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
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
Manufacturers continue to depend on a wide range of containers and equipment when it comes to generating their products and getting orders out the door, but none may be as important as the almighty wire storage bin. These containers come in all shapes and sizes, helping companies large and small handle their inventory and supplies with added efficiency. Continue reading
The humble gaylord box is one of the world’s most widely used shipping and storage containers. The versatility of gaylord boxes is well-known, so you can find them in nearly every industry. They’re often used to ship, store or sort different products and materials as they move throughout the supply chain. These large, bulk containers are known for hauling large volumes of goods or products. Continue reading
Seasonal fluctuations play an integral role in the warehousing and logistics industry. Regardless of what kinds of products you manage, demand is bound to change from month to month and season to season. From couples and singles on Valentine’s Day to summer vacation, back to school season and the traditional holiday shopping bonanza, nearly every industry falls prey to shifting demand. The 2019 holiday season is expected to see retail spending growth of 3.7 percent to $1.035 trillion, the highest on record. And Cyber Monday remains the busiest shopping day of the year.
Overstock inventory can cost retailers as much as $123.4 billion every year. As much as you want to avoid overstocking, it’s bound to happen from time to time as demand fluctuates. Even with a reliable data analytics program, forecasting future demand isn’t always an exact science. When your facility hangs on to extra inventory, your storage costs will go through the roof. To better manage your overstock inventory, utilize collapsible metal wire baskets. These containers help your facility stay flexible as inventory levels change over time. Continue reading