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An Upcoming Decade of Technology: What a Difference 10 Years Makes

Looking back 10 years to 2010, the economy was depressed. A January 2010 article in Logistics Management surveyed spending, with 69% of the responders claiming their indication of ‘no spending on new technology’. Companies that were optimistic in spending, solely focused on adding equipment, IT and barcoding. The main theme in the Material Handling... read more »

Doing More with Less

In today’s world of inflating rent costs, increasing energy costs, and expensive construction, “Doing More with Less” is a high priority across all industries and markets. This is a term that can be misunderstood; thought to mean cost-cutting or a reduction in staffing. For Boston Industrial Consulting (BIC), and many of our clients, this... read more »

AGV and Robotic Systems in Manufacturing

Wondering how Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), Automated Lift Trucks (ALT) or other Robotic systems could transform your manufacturing or distribution operations? A few years ago it may have been hard to envision a self-driving robot working in everyday life, but consider something so common as the iRobot Roomba. These mobile, self-propelled, and self-navigating vacuum... read more »

Top Reasons to Use Warehouse Simulation Software

Is your company considering making improvements to eliminate slowdowns or bottlenecks, or adding new equipment? Are you considering a consolidation, expansion, or a need to change the supply chain? If you are looking for a low-cost, low-risk option before investing in any major changes, then warehouse simulation software, run by experienced industrial experts, may... read more »

Use Your Square Footage Wisely

Does your distribution center, warehouse, or manufacturing operation need to make better use of the space it currently occupies? Or perhaps, your company has seen some growth and you are considering whether a move to a larger facility would be beneficial? Boston Industrial Consulting can help your company decide what would be the best... read more »