U.S. steel shipments +0.3% year-on-year
U.S. aluminum shipments, -0.7%
Canadian steel shipments, -6.5%
Canadan aluminum shipments, -2.5%
Material Handling & Logistics reports on the results of Gartner's ranking of the Top 25 Healthcare Supply Chains, and how these companies and health systems are leveraging supply chain capabilities to drive better patient outcomes.
The past few days all you hear about in my home state of New Jersey and elsewhere is the “Bridgegate Scandal.” In case you’ve been out of touch (or living in a cave), this refers to the scandal in New Jersey where senior member(s...
Steel, -19.1% month-to-month in U.S.
… -11/1% month-to-month in Canada
Aluminum, -15.4% month-to-month in U.S.
… -9.2% month-to-month in Canada
There is nothing particularly exotic about a mail order company filling boxes and mailing them out. But when you are a volume mail order house the difference between the mundane and the exceptional takes a complete change in mindset.
I figured that since I’m always talking about how technology can enable a good (and lean) process, I’d also point out how it can highlight a bad process for improvement...
When manufacturers don't have full visibility to their inventory, they face the problems of either running out of stock at the wrong time or carrying too much stock and thus decreasing cash flow while increasing expenses to warehouse extra...
The global market for warehouse management solutions is up by 8%, spurred largely by upgrades in mature industries, as well as the adoption of add-on modules and increased demand driven by omni-channel distribution.
U.S. service center activity suggests uncertain market demand
Canadian activity better for aluminum than steel
Both retailers and their supply chain partners need to be able to respond and react to the challenges and opportunities posed not only by the omni-channel paradigm, but by 3-D manufacturing techniques and digital proliferation--all a part of the...