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February 2017 Issue

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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

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Defining durability in industrial labels: Why the right label matters

February 15, 2017

Durable labels can enhance safety, productivity, and prevent a host of problems caused by using standard paper labels that are not designed for industrial applications

Although standard “office” labels are more than sufficient for... Read more about Defining durability in industrial labels: Why the right label matters

Machine perimeter fencing

February 2, 2017

Today’s working conditions in developed nations are relatively safe compared to those in the past. During the past two centuries, improvements in technology, regulatory measures and organized efforts to improve workplace safety have cut... Read more about Machine perimeter fencing

How labeling can help manufacturing companies compete in global marketplace

January 10, 2017

By: Bob Brown, manufacturing industry specialist, LOFTWARE, INC.

Labeling today is complex; today’s manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate... Read more about How labeling can help manufacturing companies compete in global marketplace

Independent block pallet study identifies dramatic cost savings opportunities

November 15, 2016

According to an independent study conducted by The Poirier Group (TPG) in Canada, a single distribution center can save an estimated half million dollars every year simply by using block pallets instead of traditional Canadian pooled stringer... Read more about Independent block pallet study identifies dramatic cost savings opportunities

Onset publishes white paper on managing carbon dioxide risk

October 28, 2016

Scientific and medical research links carbon dioxide (CO2) levels to discomfort and lost productivity among occupants in offices, schools, healthcare facilities, and dwellings. Facility managers and building engineers are often responsible for... Read more about Onset publishes white paper on managing carbon dioxide risk

Culture of customization lies at the heart of Caster Concepts manufacturing strategy

October 14, 2016

When it comes to moving heavy loads - an airplane fuselage, a railcar, an overhead crane - off-the-shelf, mass-produced casters or wheels just won't cut it.

The gritty, heavy-duty jobs handled by Read more about Culture of customization lies at the heart of Caster Concepts manufacturing strategy

Autonomous vehicles got their start in the Material Handling Industry

October 5, 2016

AGV’s, or Automatic Guided Vehicles, have been providing solutions in the materials handling business for many years. With the advent of autonomous vehicles hitting our roadways in the coming years, the story of the AGV is an important... Read more about Autonomous vehicles got their start in the Material Handling Industry

Case Study: Hospital system using Akro-Mils products to go mobile

October 3, 2016

Relocation of active departments in a medical facility is a daunting process. Materials managers at a Midwestern medical system — with multiple locations serving more than 1 million patients annually — discovered how challenging it can be... Read more about Case Study: Hospital system using Akro-Mils products to go mobile

New study finds digitization a top priority to drive next generation supply chain performance

September 26, 2016

JDA Software Group, Inc. has announced the results of a new research study of more than 200 supply chain professionals on companies’ plans to embrace and apply advanced supply chain technologies. The whitepaper entitled Read more about New study finds digitization a top priority to drive next generation supply chain performance

Five things you can do this week to reduce inventory

September 23, 2016

Can you reduce inventory while maintaining high levels of customer service? Yes! Read this white paper to learn five ways you can get started this week.

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