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  • Big Warehouses Are Getting Even Bigger

    Since 2010, nearly 90 million sq. ft. of these mega facilities have been completed in the top 10 markets. An additional 31.6 million sq. ft., with 60% pre-commitments, is under construction and scheduled for delivery by year-end 2018. As e-commerce has become the preferred shopping method, warehouses size has increased to accommodate the larger volume […] The post Big Warehouses Are Getting Even B...

  • A Project Driven by Safety

    View original at www.mhedaconnection.org A mattress manufacturer in South Carolina was moving into a new warehouse and needed help with the planning and design of the storage inside the new facility. The company called CMH Services Territory Sales Manager Chad Bouknight who they had worked with for years. Chad began working with Bill Elliott, Engineered […] The post A Project Driven by Safety appe...

  • What your forklift operators want you to know

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com Ask lift truck operators what’s important to them, and you may be surprised by some of the answers. As a warehouse or DC manager, it’s your job to oversee day-to-day operations, make decisions about equipment purchases, and call the shots on personnel and a host of other matters. But do you […] The post What your forklift operators want you to know appeared firs...

  • UPS rolls out improved tracking tool

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com “Flex Global View” software helps 3PL clients manage shipment visibility, inventory, purchase orders, and customs details, company says. Transport and logistics parcel delivery giant UPS Inc. today unveiled enhancements to the shipping visibility software it offers to clients of the company’s third-party logistics (3PL) division, UPS Supply Chain Solutions. UPS ...

  • E-commerce fulfillment growth into secondary markets driving up warehouse labor costs, report says

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com Surge in labor-intensive facility development having ripple effect nationwide, JLL says. The penetration of e-commerce fulfillment services beyond first-tier property-leasing markets into the so-called secondary region of the Midwest is driving up labor costs and causing worker shortages in traditional and e-commerce distribution centers, a report from real esta...

  • Smartglasses get a second look from warehouses

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com With several successful pilots in the books, DCs are starting to show real interest in the technology, vendors say. But is it ready for prime time? Always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency in their logistics operations, companies are increasingly experimenting with smartglasses in the warehouse. Powered by their […] The post Smartglasses get a second...

  • Topper Industrial Addresses Common Myths Such as Carts Too Difficult to Push

    View original at www.mhi.org BriefingWire.com, 12/19/2016 – Topper Industrial addresses common myths of adopting industrial carts in fork truck free manufacturing environments. The first myth is “Carts are too difficult to push.” The myth that carts are too difficult to push is partially true; some carts are made only to be tugged, therefore pushing would […] The post Topper Industrial Addresses C...

  • Key Items to Consider Before Buying a Forklift

    One of the most valued aspects of our business is the face to face interactions with our clients. When we meet with clients, we’re able to ascertain exactly what they need and the parameters in which we should work. However, many clients are simply very busy and therefore hesitant to take the time to meet. […] The post Key Items to Consider Before Buying a Forklift appeared first on Abel Womack Ma...

  • Warehouse IoT deployments forecast to reach $19 billion by 2025—study

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com Internet of Things relies on growth of connected devices, vehicle telematics, material handling automation. The global market for Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in warehouse management is expected to reach $19 billion by 2025, driven by increasing adoption of goods-to-person (GTP) technology in warehouses, a report says. That milestone would mark […] The p...

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  • An American Steel Company Transforms their Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon

    View original at logisticsviewpoints.com Charter Steel is an American supplier of special bar quality steel products to customers around the world. Charter Steel buys scrap metal and then melts, rolls and processes steel. But, at its core, Charter Steel competes on service. The company provides a one-stop shop for steel coils across a large set […] The post An American Steel Company Transforms the...

  • Scaling Warehousing Operations for Growth with Automation

    View original at www.mhi.org A startup company founded in 2002, DC Dental has shaken up the dental supply industry with their commitment to value, delivery speed and high quality customer service. They are the fastest growing, full service dental supplier in the country, delivering competitively priced supplies to dental professionals in the mid-Atlantic region. Using […] The post Scaling Warehous...

  • Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) Creates New Advanced Logistics Solutions Division, Announces Acquisition of Bastian Solutions LLC

    Toyota Industries Corporation (“TICO”) recognizes the changing dynamics in the North American material handling market related to e-commerce, labor cost and productivity requirements, which have created a permanent demand for new forms of logistics solutions, beyond forklifts. INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Toyota Industries Corporation (“TICO”) recognizes the changing dynamics in the North American material ...

  • ProMat 2017: Product Preview

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit January starts 2017 manufacturing levels off on the right foot, reports ISM Accounting errors plague Roadrunner Transportation, earnings restatement coming January starts 2017 manufacturing levels off on the right foot, reports ISM UniCarriers Americas supports Make-A-Wish Illinois More News With more than 900 ex...

  • Automation: A Job Creator, not Just a Job Killer

    View original at chiefexecutive.net While the manufacturing jobs of yesteryear may never return, experts say new automation may entice some manufacturers to establish new operations in the United States. As President Trump and manufacturers talk about initiatives to bring manufacturing jobs back home, data still indicates that many of those jobs have long been lost […] The post Automation: A Job C...

  • Ben & Jerry’s Moving Forward With Vermont Expansion Plans

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s says it is moving forward with plans to expand its manufacturing facility in St. Albans, Vermont. The ice cream company announced Tuesday that the roughly $14 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion project includes a wastewater treatment plant and a new warehouse and packaging room. The […] The post Ben & Jerry’s Moving...

  • It Pays to Protect Your Pallet Rack

    Recently, we completed a project for one of our customers, a US multinational, biotechnology product development company. Not only did the job entail replacing 160 damaged pallet rack frames that had been frequently hit by forklifts, it also included protecting the new and existing frames against future damage. A combination of McCue pallet rack end protectors […] The post It Pays to Protect Your ...

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  • January 2017 fundings, acquisitions, IPOs and failures

    View original at www.therobotreport.com January fundings for robotics-related startups totaled over $123 million – a reasonable start for the new year. For acquisitions, three of the six companies acquired reported that $390.5 million traded hands. All in all another strong month for robotics. Fundings Moon Express , a Cape Canaveral, Fla.-based commercial company building robotic […] The post Jan...

  • ProMat Show Preview 2017

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com Warehouse in the News ProMat Show Preview 2017 Lift Trucks: A new technician vision Michaels Stores turns to XPO for major Christmas Tree distribution strategy Is Your DC Hiding Something? A Revolution in Barcode Reading Technology: Benefits of Improved Read Rates in Logistics Scanning More Warehouse News Is Your DC Hiding […] The post ProMat Show Preview 201...

  • Chao is confirmed by Senate as next DOT Secretary

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Chao is confirmed by Senate as next DOT Secretary Image-based Scanning for Inbound & Outbound Logistics ASEAN: Last-mile logistics poised for fresh demand ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively More News In perhaps the most quiet of all President Trump’s Cabinet picks, Elaine Chao overwhelmingly was […] The post ...

  • Rack-supported freezer gives fast-growing bakery room to rise

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com A rack-supported structure helped Vieira’s Bakery solve its storage space crunch without having to erect a whole new building. Vieira’s Bakery needed more frozen storage capacity—and it needed it fast (that is, before its fourth production line came online). A producer of European-style breads, the 100,000-square-foot Newark, N.J., bakery had ramped […] The post...

  • Global Logistics: Uncertainty is a constant

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com Logistics in the News State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Global Logistics: Uncertainty is a constant Global 3PL Management: Factors to keep top of mind Intermodal market is in a decent spot early into 2017, reports FTR AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending January 21 […] The post Global Logistics: Uncertainty is a co...

  • DHL customer survey provides wide-ranging look at U.S. customers’ business priorities

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit DHL customer survey provides wide-ranging look at U.S. customers’ business priorities UPS reports Q4 revenue growth but falls short of Wall Street expectations Fighting Amazon’s supply chain takeover Global Logistics: Uncertainty is a constant More Logistics News Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency ...

  • UPS reports Q4 revenue growth but falls short of Wall Street expectations

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit UPS reports Q4 revenue growth but falls short of Wall Street expectations Fighting Amazon’s supply chain takeover Global Logistics: Uncertainty is a constant Global 3PL Management: Factors to keep top of mind More Logistics News Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency Is your […] The post UPS reports Q4...

