The job of a warehouse manager is not easy. He or she is accountable for a lot of things to keep the warehouse fulfillment operations running as efficiently as possible. No one knows better that “the customer is always right”. Customers’ demands determine what order picking is required in the warehouse with the internet has putting customers in a stronger position today: … [Read more...] about Increase Warehouse Order Picking Speeds
Cost reduction strategies
Managing Costs in an Economic Downturn In a business climate where everyone is trying to save money it is often difficult to come up with new strategies for cost saving and efficiency. However, it is often the simplest methods that work the best and managing effectively what you already have in place is perhaps one of the best places to start. Looking at your stock and … [Read more...] about What is the Cost of Carrying Inventory to Your Business?
There are some interesting trends emerging in Materials Handling in 2012. Most of these themes focus on cost drivers but also include the environment. The major trends across many large brands include: Labor cost containment and productivity Lowering maintenance costs Lowering energy costs PRODUCTIVITY Engineering Productivity In the marketplace today, … [Read more...] about Materials Handling Trends in 2012
Regardless of how good you are, there are questions you need to ask to determine if the opportunity you are working on is real. These questions have been proven to move sales folks in a more favorable position to win the deal. 1. What is the problem that needs to be solved? Instead of talking about the product or service, get the prospect to tell you what they are … [Read more...] about 10 Questions to Ask to INCREASE WIN RATES
Fuel cells have been heralded as the green solution to cars. Much money has been invested into research and development for making the technology work in the car market, reducing emissions and making the air we breathe cleaner. While scientists are working on putting the technology into the car market, new companies have also emerged looking into building fuel cell for … [Read more...] about Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?
Spring Ahead on the Competition! See what the Competition is doing and learn how to get ahead. After talking to a lot of Materials Handling companies, we found that things are looking very optimistic. Our survey questioned how they are doing and what specifically they were doing. We found only good things to report. We learned that a lot of companies (including your … [Read more...] about Spring Ahead on the Competition! See what they’re doing and the specifics on how you can get ahead.
In this article, we continue to explore mobile bases and how they can be used to increase warehouse storage while preserving selectivity. Here are two examples of using mobile raking in cold storage warehouses. Cold storage is of course one of the most expensive storage applications due to high cost of building an insulated and heated floor, plus the high cost of cooling the … [Read more...] about Mobile Racking: Optimize Pallet Density in Cold Storage Warehouses
New Year's Resolutions for your Business 1. Show customers some Love. "Acquiring a new customer can cost 6 to 7 times more than retaining an existing customer. This can be a very large amount of money if you consider the time, energy and resources you, your marketing and sales team put together to gain a new customer. Statistically it takes about 5 years for a business to … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for a Great 2012 for your Business
GlideRack – A true cube utilization option for a high selectivity operation. Here are some common questions that GlideRack can answer… Do my aisles really need to be that big? How do I utilize my freezer? How do I utilize my cooler? I have a thousand SKU’s or items how can I store them without losing selectivity? Is there a way to secure my warehouse products without … [Read more...] about GlideRack – Mobile Racking provides 100% selectivity
Warehouse Profiling Profiling is a technique to study the behavior of ITEMS, ORDERS, CUSTOMERS and apply the analysis to the layout design, selection of storage types, slotting criteria. Unfortunately, in almost 95% of DCs, we do just the opposite in practice. Someone gives you a particular building with unique characteristics and tells you "to do the best you … [Read more...] about Video: Have you Profiled your Distribution Facility Lately?