1005, 2016

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Material Handling|Comments Off on The Only Equation you Need to Reduce Employee Back Injuries in the Warehouse

No matter your order picking method- piece picking, zone picking, wave picking, sorting systems or pick to box- the success of your warehouse operation is largely reliant on a workforce of productive healthy employees.

They’re hugely invaluable because the picking process itself, “is seen as the most labor-intensive and costly activity for almost every warehouse, where the cost of order picking is estimated to be as much as 55% of the total warehouse operating expense”, according to one logistics website. […]

905, 2016

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Advice|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Planning a New Distribution Center

Due to emerging eCommerce channels and increased SKUs, facilities across the nation are facing expansion or extinction.

According to a 2015 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey reported by Modern Materials Handling, “the square footage for the average facility grew 25%” last year. Organizations who want to keep up are being forced to adopt more technology and material handling equipment. As a result, the median figure for total square footage climbed to 246,341 from 195,455 in 2014.

Many of these warehouse managers are electing to move into new distribution centers as opposed to making costly updates to their existing facilities.

If you’re facing a move to a new distribution center, take heed of these 5 steps to ease the planning process. […]

2504, 2016

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How To Prevent Heat-Related Illness in Your Warehouse This Summer

When it comes to preventable warehouse deaths and injuries, heat exposure is a top-ranking culprit.

In a 10-year study of heat-related illnesses in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found there were an average of approximately 618 deaths per year. During a particularly brutal heat wave in 2012, OSHA recorded 4,120 heat-related worker illnesses in one year alone.

Understanding heat-related illness and knowing how to spot the signs are important components to preventing heat-related illness in your warehouse. Use these tips to keep your warehouse employees safe from harmful heat exposure this summer. […]

2004, 2016

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: Pallet Rack|Tags: , |Comments Off on 4 Essential Questions to Ask When Buying Pallet Racks

Can you imagine spending to have your home remodeled without first understating what you want to achieve in the new space? Of course not. However, that’s precisely what many warehouse managers do when they fail to take the time to assess their material handling needs before selecting operation-appropriate pallet rack.

It’s true that enhancing your inventory management system is a profitable move that can significantly increase your warehouse’s efficiency and profitability.

Still, selecting the right storage application for your warehouse is critical to ensuring your materials flow process runs smoothly. As with most key pieces of equipment, may work for one organization or space may be totally wrong for another.

You already know the pallet rack should balance your material handling needs so start by taking a detailed look at your materials flow process.

Use these four questions to frame your inventory management system and help you select the best pallet rack for your operation. […]

1404, 2016

By |April 14th, 2016|Categories: Pallet Rack|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Critical Pallet Rack Safety Hazards

Steel pallet racks are as critical to your warehouse operation as the employees that work within it. Unfortunately, these essential structures are often neglected after installation, creating potentially deadly occupational health and safety risks as well as costly property damage.

Without comprehensive pallet racking inspections and self-assessments serious accidents from faulty or damaged racks are likely to occur.

However, as we’ll see businesses can drastically increase safety in their warehouses by preemptively addressing these five common but critical pallet rack safety hazards. […]

704, 2016

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Liquidations & Specials, Warehouse Design|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Inexpensive Ways to Amplify Your Warehouse’s Storage Capacity

According to MWPVL International, a specialized supply chain, logistics and distribution consulting firm, “when the net working storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is typically a concurrent reduction in warehouse productivity levels”.

The result can manifest itself in overcrowded shipping and receiving docks, aisles flooded with product and fire code violations– not to mention the many other safety hazards a cramped warehouse presents.

If you’re looking for ways to impress the boss by increasing overall productivity and mitigating safety hazards, start by increasing your warehouse’s storage capacity.

Here are some tips to get you started. […]

104, 2016

By |April 1st, 2016|Categories: Advice, Pallet Rack|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Damaged Racks: Repair or Replace

With more than 4,600 deaths in 2012 alone, the warehouse environment is frequently cited as one of OSHA’s high-risk working environments.

Due to the constant wear and tear of heavy loads, machinery and operations changes your racks may sustain damages that go dangerously unnoticed. One of the best steps you can take to prevent injury and […]

1603, 2016

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Liquidations & Specials|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Essential Warehouse Spring Cleaning Tips

Auditing and Inspection season are upon us. Head into it confident, organized and recalibrated from the holiday rush with these seven essential warehouse spring cleaning tips. […]

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