Warehouse and Distribution Mobile Automation – Real Life Results!

After more than 20 years, Grain Millers has carved their niche as an organic and conventional whole grain miller and supplier of grain-based ingredients, such as flours, flakes and bran fibers. … Read more

 

Mobility Solutions Trending in Industrial Operations

Smartphone, iPad, netbook, Kindle, Cius.  We are in the midst of an explosion of smart mobile IT devices.  What will it mean for industrial operations?   Undoubtedly influenced by the success of Apple’s iPhone in capturing the public imagination – “There’s … Read more

 

Becoming Lean is Distribution; Essential in Today’s Economy

Becoming lean in distribution is more important than ever in today’s challenging economic market. Applying lean concepts makes sense because becoming lean means becoming a more effective distributor. Becoming lean will ultimately lead to higher profitability.

So what are lean … Read more

 

Reporting versus Business Intelligence (BI)

Reports generally must be programmed by the IT department, therfore adding to the IT backlog problem and causing delays in the accessibility of informtion. BI can give your users self-service access in just a few clicks.
 

According to this article, Since 2005, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) market (including Supply Chain Execution —production, warehouse, and transportation management — as well as Supply Chain Planning — strategic, manufacturing, and inventory planning) has grown at a 7 percent … Read more

 

Distributors serving the Gulf Coast oil and fishing industries have been hit hard by the oil spill this summer. Some of us dealt with immediate consequences while others worry about the trickledown effect now and into the months ahead. This … Read more

 

Everyone Looks at KPIs, or Do They?

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for more than a decade, going back at least to Kaplan and Norton’s The Balanced Scorecard published in 1996.  So by now, everyone knows what KPIs are and how to … Read more

 

Experts say the trend of destocking inventories should be over for U.S. businesses. Restocking inventories can boost sales, and can also benefit railroads, shippers and large industrial manufacturers. According to the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing survey in May, 41% … Read more

 

Distribution Best Practices for Pricing Optimization

“Pricing decisions involve a number of complex factors and are difficult for companies to make”, writes the team from the Council for Research on Distribution Best Practices. They explain pricing optimization and how to do it well at your company. … Read more

 

If a supervisor scans a license plate while a license plate is new and it exists in the manufacturing location, they would like to automatically assume that the supervisor wants to review the license plate and potentially change its hold status.
 

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