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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Lessons Learned at MODEX 2016

MODEX 2016 was held in Atlanta, GA on April 4-7 this year, showcasing 800 exhibitors with 25000 attendees. It was a great show for UNEX, where we exhibited our order picking systems, including the new Pick-Plank, which was named a Best New Innovation Finalist by the MHI Innovation Award competition. Visitors were guided through a […]

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Fueling Growth Through Lean

In today’s competitive environment, smart companies are fueling growth through leaner operations. Adopting lean practices, which focus on the elimination of waste throughout the enterprise, create cost savings while establishing an environment of continuous improvement. Companies undergoing a lean transformation must first understand that this is a journey, not a quick fix. It is not […]

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When Order Picking Goes Wrong: The True Cost of Mispicks

Order picking operations can account for more than 50% of a facility’s operation costs. That’s why every pick counts. However, many operations do not optimize their order picking processes, or prioritize speed over accuracy. This can lead to mispicks that cost a business serious time and money. Where are these mispicks most common, and what […]

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The Future of Distribution

As we have discussed in previous entries, the world of distribution is rapidly transforming. But how do our expert Pickologists see the future of warehousing? We asked our sales managers what they expect to see in the next decade. How will the warehouse of the future look different from today? Warehouses of the future will […]

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Inventory Positioning: Best Practices

Retailers with multiple stores, product lines and product types need to implement inventory positioning best practices to ensure SKUs are in the right store or facility at the right time to better meet customer service requirements. Inventory positioning is not guesswork; instead, data-driven analysis should be used to ensure inventory is available and correctly positioned […]

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