 12/08 at 09:48 AM
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
One year after the launch of the warehousing and logistics industry’s first and only best-practice certification program, 17 facilities have earned the right to be called “WERC Certified.”
Crown announced that eight of its facilities have received Lift Truck Operator Awards from the National Safety Council for outstanding safety practices.
JSP International, a provider of environmentally responsible packaging solutions, has joined the RPA.
Monday, December 05, 2011
The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—hit 52 in November, down slightly from October’s 52.9.
Friday, December 02, 2011
With its primary index—the PMI—showing signs of leveling out in recent months, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business increased nearly two full percentage points in November to extend the growth streak for economic activity in the manufacturing sector to 28 straight months and the overall economy showed growth for the 30th consecutive month.