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By MMH Staff · July 30, 2014
The CMMS allows on-site maintenance teams to more effectively manage maintenance activities while increasing uptime and operating performance of automated materials handling systems and other infrastructure systems at the user’s site.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2014
For May, which is the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI is -7.5, following April’s -7.5. FTR said this reading represents a still-tight capacity environment, as utilization rates hover between 98 percent and 99 percent.
By LM Staff · July 29, 2014
With a 1.1 cent drop to $3.858 per gallon, this follows declines of 2.5 cents, 1.9 cents, and 0.7 cents over the previous three weeks, with the cumulative four-week decline at 6.2 cents.
By MMH Staff · July 29, 2014
Located in the city of Jundiai, in the state of São Paulo, the plant has been configured for the assembly of selected automatic data capture product lines.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2014
Gor the first half of 2014, NRF said that retail sales were up just 2.9 percent compared to the first six months of 2013, with sales through the end of the year expected to be up 3.9 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2014
Second quarter revenue for transportation and logistics titan UPS headed up 5.6 percent annually at $14.3 billion, while operating profit sank 57.1 percent to $747 million. Quarterly net income fell 57.6 percent to $454 million.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · July 29, 2014
Quarterly Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) indicates growth on horizon for industry.
By MMH Staff · July 29, 2014
Xtreme RFID manufactures rugged RFID tags that fully encapsulate RFID inlays in a one piece plastic housing to protect it from chemicals, water, impact, temperatures, and other unforgiving elements.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2014
Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently said it is opening up the “vault,” so to speak. The vault in this case is making its copious amount of trade data accessible through an Application Programming Interface (API), which enables customers to extract Panjiva’s trade data into their own database.
By LM Staff · July 28, 2014
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced it has rolled out improved transit times for less-than-truckload (LTL) service from the Midwest to Toronto and other cities.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2014
Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.
By John D. Schulz · July 28, 2014
Anne Ferro, a ferocious advocate for greater truck safety and a constant thorn to truck drivers and some unsafe trucking fleets, says she is leaving as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. No successor has been immediately named.
By LM Staff · July 25, 2014
Carload volumes were up 7.6 percent at 299,256, topping the week ending January 12 at 290,607 and the week ending July 5 at 270,731.
By Patrick Burnson · July 25, 2014
U.S. companies made only marginal improvements in their ability to collect from customers and pay suppliers in 2013, while showing no improvement in how well they managed inventory, according to the 16th annual working capital survey from REL a division of the Hackett Group, Inc.
By Josh Bond · July 25, 2014
Study suggests solutions for filling the talent gap, including the development of robust ties with the education system.

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