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Forklifts vs. Overhead Cranes

If you’re handling materials in your warehouse, you already know there’s no equipment shortage to use. Two popular pieces of material handling equipment are forklifts and overhead cranes, and it should go without saying that each piece has its fair share of pros and cons. So which piece suits your environment the best? In this…

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Top 5 Metrics for Measuring Warehouse Productivity

A productive warehouse is a more profitable warehouse, but how do you measure warehouse efficiency? It all starts with identifying key performance indicators, or KPIs, setting goals, and then tracking them over time. In this post, we’ll cover some of the KPIs that you might consider tracking in your warehouse to gauge productivity and identify…

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Energy Saving Tips in a Warehouse

There are many reasons to commit to saving energy in your facility. For starters, it’s good for the environment. Secondly, it can be good for your bottom line – as, with any savings, you can translate to lower utility bills. And last but not least, consumers want to do business with brands and firms that…

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What We Can Learn From Amazon’s Supply Chain Strategy

Today, we all hear about supply chain issues that challenge lead times and delivery times. But there’s one company out there that doesn’t seem to have any of these issues: Amazon. Mainly because, over the years, Amazon has established itself as a world leader in handling, delivery, and supply chain management. So you might be…

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How To Remodel Your Warehouse: 5 Expert Tips

When was the last time you remodeled your warehouse? Even if it’s only been a few years, reexamining aspects of your facility, like your warehouse, equipment, and more, is likely to help improve efficiencies and, ideally, profitability. And in the spirit of continuous improvement, you should always be looking for ways to gain a competitive…

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How To Improve the Safety of Your Pallet Racks

If you’re operating a warehouse, then chances are you’re spending a lot of time working with pallet racks. After all, pallet racks are an essential component for storing and moving significant amounts of inventory. However, pallet racks hold and handle heavy items, so they can certainly pose a risk to your workers on the job.…

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Best Ergonomic Equipment & Safety Tips for Warehouse Workers

Warehouse Worker Holding Back

Warehouse employees frequently lift heavy items, perform repetitive tasks, push and pull loads, and bend and reach in unusual positions. Often, the nature of their jobs leads to work-related injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that warehouse employees experience almost twice the amount of injuries in comparison to workers within the general population. These…

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What Is an Automated Material Handling System & How Can It Help Improve My Warehouse’s Productivity?

automated material handling system

Your material handling systems can determine everything from how you store your products to their movement throughout your manufacturing plant or warehouse. How you manage material handling is a foundational process in your supply chain management, so you’ll want to ensure that you are transporting goods in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Once…

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Five Challenges of Warehousing That Hurt Your Productivity

Time is money, and in a warehouse setting any material handling should be optimized, so it’s streamlined and efficient. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Bad practices can hurt your facility’s overall productivity and bottom line. In this post, we’ll take a look into five common warehousing problems that can reduce warehouse productivity and how…

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Tips for Handling Fragile Materials and Inventory

Glassware. Musical instruments. Tech products. Goods that come into your warehouse must be safely and securely stored, packaged, and, eventually, shipped. While many orders may not require much tender love and care, some do – and it’s your reputation and profitability that could be at risk if you mishandle these items. The good news is…

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