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  Blame Uber and Lyft if you must, but the “sharing economy” is a huge backbone of American society these days and will continue to affect how business is done going into the future. Without getting too far into the Econ 101 weeds, it’s easiest to define the sharing economy as a peer-to-peer method of Read the full article…

  Everyone wants their warehouse to be “future proof”, don’t they? Any warehouse manager who takes the time to review their current operations and plan ahead likes to think they’ve got it all figured out. Of course, we all know what they say about the best laid plans of mice, men, and warehouse staff, and Read the full article…

  As business ramps up and the amount of stockable inventory you carry starts to rise, you may be faced with the temptation to move into a bigger warehouse or rent a second facility. This is understandable. A lot of warehouses think that a larger facility will solve most of their problems, and why wouldn’t Read the full article…

  Blame Amazon, blame impatience, blame an overwhelming number of options for shipping—whatever the reason, more customers are demanding free shipping as an option these days. For distributors and retailers, this is a double-edged sword. Free shipping has been shown to increase revenue across the board, but it can also create a number of logistical Read the full article…

  It’s almost funny—for all the talk there is about safe storage in the warehouse, sometimes the only option for certain items is simply to stack them all up. Obviously this needs to be done with a degree of care and safety, but for a lot of pallets and bulkier items the only real option Read the full article…

  We’re back with another edition of Q&A by the Coffee Machine, where we’re taking a quick break to chat with different staff members here at Shelving, Inc. Next up, Cristine Nettie!   Starting here in 2016, Cristine is our Director of Employee Engagement aka the gal that brings us all together. Her focus is 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 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 Read the full article…

  While it’s true that warehouses exist to safely store product over a long period of time, the actual receiving of the product can be just as crucial to daily operations. Of course, any warehouse with regular product intake can find themselves with a lot on their plate, and after a while you might start Read the full article…

  As you can imagine, here at Shelving Inc we’re all about warehouse organization. But maybe we don’t spend enough time explaining why. Much like when your home is organized, having a clean and organized workplace can actually have a huge positive effect on your workers, both mentally and physically. These more intangible benefits can Read the full article…

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