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  Safety is a top concern for any factory, warehouse, or storage facility, and so is keeping your products organized and together where they need to be. While everyone has their own strategies for keeping their workers and facilities safe, there’s actually a few ways to combine these two and help your facility get organized Read the full article…

In a number of industries and facilities, the most common activity the workers perform is the stocking of shelves. From pallet racks to wire shelving, stocking and retrieving items off various storage shelves is how most warehouse workers will spend their time.   But this sort of repetitive motion comes with a number of risks. Read the full article…

Capacity planning is a vital part of any manufacturing or production facility, one that tends to get overlooked when it comes time to designing your facility and determining production methods.   The term can mean a lot of things depending on how it’s used, but in the context of production and manufacturing capacity planning refers Read the full article…

Any business that produces and/or sells physical products relies on some form of manufacturing to create the products they sell. Small business might produce their own goods on-site or custom-make their products to order, while bigger corporations have massive manufacturing processes that can turn out thousands of items per day.   If you’re considering scaling Read the full article…

No matter how long your facility has been around, there’s always the chance your layout will have to change. Not every warehouse or factory design will meet every purpose, and it’s also entirely likely that your purpose will change over time as your business grows and develops.   Here’s a few common situations that may Read the full article…

A system popularized by many Japanese manufacturers beginning with Toyota in the 1950s, just-in-time systems (also referred to as JIT or Toyota Production System) are a system of manufacturing in which you have just enough inventory on hand to complete a small order of any given product, without any excess inventory or an abundance of Read the full article…

Whether you’re renovating your current distribution center or opening a new one, proper design and layout for your distribution center is crucial. Many companies and retailers have run into major financial troubles due to issues stemming from poor distribution center design and management, and while this might be a frightening prospect you can prevent these Read the full article…

  Ah, inventory. The reason you get business, the reason you have a warehouse, and basically the lifeblood of your company.   And also one of the biggest struggles you might encounter during day-to-day operations.   Whatever it is you stock and however you manage it, inefficient inventory management can be one of the biggest Read the full article…

For any warehouse that has a lot of product turnover, such as retail or ecommerce, many warehouse managers consider carrying safety stock. But is it right for you?   Safety stock, also known as buffer stock, is a term used to describe a level of extra stock kept on hand for certain items to prevent Read the full article…

No matter how needed and important they may be, safety audits are always a big investment of time and energy to make sure they’re done correctly. A good safety audit will encompass every aspect of your facility and warehouse, making sure that workers on any shift, in any department, can perform their duties safely and Read the full article…

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