Just like any industry, the world of warehousing is subject to its own trends, changing needs, and buzzwords. As a warehouse manager or employee, you’ve surely lived through a number of them yourself, and this last year or so has been no exception. One trend that’s been gaining momentum among businesses looking to better Read the full article…

  Out of all the facets of warehousing that have seen an increase in popularity over the past year or so, imports have been one of the biggest. A number of factors have contributed to the increase in imported goods being sold. Alongside the increase in online shopping overall during the pandemic, the additional spending Read the full article…

  The rise of online order pickup has led to retailers needing to figure out how to best process these pickups. Online order pickup works as something of a hybrid between ecommerce and traditional retail. Customers are able to place their orders online, but the orders are taken from the inventory at a brick-and-mortar store Read the full article…

  For much of the country, such as us here in Michigan, spring means a lot of things. A return to warmer weather, a lot more sunshine than we’re used to…and the return of some outdoor critters we haven’t seen since the weather started to turn. And while the beauty of nature is always nice Read the full article…

  The last year has had a lot to teach us, no matter what industry you work in or what you do for a living. Among everything we’ve experienced, there’s been a renewed focus on employee safety. Prior to this, employee safety for frontline workers (such as warehouse staff or front-of-house retail employees) tended to Read the full article…

  From beer to tuna and everything in between, canned goods are a staple of American food retail and commerce. Long gone are the days where people cracked jokes about all canned food being SPAM – these days, the convenience and ubiquity of cans have made them an attractive storage and distribution solution for products Read the full article…

  From the major national brands to the batch-made local favorites, beer distributors are the backbone of the beer industry. Serving as something of a middleman between the brewers and the retail outlets that sell them to the customer, beer distributors fulfill many different roles in the process – shipping/logistics, distribution, and even storage until Read the full article…

  It’s time for another Q&A, where we show you the many faces of our Shelving Inc. team. As a small, family-owned company, every single member is integral to our success. Today’s feature: Stacy Bibby.     Stacy grew up in a few different locations, but mainly outside of Chicago and Royal Oak. She went to Read the full article…

  No matter how neatly they’ve been put away or what they contain, pallets can go through a lot at the warehouse. They’re always being moved, disassembled, reassembled, and it can all be hard to manage without knowing right where everything should go. A big part of this is warehouse layout – we frequently design Read the full article…

  When it comes to warehouse design, floor space is always a looming concern – but what about the rest of the space? Once you’ve finally figured out your ideal layout for things like warehouse pallet racks and commercial wire shelving, it can be frustrating to feel like you still don’t have enough space for Read the full article…

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