Category Archives: Bulk Containers

3 Essential Shipping and Storage Containers for Industrial Equipment Suppliers

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Industrial equipment suppliers have their work cut out for them. They often have to keep track of hundreds of individual parts and supplies as they manufacture their products in the facility. They also have to find a safe and cost-effective way to transport their merchandise once it’s been built. These products tend to be heavier and much more fragile than consumer goods. Continue reading

9 Reasons To Use Collapsible Wire Baskets in Your Warehouse

9 reasons to use collapsible wire baskets in your warehouse

Space is everything when it comes to managing a warehouse or distribution center. You need to make the most of every square inch if you’re going to succeed in this highly competitive industry. If you don’t, you could spend a fortune in rent or lose track of your inventory. To succeed, you need to keep track of every item that comes in and out of your facility. Your team should be able to load and unload packages in a timely manner without putting your inventory at risk. Continue reading

The Benefits of Used Wire Baskets

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If you want to keep your warehouse moving at optimal speed, wire baskets are here to help. Every second counts when it comes to picking items off the shelf, fulfilling orders and sending packages out for delivery. Warehouse workers tend to repeat these steps dozens, if not hundreds, of times throughout the day. Even the slightest improvement in efficiency could yield major results. Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Food Grade IBC Totes

Everything You Need to Know About Food Grade IBC Totes

Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) remain one of the most popular storage containers in the global shipping industry. Made of exceptionally durable plastic, you can use IBCs to safely store and ship a range of wholesale products, including food and beverages. It’s one of the most reliable and cost-effective ways to move your products from point A to point B so you can spend more time focusing on the quality of your food and beverage products and less time fiddling with individual containers. Continue reading

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations

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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

4 Ways to Improve Order Picking in Manufacturing Warehouses

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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

4 Reasons the Oil Industry Should Be Using IBC Totes

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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

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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