In the world of retail, distribution, and e-commerce, having the right picking and packing staff is absolutely critical to getting things done on time. With the constant flow of product both into and out of most warehouses, making sure your picking staff is trained, equipped, and prepared for whatever may come can have a major Read the full article…

  Picking—it’s a necessary function of any modern warehouse, but the processes involved can get messy and overcomplicated with time. Every warehouse has their own individual needs when it comes to picking, packing, and moving items, but there’s a few areas nearly any distribution center or warehouse could focus on in order to improve operations Read the full article…

Order errors are maybe the one part of warehousing that’s just as frustrating for the warehouse as it is the customer. Nobody likes their order to show up incorrect—from retailers that need their correct product allocation to sell back to consumers, to individual customers that were expecting a certain product. At worst it can lose 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…

Order picking—as important as it is for many aspects of a warehouse, it can have a huge impact on how the needs of your customers are being met. Think about it like this: if the point of every customer interaction you have is to place an order and get them the items they need, then Read the full article…

Warehouses, like so many other aspects of the retail world, exist as part of a service industry. Whether you sell direct-to-consumer or you distribute products to retail outlets at various locations, your customers and recipients need to know they can rely on your warehouse to get them the goods they need, right when they need Read the full article…

At the end of the day, every warehouse lives and dies based on its ability to effectively fulfill orders. That’s not to make it sound overly dramatic or put too fine a point on it, but a big part of the existence of any warehouse is to fulfill orders and get product out the door. Read the full article…

Whether it’s a huge pallet of individual items or one big bulky part that takes up space and strains your back, pallet racks can find themselves serving as the home for a lot of larger items. And even if the pallet racks themselves are doing all the ‘heavy lifting’ (pardon to pun) when it comes 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 an 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 volume Read the full article…

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