  • Collaborative robots make light work of order picking, grocery shopping

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com Automated trolleys follow pickers, shoppers on their rounds. Anyone who’s gone grocery shopping at the end of a long day knows the unique misery of trudging through endless aisles pushing a balky grocery carriage. Multiply that by, say, a factor of eight and you get an idea of the daily challenge […] The post Collaborative robots make light work of order picking...

  • Intermodal market is in a decent spot early into 2017, reports FTR

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com Logistics in the News State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Intermodal market is in a decent spot early into 2017, reports FTR AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending January 21 Consumer spending and trade levels go hand in hand in today’s economy more than ever […] The post Intermodal market is in a decent spot early int...

  • What is the “TRUE” Cost of Purchasing Material Handling Equipment?

    One of the most common business practices observed in the material handling industry is the practice of choosing the most inexpensive equipment, often coupled with service support pricing. Doing so usually starts a bidding war from the chosen suppliers, causing the buyer to feel like they’re on common ground to getting the best deal possible. […] The post What is the “TRUE” Cost of Purchasing Mate...

Abel Womack, Inc.

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  • Why Small Businesses Are Investing in Robots

    Robots are making a tremendous impact in manufacturing. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. industrial sector will see extraordinary growth in robotics by 2025. Robotic automation will drive an average 16% decline in manufacturing costs across 25 major economies around the world. The shift has already begun, with many brands “reshoring” to the […] The post Why Small Businesses Are I...

  • How Robots are Reworking Warehouse and Distribution Centers

    For a consumer, shopping online is convenient and easy. Visit a website, find a product, click on it and expect the package to show up at your door.  What shoppers don’t see is the automation on the move and the efficiencies that robotics has brought to the industry. In about five years, the use of […] The post How Robots are Reworking Warehouse and Distribution Centers appeared first on Abel Woma...

  • Eyes Wide Open: Looking for Those Unseen Warehouse Issues

    As I traveled around last week visiting my customers, I started thinking about all of the details that a warehouse manager has to deal with on a daily basis; a daunting task to say the least! It’s easy to get caught up in the daily minutia that warehousing entails- from shipping and receiving to storage […] The post Eyes Wide Open: Looking for Those Unseen Warehouse Issues appeared first on Abel W...

  • What’s New at PACK EXPO International 2016

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com It takes a proactive team to ensure that a brand is continuously evolving, meeting consumer demands and staying ahead of the competition. This fall, PACK EXPO International 2016 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 6–9) , North America’s largest processing and packaging event, will serve as a hub innovation across a wide range […] The post What’s New at PACK E...

  • WarehouseOS Offers A New Solution For Warehouse Picking

    View original at www.pymnts.com Warehouse Mobile Solutions , a Salt Lake City-based materials handling company, has introduced a new state-of-the-art tablet-directed barcode and order fulfillment solution called WarehouseOS , which works with the ShipStation application. Warehouse Mobile Solutions said that WarehouseOS is for businesses already using ShipStation who might not want to immediately s...

  • 46 research reports analyze the robotics industry and autonomous vehicles

    View original at www.therobotreport.com As autonomous cars begin to hit world markets in pilot tests and other ways, and before the International Federation of Robotics clarifies whether those vehicles are robots or not, two research firms have combined those vehicles with other robots. Their results are highlighted in yellow below. The question as to whether […] The post 46 research reports analy...

  • Automation Can Help You Hit the Ground Running

    In order to meet customer demands and their service expectations, tire suppliers need to rely heavily on their warehouses to use the most advanced processes to ensure the end consumer is given a high-quality experience and product when they need it. These cutting-edge processes are taking the tire industry to the next level. In doing […] The post Automation Can Help You Hit the Ground Running appe...

  • Mallard Manufacturing Introduces Updated Line of Pallet Flow Separators

    View original at www.mhi.org Sterling, IL – September 22, 2016. Mallard Manufacturing Corporation, a leading manufacturer of gravity flow solutions, is announcing their expanded line of pallet separators. Pallet separators are a critical safety component in many pallet flow rack systems. The job of the pallet separator is to hold rear pallets back from the […] The post Mallard Manufacturing Introd...

