Category Archives: Material Handling

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Healthcare moves toward a retail model, opening the door for warehouses

The material handling industry has been particularly busy with wholesale, manufacturing and retail goods. As the economy improves, there’s a greater need for efficient material handling equipment to help businesses get their supplies out to customers in a timely manner. … Continue reading

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Regularly update your material handling equipment to keep employees safe

Keeping your warehouse a safe working environment should be a top priority as a manager. An injury on the job can not only be costly from a compensation perspective, but it can also reduce your overall productivity due to the … Continue reading

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Wholesale goods increase after revisions

Material handlers continue to experience growth as consumers feel more comfortable spending in the current economy. Workers are busy pushing material handling equipment filled with wholesale goods around through warehouses in order to go to other suppliers and consumers themselves. … Continue reading

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Warehouses need to improve management for better visibility

Do you know where your inventory is at any given time? As retailers continue the quest toward omnichannel operations while still delivering on customer demand, it’s more important than ever to have an idea of what inventory is being moved … Continue reading

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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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