Carton Flow Helps You Grow

What do you do when you run out of space? For many order picking operations, how this question is answered can make or break their business. For Pine State Trading Company, a supplier of convenience stores throughout New England, their answer to this question brought them to UNEX Manufacturing. The answer is carton flow. Pine […]

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New Culture. New Building. New UNEX.

JACKSON, NJ- UNEX Manufacturing has announced that they will move their offices and production to the Lakewood Industrial Park at 691 New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey in January 2015. “2014 has been a year of transition for UNEX,” says Brian Neuwirth, Vice President of Sales and Operations at UNEX Manufacturing. “Everything we’ve done […]

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Don’t Buy Space- Make It

In today’s world, space comes at a premium. This simple fact presents a huge challenge for warehouses and distribution centers everywhere. As more and more SKUs are added to order picking operations, finding the space to place these SKUs for picking becomes a monumental task for operations managers. For some companies, the answer is to purchase […]

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Movember is Back!

It’s that time of year again! The time when UNEX employees grow creepy mustaches to benefit men’s health programs through the event known as Movember. The Movember Foundation’s mission is simple: to improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues. Through funds raised during Movember, the Movember Foundation […]

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You do WHAT for a living?

When people ask me about my job, I choose my words carefully. If I tell them I’m Vice President of Operations, their eyes usually glaze over or dart around the room to find an escape route. Even my mom doesn’t quite understand what I do for a living. She still thinks I make the conveyor […]

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Subassembly Solutions

Subassembly processes are integral to an efficient assembly line. Subassembly items are typically composed of small parts that are incorporated with other parts into a larger manufactured product. Picture, if you will, an assembly line for an automobile. The engine block may be dropped right on the chassis, but that engine block consists of hundreds […]

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How To: Implement 5S

Lean manufacturing is one of the most prominent trends in our industry. A key component of any successful lean operation is the implementation of 5S. 5S is a workplace organizational philosophy that makes operations cleaner, safer and, most importantly, more efficient. 5S is a Japanese term that stands for Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke. […]

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Manufacturing Supermarkets

Dear Pickologists, What the heck is a manufacturing supermarket? – Gail S. Great question, Gail.  A manufacturing supermarket is comprised of intermediary storage on the production floor, and is aimed at reducing transportation waste by placing bulk storage of parts as close to the lineside as possible, without being lineside. I know that’s quite the mouthful, so […]

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Celebrating Manufacturing

On Friday, October 3, UNEX Manufacturing joined large and small firms all across the country in celebrating American manufacturing with Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day has a very simple goal- showing the nation and the world exactly what American manufacturing is all about. The day provides an opportunity for makers to open their doors to the […]

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Ask A Pickologist: Keg-Flow Edition

Dear Pickologists I’m interested in Keg-Flow, but do I really need the guard rails as well? – Jeff L. To guard rail, or not to guard rail?  Not to quote The Bard, but when our customers ask us about flowing round objects such as kegs, that truly is the question. In general, we don’t suggest […]

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