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Ergonomic Order Picking

April 9, 2014 9:44 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Ergo-Label Beam combines the comfortable, ergonomic order selection of the Ergo Beam® with the abuse resistance and barcode label protection inherent in the structural Label Beam®.

77 Safety Glasses

April 9, 2014 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO, @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

Service is often a company's bread and butter. If your company is not open to letting suppliers into its plant, your competition may be. Skipping these kinds of service offerings can escalate from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.

Schreiber Foods Plans New Facility to Meet Yogurt Demand

April 7, 2014 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Schreiber Foods will begin construction of a distribution center this month in Richland Center, Wis., to meet the growing demand for yogurt. The dairy giant has spent more than $100 million in the last five years on its two Richland Center yogurt plants.

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The Nuts & Bolts of MRO: Using Inventory Data to Strengthen Your Supply Chain

April 7, 2014 9:36 am | by Brian Norris, Vice President of Inventory Management, Grainger | Articles | Comments

Successful inventory management programs start with a thorough understanding of the inventory itself. Identifying who uses the inventory, how they use it, why they use it and where they store it is the first step to determining the type of inventory management solution best for business needs.

Vertical Expansion: Building Up, Not Out

April 1, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO, @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

For many manufacturers, there comes a time when the lack of adequate space leads to disorganization and inefficiency. Vertical expansion, in the forms of elevated work platforms, multi-level racking systems, and automated storage and picking solutions, is a great solution for many manufacturers.

George Dickel Sues Tennessee over Liquor Storage Requirement

April 1, 2014 10:03 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whiskey maker George Dickel is suing to overturn a Tennessee law that requires liquor to be stored in or around the county where it is distilled. The lawsuit comes following a legislative fight over the state's legal definition of Tennessee whiskey.

Compact Palletizer

March 25, 2014 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company’s compact palletizer automatically accumulates and stacks plastic totes or returnable plastic containers (RPCs) to form interlocking pallet loads that are secure for shipping.

Pallet, Sleeve and Top Cap System

March 24, 2014 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 1000 x 1200 CS CISC OPTE Bulk provides a bulk packaging solution to store, handle and ship food and beverage products.

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Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart

March 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Load Transfer Station with Pallet Cart (LTS-C) allows the fork truck driver to place the "go to" pallet onto a pallet cart for an automated process.

Bill Would Allow Wine Shipments in RI

March 4, 2014 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Rhode Islanders could have wine shipped directly to their door under a new bill under consideration by state lawmakers. The legislation would allow wineries and retailers to ship up to 24 cases of wine per year to any resident aged 21 or older.

Warehouse Management Software

March 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Power Pick Global 4.0 Warehouse Management Software increases accuracy, efficiency, security and flexibility in automated storage and retrieval solutions.

Freight Audit and Payment System

March 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) System allows users to do their own freight bill audits across parcel, LTL and truckload carriers without the need to use expensive outside audit services.

Freight Classification Changes: How Shippers Can Avoid Increased Costs

February 28, 2014 12:00 pm | by Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis | Articles | Comments

Every so often, the National Motor Freight Classification will make changes to freight classifications. Savvy shippers who are keeping up with all the changes or shippers who outsource to a logistics service provider who stays on top of these changes will have a competitive edge.

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Possible Booze Price Hike Looms over Washington

February 24, 2014 10:13 am | by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state's liquor system. The possible price hike could be a hangover from battles among two giant national distributors.

United Natural Foods Plans $38M Plant

February 12, 2014 12:31 pm | News | Comments

A large distributor of natural and specialty foods in North America plans to build a $38 million plant in northwestern Wisconsin. United Natural Foods Inc. is expected to begin construction of a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Prescott in May.

Q&A: How Amazon Could Change 'B2B'

February 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Amazon Supply aims to take on the role that industrial distributors have been doing for decades — supplying much-needed parts or MRO products to manufacturers in a timely, regular fashion. Linda Taddonio, co-founder and eCommerce strategy officer at Insite, provides insight on this development.

Going Global: Navigating Import and Export Safety Regulations

February 10, 2014 8:00 am | by Thomas F. Segalla, Andrew J. Scholz and Leah A. Brndjar, Goldberg Segalla | Articles | Comments

As food manufacturers capitalize on expanding opportunities to source locally and globally, they are required take a proactive approach to navigate through different governments’ complex laws in order to minimize potential risks like confiscation, regulatory enforcement, outbreak and liability.

Drone-Delivered Beer Grounded by FAA

February 7, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Minnesota-based company Lakemaid Beer had big plans to use drones to deliver its beer to local ice fishermen, but the Federal Aviation Administration heard Lakemaid's president discussing the plans on the radio and grounded the project.

FDA Proposes New Rules for Safe Transport of Foods

February 3, 2014 9:53 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to keep food safe while it's transported. The rules would require many larger companies that ship, hold and otherwise transport food by roads or rail to prevent contamination as the food is moved.

Craft Brewer’s Drone Delivery Plans Put on Ice

February 3, 2014 9:36 am | by GRETCHEN EHLKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lakemaid Beer recently tested its drone delivery system by flying a 12-pack of its brew to anglers on central Minnesota's Lake Mille Lacs. The craft brewer says it still has hopes of one day using the drones to deliver its beer to ice fishers, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials.

American Crystal CEO: Rail Slowdown Could Cost Millions

January 30, 2014 12:42 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A slowdown in rail service is forcing American Crystal Sugar to cut back on production, something company officials said could cost millions if the situation doesn't improve. The cooperative plans to limit output at three of its five plants because it's running out of storage space while waiting for rail cars.

The Fresh Drive for Direct Store Delivery

January 30, 2014 8:00 am | by Mike Edgett, Director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor and Allen Dickason, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Numeric Computer Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As the demand for fresher and healthier foods grows, the shelf life of many products is decreasing. The result is a challenging quality dilemma for manufacturers. As companies are reformulating their products to make them fresher, they must also evaluate how they are delivering their products to maintain the quality.

January/February 2014 — LEEDing the Way with Sustainable Packaging

January 29, 2014 11:26 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Nestlé Waters North America is the largest bottled water company by volume in the United States. The company prides itself on its sustainability efforts, including its many LEED-certified facilities and eco-friendly packaging.

Heavy-Duty Bulk Container

January 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The P-341 Ship Shape extra heavy-duty bulk container features an internal design combined with perimeter steel bracing to accommodate payloads up to 2,000 lbs.

PepsiCo, Nestle Announce Mexico Investments

January 24, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

Mexico is getting a big cash infusion as PepsiCo and Nestle plan to boost their presence in the country, the companies announced Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Emerging markets are increasingly important for food and beverage growth.

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