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  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…

  The holiday season has descended upon the world of retail and distribution once again, and with it comes all the same ecstasy and agony we’ve grown accustomed to. Sure, the sales figures are always nice to go back over, but the chaos and pressure of the season in the meantime can be a lot 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…

  With the holiday season upon us, we are looking forward to good times with friends and family, and consuming way too much delicious food. But unfortunately, with that comes bad winter weather. At Shelving, Inc., we want to ensure our clients feel prepared for any inclement weather that will inevitably hit the Midwest this 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…

  NEW SERIES ALERT! Every other week, we’re taking a quick break to chat with different staff members here. From their role at the company to the best meal they’ve ever had, this is who makes up Shelving, Inc. To kick things off, we’re starting with our newest hire – Khepra Akanke!   Having attended 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…

  No matter how big your warehouse or how much you have to store, there’s always a few small items that can fall through the cracks. Literally, in some cases. If you deal in small components like electronics parts or hardware, it can be much harder to get an accurate number of how many products Read the full article…

  Overhead cranes come in very handy in a lot of warehouses—so long as you have the room. Frequently seen in the shipping/receiving areas of most warehouses to help move goods along, as well as areas where heavier goods tend to be stored or relocated to most often (including the stuff that is too big Read the full article…

  Pallet racks are one of the hardest-working warehouse installations you’re likely to come across. They’re expected to carry the heaviest loads in the warehouse, and due to the amount of goods being stored on them the wear and tear they encounter is constant. Yet they stand there, without complaint, patiently waiting for another forklift Read the full article…

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