The Importance of 5S

Many manufacturing facilities have opted to follow the path towards a “5S” workplace organizational methodology as part of a continuous improvement program or lean manufacturing process. The 5S system is part of Toyota’s Lean Manufacturing methodology designed to reduce waste within your facility. 5S is typically the first step towards eliminating waste from manufacturing processes […]

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Roller Rack: Frustration Free Solutions from UNEX

Purchasing new carton flow solutions isn’t always an easy task. If you’re in need of both flow rack and the tracks used within, you face multiple hurdles: finding a supplier or manufacturer that can provide both, getting the solution in a timely fashion, and installing the solution quickly and easily. Luckily, UNEX’s Roller Rack knocks […]

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How Flow Cell can Shrink Your Assembly Line

Manufacturers face many challenges in their business from overseas competitors to raw material increases. But one of the biggest challenge deals with space – the right facility space and design to fit your unique assembly line. Wasted space is one of the 7 wastes in the Toyota Production System for lean manufacturing. Not having sufficient […]

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How UNEX Solutions Reduce Travel Time

Statistics show order pickers spend about 60 percent of their time walking product or moving product around. As picking operations are very labor intensive, anything you can do to speed the process will help lower the cost of fulfilling orders. However, in the omni-channel world, customers are placing more orders with fewer items, which can lead […]

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How the “Made in America” Movement can Revitalize Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is growing once again in the US, after a decade of shedding close to 5.7M manufacturing jobs. In recent years, manufacturing employment has grown due to the rebound of the auto industry and reshoring of other manufacturers. Companies that make things keep a competitive edge, plus, customers just want something “Made in […]

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Christmas in July- Preparing your Warehouse for the Holidays

Wonder where the expression “Christmas in July” came from? It is said to be attributed to an opera in which a group of children rehearse a Christmas song in July. One of the children says, “When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season.” Hollywood came out with a movie in 1940 called, “Christmas […]

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Why UNEX Manufacturing Makes in America

American manufacturing is crucial to our economy. UNEX Manufacturing is proud of our 50 year history of producing our industry-leading solutions here in America. There are countless reasons businesses like us choose to keep their processes on our shores.  We put together a short list of just a few of the reasons UNEX makes in […]

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How Will Brexit Impact the Automotive Supply Chain?

When the British voted to leave the EU, many people were taken by surprise. The largest Nissan assembly plant in the UK is located in Sunderland, producing over 500,000 units annually with a workforce of 7000 people. Most of the production is exported to the EU, and up until the vote, the workers and others […]

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Is Your Manufacturing Process Global Ready?

Companies wanting to grow and expand globally must have strategies in place that support growth, which includes eliminating operational silos, automating manual processes and gaining visibility across the entire supply chain. To become a leader in your industry, you need to bring high quality, innovative products to market faster than your competitor. Innovation represents the […]

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6 Considerations When Selecting a Carton Flow System

When buying a carton flow system, it is important to know a thing or two about what you will be using the carton flow system for, what you will store on it, weight of the items and more. Carton flow systems speed picking operations by putting items in an easily replenished FIFO system. Here are […]

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