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Pcdata Helps Vitamin Retailer Expand with Pick-to-Light Operation

LogoMaterial Handling & Logistics magazine reported that Europe's largest retailer of vitamins and herbal food supplements once again chose Pcdata, to modernize and expand their Pick-to-light order handling system at their main UK Burton on Trent distribution center. Nature's Bounty NBTY is a global supplier of nutritional supplements with 650 Holland & Barrett shops in the UK and over 100 De Tuinen stores in the Netherlands. Distribution Director, Mark Kendrick reflected on the excellent service experience they had enjoyed with Pcdata over the years since their first system was installed at the turn of the century. He referred to the NBTY mission statement "highest quality products on time, first time, every time."

LEM Products Inc. Celebrates Growth by Beginning 2015 with a Kaizen Event

LogoMajor Supply Chains and Corporations across the USA and around the globe continue to discover the value of conducting business with LEM Products Inc.; spurring unprecedented growth for the company. To celebrate the growth of both their company and their clients, the leader in manufacturing quality control labels has begun 2015 with a Kaizen Event.

Greenco Announces 45 Years in Business

LogoGreenco/Duramaster an industry leader in pneumatic air cylinders and linear actuators celebrate their 45th anniversary this year. The company offers a wide variety of cylinder designs for many different industrial applications. The family owned business believes in American manufacturing. Their 25,000 square-foot Tampa facility houses 5 businesses and all manufacturing operations. Greenco manufacturing operations have proudly remained on US soil since the company's inception.

Tri-Motion Industries Announces NEW SM Single Mount Pro-Air Balancing Hoist

LogoThe NEW SM Single Mount Pro-Air Balancing Hoist (U.S. and Foreign Patents Pending) from Tri-Motion Industries provides yet another mounting option in the already diverse collection of Bal-Trol® Air Balancers. This addition to the Bal-Trol® line-up allows for a single mounting point and consumes much less overhead space while retaining the compact footprint of the current Pro-Air Series.

Ultriva Concurs That Supply Chain Visibility Becomes Ultimate Kaizen Event

LogoForecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter sponsored by Ultriva shared Mark Rosenthal's article published in Quality Digest about how kaizen differs from a kaizen event. The article concluded that the ultimate kaizen event is supply chain visibility. With these data, forecast errors can be avoided remarked Narayan Laksham, founder of Ultriva.

PDP Solutions President Discusses How Manufacturing Leaders Waste Time Due to Poor Communication

President of PDP Solutions, Louise Dickmeyer was recently interviewed by Todd Schnick of IntrepidNOW regarding manufacturing leadership communication. The interview series is called, "Effective Communication in the Workplace." The fourth part of a six part series stresses how time is a valuable asset that can be increased with effective communication.

Pcdata USA Reports Filling Customer Orders Faster with Lean Continuous Improvement Model

LogoPicking Perfection newsletter reported that, the recent issue of Manufacturing.net, Curt Schmidgall, Winegard Value Stream Manager, shared the lean continuous manufacturing model has surged in popularity over the last 20 years because of its ability to eliminate waste of all kinds: excess inventory, over-transportation, and unnecessary movement and motion. However, the most significant results from implementing this model come not from discrete changes to certain products or processes, but from incorporating the entire company into the lean continuous model journey. In traditionally structured companies, the engineering, manufacturing, and sales departments work in their own silos, in different groups and often in different buildings. As a result, these departments communicate little with each other, and each group makes the decisions that support their own self-interest.

Express Water, Best RO System Manufacturers, Now Offering RO System Products at the Most Effective Prices

Maintaining their top position as one of the leading RO System Manufacturers & Suppliers, Express Water is now offering a range of RO system products at the most effective prices. The wide range of products that they are offering include Sediment filter, Sediment 1 Micron and much more. Being a reputed RO system Suppliers, the range of products that they provide are utilized for getting filtered water, which is safe and healthier for an individual's health. The company supplies RO System products that give optimum health benefits to its users.

