The Satellite Review

Fifth Edition

The "Made in the USA" mark is a country of origin label that indicates that the product is "all or virtually all" made in the Unites States. The state of American manufacturing is strong and several manufacturers have identified investment in their American facilities as a top priority for future growth. Automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced... learn more in the fifth edition of Westfalia's The Satellite Review Magazine. 

Issue 5
From the editor: Made in the USA: The Power of American Manufacturing
From the editor: Made in the USA: The Power of American Manufacturing

American made products and brands have a strong reputation - innovative, high-quality, durable and reliable. The state of American manufacturing is strong and because of that, investment in American facilities has been identified as a top priority for growth in the coming years.

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From the editor: Made in the USA: The Power of American Manufacturing

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What are the Most Important Aspects to Consider When Designing a Warehouse?
What are the Most Important Aspects to Consider When Designing a Warehouse?

A warehouse design that works perfectly for a facility that ships primarily full-pallet orders may not be as efficient in one that ships a variety of products in limited quantities.

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What are the Most Important Aspects to Consider When Designing a Warehouse?

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Top 11 Warehouse Operations Best Practices
Top 11 Warehouse Operations Best Practices

Warehouse management is complex, but when done right it can reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction and increase warehouse operational efficiency.

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Top 11 Warehouse Operations Best Practices

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How to Support Warehouse Workflows with the Right Technology
How to Support Warehouse Workflows with the Right Technology

Unlike many other fields of work, warehouse workflows are rarely a straight line. Instead, they are complicated feedback loops that are affected by customer orders, availability and inventory levels.

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How to Support Warehouse Workflows with the Right Technology

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Automating the Beverage Industry: How the Right Level of Automation Can Keep You Profitable
Automating the Beverage Industry: How the Right Level of Automation Can Keep You Profitable

If you plan on automating your warehouse, there are a few key factors to research and discuss with the integration company you choose as your partner.

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Automating the Beverage Industry: How the Right Level of Automation Can Keep You Profitable

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Warehouse Automation for Maximum Efficiency
Warehouse Automation for Maximum Efficiency

By integrating a high-density AS/RS with a WES, manufacturers can better manage their inventory to obtain accurate, real-time information on products moving throughout the warehouse.

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Warehouse Automation for Maximum Efficiency

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American Made: Choosing to Partner Local for Your Complete Automated Solution
American Made: Choosing to Partner Local for Your Complete Automated Solution

Tech-savvy and forward thinking companies are choosing to manufacture in America for reasons beyond just patriotism. They are searching for ways to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art products and solutions to their customers in a timely manner.

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American Made: Choosing to Partner Local for Your Complete Automated Solution

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An Integrated Warehouse Execution System: The Key to Effective Product Traceability
An Integrated Warehouse Execution System: The Key to Effective Product Traceability

Integrating a WES into a manufacturer's supply chain management operations is the key to tracking a tracing products end-to-end, from production to point-of-sale.

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An Integrated Warehouse Execution System: The Key to Effective Product Traceability

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Not Your Grandfather's Industry: Manufacturing and Millennials
Not Your Grandfather's Industry: Manufacturing and Millennials

As the workforce continues to evolve, we are once again seeing a shift in the perception of manufacturing. The once considered dark, dirty and dangerous industry is undergoing a makeover as it tries to become more attractive to the younger generation.

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Not Your Grandfather's Industry: Manufacturing and Millennials

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Maximizing Shelf Life: How Automation Enables Bakeries to Increase Efficiency and Profits
Maximizing Shelf Life: How Automation Enables Bakeries to Increase Efficiency and Profits

An increasing number of bakeries are turning to warehouse automation to efficiently manage the short shelf life of fresh bakery products, minimize labor costs and product damage, and maximize inventory accuracy and warehouse capacity.

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Maximizing Shelf Life: How Automation Enables Bakeries to Increase Efficiency and Profits

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AS/RS Staff Role Recommendations
AS/RS Staff Role Recommendations

Working with an AS/RS can bring new challenges that can be proactively solved by educating the right people in your warehouse who work closely with the system.

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AS/RS Staff Role Recommendations

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Westfalia's Top Inventory Supplier: Schaedler Yesco
Westfalia's Top Inventory Supplier: Schaedler Yesco

Schaedler Yesco scored a 100% in all four quarters which earned them the status of Westfalia's top inventory supplier for the second year in a row.

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Westfalia's Top Inventory Supplier: Schaedler Yesco

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