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Friday, June 01, 2012

Modern talks about unit sortation with the founder of SDI Group.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:26 PM
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For the month of May, the PMI, ISM’s index used to measure manufacturing activity, was 53.5, which was 1.3 percent below April.
Posted on 06/01 at 01:32 PM
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From unit loads to mini-loads and now micro-loads, automated storage and retrieval systems are evolving to effectively manage the changing needs of today’s order fulfillment operations.

It’s been a rough road for the automotive industry, but production is increasing. To keep pace, auto manufacturers are focusing on lineside delivery strategies that get the right product to the right operator at the right time.

Manufacturers are managing by data rather than instinct. The next generation of MES systems is helping them get there.

Feed and grain business adds fabric structure to increase warehouse space.
Posted on 06/01 at 08:56 AM
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Excelsior Steel installed an automated overhead handling system to improve inventory tracking and provide product protection.

Fuller Machine Shop’s overhead handling solution enhanced worker safety and ergonomics.

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
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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
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