Industry News:

Social media champion: interview with Tony Martins
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
Social media can help break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins. He's successfully put that idea to the test with his "hive" model of communication.

Illinois: Driven by logistics
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
With a long history as a center for logistics and transportation, Illinois might be a good spot for your next Midwest DC. Here are three reasons to consider the state ... and one reason not to.

Building jobs by building roads
 -- Posted: 7/28/2014
New report shows that infrastructure is a much more significant factor in a healthy job market than researchers had expected.

Demag cranes for two paper-roll stores in Thailand
 -- Posted: 7/27/2014

Via its joint venture MHE-Demag, Terex Material Handling has been awarded a contract by Siam Kraft Industry Co. Ltd. for the delivery of five fully automated Demag process cranes. The cranes will be used in two paper-roll shipping stores in the Ratchaburi province. Siam Kraft Industry Co. Ltd. manufactures Kraft carton, corrugated paper, Kraft sack papers and Kraft papers as the base materia...


Technology
Interlink Technologies is Information Technology that utilizes Barcode Technology. Barcodes have become a standard in the warehouse industry and provide an excellent means to gather, track and manage information about inventory. Scanning the barcode opens the door to reveal everything associated with the inventory – lot number, expiration date, receive date, production date, who touched the inventory, QC requirements, environmental requirements, etc. Audits and recalls can be a nightmare without the help of IT. Warehouse Link easily manages audits, recalls and cycle counts. Because inventory information requirements vary from one item to another, Warehouse Link eases the complicated task of gathering and tracking the various pieces of information by using prompts and forced input.