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  • Oct. 12, NorthTX WERCouncil 10th Annual Warehousing Resource Convention, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Systems Logic, the pioneers of Visual Logistics take their turnkey WMS solution on a coast to coast tour.

    Learn how Systems Logic helped D+S Distribution (Wooster, OH) go paperless, reduce administrative costs by 60%, and achieve an inventory accuracy of over 99.993%, in under 4 months!

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    Big shippers see continued demand slowdown
    DC Velocity    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A group of the nation's leading shippers has forecast continued economic and freight sluggishness heading into the peak holiday shipping season and beyond, with an increasing number planning to pare back inventory levels in response to uncertain demand trends, according to a third-quarter survey conducted by the New York City-based investment firm Wolfe Trahan. At the same time, the 120 shippers surveyed are continuing to divert their traffic from truck to rail intermodal. The respondents said they shifted 5.3 percent of their volumes from truck to intermodal in the second quarter, while only converting 1.1 percent of their shipments from intermodal to truck. More

    TSA finalizes air cargo screening mandate
    Material Handling & Logistics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Transportation Security Administration has implemented the Final Rule for the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 air cargo screening mandate. This action finalizes the Interim Final Rule put into place in September 2009. The IFR created the Certified Cargo Screening Program, which the TSA established to fulfill the security requirements of the 9/11 Act for domestic air cargo. TSA began piloting CCSP in February 2009 to assist air carriers in meeting the 50 percent screening milestone in effect at the time and allowing entities in the air cargo supply chain to screen cargo off-site and transport it to the airport securely without the need for rescreening. More

    7 must-have features in a TMS
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Even by the standards of the supply chain software world, transportation management systems have proved to have exceptional legs. After nearly two decades on the market, these solutions continue to sell briskly. Last year, revenues generated through TMS sales and software support grew 11 percent, according to the research firm Gartner Inc. In fact, Chad Eschinger, an analyst at Gartner, estimates that in 2010, the global TMS market reached $625 million despite the sputtering economy. That will come as little surprise to those in the business. More

    California 3PL Solutions Since 1927

    Pacific Coast Warehouse offers a complete line of logistic services including import distribution, Food & Beverage, ABC license, Hazmat Chemicals in separate DC, Fulfillment & Full line transportation services.

    Learning to think requires thinking to learn
    Material Flows    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    From ground turkey to Tylenol, within the last few months we've read about products that had to be recalled because of some kind of contamination. In the case of Tylenol, we're talking multiple recalls for the same problem: reports of a musty, moldy odor linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole — a chemical used in other countries to treat wooden shipping pallets. Why can't the supply chain professionals in the food and pharma supply chains get their acts together and find a way to keep tainted products from reaching the marketplace? More

    DC associates: Wearable wireless terminals offer big productivity, ergonomic gains
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    "Hands-free" wireless technology is all the rage these days in distribution centers, especially for applications such as order picking and replenishment at the case and each level that have a high level of "touches" within those processes. Voice technology has risen rapidly over the last decade to enjoy the dominate share of hands-free deployments. But in the past three years, "wearable" mobile RF devices have made a big comeback in terms of user adoption in the DC. More

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    Pet supply firm expedites package shipments
    Healthcare Packaging    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Rhinelander, Wisc.-based pet supply cataloger Doctors Foster and Smith sends tens of thousands of packages to waiting pet owners each day. Catalog and Internet orders range from live, exotic fish to catnip toys. That puts a premium on keeping abreast of carrier requirements and securing the most cost-effective method of shipping. Recently, Ron Sasek, the firm's IT manager, decided that it was time to make a major switch from its existing software to a new system that would provide a new level of responsive customer support as well as seamless integration with the current warehouse management system, Exacta by ASAP Automation, and sophisticated rate-shopping and carrier compliance. More

    Prevent dust explosions
    Material Handling & Logistics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    You don't have to work in the food industry to appreciate the dangers of combustible dust. By learning the nature of the problem, you can take practical measures to control it. A catastrophic dust explosion occurred at a sugar refinery in 2008, resulting in 14 fatalities and major facility destruction. While dust explosions in the food industry are nothing new, as facilities have increased in size, the consequences of incidents also have grown. More
    A True Global Warehouse Network

