When Logistics and Operations Manager Rob Granai wanted to bring energy costs down in his non-air-conditioned 19,000 sq. ft. warehouse full of air conditioners and heat exchangers in North Kingstown, R.I., he knew just where to look. In the winter, hot air from the warehouse’s radiant heaters would congregate near the roof, leaving cold pockets at the workers’ level below.
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Microsoft Dynamics GP manages every aspect of business, from order entry and procurement to sophisticated inventory and shipment management.
Now with the ability to customize the Superior Mark, management can create a safer workplace for employees by properly identifying exits, pedestrian ways, floor directional paths, and safety zones.
AgileShip integrates essential, rules-based, multicarrier rating, routing and manifesting functions directly with Invata’s FastTrak WMS and material handling systems, which support pick-to-light, put-to-light, automated cartonization, GOH, weigh-in-motion, sortation, and shipping label print-and-apply, among other fulfillment processes.
MRC Global Inc. has opened a new regional distribution center in Tulsa, OK. The facility includes a two acre pipeyard, 80,000 square feet of warehouse space and a valve automation center. The location will support 13 MRC service locations throughout Oklahoma and the Midwest U.S.
IDC-USA, a cooperative owned by independent distributors serving the MRO and power transmission industries across the United States, has recently added 13 new authorized locations. From California to North Carolina and everywhere in between, IDC Distributors provide unparalleled service and expertise to their customers in areas including construction, material handling, food and beverage, farming and agriculture, mining, and more.
The Minit Charger is a battery fast-charging technology that is designed for on-road electric vehicles, automated guided vehicles, and material handling applications. Minit Chargers can provide a safe charge for an electric lift truck in approximately 15 minutes. The benefit of the system is that electric industrial lift trucks recharge quickly and when it is convenient for workers and their various shifts.
The new truck series features enhanced technologies such as a stronger and more durable powertrain, a drive axle with increased shock absorption for heavy loads, and a mast that is reinforced with ductile iron-casted cross members which resist mast rocking and lateral movement.
Without a thoughtfully developed plan and its timely execution, we see many organizations whose growth is constrained by the distribution operations or whose reputations are tarnished through inconsistent or insufficient levels of customer service.
The solution facilitates hands-free scanning for process steps such as inducting totes at the beginning of assignments, batch-picking, and product traceability, while retaining the ergonomic and performance benefits of a compact, purpose-built mobile device.
There is no dispute that intermodal transportation is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down. Many experts feel the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is scheduled for completion in 2014, will only fuel the trend. In addition, rising fuel costs, highway congestion and increased trucking legislation have led many companies to look at moving freight via railcar or cargo ship.
The upgraded 8,000 to 12,000 lbs. capacity lift truck series features new enhancements to deliver better performance, reliability and durability in electric lift truck applications, says the company . . .
It is designed for warehouse and distribution operations that process between as little as 2,000 orders per day, or approximately 44,000 units per week.
Choose from a selection of bin and shelving sizes and bin colors of blue, yellow, gray, or red. Color coded products are the perfect solution to simplify order picking and inventory control.
The new VisiCab toolbox actually ‘sees’ which items are in it and which are missing, making it an exceptional answer for Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) control, says the company . . .
Inventory management has been at the forefront of most software systems since the early 1980s. You would think that after all these years we would be at a point where inventory accuracy would be a given. Well, think again! Thirty years later most companies cannot claim higher than 96% inventory Record Accuracy.
“Expansion of eCommerce is fueling demand for big-box distribution centers in major distribution hubs, and has triggered an increase in both build-to-suit and speculative development,” noted Cushman & Wakefield’s John Morris, leader of Industrial Services for the Americas. “This wave will continue due to an undersupply of Class A space.”
The company is opening a new distribution center on Wednesday, May 1st, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area to better serve local and regional customers. This strategic expansion supports HWC’s ongoing commitment to Right Product, Right Place, Right Time®, and will provide customers with the best possible service through standard same day shipment or will-call pickup.
These machines are engineered to provide industry leading features, heavy duty construction for 24/7 operation, and ergonomic, user-friendly operation and case size set up
Lift'n Buddy combines the vertical lifting of a small powered stacker with the convenience, versatility, and simplicity of a 2-wheel hand truck.
A benefit to warehouses, distribution centers, factories, laboratories, retail stores, and many other facilities, NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations save labor and improve productivity, says the company . . .
Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) groups at many companies are facing a major challenge: toxic MRO master catalogs stuffed with incomplete data on replacement parts, a problem that drives up costs and creates large-scale problems for multiple corporate divisions.
The newest ToolBOSS model is a smaller, portable demo unit that Kennametal is making available to its distribution channel partners.
Mobile devices are necessary tools to increase the efficiency and productivity of workers across many industries and markets, including the warehouse. But wearable, voice-directed and multimodal mobile technologies are helping to transform the warehouse environment at an even faster pace than standard mobile tools in other markets.
Select Shaw-Box World Series models will join the Flex-48 Quick Ship program. These wire rope hoists have been configured to ship within 48 hours (2 business days) from time of order entry.
Industrial, manufacturing and process organizations continuously require a number of parts for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). Consequently, optimization of MRO processes is a permanent challenge faced by all plant managers and their teams.