A Look at E-Commerce’s Disruption of the Supply Chain

Have you been to a mall recently? In many cities, malls aren’t exactly bustling with activity. Retail in general has had a tough time recently, and that’s because more and more people are shopping online. E-commerce is changing the way things are sold, and it’s essentially altering the supply chain. E-Commerce and the Warehousing Industry… Read more »

Will Global Warehousing Costs Increase?

The global pandemic has had quite the impact on all sorts of things, including warehousing and warehousing costs. Both shippers and consignees can expect global warehousing costs to increase. Why? Well, there’s high demand and low supply. Combine that with rising construction costs, and you can expect warehousing rents to increase by 10% or more… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Warehouse for e-Commerce Growth

Is the warehouse you currently use prepared for e-commerce growth? Or are the ones you’re looking at prepared? What if you work at a warehouse? How can warehouses prepare for inevitable e-commerce growth?  Order Picking No matter what the industry, the most labor-intensive and costly activity for most warehouses is order-picking. What can help that… Read more »

Don’t Let the Summer Heat Adversely Affect Warehouse Operations 

Don’t let the summer heat adversely affect your warehouse operations. What are some things a warehouse can do to keep cool in the summer? Screens Consider utilizing metal screen doors to help with airflow. Rather than just leaving a normal door open, which can invite pests and bugs inside, screened doors are ideal. Insulation  Check… Read more »

An Overview of Important Warehouse Zones

Warehouses may have different zones used for different purposes. Certain items need to be stored in certain ways. For example, certain things might need to be stored above or below a certain temperature. Or, if something is volatile, it might need a special cabinet, area or room. Zoned storage involves locating items in a specific… Read more »