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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

In its monthly Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.2 in January, down 0.5 percent from December and above the 12-month average of 54.5.
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Monday, February 04, 2013

A3 is the umbrella trade association for RIA, AIA, and MCA.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Fast fashion retailer Wet Seal designed a materials handling system that speeds new merchandise to its stores and accommodates growth.

Wet Seal’s order fulfillment system speeds product from the receiving dock to shipping to keep a steady flow of new product in its stores.

New distribution requirements are driving dramatic changes in the way end users deploy conveyor and sortation systems. Here are a few of the most important trends impacting on today’s systems.
Posted on 02/01 at 04:35 PM
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From RFID tags to mobile computers, visibility into operational details can lead to significant productivity improvements. Here’s a look at how three companies moved forward from paper-based systems and never looked back.

Global 3PL replaces paper-based system with removable RFID tags and cloud-based software to double gate throughput.

Following a transition from a paper-based system, one distributor held sales steady at the height of the economic downturn.

Distributor trims fleet, moves from 90% replenishment accuracy to 100%.

The success of a big project hinges on how well individual parts, and the people responsible for them, come together as a whole.


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