Path optimization is something every warehouse needs to consider now and then, no matter what they store. An unoptimized picking path can lead to delayed orders, mispicked items, traffic jams, and in extreme cases even product damage and injury to workers. Due to the numerous different types of work going on in a warehouse, managing Read the full article…

Warehouse mezzanines are a staple of warehouse design that more warehouses need, but few fully understand how to make the most out of them. By adding an all-new layer of floor space and storage into your warehouse, a well-placed mezzanine can help solve a lot of your storage problems and create additional space for work Read the full article…

When it comes to warehouse storage, sometimes how you store your goods is just as important as where. Most of you reading this will be aware of FIFO, or first-in-first-out storage. FIFO is typically used as a way to manage lot and batch numbers by ensuring that products are sold and shipped in the order Read the full article…

Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly how well your warehouse is performing. Sure, there’s all the KPIs we usually check such as sell-through rates and inventory counts, but those can only go so far when trying to understand just how things work in your warehouse. Any warehouse, no matter how well-oiled it may Read the full article…

Receiving products is one of the trickiest but most important jobs any warehouse can do – and this goes double for 3PL vendors. If you serve as a third-party logistics vendor for an external company such as a retail company or product manufacturer, you know how crucial it is to get orders right and keep Read the full article…

Racks, shelves, carts – spend any amount of time in a warehouse and you’re bound to see any number of methods for storing, transporting, and retrieving product. Warehouse storage bins are a versatile form of storage for products that tends to go a little overlooked in many cases. Traditional warehouses tend to keep their products Read the full article…

You’ve done it! The dust has settled, your packages have made it to their final destination to find a happy home at retail stores or in the homes of customers as holiday gifts, and everyone’s back from their New Year’s celebrations. One question may come to mind – now what? Everyone jokes about making (and Read the full article…

These days, no matter how the economy is faring, it seems like there’s always new industries ready to expand – and these expanding industries often need the help of a good warehouse for storage. Take medical storage and pharmaceutical storage, for example. Studies have shown that pharmaceutical storage is going to be one of the Read the full article…

Despite the occasional economic uncertainty faced by businesses these days, warehouse demand has been increasing over the past few years in ways many warehouse owners were unprepared for. Thanks to the rise in e-commerce, changing expectations for shipping times, and the various changes in the way products are transported and stored, warehouse space is in Read the full article…

  Lot tracking is an increasingly popular method for food storage warehouses to track large groups of items with the same expiration date – but what effect does it have on your warehouse? With lot tracking, your items are grouped together in a similar fashion to batch picking except all of the needed information is Read the full article…

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