  • Playing the Supply Chain Game — 4 Ways ERP Can Protect the Food and Beverage Bottom Line

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com Mike Lorbiecki The time-sensitive nature of the food and beverage industry means inefficiency has the potential to inflate wastage and deflate profits. Getting a handle on the transaction-heavy, complex and highly regulated food and beverage supply chain can pose challenges. Mike Lorbiecki, Vice President of Sales, North America, at IFS outlines […] The p...

  • Label and Packaging Innovations Help Manufacturers Ensure Quality Throughout the Chain

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com As profit margins grow tighter, manufacturers continue to seek new solutions to ensure freshness and product integrity while reducing waste. Certainly operational improvements and inventory management play a major role in profitability. But manufacturers that partner with label and packaging converters are discovering new ways of increasing their margins ...

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  • Best Practices: Taking Stock in the Storeroom

    As they tackle decades of disorganization, waste and neglect, storeroom managers are finding that spare parts are hiding more than just spare change. By Josh Bond, Contributing Editor · September 7, 2016 As a miniature warehouse, the storeroom suffers from many of the wastes that are being systematically removed from warehouses everywhere. Excess “just in […] The post Best Practices: Taking Stock ...

  • Don’t bet on economic growth between now and 2019, says FTR’s Perry

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Don’t bet on economic growth between now and 2019, says FTR’s Perry MAPI economist touts jobs growth but notes economy has ways to go XPO warehouse workers file for Teamster representation August retail sales are down compared to July and up annually, reports Commerce […] The post Don’t bet on economic growth bet...

  • Better Data Feeds Productivity

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com John Dart The food and beverage industry is complex and rapidly evolving. Markets and tastes are changing. Consumers are more connected, informed and outspoken. And competition is everywhere — from store brands and online food providers to an ever-growing number of specialty product makers. In this new reality, food and beverage […] The post Better Data F...

  • Label and Packaging Innovations Help Manufacturers Ensure Quality Throughout the Chain

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com As profit margins grow tighter, manufacturers continue to seek new solutions to ensure freshness and product integrity while reducing waste. Certainly operational improvements and inventory management play a major role in profitability. But manufacturers that partner with label and packaging converters are discovering new ways of increasing their margins ...

  • Strange Brews: Making Beer with Boston River Water

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com BOSTON (AP) — Who wants to drink that dirty water? Some of New England’s leading breweries will compete Oct. 1 to see who can turn the questionable water of Boston’s Charles River into the tastiest suds. Six area breweries have signed on for the first ever "Brew the Charles" challenge, a […] The post Strange Brews: Making Beer with Boston River Water appe...

  • MAPI economist touts jobs growth but notes economy has ways to go

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit MAPI economist touts jobs growth but notes economy has ways to go XPO warehouse workers file for Teamster representation August retail sales are down compared to July and up annually, reports Commerce and NRF E-commerce: Time for shippers to commit to a strategic direction […] The post MAPI economist touts jobs g...

  • FTR’s Intermodal Conditions Index highlights sluggish volumes

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com FTR’s Intermodal Conditions Index highlights sluggish volumes August retail sales are down compared to July and up annually, reports Commerce and NRF Annual declines continue for U.S. carload and intermodal volumes, reports AAR Port of Oakland adds to Vietnam-China-U.S. shipping route FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index heads up from June to July […] The post FTR...

  • Cube Utilization

    When we’re talking about product storage, discussions of cube utilization typically focus on warehouse operations and revolve around different types of pallet racking and fork trucks. Selective, double deep and push back are some of the racking options serviced by narrow aisle and very narrow aisle fork trucks. But what is often overlooked when maximizing […] The post Cube Utilization appeared fir...

  • Wearable scanner sales forecast to triple by 2021

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com Honeywell and Zebra could profit from demand for warehousing, manufacturing, and transportation applications, ABI Research says. Wearable computing vendors such as Honeywell International Inc. and Zebra Technologies Corp. could see a steep jump in sales by 2021, as retailers and logistics providers are on track to triple their spending on wearable […] The post W...

