Recent Articles

October 29, 2014 9:28 am
Paul Leavoy, Research Analyst, LNS Research
Tips for manufacturers to improve and integrate supplier performance into the management of their EHS requirements.                       
October 28, 2014 10:24 am
Barcoding, Inc.
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.                
October 22, 2014 12:47 pm
Helgi Thor Leja, Industrial Distribution Leader, and Kim Zminkowski, Marketing Manager at Fortna Inc.
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.                 
October 27, 2014 12:27 pm
Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net
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.       
October 21, 2014 9:30 am
Industrial Careers Pathway
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.             
October 16, 2014 12:09 pm
Gary Frank, VP of Automated Systems at Westfalia Technologies, Inc.
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.                       
October 10, 2014 2:26 pm
Eric Lail
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.                           
October 9, 2014 4:55 pm
Helgi Thor Leja, Industrial Distribution Leader, and Kim Zminkowski, Marketing Manager at Fotna Inc.
How much faster do things have to be to remain competitive? You have to figure out if and where speed applies to your business.                                   
October 13, 2014 5:01 pm
ADC Technologies
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.                
October 13, 2014 2:59 pm
Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer
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.                         
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