Surgere Partners With Fetch Robotics To Unveil Cycle-Counting Robot To Eliminate Inventory Tracking Failures

  Surgere’s ROBi platform has successfully completed a full-scale pilot at a Dayton, Ohio, Tier-1 automotive supplier’s distribution center and is ready for large-scale deployment. ROBi integrates Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with Fetch Robotic’s award winning mobile robot platform to autonomously capture RFID label … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging Repair or Rebuy? Questions with Answers from Allen Plastic Repair (APR)

  How does your company handle storage and shipping? Depending on the task, one-time use containers might be an option, but it’s likely that reusable containers could offer a more sustainable and cost-effective solution. If you’re already using reusable containers or considering it, there’s another question to consider: should you repair … [Read more...]

The 21st Century Farm

By William Barne William Barne is a Director at Lycetts Agricultural practices will need to continue to develop and become more efficient if the findings of recent research pieces are anything to go by. For instance, PwC has reported on expert views that agricultural consumption will need to increase by close to 70 per cent by 2050 to … [Read more...]

Big Businesses Are Expected to Continue Investing in Sustainability in 2017

Smart Investment Supports Sustainability. Within the next 10 years, leading global bank Citi, which conducts business in more than 160 countries around the world, will invest the enormous sum of $100 billion in support of sustainability initiatives. Having announced a similar initiative in 2007 which involved a $50 billion investment, the … [Read more...]

Seminar for Retailers & Growers Focuses on Meeting Supply Chain Sustainability Goals with Reusable Packaging

Data on Shared Assets Versus One-Way Packaging to Be Presented at May 11 Session IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, is collaborating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer a series of online educational sessions, Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and … [Read more...]

One Size Fits All Approach Isn’t Good for Package Optimization: Here’s Why

By Megan Ray Nichols The concept of a one-size-fits-all approach is a touchy subject. While it's useful in some cases, particularly clothing, it doesn't translate so well when it comes to manufacturing. Nonetheless, many manufacturers continue to use this approach because of its standardized and simplified nature. Citing efficiency and … [Read more...]

Index Predicts Continued Slowing in Retail Sales Growth

Published today, the 25th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index has pointed to a return to slowing retail turnover growth in 2017. In January, the previous Index predicted that the upturn in retail turnover growth experienced in late 2016 would not be sustained into early 2017. This situation appears to be playing out, as caution in the Australian … [Read more...]

Chris Timmer Named Senior Vice President, Sales & Value-Added Services of Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics (, one of the world’s largest warehousing and logistics companies, announced Chris Timmer is now Senior Vice President, Sales & Value-Added Services. In this new role, Chris will oversee Lineage’s High Pressure Processing (HPP), Manufacturing and Redistribution operations. He will also commercialize and … [Read more...]

TECSYS Extends its RFID Kanban Replenishment System from Healthcare to Broader Distribution Industries

TECSYS Inc., an industry-leading supply chain management software company, has announced the extension of its proven RFID Kanban inventory replenishment system that addresses the just-in-time needs of supply chains at point-of-use inventory settings. It provides clear visibility and accessibility of products anywhere in a distribution network. It … [Read more...]

Transforming Warehouse Management With IoT

by Finnegan Pierson How IoT will transform warehouse management. Warehouses can be massive complexes that represent millions of dollars in supplies and merchandise. It's becoming more of a challenge to satisfy demanding customers and still retain profit margins. For today's busy warehouses, implementing the right technology is becoming more … [Read more...]