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Agile Supply Chain Beating out Lean Principles

Agility in the supply chain is rapidly changing how supply chain entities operate, but executives and supply chain management solutions’ providers need to understand how agility and lean concepts must work together to produce a more efficient, demand-driven supply chain.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings in Your Quest

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. These are based on my 40 years working in operations at Schwinn and other companies as well as consulting many companies on how to select the best 3PL for my client's needs.

Manufacturing, what is it really?

What do most people think about when they hear the word manufacturing? Perhaps factories and assembly lines. If you had asked me before I started writing this, I would have said I don't think about manufacturing at all really, except for memories of Laverne and Shirley at the Schlitz beer factory trying to put on bottle…

LRL-27 Series Long Stroke Heavy Duty LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensors

MOORESTOWN, N.J. —February 8, 2016 Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC has expanded its sensor product offering by adding to its line the LRL-27 Series of long-stroke LVIT position sensors. These are contactless devices designed for factory automation systems and a variety of heavy duty industrial or commercial applications such as solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, material chute or gate positioners on off-road or agri-vehicles, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. Operating from a variety of DC voltages, the LRL-27 series offer a choice of four analog outputs, and all units include ASG's proprietary SenSet™ field scalability feature. With their compact yet robust design, superior performance, and excellent stroke-to-length ratio, LRL-27 sensors are ideal for industrial and OEM position sensing applications...Read More....