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Warehouse Safety Checklist: Five Simple Steps to Stay Safe

From heavy machinery to oversized pallets and significant foot traffic, warehouses are home to a number of safety hazards. In fact, studies show that there were about 4.8 injuries per every 100 full-time warehouse workers in 2019 alone. With this in mind, it’s crucial to take every precaution possible to keep your employees, clients, and…

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Your Guide to Vertical Pallet Movement

When U.S. cities became too populated, what did developers do? They built up! This concept isn’t just for urban planners, however. One of the best ways to maximize storage space – and free up floor space – in your warehouse is to build vertically. But when you implement vertical storage solutions, you have to consider…

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Common Material Handling Issues & How You Can Avoid Them

Material handling is a strategic process. It requires careful consideration and tactical approaches to ensure success. When done properly, handling products goes smoothly and utilizes the storage space available to its maximum potential. However, it can mean loss of profits when done poorly, and inefficiency wastes precious time and energy. There are many common problems…

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Five Tips for Designing Your Warehouse Layout

Though it’s an old cliché, time is money. And if you’re losing time navigating your warehouse or finding the right items and materials that you need to fulfill orders, then we can assure you that you’re losing money — even if it may not directly show up in your bottom line. Essentially, your warehouse is…

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How to Improve Productivity in Your Pack and Ship Process

Taking the appropriate measures to enhance productivity has a variety of benefits. Yes, taking steps to make sure “every second counts” can do more than just streamline production and reduce overhead costs. It can also deliver products to your customers faster, helping to earn new business and solidify relationships with existing ones. In this post,…

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The Benefits of Specialized End Effectors for Material Handling

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You rely on your material handling systems and processes to improve your customer service, expedite your delivery time, and lower your handling costs. Of course, it takes a wide range of automated, semi-automated, and manual equipment to maintain product integrity, increase efficiency, and keep your workplace injury-free. One innovative tool that can improve your processes?…

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The Best Material Handling Equipment for Order Fulfillment Centers

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The eCommerce industry has grown explosively in the last several years, especially during the previous 12 months. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, many people turned to online shopping for a safer experience amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Companies relying on distributors and order fulfillment centers have experienced unprecedented strains due to the heavy demand for…

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Is It Time to Invest in New Equipment? How to Evaluate Your Material Handling Setup

A new year has arrived, and there’s no better time to evaluate your business’s productivity. Often, this involves upgrading or replacing the warehouse material handling equipment you’re currently using. Below, we’re discussing everything you need to know about evaluating your warehouse’s setup. Read on to learn more! Signs You Need to Revamp Your System When…

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How to Improve Forklift Safety in Your Warehouse

Forklifts are essential for almost every warehouse in the United States. However, these vehicles are also responsible for a considerable portion of workplace injuries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 70 percent of all forklift accidents reported in the US each year could be prevented with more thorough training, better…

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The Best Material Handling Equipment for Assembly Lines

Manufacturers use assembly lines to break the production process into steps that are completed in a specific procedure. Typically, an employee is assigned to each step in the sequence, and the product is complete once it moves through the entire process. This method increases productivity by allowing goods to be produced in large quantities that…

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