Practicing What We Preach: Lean Manufacturing

Many of our blog posts here at UNEX have dealt with creating a more efficient and lean operation and how our solutions can help your company achieve that goal. Efficiency in a warehouse is probably the number one money-saving goal an operation can achieve. Not only are UNEX solutions the best in the industry, but they […]

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Integrating Order Picking Technology with Span-Track

Every warehouse and distribution center is searching for a way to make picking faster and more efficient. Speed is great, but if it comes at the expense of accuracy of pick, it does a company no good at all. As technology has improved, the industry has found ways to integrate things like pick-to-light and pick-to-voice […]

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The Reusability of Flow Cell

Have you ever had a conversation with somebody where you were absolutely convinced that you knew what he or she thought or what they were going to say about something, only to be way off? We have worked on countless projects and put several case studies together based on the work we have done and […]

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Building Accountability with Flow Cell

A culture of personal accountability is an incredibly powerful and misunderstood characteristic of a successful work environment. It’s common to hear employees or coworkers say that they’d make substantial changes to how things are done but they don’t have the power.  On the flipside, managers are often frustrated by their team’s lack of decisiveness, and […]

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Building Trust With Your Team

It’s no accident that Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year was “culture.” Everywhere you look, companies are discussing the importance of culture and how to improve your company’s culture. But oftentimes, there is a disconnect between what the c-suite thinks a company’s culture is and what the rest of the company sees as the company […]

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A Day at the Races

This past weekend, UNEX took the team to its second annual day at the races at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Awesome food from Jersey Shore Barbecue was served and UNEX employees got together to celebrate their hard work and each other’s company- without getting purchase orders or CAD drawings involved! “It’s easy for pressure to build […]

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Integrating Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Today’s business environment is historic. For the first time ever, there are three generations working together at the same time. In today’s workplace, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Milllenials all occupy one space. Each has its own wants and needs as well as its own strengths and weaknesses. More importantly, though, is that each generation […]

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The Evolving Warehouse Workforce

Last week, we discussed several major trends that are changing the way warehouses operate. One of these trends is the workforce itself. In the past several years, the warehouse workforce has gone through a drastic evolution. What factors are driving these changes? We identified three of these major factors: disruptive technology, demographics, and labor costs. 1. […]

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The Future of the Warehouse

The warehouse industry has gone through a frenetic evolution in recent years. From same-day delivery to goods-to-person order picking, practices in warehouses are nothing like they were ten years ago. These dramatic changes did not occur in a vacuum, however- several recent trends have heavily influenced warehouse technology and processes. In today’s blog entry, we cover […]

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Each Order Picking with Goods-to-Person

The majority of the projects that we do and that we have written about in this blog deal with pickers walking to the product to pick. Many large distribution warehouses have begun using goods-to-man order picking where the product is actually delivered to the stationary picking employee to be picked. One of our customers is […]

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