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  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, 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 Read the full article…

  Outsourcing has been a hot topic in the world of business for a long time now, and that goes the same for warehousing as it does anywhere else. Outsourced warehousing has become an increasingly popular way for warehouses to disperse their stock and quickly gain additional working space at a much lower cost than 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…

  Running Shelving, Inc. for 40 years, founder Jack Schodowski has since passed on the company to three of his sons—Joe, Mike and John, as well as his son-in-law Jim Aiello. Chatting with a few of these co-owners, we dove into their venture taking on the family business and what they’ve learned so far.   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 Read the full article…

Whether you send products to retail outlets, deal in B2B, or sell directly to consumers, managing orders is one of the most important things a warehouse can do. By preventing errors in orders and getting products to your customers on time, you can maintain a good standing with your clients and prevent inventory issues down 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 Read the full article…

  The word “audit” might make a lot of people nervous this time of year given it’s tax season, 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 Read the full article…

  It’s that time of year again—now that the weather is nice, everyone is starting to make big screen cleaning plans for their home, seeing just how much they can get done. And while we absolutely support any kind of home organization plan, we do think it’s worth spending some time getting your warehouse cleaned Read the full article…

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