April manufacturing output declines but still showing overall growth, reports ISM

While seeing a modest sequential decline, April manufacturing output remained on the right side of growth, according to the most recent edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business, which was issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).   The report’s key metric, the PMI, had a reading of 55.4 (a reading of 50… Continue reading April manufacturing output declines but still showing overall growth, reports ISM

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

I just completed the data gathering process for ARC’s global Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) market research study. Although I have not yet completed the market forecast, I certainly have a good feel for what the WMS market experienced in 2021. As expected, WMS solution providers (in aggregate) experienced accelerated growth. This above-trend growth is primarily… Continue reading Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

Gwyn McNeal Talks Career Growth & Work-Life Balance for Women

During Women’s History Month in March, the Extra Space Storage Women’s Employee Resource Group met with Chief Legal Officer Gwyn McNeal to explore the challenges women face in the workplace, raising a family, and advancing their careers. McNeal joined Extra Space Storage in 2013 after representing the company for several years as outside counsel. During… Continue reading Gwyn McNeal Talks Career Growth & Work-Life Balance for Women

From Spreadsheets to Cloud-Driven Growth and Profitability

By Enable · March 17, 2022 Often overlooked, B2B deals and rebates could separate a profitable quarter from an unprofitable one. Yet, nobody seems to have a solid understanding on exactly when and where the money is. How did we reach this point? With Harvard Business Review, we dive into the real pain points of… Continue reading From Spreadsheets to Cloud-Driven Growth and Profitability

Super Retail Group targets future growth with Körber Supply Chain

Iconic Aussie retailer Super Retail Group is optimising its omni-channel offering by deploying Körber Supply Chain’s K.Motion Warehouse Management System across its entire logistics and fulfilment network. MHD sits down with Patrick Fountain, General Manager – Supply Chain Planning & Strategy at the leading retailer to find out more.  The ongoing disruption to our lives… Continue reading Super Retail Group targets future growth with Körber Supply Chain

Aus Post records revenue growth and losses

Australia Post says in the first half of the 2021-2022 Financial Year, group revenue was $4.80 billion revenue was $3.87 billion and letters revenue $935 million. The group revenue was up 10.4 per cent from 2020 while parcels and services were up 13.6 per cent, but letters revenue was down 1.2 per cent despite the… Continue reading Aus Post records revenue growth and losses

Services economy trends down in February while growth remains strong

February services economy activity remained on the right side of growth, although it declined compared to January, according to the February edition of the Services ISM Report on Business, which was issued today by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The reading for the report’s key indicator—the Services PMI (formerly the Non-Manufacturing PMI)—at 55.1(a reading… Continue reading Services economy trends down in February while growth remains strong

NORD on a growth trend

Drive specialist NORD DRIVESYSTEMS continues on the course of growth and success. Thanks to innovative new products and comprehensive investments – the largest in the company’s history so far – the family company from North Germany could increase its sales by almost 18% in 2021, compared to the previous year, and further expand its position… Continue reading NORD on a growth trend

Element Logic ready for global growth

Element Logic recently attained global distribution rights for sales and implementation of AutoStore, which it says is an important and logical step towards supporting international customers and keeping its role as the world’s largest AutoStore distributor. “We are excited to expand our operations globally,” HĂĄvard HallĂĄs says, Chief Commercial Officer at Element Logic. Element Logic… Continue reading Element Logic ready for global growth

Peak parcel volume growth declined in 2021

E-commerce delivery experience platform Parcel Perform has unveiled new logistics insights based on parcel tracking volumes around 2021’s peak e-commerce season for the US and Europe. The findings indicate and reinforce an industry-wide consensus of the decline in the lustre and appeal of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) e-commerce events among consumers. Based on… Continue reading Peak parcel volume growth declined in 2021