Category Archives: Storage

A Comprehensive Guide to Inventory Control for Your Automotive Warehouse

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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

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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

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 Essential Storage Solutions for Automotive OEM Suppliers

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The automotive industry isn’t what it used to be. Instead of storing and shipping hundreds of different automotive parts from the same warehouse or showroom, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are starting to focus their efforts on certain niches within the industry, while emphasizing personalization and innovation. Trying to keep hundreds of different parts under the same roof can be a losing game. There’s always going to be another company that does it cheaper, so companies are looking to put their own unique stamp on the industry by focusing on a particular set of products, such as aftermarket tires, smart transmissions and wireless communication systems. Continue reading

How to Make Push-Back Racking Work in Your Warehouse

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Push-back racks can benefit your warehouse in more ways than one. As opposed to selective racking, push-back racks use gravity-fed telescoping carts that automatically push inventory back when new items are loaded onto the rack. Your team can then access items on both sides of the aisle. Push-back racks allow for storage at higher cubic densities, approximately 25 percent to 65 percent greater than selective racking. They also allow for a first-in/last-out storage system, meaning your team can access dated inventory instead of pulling the most recent items from the shelf. This keeps your inventory moving and your warehouse doesn’t end up sitting on older items for months or even years at a time. Continue reading

6 Storage Options to Improve Time Management in the Warehouse

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Proper time management is a must in any warehouse. With warehouse worker wages on the rise, your existing workforce needs to work smarter, not harder. Nearly every aspect of your facility can affect time management, including the location of your loading dock, how you organize your inventory and how well you maintain your facility. If you’re looking to make the most of your team, use these storage options to improve efficiency in the workplace. Continue reading

Maximize Your Assembly Operations: 3 Ways to Utilize Flow Racks

ROLLER FLOW RACK

Flow racks are commonly used in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They help you quickly sort and organize incoming and outgoing inventory. They also make it easy to move products from one end of your facility to another so your employees don’t have to move everything by hand. With the warehousing industry facing a labor shortage, flow racks can help you make the most of your existing employees. Continue reading

The Best Industrial Storage Bins and Racking for Food Bank Warehouses

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Managing a food bank warehouse isn’t the same as running a traditional warehouse. Instead of sorting, shipping and storing consumer products at room temperature, your products have a shelf life, which means timing is everything. Food products also tend to be more sensitive than traditional consumer goods, so you and your team need to use caution when handling and storing your products. Continue reading

3 Ways Organizer Bins Help Improve Picking Productivity

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Product picking is an integral part of the order fulfillment process. The faster you and your team can retrieve certain items from the shelf, the faster you can prepare these items for shipment and deliver them to your customers. Considering 36.8 percent of online sellers carry between 1,000 and 10,000 SKUs, you may need to rethink your picking strategy if you want to stay competitive and get your items out the door as soon as possible. Continue reading