Monthly Archives: March 2020

3 Tips to Improve eCommerce Fulfillment Efficiency

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Efficiency is usually top of mind when it comes to running an eCommerce fulfillment center. You and your team need to quickly retrieve items, prepare them for shipment and get them out the door so they can be delivered as fast as possible. For online retailers, the average cost to fulfill an order is 70 percent of the average order value. That means your business is only making 30 percent profit off every item that leaves your facility. Continue reading

7 Efficient Food Warehousing Storage Tips

7 efficient food warehousing tips

Storing food and beverage products is vastly different from handling consumer goods like apparel, electronics, and furniture. Food and beverages will only last so long on the shelf. If these products expire or are mishandled and stored improperly as they make their way through the supply chain, and your products might end up in the local landfill instead of the homes and mouths of consumers. Continue reading

Saving in Your Supply Chain: How to Identify and Minimize Hidden Costs

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Is your supply chain sucking you dry? Moving your goods from point A to B and C isn’t always easy, especially when there are dozens of variables at play. Every dollar counts when it comes to mastering the supply chain. Your business may be hemorrhaging money in certain areas that you may not even realize. For example, your order fulfillment may take far too much time and use way more resources than necessary. With a few adjustments, you can improve your operations and reduce hidden costs. Continue reading

4 Reasons the Oil Industry Should Be Using IBC Totes

white ibc tanks

In 2018, the U.S. produced 669 million metric tons of oil. We tend to associate metal drums with the oil and gas industry, but there may be a better solution when it comes to storing and distributing large quantities of oil. Today, we’ll spend some time advocating for IBC totes. These large, durable containers were designed to store and ship messy industrial products, including chemicals, solvents, and gels. Therefore, oil is a natural fit. Continue reading

5 Tips to Improve the Different Types of Metal Fabrication Processes

closeup craftsman welding

If you work in the metal fabrication industry, you’re all too familiar with the challenges in that space. Working with metal is vastly different than generating other consumer products, such as clothing, food, and plastic goods. Fabricating metal pieces requires a certain level of expertise, rigorous safety standards, and a highly organized facility to ensure that mistakes do not occur. Continue reading