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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Wheel or Roller? The Carton Flow Decision Tree

A very common question we’re asked is “do I need wheels or rollers?” Without learning more about the operation in question, it’s always a difficult question to answer. There are a multitude of factors that come into play when choosing the right type of carton flow, and the stakes can be pretty high- get the […]

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Order Picking Perfection

Today’s supply chain complexities make the fulfillment of orders multifaceted due to consumer demands for quick deliveries, large volumes of smaller quantity orders and reliance on overseas suppliers. Because of these challenges, order picking must be completed perfectly every time. The Supply Chain Council describes perfect order fulfillment as “a discrete measurement defined as the […]

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Carton Flow 101: The Advantages of a Gravity Flow Rack

Storage is important in any warehouse. It helps to understand the difference in storage offerings when you are looking for a solution. Is static storage sufficient or will your business benefit from gravity flow rack storage? Let’s look at the difference. Static storage is often traditional pallet racks and shelves for holding products in storage. […]

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