“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 move 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 can Read the full article…

  In the worlds of e-commerce, retail, and product fulfillment, returns are an unfortunate fact of life. Ideally, nobody would ever have to return a product and everyone’s purchases would be perfect right away, but that’s not the world we live in and sometimes things need to be sent back to the warehouse. With the Read the full article…

  The distribution center is the heart and soul of most retail operations, both for warehousing and for the supply chain. No matter how you sell products, whether you serve retail outlets or sell directly to the end consumer via an online storefront, distribution centers are frequently a destination for products along their journey, and Read the full article…

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 their Read the full article…

Every warehouse has those small items that you just can’t quite count easily. Whether it’s tiny electronics parts, small items sold in a package together (like individual nuts and bolts for hardware), or simply something requiring bulk storage, small “uncountable” items can be a hassle in any warehouse. It simply isn’t productive or feasible to 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 order 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 without Read the full article…

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