Monthly Archives: April 2020

A Comprehensive Guide to Inventory Control for Your Automotive Warehouse

comprehensive guide inventory control your automotive warehouse

Managing a warehouse in the automotive industry comes with its own specific considerations. When you’re assembling complex pieces of machinery that sell for tens of thousands of dollars, you need to make sure that you’re managing your inventory effectively or the results could take a significant bite out of your bottom line. You may end up with spare parts you no longer need, fall behind on crucial delivery timelines or waste valuable time and resources tracking down parts and supplies. Continue reading

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations

checking inventory with tablet

Running a warehouse or distribution center isn’t what it used to be. Today’s facilities are full of automated equipment, precise picking paths and thousands of individual SKUs as more companies start selling their products online. Managing a warehouse now means keeping track of thousands of dissimilar items while making sure they arrive at their destination on time. If you fall behind on inventory management, you could lose track of important items or miss certain delivery deadlines.  Continue reading

6 Essential Food Safety Regulations for Distribution Centers and Warehouses

potatoes being boxed for grocery store sale

When it comes to running a food distribution center or warehouse, sanitation needs to be top of mind. The stakes are much higher when you’re sending out products and orders that are meant for human consumption. Small errors and contamination could easily lead to widespread illness, item recalls and even death.  Continue reading

4 Ways to Improve Order Picking in Manufacturing Warehouses

woman checking inventory with scanner

The picking process is one of the best ways to measure the overall efficiency of your warehouse. For manual picking systems, the average time is 159 seconds. With digital picking systems, the average time is just 87 seconds. Measure how long it takes your employees to retrieve certain items for outgoing orders. If you and your team can’t keep up with these averages, it might be time for a change. Continue reading