Conveyor technology: Are you thinking differently?
April 01, 2013 - MMH Editorial
To answer those questions, Peerless Research Group (PRG) surveyed subscribers of Modern as well as a sample of recipients of our e-newsletters. We received more than 200 qualified responses, defined as a reader who buys or uses conveyor. The respondents represented a range of company sizes, with 27% reporting revenues of more than $500 million, 15% reporting revenues of more than $100 million and the remainder less than $100 million.
While our respondents work in facilities that average 157,000 square feet, 20% work in facilities with more than 500,000 square feet, including 9% who work in facilities of more than 1 million square feet.
They also represent a mix of manufacturers, distributors and warehouses associated with manufacturing:
- 66% have manufacturing responsibilities
- 43% have warehousing responsibilities
- 40% have distribution responsibilities
The fact that the numbers add up to more than 100% illustrates the changing nature of warehousing and distribution today: Many facilities are responsible for more than one duty.
Finally, our respondents represent a variety of industries, from automotive to food and beverage to the chemical industry to retail trade. Here are the most important results.