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  Manufacturing warehouses often have to fulfill two very distinct purposes – the manufacturing of goods and products, and the safe storage thereof until they’re sent out to customers. The two-fold nature of manufacturing warehouses can lead to very specific problems, even above and beyond the typical issues encountered by warehouses. These issues can lead Read the full article…

  Warehouses of any size, once they reach a certain threshold of income and product intake, have a lot of financial details they need to keep an eye on. Even if you’re not the head of the financial department, warehouse managers still need to factor cost and revenue into everything they do, as financial statements Read the full article…

  Product numbering and barcoding is a fact of life for every warehouse, no matter what products you deal in, but there’s a lot more that goes into it than you might expect. If you’re new to the world of generating barcode numbers, or if you think there has to be a better way to Read the full article…

  Warehouse analysis can take many different shapes and forms as needed, and it can be hard to know exactly what method will work best for your warehouse. A common type of analysis many warehouses have been turning to these days is ABC analysis. ABC analysis is a simple method of categorizing inventory that divides Read the full article…

  For certain industries, lot tracking is a crucial step in keeping their products safe and shippable. Many products that need to be tracked together in a group, whether it be due to shelf life, expiration date, or batch numbers, are better served with lot tracking. Lot tracking is the act of keeping similar items Read the full article…

  That might sound like a pretty backwards idea to anyone with experience in the industry, but follow us for a bit. Inventory reduction is a necessary part of any business, although a lot of warehouses don’t quite get as in-depth with it as they should. When was the last time you had to clearance Read the full article…

  “Excessive inventory”, on its face, sounds like a good problem to have. After all, more inventory means more products to sell, right? But there’s a lot of situations (most situations, we’d say) where too much inventory can start to be a massive problem. Excess items around the warehouse, or inventory you can’t seem to Read the full article…

  No matter how you feel about performing them, inventory counts are a necessary facet of warehouse operations. After all, a warehouse is nothing without its inventory, and proper inventory management is what’s going to keep your warehouse open, successful, and ahead of the competition. One of the biggest ways to properly manage inventory is Read the full article…

  Whatever your industry, whatever products you deal in, inventory accuracy is critical for any warehouse or distribution center. Accurate inventories can help you keep on top of potential shortages and item loss before it has a chance to affect your bottom line, but for maximum effectiveness these counts need to be done as proactively Read the full article…

  If your warehouse deals with products directly from a vendor, it can be difficult to keep track of all the different SKUs and barcodes that crop up along the way. Different manufacturers and vendors can use some pretty inconsistent SKUs, UPCs, and the like (trust us, there is a difference between them!) and it Read the full article…

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