  • Wrapping up savings

    View original at www.dcvelocity.com For Surtech Industries, an orbital wrapper has eliminated the need to manually wrap oversized metal goods. Oversized products can be difficult to wrap securely for shipping. Just ask Surtech Industries. Surtech is a metal finishing subcontractor located in York, Pa., that provides polishing, powder coating, finishing, and packaging services for a […] The post Wr...

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  • More Supply Chain Management Jobs for Women in Forecast

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit More Supply Chain Management Jobs for Women in Forecast Port of Oakland adds to Vietnam-China-U.S. shipping route Material handling equipment donations needed for Louisiana disaster response Day Two at the Material Handling & Logistics Conference More News Editor’s note: This originally appeared in Supply […] The...

  • Integrators are dead; long live the integrator

    View original at www.therobotreport.com For many years integrators have engineered, built and installed automation machinery for their manufacturer clients. As manufacturing has begun to move from mass production to mass customization, the integration process has required more flexibility and increasingly used robots as part, if not all, of the solution. On my recent research trip […] The post Int...

  • RAYMOND AND BRAMMO ANNOUNCE TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE

    View original at www.mhi.org GREENE, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2016 — The Raymond Corporation and Brammo, Inc., have announced a strategic technology alliance for developing robust lithium-ion alternative energy solutions. The alliance will focus on highly demanding warehouse applications that utilize electric forklifts. Raymond and Brammo have started testing a variety of configurations and will be […] The...

  • Burritos in the Sky: Chipotle Tests Drone Deliveries at VT

    View original at www.foodmanufacturing.com NEW YORK (AP) — Flying burritos will soon be a reality over Virginia Tech. Chipotle is taking part in a test this month that will let some of the university’s students and staff have their favorite tortilla-wrapped meal delivered by drone. Virginia Tech is conducting the test with Project Wing, a […] The post Burritos in the Sky: Chipotle Tests Drone Deli...

  • Organically Grown Company Turns to Randall Manufacturing’s InsulWall® to Quickly Create Seasonal Cooler Rooms and Decrease Labor Costs

    View original at www.mhi.org ELMHURST, IL (September 12, 2016) Organically Grown Company (OGC), one of the Northwest’s largest organic produce distributors, in partnership with Engineered Products, a Papé company, selected InsulWall as a wall system in its new Seattle LEED® Gold facility. GREEN InsulWall is a flexible insulated curtain wall that not only installs and […] The post Organically Grown...

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index heads up from June to July

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index heads up from June to July Port Tracker shows decent volumes amid fallout from Hanjin bankruptcy project44 announces $10.5 million in Series A funding DHL rolls out new Seattle-based facility More Logistics News Top 10 Canadian Shipping Mistakes Ten Mistakes […] The post FTR’s Truc...

  • Surviving the Holiday Rush

    The holidays are always an exciting time of the year, but they can also be highly stressful for unprepared businesses. The National Retail Federation states that as much as 40 percent of annual retail sales come from the holiday season, and predict retail sales for 2016 to grow over last year, which means this year’s […] The post Surviving the Holiday Rush appeared first on Abel Womack Manufacturi...

  • The Best Part Of Daimler’s New Drone-Equipped Delivery Van Has Nothing To Do With Drones

    View original at logisticsviewpoints.com Mercedes-Benz Vans just announced an equity investment in a drone startup company and that they are going to invest €500 million ($562 million) over the next five years in designing electric, networked vans. The drones will launch from the rooftops of the van. The idea of an integrated van/drone system to […] The post The Best Part Of Daimler’s New Drone-Eq...

  • JLL report highlights a steady and strong industrial real estate market

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit JLL report highlights a steady and strong industrial real estate market BNSF set to roll out new Pacific Northwest-Texas intermodal service Top 10 Canadian Shipping Mistakes Oracle acquires LogFire, expands SCM Cloud suite More Logistics News Top 10 Canadian Shipping Mistakes Ten Mistakes U.S. […] The post JLL re...

  • Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers

    View original at www.logisticsmgmt.com State of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ABF Logistics acquires Logistics & Distribution Services Werner CEO Leathers: TL rates getting back to “equilibrium” after slump UPS announces rate increases More Logistics News 5 Catalysts to Outsource Logistics Today’s...

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