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6/23/2017

A group of subdistributors for Kellogg are asking for compensation after they were let go from their jobs when Kellogg changed distribution from direct-store delivery to the warehouse model. The subdistributors are threatening a class-action lawsuit if Kellogg does not respond.

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6/23/2017

Thyssenkrupp is planning $112 million in cost reductions within its industrial solutions unit. The company in December announced an original cost-cutting plan of $502 million over three years.

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6/23/2017

Waveless order fulfillment increases supplier flexibility by applying conditional rules to continuously flowing orders, writes Craig Moore of HighJump. Dynamic waves help suppliers meet demand for same-day delivery by minimizing employee downtime and streamlining throughput, he writes.

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6/23/2017

Staples is reportedly in talks to be bought by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm. Sources said the talks center on debt financing for Sycamore Partners to buy out the retailer.

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6/23/2017

Deep learning can extend the capabilities of machine learning by simulating the five senses when assessing data and drawing correlations, writes Mo Patel of Teradata. Manufacturing is just one industry that should be receptive to deep learning, he writes.

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6/23/2017

Reshoring always involves complexity. but cloud-based enterprise resource planning solutions can integrate testing, planning and production, write Evert Bos and Lee House of Sikich. "Manufacturers can further quell their fears with proactive security measures like penetration testing, cybersecurity risk assessments and vulnerability scanning," they write.

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6/23/2017

The cost of data-collection sensors will be reduced as manufacturers adapt wireless energy, writes Doug Stovall of Ossia. The ability to transmit energy wirelessly also minimizes downtime and reduces redundancy constraints, he writes.

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6/23/2017

Data centers and distribution centers can't fulfill customers' demands for accuracy, same-day delivery and affordability without using industrial internet of things systems and devices, Rick Vanover of Veeam writes.

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6/23/2017

Same-level slips, trips and falls are the top three causes of employee injuries, Karen Hamel writes. Revised standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aim to reduce injury by requiring inspection and repair of walking-working surfaces.

6/23/2017

Onboarding processes that acknowledge learning preferences of digital natives while streamlining HR needs could benefit from enterprise information platforms, writes Danielle Simer of Hyland. Role-based security settings and checklist functionality are two methods for improving onboarding, she writes.