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Lorillard Tobacco prides itself on delivering consistent, high-quality product to its customers. To ensure nonconforming product does not leave its factory, the company employs extensive quality assurance measures throughout its manufacturing process. Although its legacy palletizing system met all requirements for throughput, reliability and safety, all 36 packaging lines fed the same two palletizers, which made tracing defective product back to the packaging line of origin a long, arduous process.
Posted on 08/08 at 01:13 PM
IntelligratedWhite PapersPermalink

For companies large and small, an often overlooked key to handling sales growth in their DC is having the right picking strategies and technologies. Your current facility can do more than you think -- you just need to take a hard look at your current equipment and processes to maximize productivity with improved strategies or advanced technologies.
Posted on 07/28 at 09:00 PM
FORTE IndustriesWhite PapersPermalink

Manufacturers that address the fundamental requirements know that "Top-to-Shop" isn't an urban legend anymore. Those that have eliminated the disconnect between the shop floor (the production line) and the top floor (senior management up to C-suite) have succeeded in enhancing the extended supply chain. More importantly, their executive leadership consistently achieves business goals-with the help of those on the line and in plant, operations, and management.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:52 AM
EpicorWhite PapersPermalink

Preventing downtime in the warehouse is a constant battle. Critical elements for warehouse processes are scanners and rugged mobile computers that capture data quickly and accurately for order picking, put-away, replenishment, shipping, receiving, and other processes. When data capture devices are not running at optimal performance Managed Mobile Services provides automation and outsourcing of the management responsibilities of mobility and makes support available to minimize downtime.
Posted on 06/19 at 09:04 AM
Supply Chain ServicesWhite PapersPermalink

This white paper details the outcomes of five companies that invested in AS/RS technology, allowing you to benchmark your operations.
Posted on 06/11 at 01:52 PM
Kardex RemstarWhite PapersPermalink

Numerous data collection technologies have been competing to be the preferred data collection technology for improving productivity and data accuracy. The real question is how to get more from the combination of multiple data collection and barcoding technologies. These are referred to as multi-modal solutions where barcoding, mobile computing, voice, light, and other technologies are combined in such a way that more can be achieved together than separately.
Posted on 05/22 at 10:51 AM
Supply Chain ServicesWhite PapersPermalink

Ergonomics is critical in today's material handling industry. The rolling resistance of industrial wheels is an important part of the discussion. Learn more about rolling friction as it affects industrial wheels. Whether loads will be towed or pushed manually, proper wheel selection will significantly impact the results. Using the principles described in this paper will enable good choices.
Posted on 05/15 at 11:13 AM
White PapersHamilton CasterPermalink

About $200B is spent globally on lighting energy each year, around half of which comes from commercial buildings. Luckily today's technology can make a difference with true system-level control over lighting.
Posted on 05/06 at 12:45 PM
White PapersDaintreePermalink

You're Shipping Smaller Orders, More Often and at Faster Service Levels. High-Speed sortation could be the answer. Operations are being asked to handle much smaller orders at much faster service levels than ever before. This expectation of speed and lean in-store inventory is trickling into retail replenishment as well, with demands for multiple smaller shipments per week, and POS replenishment overnight.
Posted on 05/06 at 12:16 PM
White PapersBeumerPermalink

Ordinarily, adding sales channels and growing sales make executives very happy. But sales growth does not always translate into additional profits. "Too much of a good thing" springs to mind when you're required to fulfill increased demand with a distribution system that was already at or over capacity. Neglecting the back end of the business can undermine new channels, increased market share and sales growth.
Posted on 04/29 at 05:13 PM
FORTE IndustriesWhite PapersPermalink

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