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Q&A: Ralph Rupert, Manager, Unit Load Tech., Millwood, Inc.

Posted By Ralph Rupert, Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A1: Fax machines are still frequently used at our manufacturing locations. In fact, many of our suppliers and customers prefer to fax orders and invoices rather than call or email them in. We also use walkie-talkies as a convenient way to communicate between team members on the manufacturing floor.

A2: At Millwood, we could not live without computer-based software, such as EDI (electronic data interchange), the Pallet Design Systemâ„¢ and other database systems along with smartphones and tablets.

A3: Microsoft Suite (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are absolutes. As our customer base increases so does our use of these technologies. Our marketing team also enjoys using applications in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

A4: In the short term, we expect to see more bar-code labeling in more of our manufacturing facilities to help track how many pallets our team members are repairing each shift. We expect to continue seeing advancements in automation. In our industry specifically, our manufacturing facilities will continue to invest in automatic nailers and ergonomic equipment.

Email Ralph Rupert, Millwood, Inc.

Tags:  app  automation  bar code  cloud  data  edi  electronic  labeling  pds 

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