Goya Foods uses a variety of lift trucks and racks to optimize operations and productivity at its distribution centers. Goya and its lift truck distributor also collaborated to develop a custom machine suited for drive-in racks, said John Quinones, director of operations in Jersey City, N.J.
The supply chain industry continues to struggle under limited capacity and the need to invest in technology to keep growing, according to a report from CSCMP. Total spending in the logistics industry has grown to nearly $1.5 trillion in 2017, with higher interest rates, tariffs and rising fuel costs expected to further increase costs.
Machines designed with safety controls in mind reduce workplace incidents while increasing productivity, write Joaquin Ocampo, Allen Tubbs and Tim Loria of Bosch Rexroth. "A good start for implementing safety functions would be to conduct a risk assessment," they note.
FedEx's new rates include increasing its Additional Handling surcharge for packages over 70 pounds from $12 to $20 and its Unauthorized Package Charge from $300 to $675. In addition, there will be an incremental peak season increase on certain packages from late November to late December.
Target has named John Bauer as its new senior vice president of global inventory management, effective Aug. 20. Bauer has worked at TJX Cos. since 2012, most recently as logistics chief, and his resume also includes a previous eight-year stint at Target.
Popular but dubious recommendations for leaders include focusing only on your strengths, being authentic at all times and worrying about how you pose, argues Marc Effron of The Talent Strategy Group. "Be a critical consumer and realize that management advice that sounds too easy to be true, very likely is," he writes.
Amazon invested $386 million into Amazon Seller Services, a component of its Amazon India arm, upping its full investment in the country to about $4 billion over the past five years. The company is investing heavily in warehouses and logistics operations.
Grainger is the highest-ranking e-commerce distributor on Apruve's recent rating report for online industrial distributors. HD Supply, Global Industrial, MSC Industrial Supply and Motion Industries round out the top five.
Sysco posted earnings of $448.93 million on revenue of $15.32 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter, both figures increasing from the year before. Full-year revenue was $58.73 billion, with a profit of $1.43 billion.
Metal cutter Greno Industries has become a top supplier for the aerospace and defense industry by working with industry groups to secure the proper certifications. The company participated in a National Institute of Standards and Technology supplier pilot offering and used the resulting analysis to reduce operational bottlenecks.