Monday, July 01, 2013
According to the Gartner, Inc. report, "Supply chain service providers are
combining software, highly skilled employees and enabling technologies to
deliver capabilities that augment existing supply chain organizations." The
report also states that, "These Cool Vendors illustrate the emerging delivery
models and services in supply chain management."
Following a month which saw its lowest levels since June 2009 and its first contraction since November 2012, manufacturing activity in June recovered some of its lost ground, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Posted on 07/01 at 01:40 PM
The cost to support and secure mobile and wireless devices skyrockets each time a device needs attention, whether it be for a software version update, device reconfiguration or to upgrade firmware. IT labor, diagnosis and training costs, plus the user's time lost to "docking" a device or handing it over to sit in the IT department can add up to a significant number of hours of wasted employee time.
With AS/RS, voice-directed picking and high-speed sortation, Wirtz Beverage Illinois takes the lead in wine and spirits distribution.
Wirtz Beverage uses both cutting edge automation and conventional processes to move product through its new facility.
The market for supply chain management software continued to grow in 2012, with strong growth predicted for the future, too.
Retail distributors are looking to the storage, fulfillment and delivery strategies of beverage distributors to learn how to more closely connect the DC with the storefront.
Following the installation of an automatic palletizer, the company cut labor costs and increased total volume.
After replacing a conveyor chain and wear track with a system that did not require soap-and-water lubrication, Vincor Canada's Quebec bottling operation significantly improved productivity, sanitation, maintenance costs and reliability.
Automatic guided vehicles provide precise and traceable product movement in Raytheon’s missile assembly facility.