11/12/2014 5 Easy Pieces
A recent study illuminating how the industry views its own economic recovery, suggests that companies are more focused now on making investments to succeed. As an answer to the current industry trends, Interlake Mecalux has developed a five-point approach to meeting its customers’ broad spectrum of needs through the Easy WMS, such as multi-site functionality and software on-demand.
11/12/2014 A turning point named crisis
Interlake Mecalux has taken the global population’s crisis mindset as a decisive moment to grow and expand, to be a bigger and better rack manufacturer in the face of economic hardships by means of synergy and cooperation between each part of the company (engineering, manufacturing, customer service, sales and marketing). From having one foot on the door when selling the first rack to executing the order on time, everything counts towards providing an excellent and outstanding service.
11/12/2014 ALAN: Wired For Relief
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is a not-for-profit organization that plays matchmaker between supply chain professionals and relief agencies in times of emergency. But it isn´t just an organization that looks for ladders and functioning trucks when the Red Cross is too swamped to do it themselves. It is one of the few organizations always preparing for disaster by wiring existing networks and tapping into groups or regions in which ALAN doesn’t have a strong presence.
11/01/2015 Atlantic Rack: Triple Threat
Atlantic Rack is a multi-million dollar warehouse equipment and supply distributor. that distinguishes more as a solutions company than a racking distributor. Mecalux was both the first and second company to extend Atlantic credit to Atlantic in its very beginings, and Atlantic positioned itself as a destination to which customers turned, not just as simple suppliers of rack, but as a source for strategic solutions to their specific needs. Incorporating old rack with new systems, orchestrating machines to fit with new rack, and detailing how quickly customers will see a ROI – among other procedures -customer satisfaction is the Atlantic´s goal.
11/12/2014 Choosing the clean path
Manufacturers address their hazardous waste byproducts in a way that enhances productivity while still complying with environmental regulation. Interlake Mecalux owns vital environmental devices that are helping it make great strides in the fight against industrial waste. To give an example, at the Sumter and Pontiac facilities in the South Carolina and Illinois respectively, an “all-in-one” and “worry-free” pretreatment solution was put into practice to reduce, not only the amount of effluent and environmental hazards, but also the number of stages required in a pretreatment process.
18/05/2015 Cold Hard Cash vs.Greenhouse Gas
The U.S. market has dropped its total GHG emissions by 35 percent over the last two decades without the governance of the EPA. The EPA will continue its efforts started in January to reduce GHG emissions in stationary sources, but one the industry said is a burden unnecessarily placed on them because of the sloppiness of other manufacturing industries.
14/12/2014 Country Spotlight: Brazil
While the United States and Europe have been reeling with a cumbersome economic recovery, the South America’s largest country has steadily become the eighth-largest economy in the world.The history of Mecalux in Brazil begins in 2005, when it incorporated its 290,500 square foot production plant in Sao Paulo to meet the challenges of a booming economy,and becoming one of the fastest growing industry leaders to the South American region. The warehouse solutions Mecalux provides run the gamut to a wide array of industries throughout the country: wholesale, food and beverage, textile, construction, pharmaceuticals, transport, international logistics operation services, etc.
18/11/2015 FEFO/FIFO impact on the warehouse
FEFO/FIFO is a technique for managing material that aims to consume or supply products by selecting those closest to expiration first, and when the expiration is the same, the oldest first.
18/01/2015 Fire Works
The most important fire protection a warehouse can have is a well-designed, fully functioning and properly installed sprinkler system.Fire grows three times faster in vertically stored commodities than those stored horizontally. This makes extinguishing warehouse fires extremely challenging because they spread quickly. So, matching the right storage facility with the right fire prevention system can make the difference between scorch and soot. The wet pipe system, the Early Supression Fast Response (ESFR), the In-frack Fire Sprankler System, the Quell Fire Sprinkler System, the Dry Pipe Fire System and the Ecoogical Five systems´advantages and disadvantages are discussed.
22/03/2015 Fueling Sales of Fuel Cells
Fuel cells are leading the way in alternative energy innovations. American industries have started deploying fuel cell technology. Though it will almost certainly be automobiles that eventually bring fuel cells into the homes of average consumers, it has so far proven to be the warehousing and manufacturing industries bringing fuel cells to the automotive industry.Part of what makes lift trucks a more viable outlet for fuel cell technology is that lifts are smaller, carry less daily risk and are not produced in the same quantities as automobiles.