Training & Development
For Major Shippers, 2019 Ended on a Sour Note
Trade wars and slowing growth trends are having an impact.
Jan 17th, 2020
Manufacturing 2020: 3 Major Predictions
Dec 19th, 2019
Warehouse Solutions Increase Worker Productivity
Dec 11th, 2019
Why Brands Matter and How Counterfeits Undermine Them
Jun 13th, 2019
The Quest for Digital Alignment in Aerospace
Jun 10th, 2019
Reap the Benefits of Lean Project Delivery
While senior stakeholders can question new and unfamiliar concepts, the potential benefits posed by Lean Project Delivery are worth investigating. Here is an overview of LPD, with particular focus on implementing Conditions of Satisfaction.
May 2nd, 2019
Inventory Management and Artificial Intelligence
Inventory represents $1.1 trillion in cash—equivalent to 7 percent of the United States GDP. In this article, Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the potential of artificial intelligence in accessing this cash.
Jan 30th, 2019
Want to Save Money and Boost Efficiency at Your Site? Try a Business Needs Analysis
Maintenance, repair and operations supply spending makes up a significant portion of manufacturing facilities’ indirect costs. However, reducing these costs can be a challenge.
Oct 29th, 2018
Predictive Analytics Help Strategize Capital Investment Planning Initiatives
Asset maintenance managers — whether in a factory, utility or public facility — are often forced to fill multiple roles, from supervising repairs and preventive maintenance to inventorying assets and projecting their lifespans. Fortunately, technology can help streamline processes.
Oct 1st, 2018
Former Contractor Arrested After Hacking Grainger Inventory Servers
A former information technology contractor has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly hacking into the Grainger's computer servers multiple times in 2016.
Dec 18th, 2017
The Four Critical Success Factors To Sustain MRO Inventory
Without the fundamental knowledge and support to develop and maintain an effective maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory, the result can be lost maintenance productivity, increased downtime and inventory purchasing spend.
Jul 25th, 2016
Spring Cleaning Your MRO Inventory
Managing inventory successfully means saving time, money and space. It also means eliminating the need for an annual ritual of spring cleaning.
Apr 21st, 2016
Maintenance Matters: What Is The 5S System?
Learn the what and the history behind the 5S concept, and why it should be adopted.
Mar 14th, 2016
How Kardex Remstar Helped Save This Manufacturer Space & Boost Efficiency
Read how verticle lift module maker Kardex Remstar helped CNC machine tools and controls manufacturer Okuma achieve 66 percent floor space savings, faster parts access, tighter inventory control, and more.
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Jan 22nd, 2016
MAPI/PwC Report: Why Is Inventory Performance Declining?
Inventory turns – which indicate whether the supply chain is getting more efficient at moving goods from suppliers to customers – have declined steadily since 2011.
Dec 7th, 2015
Material Handling Spotlight: Increasing Efficiency With Containers, Bins And Totes
There is no single 'right' way for a plant to manage, store and organize inventory, rather, many methods.
Nov 19th, 2015
Plant Practices: Heavy Equipment Accessories Builder Maximizes Space For Manufacturing
In 2015, RMT Équipement decided to move its headquarters and warehouse to Blainville, into facilities measuring over 6,000 square feet. With this improvement, the company has brought all of its operations under one roof.
Nov 19th, 2015
A Strategy For Winning The Supply Chain Game
How visualization and gamification are changing the way distribution is done.
Oct 29th, 2015
$12M In Bankruptcy Settlement For Ex-Steel Company Workers
The United Steelworkers union says it'll receive about 12 million of the $17.4 million settlement in RG Steel's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
Oct 16th, 2015
Report: AB InBev To Finance SABMiller Takeover With Record Bond Sale
Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to sell bonds worth up to $55 billion as part of the $106 billion needed to take over SABMiller. That would be a record for a corporate acquisition.
Oct 16th, 2015
Global Trends: Fortifying Your Business — Fraud & Security Measures For U.S. Manufacturers
In today's interconnected world where businesses increasingly rely on data and networks, a single sophisticated cyberattack on a business can inflict as much harm as a natural disaster.
Oct 8th, 2015
Patriot Coal Expects To Lay Off More Than 2,000 Workers
Scott Depot-based Patriot sent layoff warning notices to Boone, Kanawha and Marion counties this week. The notices are extensions of warning notices that Patriot had issued in August.
Oct 7th, 2015
Four Steps For Unlocking Truth About Plant Performance
Despite growing pressures from investors, regulators and consumers to optimize performance, many organizations haven’t integrated critical non-financial performance indicators into how they regularly track and communicate their success.
Oct 7th, 2015
Report: SABMiller Rejects AB InBev Takeover Offer
AB InBev could still make a formal offer to SABMiller or walk away from the deal entirely.
Oct 6th, 2015
Ways To Protect Your Warehouse From Water Damage
For any structure, unchecked water can be devastating. In fact, by many estimates, water is the single biggest cause of commercial property damage.
Sep 28th, 2015
Coke To Implement New Distribution System, Sell Nine Plants
Coke officials said the new distribution system would make the company 'stronger, more aligned and more competitive.' The cost-cutting efforts come amid sliding sales for soft drinks nationwide.
Sep 25th, 2015
Anheuser-Busch Adds Los Angeles Craft Brewer
Golden Road will join Anheuser-Busch's High End Business Unit, which also includes 10 Barrel Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Elysian Brewing and Goose Island Beer Company.
Sep 24th, 2015
Manufacturing's Winner And Loser: Funding Smart Manufacturing; Jettisoned Jobs
This week's winner who has invested $70 million in smart manufacturing; this week's loser is shedding up to 30,000 jobs — and it's not the first time.
Sep 18th, 2015
The Largest Cause Of Recalls That Lead To Product Liability Lawsuits
Most all manufacturing corporations are pursuing continuous improvement and Lean activities, all of which are good and necessary when it comes to saving money and increasing profitability, but Product Liability Prevention can save the company itself as well as greatly increase profitability.
Sep 2nd, 2015
U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply On Bleak Chinese Manufacturing Report
The Chinese economy has been a key focus for investors all summer, and the concerns have intensified in the last three weeks.
Sep 1st, 2015
Involve Your Operators In Every Daily Maintenance Plan
Operators may not know exactly what is causing a problem with the equipment or how to fix it, but they do know that something isn’t normal,and chances are good that means it is affecting safety, quality, delivery, and/or cost.
Aug 27th, 2015
Liquor Giant Pernod Faces Lagging Vodka Demand In U.S.
Pernod owns dozens of liquor brands, including Jameson Irish whiskey and Beefeater gin. Its flagship, however, is Absolut vodka, and volumes of that spirit are on the decline in the U.S. overall.
Aug 25th, 2015
Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen Of Beer' Campaign
Anheuser-Busch filed a notice of opposition Wednesday, arguing that 'Queen of Beer' is too similar to 'King of Beers' and that consumers might wrongly believe She Beverage beers are made by Anheuser-Busch.
Aug 24th, 2015