Category: Warehousing Industry

How to Prepare Your Warehouse for e-Commerce Growth

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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 »

An Overview of Important Warehouse Zones

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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 »

What Are Examples of a “Green” Supply Chain?

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These days it’s smart to think about the environment. We don’t want to live in a world where birds, fish and animals go extinct, leading to human extinction. We also don’t want to pollute the world anymore than it already is! Thankfully, more and more companies are thinking about “green” supply chains. Basically, this is… Read more »

How Warehouse Efficiency Can Boost Your Bottom Line

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Warehouse efficiency can have a big effect on your bottom line. The more efficient the warehouse is, the more money saved and the more profit realized, ideally. Working with an efficient warehouse will help you satisfy your customers’ needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. Warehouse Situation While most businesses spend a lot of time… Read more »

How Third Party Logistic Partners Are Helping During the Pandemic

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The global pandemic changed the way most businesses do business. Indeed, 2020 was a challenging year for many businesses who had to learn to adapt to changing conditions and regulations. COVID-19 definitely altered supply chains. It also led to a shift from retail to e-commerce. As if online orders weren’t already exploding, with most people… Read more »

What Are the Most Critical Parts of Warehouse Operations?

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What are the most critical parts of warehouse operations? Well, they are the basics: receiving, put-away, storage, picking, packing and shipping. Receiving With receiving, a warehouse needs to verify that what is taken in is what they expect! For instance, they check to make sure what they’re taking in is indeed the correct product, with… Read more »

The United States Does Not Have Enough Warehouse Space for Future Demand

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Does the USA have enough warehouse space? No, it doesn’t. In the next five to ten years you can expect many more warehouses to be built around the country to handle the ever-growing world of e-commerce. Machines, buildings, and people will be needed to handle all sorts of boxes and orders. If 2020 taught us… Read more »

How to Incorporate Analytics Into Your Warehouse

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Look around you and you’ll see a world changing at a frantic pace in all facets of life. This is especially true when it comes to business. It seems like we’re at a fork in the road where the companies who can adapt to changing technologies and incorporate them to help their businesses will leave… Read more »

These Warehousing Trends From the Pandemic Could Be an Indicator of Things to Come

Like all businesses, warehouses across North America have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some industries, there have been severe, adverse effects that will leave scars among the companies who survive. For others, business has remained steady, but they’ve had to adapt to new realities that could become their new ‘normal.’ The latter could… Read more »