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Manufacturers make stuff but that’s not all

Date Posted: 10/2/2014

Manufacturers make stuff, yes but that isn’t all we do, was the common theme of today’s luncheon to honor the recipients of the 2014 Manufacturing Awards, a program of MANTEC where Westfalia was a finalist for the Excellence in Continuous Improvement Award.

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Warehousing the beverage industry

Date Posted: 9/17/2014

With such increased speed and productivity requirements, the beverage industry is turning to Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) applications to reduce inventory levels and increase order fulfillment accuracy.

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Safety Checklist for Your Warehouse

Date Posted: 9/2/2014

Warehouse operations require many safety procedures to keep both workers and materials out of harm’s way. Several areas are critical to safe operations and this checklist provides a starting point in addressing safety concerns.

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Q&A with Sazerac

Date Posted: 8/7/2014

Q&A with Jeff Conder in regards to Westfalia partnership.

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Battle over milk packing in Canada

Date Posted: 7/29/2014

In a recent article published on, staff reporter Brian Platt explains the spat over milk containers between dairy farmers and manufacturers. But it is there really a spat? Westfalia's Fred Beer provides in input.

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Warehouse Execution Systems - Simplifying the Process

Date Posted: 7/9/2014

As manufacturers and distributors turn to automation, an increased importance is being placed on the software applications to run operations efficiently.

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Some friendly competition to support the troops

Date Posted: 6/10/2014

Some friendly competition to support our troops – Westfalia supports Operation Gratitude 

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Safety Inspection Checklist for Cables and Wires in Manufacturing

Date Posted: 6/6/2014

Properly maintained wires, cables and cords are crucial for a safe work environment. Reference the checklist below to make sure your cords are safe and well maintained, and implement solutions for improving workplace safety.

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It’s a Matter of Fit: Operations and Budget Dictate AS/RS Design

Date Posted: 5/27/2014

The speed and accuracy of warehouse operations are key factors in a company’s success. Automation stands as the single best way to improve accuracy - up to 99.9% - and increase throughput rates two to three times however, not every technology is right for every need. Learn now matching technology to function, operations and budget in an important step in optimizing technology use.

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Automating the inventory management process

Date Posted: 2/11/2014

Managing and maintaining inventory is one of the most important tasks for efficient warehouse operations and can be completed using FIFO, FEFO or LIFO.

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