MHISolutionsmag.com—In the current tight labor market, facilities are seeking ways to streamline manual material handling (MMH) to increase productivity, reduce turnover and decrease injuries by adding equipment designed to improve ergonomics. To select the right equipment, it is necessary to view tasks holistically, examining the full series of movements needed to get the job done. That means it might take more than one piece of equipment to achieve the greatest ergonomic benefit. Photo: BOSTONtec
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SupplyChainBrain—Experts weigh in on how companies can make better data-driven decisions in their supply chains, in response to increasing customer demands driven by e-commerce and the omnichannel.
ThomasNet—Custom factory equipment manufacturing is a notoriously complex and time-consuming process. Incorporating a cloud-based design-and-build manufacturing platform, however, equip users with the tools needed to design, order, and assemble custom industrial machines and equipment on demand over a web browser -- bridging hardware and software to allow for a single, streamlined workflow.
Modern Materials Handling— In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the fourth quarter availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell by eight basis points to 7.0, which marks its lowest point going back to 2000, adding that it represents the 34th consecutive quarter of declining availability, which is the longest stretch of its kind going back to 1988, when CBRE initially started tracking this data.
EBN—The marketing landscape has changed and requires a different approach if it is going to help your company achieve its goals. Digital marketing is now a necessity in this new template, so understanding how to best strategize in this arena is a must.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive—Available warehouse space is at the lowest level it has been since 2000 and is expected to remain tight as e-commerce spending continues to grow.
EBN—In the supply chain, continuous improvement takes place year-round – especially in manufacturing. But, making a few New Year’s resolutions never hurts. If you are a manufacturer and still looking to add some resolutions to your list, here are a few ideas to consider.
Transport Topics—More freight is moving and e-commerce is booming, but there is a finite amount of urban space for road use and parking for delivery vehicles. It’s a problem known as the final mile, and it’s especially profound in cities. But technology may be the solution yet again, in the form of autonomous delivery devices much smaller than Class 8 trucks.
Global Trade Mag— Present day consumer expectations have become ever more demanding as the overall warehouse real estate market has grown. And, high-tech gadgets and sophisticated tools are not going to solve all of the challenges. True operational efficiency also has to incorporate an excellent team on the ground floor.
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Reuters—A Brexit agreement that would have secured tariff-free trade and safeguarded just-in-time cross-border supply chains was rejected by lawmakers on Tuesday, leaving Britain at risk of leaving the bloc on March 29 without a framework. On Wednesday, business leaders warned of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity.