How to Handle Slow Movers

Moving fast inventory to generate quicker profits is a good supply chain practice, but with 80 percent of inventory typically tied up with slow moving items, wouldn’t it make more sense to try to move this inventory faster? Businesses can maximize their revenue generation by better managing slow-movers. In this highly competitive world, more and […]

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Slotting: A Place for Everything

Slotting in a warehouse optimizes the location of each SKU based on unique product characteristics, size of the warehouse, labor efficiency and replenishment requirements. Slotting supports the movement of SKUs, whether fast or slow moving. It also improves throughput so that customer orders can be delivered on time. Effective slotting can also reduce product damage, […]

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Retail and Its Increasing Complexity

Pitney Bowes releases the results of their 2015 Holiday Shipping Survey, that discusses how “Americans plan to shop both in-stores (94 percent) and online (92 percent) this holiday season, with 94 percent of consumers planning to shop from a computer and 49 percent making purchases from a mobile device.” The survey also suggests that the […]

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Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Shoppers today want to shop anywhere at anytime, which means retailers must have omni-channel fulfillment strategies in place. These strategies focus on single orders from single customers, who want their order immediately – or they’ll shop somewhere else. Statistics show that US e-commerce orders will reach $362 billion by 2016. This exponential growth is forcing […]

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Infographic: The Pareto Principle Explained

The Pareto Principle informs just about everything we do at UNEX. But what is it exactly? The Pareto Principle has been around for a long time, and has applications pretty much everywhere. From sales to design to economics to occupational hazards, the 80/20 rule is ubiquitous. So what is the Pareto Principle, and how does […]

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Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Holidays?

After last year’s fiasco by some retailers not being able to meet holiday delivery schedules, companies are adding technology and streamlining processes to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Another hectic holiday shopping season is approaching, and it’s time for warehouse, fulfillment and logistics providers to ready their operations. With the holidays the busiest time of […]

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Henry Ford Meets Toyota: Lean Assembly

In the early 1900’s, Henry Ford perfected the assembly line. Since then, Toyota has further enhanced the process using Japanese management techniques that tout just-in-time (JIT) production as a best practice for lean assembly. Justi-in-time production is based on the philosophy that companies should hold little or no inventory beyond what is needed for immediate […]

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Show Us Your Kegs

Want to get your hands on some free Keg-Flow? #ShowUsYourKegs! The craft beer boom is real. For many beer distributors in the United States, this has created a space crunch in their warehouses and distribution centers. That’s why UNEX came up with our Keg-Flow solution specifically engineered to increase storage density for kegs, increase the […]

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Optimizing Lineside Storage

There’s a reason why Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing are such popular terms within the manufacturing community. It’s because they’re proven to be incredibly effective time and money savers. However, as customers have grown accustomed to being able to tailor anything and everything to their exact specifications, it has presented manufacturers with very difficult space […]

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Infographic: The Perks of Using Span-Track

We could talk for hours and hours (and hours!) about the benefits provided by our Span-Track carton flow solutions. There are so many advantages to this UNEX solution that it’s difficult to boil it down into a simple cheat sheet- but we went ahead and did it anyway! We’ve put together a few facts and figures […]

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