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E-commerce changes the retail game

Those in the material handling industry have noticed a shift over the past few decades in how business is conducted and what consumers want from service providers. As technology becomes more integral, so has e-commerce, which has caused a lot … Continue reading

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Be smart when it comes to inventory to sales ratio

Smart inventory management focuses a lot on having the right products to meet consumer demand. However, forecasting is a critical component to make sure you’re not overwhelming your warehouse with products that will ultimately end up not moving. It’s important … Continue reading

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Factories see a jump in demand, productivity

People are moving with material handling equipment at really efficient paces in favor of being efficient and keeping overhead costs down. With companies trying to increase their own market shares by offering on-demand order fulfillment for customers, the onus is … Continue reading

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Employment in manufacturing continues to be an economic bright spot

The Manufacturing Index continues to experience growth spurts and setbacks, but workers within the field are still seeing a lot of positivity. There continues to be a hunt for skilled individuals who are able to handle material handling equipment and … Continue reading

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Keep employee safety in mind in the warehouse

Working in a warehouse could lead to injuries if employees are not aware of their surroundings while on the job. Material handling equipment can help reduce the chance of straining oneself while working in the field, but it’s important to … Continue reading

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Due to lack of skilled workers, managers turn to other means of efficiency

Material handling equipment can help boost productivity as it allows workers to focus less on moving big items and rotating the same tasks in favor of moving multiple items at once without straining themselves. In an effort to boost productivity, … Continue reading

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Be smart when labeling your warehouse

One critical aspect of material handling is having a good sense of where all of the inventory in your warehouse is located. In order to use material handling equipment to their full potential and keep things moving efficiently, you need … Continue reading

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Work to attract millennial talent to material handling

When bringing in a younger workforce to use material handling equipment in the warehouse, it’s important to remember that with age comes certain culture and need for different managing styles. Attracting top talent is becoming more difficult due to the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing slows as workers are unable to keep up

It’s important for companies within the manufacturing space to stay as efficient as possible. Consumer demand helps drive the manufacturing space, particularly for those of raw materials that are an essential part of the supply chain. When you’re as efficient … Continue reading

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Work to be more efficient and less reactive in your supply chain

When you’re pushing inventory around with your material handling equipment, are you being as efficient as possible? Material handling equipment can help you move large inventory at a quicker pace, and it’s important to be efficient so you can stay … Continue reading

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