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August 2005 Material Handling Tips & Information Newsletter


Pallet conveying guide, part two: dealing with parallel pallets

When conveying pallets on roller conveyors, you must take care to insure smooth movement on the rollers. As discussed in Part I of this series, pallet runners should be conveyed perpendicular to the rollers. If you can't do that, here's a guide on the next step...


Case Study: Salon Support distribution center reduces labor 20%, costs 43%

According to Salon Support's CEO Tony Ford, "With our growth, we knew we could not get a new building up fast enough to support our customer’s expectations. Our growth was explosive. We felt we were holding inventory we might not need. Many items which were not touched for weeks were restricting access to those we picked regularly.” Here's how the problem got solved...


Cisco-Eagle's new online catalog gives you faster, easier purchasing ability, more details

They recently upgraded our online catalog, and I thought you might want to give it a look. The big thing I've noticed is how smoothly and quickly pages come up, so you can find what you want faster. You also get to see prices and information without clicking as much. Give it a spin...


Inside Western Cabinets' Visual Factory

Texas-based Western Cabinets Inc. celebrated its golden anniversary last year, and recently revved up a new finishing and assembly plant in Dallas to dramatically increase its annual sales and national presence. The 150,000-square-foot plant incorporates visual factory, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts, assembles 1,600 cabinets a day, and could be doubled. Cisco-Eagle installed an automated sorting system to assist in shipping speed and efficiency...