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  The thing about warehouses in the modern day is that they may not always be in the same place, and they may not hold still long enough for you to really keep track of them. For many industries that require small parts to get their job done, or for travelling salesmen that still keep Read the full article…

  Order picking is a big part of warehouse operations, and it’s something that can vary strongly from warehouse to warehouse depending on your priorities and the items you carry. But while there may not be a one-size-fits-all order picking strategy for every single warehouse, there are a number of things that will influence your Read the full article…

  There’s a lot of different ways to handle inventory, and many of them can change depending on your chosen industry and how you distribute products to customers. Customers, however, can often serve as the best way to determine your best inventory priorities going forward. If your business deals in selling products directly to consumers Read the full article…

  As a warehouse, your job is to store products that people presumably want to buy, and then ship those products out in a timely manner to retail outlets or the customer themselves. Accordingly, there’s perhaps no feeling worse for a warehouse than knowing you’ve run out of an item. Every time a popular item Read the full article…

  We all want a more accurate inventory, right? No matter what you store or how you handle it, it can feel like getting an accurate and fair inventory count is the toughest part of maintaining a warehouse. This can lead to a lot of bad habits along the way, as your desire to get Read the full article…

  While it’s true that warehouses exist to safely store product over a long period of time, the actual receiving of the product can be just as crucial to daily operations. Of course, any warehouse with regular product intake can find themselves with a lot on their plate, and after a while you might start Read the full article…

  No matter what metrics you track or how your warehouse judges success, we all know the biggest impact on these numbers stems from the holiday months. The end of the year is where the biggest information about yearly sales, staffing levels, and other KPIs is found, due in large part to the pure sales Read the full article…

  It’s the phrase no warehouse manager wants to hear: “We’re losing a lot of money on storing/shipping our inventory”. While it may not be accurate to call these issues ‘unavoidable’, in many cases they tend to creep up without notice. Some of the biggest money sinks when it comes to inventory management and transport Read the full article…

  While implementing barcodes can go a long way towards making inventory management that much easier, there’s a lot that can go wrong with it. Not in a completely catastrophic way, of course, but in just enough of a way that, if implemented incorrectly, can begin to cause bigger problems throughout the warehouse, and that 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 Read the full article…

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