    Yusen Logistics operates an extensive network of warehouse facilities across the U.S. Committed to our in-house Five "S" Quality Pledge (Safety, Savings, Sanitation, Standards, Satisfaction), we work to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of our business, always innovating to create advantage for you.
    End-to-End Fulfillment Systems
    Cornerstone Automation Systems offers order picking systems and a full line of technologies to automate order fulfillment requirements, ranging from operator assisted to fully automatic fulfillment. CASI builds turnkey systems to optimize end-to-end fulfillment including receiving, putaway, picking, shipping, and sortation.
    Lean Storage Maximizes Space Utilization
    Increase space utilization 30%- 50%. UNEX offers the most extensive full width carton flow product line in the market to organize SKU’s, condense your storage needs and provide FIFO rotation of your inventory. All UNEX products ‘drop-in’ to existing rack structures making it easy to convert from static to dynamic storage.

    The importance of response management — Part 1
    The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Trevor Miles writes, "Response management is all about what you do when what you planned to do (forecast) does not match what is happening (actuals). This can be applied to any forecast, whether that is the traditional sales forecast of the number of units sold in a region, the projected cash position of a company, the expected completion of a new factory, or the commercial availability of a new product. For this discussion, I will focus on traditional supply chain forecasting because that is the underlying data I have available to support my description." More

    The importance of response management — Part 2
    The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
    Trevor Miles writes, "Kerry Zuber, one of my colleagues who is a Lean/Six Sigma black belt, has introduced me to two great terms that are crucial to understanding the value and key capabilities required of effective response management." More

    Don't Miss MODEXSM 2012

    See and compare solutions for your manufacturing, logistics and supply chain operations and network with your peers at MODEX 2012. Discover equipment and systems solutions and learn about the latest supply chain innovations and leading trends. Explore 500 exhibits and choose from a variety of educational sessions.

    6 ways small businesses should prepare for disasters
    American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A natural disaster can often catch small businesses off-guard. In fact, it's estimated that 25 percent of companies are unable to resume operations after a major disaster, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. "There is a tendency to think that a large-scale disaster is not going to happen 'where I live,'" said Karen Mills, an administrator for Small Business Administration. "The reality is that storms, floods, earthquakes, fires and man-made disasters can strike anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead for your own post-disaster recovery is a good step toward protecting your family, your business and your community." More

    How master data affects supply chain planning
    Industrial Distribution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Most companies with large scale, complex supply chains have installed specialized software to manage those supply chains. In complex business environments, specialized software is required to plan and execute supply chain activities while optimizing inventory levels, controlling freight costs, and providing target levels of customer service. These are critical business objectives and companies typically spend tens of millions of dollars to install either supply chain planning modules within their ERP systems or separate supply chain planning applications to operate in conjunction with their ERP systems. More

    How technology can ease supply chain management, mitigate risk
    SupplyChainBrain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As recently as 20 years ago, supply chain management was seen as something that took place behind the scenes without dedicated staff and resources. For many, it was regarded as a necessity for only the largest brands or companies with international distribution. When there was a disruption to the supply chain, the fix was easy: A company would pull a couple of people from whatever they were doing and put them on the problem. After the kinks were ironed out, those people could go back their regular jobs. More

    Adidas reveals talks under way to detox global sportswear supply chain
    BusinessGreen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Adidas has revealed it is talking to competing sportswear brands, including Nike and Puma, as part of efforts to develop an industrywide commitment to detoxing the supply chain. The news comes as Greenpeace recently stepped up its campaign against hazardous chemicals used in textile manufacturing with the release of a second report as part of its high-profile "Dirty Laundry" campaign. The report found the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates in items of clothing bought in the E.U. bearing labels from high-profile brands such as Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch. More

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    Airlines recognized as green supply chain partners
    Sustainable Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Continental, Delta and Lufthansa were each named to the list of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics magazine. The cargo divisions of the three airlines were recognized for ongoing commitments to sustainability in their daily operations. More

    Best practices in project management
    Modern Materials Handling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Project management is emerging as one of the most important phases of a new facility or materials handling system, right along with system design and performance. Of course, implementing a new system always has been a major project. But how those projects get accomplished is changing. So what is project management? The simple answer is that it's a process for turning vision into reality. Some project managers describe it as the art and science of bringing concepts to fruition. Just as a home contractor turns a blue print and raw materials into a house, a project manager turns plans and specifications into a system that's handling product the way it was designed to do. More

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