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November 2023 Insights: Warehouse & Manufacturing Injury Rates

November 30, 2023

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This month, we delve into the reported high rates of injury and illness among warehouse workers, and the ways federal agencies are working to address it. Also, a dive into employment markets – where manufacturers and warehouse operators are falling short, and where the sector may be able to pull workers. Plus, we discuss automation’s rebound in 2024, shipping issues, and a bit more.

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October Insights: The “Robot Tax”, Worker Concerns with Automation

October 26, 2023

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Coverage of issues relating to automation, labor management, material handling, inventory shrinkage, and labor issues for industrial facilities and the people who operate them.

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Insights: Manufacturing Gender Gap, Automation Pitfalls to Avoid

September 26, 2023

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Where can automation cause issues? Intralox explores the pitfalls of downtime and the ways to address it below. We also examine issues relating to recruiting women to manufacturing careers, the need to reshore, Tennessee’s efforts to build a modern industrial workforce, and more.

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Insights: Ergonomics Study, Automation’s Role in Site Selection

August 24, 2023

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This month, we’re covering economic development and site selection factors based on comparing robotics and labor force development, a detailed ergonomics study on the impact of lifts and other work-positioning equipment on speed and injury rates, manufacturing construction and a bit more.

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Insights: Light-Directed Picking for Manufacturing

July 20, 2023

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A look at ways to optimize labor in manufacturing and distribution operations, as well as more on the current American manufacturing construction boom and how it is affected by inflationary pressures.

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Insights: Manufacturing’s Real Estate Shortage, DC Survey and More

June 27, 2023

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What are the top concerns of distribution center managers in 2023? The latest MMH survey lays it out. We also delve into manufacturing’s real estate problems, batch picking and a little more in this month’s roundup.
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Insights: Tips from ProMat 2023 on Automation, Storage Strategies

May 30, 2023

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This month, we dive into some of the best presentations presented at ProMat 2023, where our own Bryan Gauger and Steel King’s Ryan Wachsmuth teamed up to present tips for storage and practical automation. Muratec’s Scott Matlock dove deep on automation and humanization principles. Also, more on Texas Manufacturing, digital warehousing and more.

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Insights: Expectations for Automation; Industrial Production Statistics

April 27, 2023

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This month, we dive into supply chain and the ongoing impact of labor shortages in the sector from Supply Chain Executive. If you’re interested in evaluating your warehouse, WERC has a program we cover, as well as a dive into American industrial output in early 2023.

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Insights: Manufacturing Employment Survey

March 28, 2023

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Welcome to our March 2023 roundup of news from the warehousing, manufacturing, material handling and logistics world. Employment trends, certifications and technology are the focus this month.

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Insights: Automated Systems & Machine Guards, Deep Lane Flow Testing

February 28, 2023

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This month, we’re covering the need to protect workers against increasingly common accidents involving automated machinery, the design of deep lane pallet flow, the “tipping point” for automation and more in the world of manufacturing, distribution and warehousing.

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