TCCI Solution Eliminates Thermal Migration in Desert Climates

Thermal Migration is a condition by which refrigerant moves statically throughout a refrigeration system due to changes in the climatic conditions. The nature of the refrigerant is such that it will always flow to the coldest area and since conditions are static and the refrigerant has density then gravity has a minor influence. In most instances some or all of the following conditions must be met to create this undesirable condition:

Industry-Based Certifications Work when Manufacturing CEOs Communicate with Plant Floor Workers

PDP Solutions supports various certification programs, yet recognizes that workers much return from these program and be supported with encouraging communication on the part of the C-level executives.

Record Attendance at ProMat 2015 Made Pcdata USA Number 1 Pick to Light Solution

LogoPcdata USA had more booth traffic than ever before at ProMat 2015, making the company the number one Pick-to-light solution in the entire material handling sector. Attendance was in record numbers at McCormick Place South.

New Self-Stabilizing Truck by Magline at BevOps Fleet Summit in Two Weeks

LogoMagline, Inc., manufacturers of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions, will provide demos of the new Self-Stabilizing hand truck at the BevOps/Fleet Summit 2015 from April 21-24, 2015. The show will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Matt Farris Hytrol Director Business Development Praises Minnesota Integration Partner Skarnes

Matt Farris, Hytrol's Director of Business Development, commented, "Skarnes has been a Hytrol Integrator for over 50 years. We have worked hand-in-hand with them for many years and have developed a true partnership that has paid dividends to our end-users. They have a well trained staff that can provide problem solving solutions to their customers while providing a personalized service level. We are proud to be associated with them and look forward to many more successful years together."

Food Safety Modernization Act Putting Pressure on Food and Beverage Distribution Operations

Elliot Maras noted in Food Logistics that the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), requires food transporters gather more information with greater frequency. This week in System Integration News, the feature article profiled how food distribution facilities must have written plans to manage possible food safety issues. Facilities will soon be required to implement a written preventive control plan, provide for the monitoring of the performance of those controls, and specify the corrective actions the facility will take when necessary.

Craters & Freighters Phoenix Crates and Ships John Campbell Greenway Bronze to His Final Resting Place

LogoCraters & Freighters Phoenix was selected to complete the final leg of a two-year project of replacing the bronze sculpture of John Campbell Greenway with that of the late Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater at Statuary Hall in Washington, DC.

With New Investments, White Mountain Process Bolsters Poly Mixing Vessel Capabilities

White Mountain Process, one of the world's top designers and producers of mixers, blenders, and agitators, announced an expansion of the company's industry-leading range of poly mixing tank options. Lighter, more affordable, and often easier to work with than stainless steel alternatives, mixing tanks made of HDPE, polypropylene, and other high-quality plastics are increasingly popular with the company's customers. Committed to remaining at the forefront of the industry, White Mountain Process has made a number of investments that will allow it to be even more responsive and accommodating when it comes to producing custom-specified poly mixing tank systems.

SPS Spindle Parts and Service, LLC Forms Partnership with Capellini Electrospindles S.r.l.

SPS Spindle Parts and Service, LLC (SPS) is an organization providing precision repairs for a wide variety of spindles and all of the mechanisms within and around them. This includes machine spindles, tool spindles, manufacturing spindles, milling machine spindles, spindle gearbox repair and much more. In order to better serve their clientele nationwide, SPS Spindle is forging a partnership with Italian spindle manufacturing and service experts, Capellini Electrospindles S.r.l.

Total Scaffolding Supplies Now Offers Scaffolding Tube at Competitive Prices

Maintaining their name as one of the prominent suppliers of scaffolding supplies in the UK, Total Scaffolding Supplies Hire & Sales is now offering its clients with scaffolding tube at competitive prices. Customers are provided with the best services, be it commercial project or small domestic project to suit their specific needs. The company stockpiles a wide array of scaffolding products that are of best quality and are as per the all the relevant British or European Standards. Customers are provided with extremely durable scaffold products that include scaffold tube, scaffolding ties, scaffolding tower hire, and much more.

GH Announces the Availability of BOMAG Spare Parts at the Most Effective Prices

Retaining their prime position as the leaders in providing branded spare parts for heavy machinery, GH now announces the availability of BOMAG spare parts at the most cost-effective prices. BOMAG is the market leader in the field of Compaction Technology and is well-recognized as the top manufacturer of heavy machines that are utilized in land filling, mining and various other purposes. Besides this, the company has expertise in manufacturing excellent quality spare parts for these machines. The range of BOMAG spare parts that GH offers to its customers are crafted utilizing cutting-edge technology and are available at affordable rates.

Wol Rubber Co., Ltd Manufactures a Range of O Shaped Rubber Products

There is a growing demand for rubber products in every large and medium scale industry of China. The cost of production and transportation of rubber materials are quite cheap. Wol Rubber Co., Ltd is a manufacturer of coiled rubber products which have great demand in automobile, medical, food processing, electrical and other manufacturing industries. These coiled rubber wires have heat and moisture resistant capacity and are quite durable. The main product of the company comprises of O-Ring which is a round shaped coiled rubber wire. These coiled rubber wires have great use in electronic industry, automobile industry, cable industry and many more. It can withstand any temperature and do not damage quite easily. The product is prepared under the supervision of experienced technicians and is available at an affordable market price. It has excellent fittings and grips and can be attached with any machine quite easily. Product category primarily includes butyl o-rings, silicone o-rings, jis o-rings and many more.

Supply Chain Forecasting and Planning Discussed in Ultriva Sponsored Newsletter

LogoUltriva, sponsor of Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, which shares methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of supply chain industries, recently looked at the pros and cons of supply chain forecasting and planning. Supply Chain Forecasting and Planning encompasses the fundamentals of demand planning and eliminates forecast errors. The key elements of measuring forecasting performance and shaping manufacturing organizational footprint for the future means companies must successfully deploy a new forecast planning infrastructure; devise effective steps to drive costs down in demand planning and still maintain forecast integrity; and collaborate with various functional areas in the organization while maintaining forecast excellence. Manufacturers are building the best demand planning team within budget constraints, while moving from 'worst practices' to best practices in just a few easy steps.

Latin American Team Lead by Rick Moore Sees Significant Growth

The Latin American air compressor market is growing at a rapid pace. Rick Moore is the Director of Sales, Latin America, for T/CCI. He oversees all sales activities for the region and manages relationships with new and existing clients. His industry expertise allows him to be a trusted advisor to our customers as he leads development and formulation of both short and long term strategies and budgets. Additionally, Moore's invaluable network of existing relationships globally makes him an asset to overall sales strategy.

Manufacturers Fail to Communicate Value of Ergonomics to Shop Floor Workers

Manufacturers' Pain Points, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by PDP (People Driven Performance) Solutions shares methods, modes, and tools used to inform manufacturers' of the pain points that they face on the manufacturing floor, or with their employees, or just best business practices.

Tier II 3PLs Find Niche According to Pcdata Newsletter Picking Perfection

LogoPicking Perfection newsletter shared Amy Roach Partridge's reporting for Inbound Logistics that Tier II 3PLs are finding their niche and that 3PLs come in many shapes and sizes. The "not-too-big and not-too-small" proportions of Tier II 3PLs make them just right for many shippers. Bigger is not always better. Just ask the satisfied customers of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who not the biggest fish in the pond. So-called Tier II 3PLs generally bring in revenue of less than $250 million annually, and often offer some specialization in mode, vertical, region, or technology that allows them to carve out their own niche. Clipper Logistics reported its busiest ever period, in the run up to Christmas 2014. Volumes handled by the 3PL were 100.0% higher than the comparable period in 2013 and 400.0% higher than a typical weekend. Clipper received a tremendous uplift in the volume of orders, well in excess of forecast. Clipper processed orders for over two million items, or nearly six items per second over the four days. 100.0% of these orders were processed within the clients' designated lead-time, fulfilling their customer commitments.

Bob West Hytrol VP Praises Pennsylvania Integration Partner McKee Stewart Equipment

Local support allows manufacturing and distribution customers in Pennsylvania to feel more confident in the conveyor system purchased. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success. Hytrol's unique relationship with integration partners allows the company to provide a great advantage to the customer.