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  • In the United States, 250,000 manufacturing plants and warehouses support the activities of 4 million retail stores and ecommerce websites – And all of these operations carry inventory. But in the warehouses, less than 10 percent are using automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) to manage and move their inventories. That means the vast majority are still using racks and other storage solut...

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  • Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, according to industry inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses, and plants ranges from 89% to 99%*. In retail stores, this number drops to below 60%**. That’s because most of the inventory management process is still a manual activity.

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  • We came across a very interesting blog post titled "10 things you won't want to miss at MODEX" on MHI's blog. This is a fantastic list, however we believe that MHI forgot to include one last item. In this blog post, we have syndicated most of the content from MHI's blog (thanks MHI) and added the missing piece to it. Additionally, in her most recent article for Modern Materials Handling maga...

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  • Union City, CA & Mexico City - December 12, 2017 - PINC, the number-one provider of yard management systems (YMS),  finished vehicle logistics, and inventory robotics solutions to the world's largest brands, announced today a partnership with Tsol, a boutique consulting company that offers supply chain technology solutions to customers in Latin America. Tsol will be a strategic partner for PINC, r...

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PINC Solutions
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  • UNION CITY, Calif., June 28, 2017 -- PINC, the #1 provider of yard management system (YMS), finished vehicle logistics, and inventory robotics solutions to the world's largest brands, is proud to be nominated by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2017. The SDC...

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  • By definition, an ecosystem is a group of interconnected elements, formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment. The same concept applies in the supply chain, where networks of organizations—including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, customers, and carriers—are all involved in the hands-on delivery of a specific product or service.

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  • Also known as “the 80/20 rule,” the Pareto Principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.  Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published in his first paper, “Cours d’économie politique.”

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PINC Solutions
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  • Thanks to advancements in technology including cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), drones, and mobile, yard visibility and management are now reaching new heights as the picture of the “Digital Yard” comes into very clear focus. No longer relegated to using clipboards, spreadsheets, and manual systems to manage their yard assets, companies are asking themselves questions like: H...

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PINC Solutions
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  • MHI announced during  ProMat 2017 the release of the fourth in a series of MHI Annual Industry Reports developed in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting. The 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, titled “Next-Generation Supply Chains: Digital, On-Demand and Always-On,” provides new insights into trends and technologies that are having a dramatic impact on supply chains and the people who ...

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  • This picture was sent to us by one of our customers, Matt McLelland, Kenco's Innovation Research manager. Matt is an expert in the subject and presented a session titled "Drones in the Supply Chain – Everything you Need to Know" to over 350 C-level executives during the SCM World Live Americas Conference last week. SCM World is a cross-industry learning community, powered by the world’...

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