How Secure is Your Warehouse Facility?

Protecting your warehouse inventory and equipment from theft can be a challenge. Because of their large sizes and complex layouts, there are many areas in a warehouse where vulnerabilities can occur, increasing a facility's risk to external threats as well as internal employee pilferage. Here's a look at some tips for safeguarding your facility from theft and vandalism. Focus [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:31:29+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Warehouse Operational Audits

What’s limiting the effectiveness of your operation? If you would like to lower costs, increase profits, and see high customer satisfaction rates, it's important to analyze your warehouse operations to measure productivity and to identify patterns and trends so you can determine exactly how you are doing and what improvements you need to make. This is where an audit comes [...]

By | 2017-09-11T14:36:46+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Lighting Your Warehouse

Is your facility lighting an afterthought, a necessary burden that you prefer to spend as little as possible on? We know it's tempting to go that route, but it’s important to realize that cheap, substandard lighting will likely cost you more in the long haul. Good lighting in a warehouse or factory is essential for worker safety, optimal performance, [...]

How can you be sure the pallet rack you ordered is up to the challenge?

  These pictures are real, sent to us by a customer. We are not naming names, but the pallet rack was made by a well-known rack manufacturer here in the U.S. and sold by a well-known nationwide material handling dealer. The rack is in a big heap now because it did not hold [...]

What Makes a Great Warehouse Leader?

Warehouse managers wear many hats and must have a number of skill sets involving inventory control, budget development, data analysis, safety protocol implementation, facility and equipment maintenance, and more. None of those things will go smoothly, however, without a well-trained and dedicated staff. Attracting, motivating, and retaining your workers are the real keys to running a productive, efficient, and safe [...]

By | 2017-08-21T11:06:42+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Blog Posts, Warehousing & Distribution|0 Comments

Controversial Border Adjustment Tax Has Been Shelved

The controversial border adjustment tax (BAT), which would have taxed imports to the U.S. while exempting exports, was shelved last week. "While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have decided to set this policy aside in order to advance tax reform." House Speaker Paul Ryan, [...]

By | 2017-08-07T11:54:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Blog Posts, Business|0 Comments

Logistics Management Options for Small Businesses

In general terms, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the customer’s requirements. A successful logistics strategy translates into getting your customer the right product, on time, and in one piece. But for many small to medium businesses, transporting product from one place [...]

By | 2017-09-05T14:49:25+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Blog Posts, Logistics|0 Comments

Freight & Shipping Charges: What is dimensional weight pricing and how is it calculated?

What is Dimensional Weight? Dimensional weight, often abbreviated DIM (or called “volumetric weight, “cubed weight,” or even “Shape Based Postage Pricing”) is used by logistics providers to charge for the shipping carton’s dimensions as well as the weight. DIM weight is determined by multiplying a package's length, width, and height and applying a volumetric divisor. The Backstory of [...]

By | 2017-09-05T14:45:48+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Blog Posts, Logistics, Shipping & Freight|0 Comments

The Internet of Things & Smart Warehouses

If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. ~ McKinsey Global Institute report   The Internet of Things (IoT), in a nutshell, is comprised of sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects and connected by networks to computing systems. According to [...]

By | 2017-07-20T12:25:56+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Blog Posts, Warehousing & Distribution|0 Comments

Pros & Cons of Leasing vs Buying a Warehouse Facility

  Perhaps you have a great idea for a new business that requires a warehouse. Or maybe you already have a successful business and have been leasing a warehouse for several years. With either scenario, you’ve likely considered whether leasing or buying a facility is the best route to take. How do you decide? While you should most definitely [...]

By | 2017-09-05T14:47:51+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Blog Posts, Warehousing & Distribution|0 Comments

Logistics Market Forecast 2017

  Could 2017 be a pivotal year for logistics? According to the 28th Annual Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) “State of Logistics Report®” titled Accelerating into Uncertainty, 2017 could be a pivotal year for logistics for these reasons: Demand patterns are shifting, technological advances are altering industry economics, and new competitors are challenging old business models. This year could bring significant [...]

All About Boltless Shelving

Boltless Shelving is Big Bang for the Buck Boltless shelving, also called rivet shelving, can be an efficient and economical storage solution in many applications. Specially designed to store small and medium-sized loads for manual access, this steel shelving can be found in warehouses and distribution centers (often in combination with pallet racking), pharmacies, supply rooms, archive record storage [...]