Top Story in Inventory Management
By coupling airborne drones with smarter RFID systems, MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses, possibly making missing packages a thing of the past and saving retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.
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Inventory Management Posts
Creative partnership replaces multiple vendors with a single service provider.
(December 28, 2010)
Data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, stated that the number of waterborne shipments entering the United States fell 2% from October to November. (December 22, 2010)
Modern takes a look at a collection of automatic data capture, ADC, products. (December 16, 2010)
Slow steaming on the transpacific appears to losing its cachet with some shippers, analysts and carriers report. (November 15, 2010)
Call center will provide users with dedicated technical assistance for industrial materials handling operations.
(November 12, 2010)
Worldwide sales of semiconductors were $26.5 billion in September, a gain of 2.9 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.8 billion, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported. (November 08, 2010)
The Institute of Supply Management reported that manufacturing activity in September was down compared to August.
(October 01, 2010)
But recovery enters a slower phase (August 26, 2010)
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank. (August 24, 2010)
Moving freight across the U.S./Canadian border can be more problematic than most shippers realize. Our recent research study reveals the myriad complexities of the customs clearance process—and the downfalls of making the trip alone. (August 13, 2010)
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage. (August 03, 2010)
The Institute of Supply Management reported today manufacturing activity in July was basically flat compared to June. (August 02, 2010)
The number of global manufacturers shipping to the United States continued in June with a 1 percent gain, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
(July 20, 2010)
Data collection has undergone something of a revolution. I think of it as a dimensional change. Not so long ago, we captured one-dimensional information about a product. A barcode scan at the dock identified the product that arrived and maybe when it arrived. A scan or spoken check digit at a pick face confirmed a pick. But the information didn’t tell much of a story unless you brought it all into one place. (July 16, 2010)
The rebound in market conditions for the freight railroad industry—due to an improving economy—is evident based on second quarter earnings results for Class I railroad carrier CSX. (July 13, 2010)