Canton, a systems integrator, implements a barcode scanning solution to replace the Baltimore terminal’s manual data collection processes in receiving, load out, and customs clearing operations.
Intelligence and automation not just for the product, but for the content and ordering, are becoming increasingly important. A wonderfully intelligent product that is difficult to order and learn about may lose buyer interest.
You want to look for ways to squeeze time out of the distribution process, but don't want to lose that time to a transportation or inventory strategy that is misaligned along the same goals.
An Industrial Careers Pathway survey of 18 to 24-year-olds showed most would consider a career in industrial distribution appealing, though only a small portion of them had even heard of such a job field.
Maintaining equipment and training employees to operate it could spell substantial extra costs for buyers.
Instead of opting for expensive new construction, you may be overlooking the most practical solution — your existing facility. All you need is the right type of automation.
The MP Compact4 Mark II met Wesco's challenge of identifying and incorporating the most reliable and efficient printing equipment for its picking, packing, and labeling applications.
Two factors behind the oil-price drop — a weaker global economy and a stronger dollar — could hurt the U.S. economy by reducing exports, employment, and spending.
In a LEAN culture, every step in the process must add value for the customer. If it doesn’t add value, companies should strive to minimize or eliminate it.
With one acquisition already under its belt and two others in the process of joining the company, NAS is set to compete in an oil and gas industry that's booming in the U.S. and that shows no signs of slowing down.
How much faster do things have to be to remain competitive? You have to figure out if and where speed applies to your business.
It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.
Monies being returned means the plan is not being maximized, not reaching its potential. Here are the questions you should be asking regarding your 401k plan.
Distributors have their work cut out if they want to keep ahead of trends. With 2015 around the corner, here are five bits of wisdom that can pay off for distributors looking to the future.
The September PMI indicates growth for the 64th consecutive month in the overall economy and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 16th consecutive month.
Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.
Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.
Often distributors overlook the thousands of chances a day they have to instantly increase profitability: every time a price is agreed upon in a sale.
Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate.
A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.