We’ve all been there—there’s too many items in your current warehouse, nothing is being tracked right, and it’s just too darn hard to find anything. A quick solution to a lot of these issues is barcoding—the art of placing barcodes at every item location throughout the warehouse in order to better track current inventory standings Read the full article…

Despite the best efforts of the last few months, it feels like warm weather has finally returned to most parts of the country. While the arrival of summer can be a good thing outside of work—cookouts, family vacations, reckless amounts of fireworks—it does mean any warehouse you manage is going to need a little tweaking Read the full article…

It can feel like a combination of report card day, dorm inspection, and getting called into the boss’ office, but client visits are a regular occurrence in the world of warehousing that don’t have to be as stressful as they sound. It’s not too different from cleaning your house before you have company over—you just 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…

The frequency at which an item sells can have a huge impact on operations throughout an entire warehouse. Some of it will probably seem obvious at first—fast-moving items need to be stored somewhere more convenient, for instance—but there’s actually a lot of ways that products can be reorganized based on how often they’re sold, and Read the full article…

Order picking is a necessary part of any warehouse, fulfillment center, or distribution center and can be far more complicated than most people expect. While it sounds simple in premise—find the items, get them in the order, out it goes—there’s a lot that can go into it in order to ensure the picks are as Read the full article…

The constant rush, confusion, and influx of orders into a warehouse can sometimes make it feel more like a fast food job than warehousing work. And while your employees are surely expecting some chaos and confusion, if they wanted to work at McDonald’s they could…well, just work at McDonald’s. Constant rushing, headaches, and poor planning Read the full article…

Sometimes it can feel like there’s too many options when it comes to inventory management. Every method, every software, every counting style brings its own advantages and disadvantages, not to mention the changes they can generate in your warehouse itself. While you might already have a method that works for you, or maybe you’re considering Read the full article…

The term “organization” means a lot of different things in business these days. From charts to management positions, if most people in business hear the term “organization” they typically assume it has something to do with employees and managers. But here at Shelving, Inc, we like to specialize in a different kind of organization—organizing your Read the full article…

The word “audit” might make a lot of people nervous, but they can be very handy for warehouses when done properly. Much like any business, warehouses should be audited at regular intervals to maintain operational efficiency, identify areas of improvement, and look for opportunities to make things run even better. But don’t worry, it isn’t Read the full article…

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