No matter how well-staffed your warehouse might be, or how hard your teams work, every warehouse will encounter a few slower periods. These lean periods can stem from a combination of factors, both internal and external. No matter what the cause, the impact of reduced productivity on your warehouse can have a huge effect on Read the full article…

The staging area is one of the most important areas of a warehouse – and as a result, it also needs to be one of the most flexible. As a crucial step in the process of transporting goods to their final destination, be it in the hands of the customer or simply to another distribution Read the full article…

Despite all the arguments about the health of the current economy, keeping any business financially stable has been a tough order the past few years. A combination of factors brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an exponential increase in nearly everything you would need to run a warehouse: transportation costs, property costs, and Read the full article…

The last time you looked around your warehouse, did you notice it was a little…flat?  Sure, most warehouses are, but the implicit or explicit focus on maximizing horizontal space could mean you’re missing out on potential opportunities to expand your current storage capacity. A lot of warehouses try to fill up every available square inch Read the full article…

No matter how much we have in common, every warehouse is different at the end of the day. Different products, different areas to be served, different points along the supply chain – and while the functions of these warehouses can be similar on a superficial level, the work can be drastically different too. But, even Read the full article…

Despite the ever-shifting weather and seasonal trends over the past decade, thanks to both the ongoing presence of El Nino or the more immediate effects of climate change, a sudden change in weather conditions can still have a massive impact on logistics.  From the manufacturing process to the transportation and storage of goods, your supply Read the full article…

In today’s rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape, periodically reevaluating your shipping approach is essential. Shipping has transformed into a crucial component of creating customer loyalty. The last mile, which signifies the final leg of the e-commerce supply chain, offers a substantial opportunity for enhancement. Supply chain leaders are no longer just cost managers but have become Read the full article…

Every year brings with it a number of lessons for warehouse staff and management, and 2024 was no exception. If there’s one lesson that always applies, it’s flexibility. As we all continue to adjust to “the new normal” for however long that might take, the entire logistics chain will continue to update as well.  Of Read the full article…

Material handling is the name of the game in warehousing, but it can be more difficult to create a material handling strategy than you might expect – and even more difficult to improve it. As warehouses are continually tasked with managing inventory of all shapes and sizes, the techniques needed to manage this shifting inventory Read the full article…

Warehouse procurement can be a difficult task at the best of times, but when the holiday season rolls around, these difficulties can only get magnified.  Even the best-laid procurement plans can encounter unexpected snags and difficulties during the peak seasons for retail and distribution, and if left unchecked, these issues can continue affecting you even Read the full article…

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