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Brown Trucking acquires West Brothers’ Companies

Posted 11/09 · 12:35 PM · LM Editorial
Metro Atlanta-based dedicated short-haul truckload carrier James Brown Contracting Inc. (Brown Trucking) recently announced it has acquired West Brothers’ Companies, a Durham, N.C.-based provider of transportation, logistics, and leasing of commercial fleet services in the southeast.

The Service Side of Supply Chain Management

Posted 11/08 · 09:26 AM · SCMR Editorial
Part 6 in our seven-part series on "Back to Basics - Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions." The Service Side of Supply Chain Management - Service traditionally has been viewed as part of the market offering. However, by thinking of supply chain management services in this way, we are focusing on service as a noun, we need to think of service as a verb. This concept is known as service dominant logic.

Reverse Logistics - Effective Returns Management in an Integrated Supply Chain

Posted 10/29 · 08:38 AM · SCMR Editorial
Part 5 in our series on "Back to Basics - Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions."Effective Returns Management in an Integrated Supply Chain." Returns management should no longer be the ugly step-child of the supply chain. Rather, effective returns management can improve a firm’s profitability, enhance customer relationships, and be an essential part of an integrated supply chain management strategy.

Materials Handling Product: Palletize 180 dairy cases on two pallets per minute

Posted 10/27 · 04:55 AM · MMH Editorial
Capable of handling plastic and wood pallets, the dairy case palletizing system palletizes two full pallets per minute.

Packaging Product: Multipacker reduces packaging waste

Posted 10/25 · 04:46 AM · MMH Editorial
The continuous motion Tritium multipacker includes the RoboWand programmable path wrapping section for enhanced versatility, ease of changeover, and finished product quality.

Conveyor Product: High-capacity spiral conveyors

Posted 10/22 · 04:32 AM · MMH Editorial
Continuously conveying full and empty bottles, cans, jars and similar containers up or down are mass flow spiral conveyors.

Handling & Ergonomics Product: Pack 10 cases per minute with no changeover

Posted 10/22 · 04:28 AM · MMH Editorial
The GSL10 horizontal case packer handles up to 10 cases per minute and does not require part changes to accommodate different case sizes.

A Primer on Sourcing and Procurement in an Integrated Supply Chain

Posted 10/21 · 03:01 PM · SCMR Editorial
Part 4 in our series on "Back to Basics - Managing The Basic Supply Chain Functions." A Primer on Sourcing and Procurement in an Integrated Supply Chain - The task of sourcing and procurement professionals is to find an effective means to balance the demands of both internal and external customers with economic considerations while taking into account the potential for supply disruption and technological change.

MHIA prepares for MODEX 2012 with upcoming Spacedraw

Posted 10/21 · 01:00 PM · MMH Editorial
MODEX 2012, the industry’s newest trade show for the materials handling, manufacturing, distribution and supply chain market, has a format similar to MHIA’s ProMat event, which is scheduled for March 21 – 24, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Lift trucks: Industrial Truck Association honors Stan Simpson with a special industry award

Posted 10/21 · 11:41 AM · MMH Editorial
Simpson was recognized for volunteer efforts as well as innovative accomplishments.

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