Few words can send a chill down the spine of warehouse staff than “unsold inventory”.  Not only do they represent a lack of potential income, they can also create organizational hassles up and down the supply chain. The space given over to unsold inventory, if not properly managed, can start to create headaches for Read the full article…

  “Fixed infrastructure” is one of those things every warehouse has, and every warehouse worker has interacted with – but not one that every warehouse worker thinks about.   What is fixed infrastructure?   “Fixed infrastructure”, in warehousing terms, refers to any installation in your warehouse that’s necessary for getting work done, but tends to Read the full article…

We recently finished a multiple-product installation at Vitro Automotive Glass in Westland, MI. During the initial consultation, Vitro stated that their main goals were to improve their warehouse safety efforts and better optimize the space. Read on for the storage solutions we decided on and how the customer has benefited. Safety A major portion of Read the full article…

Maintaining a warehouse can get awfully expensive, can’t it? There’s a lot of moving parts, a lot of inventory to manage, and a lot of costs that can suddenly crop up. While this all sounds like part and parcel of any business (and it absolutely is, no matter what you do), there are always little Read the full article…

Short-term rentals of warehouse space have been changing the way warehouses are used in the modern era. Between the increasing need for ecommerce mobility and the widening storage needs of small businesses, a lot of people are finding the option of renting a small part of a larger warehouse to be a far more efficient Read the full article…

Blame Amazon, blame impatience, blame an overwhelming number of options for shipping—whatever the reason, more customers are demanding free shipping as an option these days. For distributors and retailers, this is a double-edged sword. Free shipping has been shown to increase revenue across the board, but it can also create a number of logistical headaches Read the full article…

Inventory is the backbone of warehouses—after all, without inventory to store, there’s not much point in having a warehouse, is there? But the thing nobody warns you about is that inventory is expensive to keep around. Even above and beyond the value of the goods themselves, inventory management can bring with it a large number Read the full article…

You work in a warehouse long enough, you start to think you’ve seen everything. You know right where everything has to go, you know exactly what kind of warehouse shelves you have to use, and you finally feel like you have everything under control. And maybe you do! But if there’s one thing we’ve learned Read the full article…

A lot of focus in the warehousing industry is paid to the idea of logistics—the moving of products into and out of your facility into the hands of retailers, consumers, and the like. But what if those products had to move back into your warehouse even after the sale?   In these times of online Read the full article…

Do you ever feel a little…overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your warehouse? Whatever it is your warehouse deals in, you’re bound to carry a ton of different individual product types, all with their own storage needs, sales volumes, and the like. It can get a little hard to organize at times, but an Read the full article…

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