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In this issue (scroll down to see articles):

  • Theft at the Cargo dock: how to harden the target
  • Cisco-Eagle wins Frito-Lay Capital Supplier of the Year Award
  • Section 170 deduction is smart business, but time is of the essence
  • A Phased Approach to Material Handling Improvement (orderfulfillmentsystems.com)
  • The 2004 Automated Material Handling Association Annual Conference: "Automation Can Pay!"
  • Conveyor Spotlight: Hytrol Model SB Slider Bed

Theft at the Cargo Dock: How to "Harden the Target"

For a business operating on a just-in-time basis, freight loss can be an extreme problem that threatens profitability and viability. According to recent studies, 87 percent of these losses are inflicted at the road transport level, where warehousers, shippers, and receivers of goods are most at risk.


Cisco-Eagle Wins 2003 Frito-Lay Capital Supplier of the Year Award

Cisco-Eagle, Inc has been awarded the exclusive Frito-Lay Capital Supplier of the Year Award for 2003. The process of selecting winners is thorough and comprehensive.


Resources for Pallet Rack and Conveyor Safety Netting Guards

In recent years, an effective focus for many facilities has been to fuel productivity by attacking safety and ergonomic issues. Passive techniques that enhance safety without being monitored or activated are a key. Safety netting is one potential add-on that can instantly make a suspended conveyor or pallet rack in a busy warehouse safer by preventing stored or conveyed items from falling. This prevents injuries and product damage. This section offers configuration tips, forms, and pricing for those interested in this low-effort, low-cost safety equipment.


A Phased Approach to Material Handling Improvement (orderfulfillmentsystems.com)

This interactive diagram offers a glimpse at the best-practice methodology often used when companies attempt to improve order fulfillment operations. It is often altered for specific circumstances, industries, and situations. It should be considered a general guideline to the way world class companied execute capital improvement projects.


The 2004 Automated Material Handling Association Annual Conference: "Automation Can Pay!"

The 2004 Automated Material Handling Association Annual Conference happens June 20-23, 2004 in Long Island, NY. Professionals involved in warehousing, manufacturing or distribution are encouraged to attend the upcoming AMHA (Automated Material Handling Association) conference. AMHA, formerly the AS/RS AGVS Users Association, boasts hundreds of users of automated systems over a 20-year history.


Conveyor Spotlight: Hytrol Model SB Slider Bed

Conveyor Hytrol’s Model SB is a slider bed conveyor designed with channel frames and bolt-in galvanized pans. Ideal design to bolt up to roller beds and other channel type conveyors.