Friday, August 10, 2012
Industry trade group reports more than 10,000 industrial robots for nearly $750 million sold in North America in the first half of the year.
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its June 2012 Booked Orders increased 35.4% when compared to June 2011 orders.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Remcon Plastics, Inc. is the newest company to join the Reusable Packaging Association and exhibit at its Reusable Packaging Pavilion at the upcoming PACK EXPO show.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Best-in-class companies periodically review their distribution network with the objectives of reducing cost and/or improving delivery service.
PTC today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics, Inc., developer of an innovative suite of service lifecycle management (SLM) software solutions, for approximately $220 million in cash.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
The Warehouse Management System (WMS) market saw significant growth in 2011, increasing by 10%, according to data from Dedham, Mass.-based ARC Advisory Services.
Based on new research from Virginia Tech, there are savings from a system-based approach to unit load design.
Friday, August 03, 2012
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 52.6 in July, up 0.5 percent from June and down from May’s 53.7.
Posted on 08/03 at 12:53 PM
In the month of July, the US economy added 163,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, according to the Labor Department, about 100,000 more jobs than were added in June.
Posted on 08/03 at 12:23 PM
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Intelligrated, a leading North American-based provider of automated material handling solutions, services and products, announced that its acquisition by a holding company owned by the Permira funds has been successfully completed, in a transaction at a valuation in excess of $500 million.