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Wynright, KNAPP Reach Agreement For Semi-Automatic Picking, Storage Systems

September 30, 2014 3:38 pm | by Wynright | News | Comments

OSR Shuttle provides space-effective storage for different load carriers, efficient picking, error-free buffering and sequencing, and reliable replenishment of flow racks.                       

Westfalia Technologies Introduces New Conveyor Standardizations

September 30, 2014 1:02 pm | by Westfalia | News | Comments

Westfalia’s conveyor solutions are manufactured...

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the...

UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 25, 2014 2:14 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, | Blogs | Comments

UPS' Worldport facility in Louisville, KY is not...

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Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

September 24, 2014 1:06 pm | by IBISWorld | News | Comments

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp and paper will flow on to a number of paper-based packaging products and services.                                 

Grainger's Minooka DC LEEDing By Example

September 23, 2014 4:31 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

This Grainger DC is the world’s largest platinum LEED commercial facility, but that’s not all it has to offer.                                        

Reduce Lift Truck Damage To Pallet Rack And Plant

September 23, 2014 10:29 am | by Steel King | Articles | Comments

Pre-engineered industrial guard railing systems can increase safety and decrease costs.                                               


Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

U.S. Wholesale Sales Rise 0.7 Percent, Stockpiles Up 0.1

September 10, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.                         

Top Distractions in the Warehouse: 10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Them

August 28, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve the safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.                     

Three Keys To Great Warehouse Management

August 27, 2014 3:53 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Why the strong drive to automation? In part, it’s because the technology provides unprecedented command visibility that creates efficiencies that were impossible before.                       

4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 21, 2014 9:52 am | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

With the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.             


U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.3 Percent In June

August 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they anticipate slower growth ahead.                               

Managing Idle Time To Improve Productivity

July 10, 2014 3:19 pm | by Michael Harris | Blogs | Comments

Today’s warehouse managers constantly are challenged to “do more with less.” Most attempt to meet this challenge by finding ways to reduce labor costs. Few, however, have spent time to understand and manage a key component of labor cost: indirect, or idle, time.

Post Baskets & Mobile Basket Units

July 9, 2014 3:47 pm | by Quantum Storage | Product Releases | Comments

This industrial grade chrome wire offering has a 5/8” x 3/8” mesh design on the bottom flat surface.

Safety Manufacturer Radians Invests In Warehouse Automation

July 9, 2014 10:16 am | by Radians, Inc. | News | Comments

Radians' new order fulfillment system, or pick module, from Integrated Solutions will be fully operational by July. Once completed, the automated system will become the central hub of their warehouse operations, expediting the pick and ship process for optimum product flow.

What Goes Into Good Warehouse Design?

June 11, 2014 9:42 am | by Jeff Maree, Product Specialist, Eaton Filtration Online | Articles | Comments

No matter what your industry, the design of your warehouse has far-reaching ramifications for efficiency and savings. The layout should make sense, and items should be accessible at short notice.         


First National Forklift Safety Day Highlights Operator Training

June 6, 2014 2:58 pm | by Industrial Truck Association | News | Comments

Properly trained operators mean fewer industrial accidents and a safer work environment. That’s the message the Industrial Truck Association will reinforce at the inaugural National Forklift Safety Day, June 10.       

Summer Is Here: Preventing Heat Stress On The Job

June 5, 2014 10:22 am | by Scott Jacobs, PE, Director of Engineering, Port-A-Cool, LLC | Articles | Comments

Many industries face challenges when it comes to providing a cool working environment, particularly in heat-susceptible areas such as industrial plants, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. These extreme-heat situations can impact worker safety and productivity, and certainly, the company’s bottom-line.

Scissor Deck 4000 Series Industrial Maintenance Platforms

June 5, 2014 9:48 am | by Scissor Deck | Product Releases | Comments

Product features include: removable deck end or side attach type 1, 250 lb capacity extension ladder, locking multi height adjustability (30” - 44” range), and an anti-slip deck surface with locking wheel choices.

iForks With RFID-Scanner

May 29, 2014 3:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This new release from RAVAS demonstrates the advantages of integrated material flows and information flows, using iForks with built-in RFID-scanner.

UltraBot IE Robotic ASRS Order Fulfillment System

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm | by Integrated Systems Design | Product Releases | Comments

The UltraBot IE inserter/extractor system is an automated material handling system that stores and retrieves totes from the front of two or three tiered horizontal carousels.

Camera Option For Vertical Lift Stations

May 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The camera allows warehouse personnel to view pallets remotely, increasing safety and accuracy in product storage and retrieval, while adding efficiency to warehouse and distribution center operations.

America’s Top 4 Forklift Manufacturers And What Makes Them Special

May 8, 2014 4:31 pm | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange | Articles | Comments

The forklifts made by various manufacturers have differing strengths, depending on the capabilities of each company’s production facilities and the strengths of each company’s designers.              

STAK System Increases Space

May 7, 2014 2:21 pm | by Vidmar | Product Releases | Comments

The addition of a STAK System improves workplace efficiency by providing ample storage space and the versatility to store a host of items, says the company.

Strategically Automating The Warehouse

April 25, 2014 1:09 pm | by Randy Marble, Director of Software Solutions, Wynright Corporation | Blogs | Comments

The high-tech warehouse is taking shape as organizations seek to get ahead of the material handling systems challenges of the 21st Century supply chain. A big component of that formation is automation, but it has to be more strategic than just throwing machines at a problem.

Zero-Power Pallet Dispensing System

April 25, 2014 12:59 pm | by QTEK Design Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

As part of QTEK’s new Gravity Series, DStacker GS works without an electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic energy source.

Customized Power Management For Lift Trucks

April 25, 2014 12:53 pm | by EnerSys | Product Releases | Comments

The Zero Battery Change Solution provides a convenient, highly cost-effective alternative to liquid propane, hydrogen fuel cells, and conventional, lead acid battery-charging systems, says the company.

Lean And Beyond: Increasing The Awareness Of MRO

April 16, 2014 5:00 pm | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough; the ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.

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