Category Archives: Material Handling

All things material handling from Rubbermaid.

Rents for prime distribution space on the rise

More consumers are returning to the stores thanks in part to economic confidence. Retailers have found their material handling carts filled with goods to help meet consumer demand, as more people loosen their purse strings. However, it’s important to make … Continue reading

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It’s not too early to think about the holiday shopping season

It may be mid-summer, but that doesn’t mean that retailers are forgetting about the holiday season looming around the corner. With the holiday shopping season happening earlier every year, it behooves retailers to start their plans as early as possible … Continue reading

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Small businesses need to keep control of their inventory

Dealing with inventory as a small business may not be intuitive to many. Leaving warehouse management to the e-commerce giants such as Amazon can seem like a good idea, but properly inventory management helps ensure you get the most out … Continue reading

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Stay on track of product demand both in-store and online

The footwear industry relies heavily on in-store sales, as customers frequently want to try on the shoes before they purchase. This means that material handling carts filled with inventory are frequently bringing products from the warehouse to store backrooms to … Continue reading

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Smart scanning inventory practices

When you’re bringing new inventory into your warehouse on material handling carts, you need to make sure you’re properly tracking what is going on and off the shelves. It’s critical to have good inventory control, otherwise you could end up … Continue reading

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Always be looking for top talent, even when you’re not immediately hiring

Running a supply chain efficiently means you need to hire the top talent who are well-versed in using material handling equipment and understand how to boost production by working efficiently. However, many employers are struggling as their workforce ages and … Continue reading

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Rise of ecommerce has companies trying to better the return process

Thanks to the rise of ecommerce shopping, warehouse managers are finding they need to think backwards in customer satisfaction. While returns used to make their way through a store back to the warehouse, more customers are now simply mailing them … Continue reading

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Warehouse demand grows as availability gets tighter

Warehousing space has become a hot commodity as companies are increasing their omnichannel presence and trying to fulfill both customer needs in store and online. However, this has caused the market to see a demand higher than anticipated, and a … Continue reading

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More managers are investing in material handling equipment

When working in the material handling industry, efficiency is key. On a global level, labor costs are on the rise, and there are certain areas that are really struggling to find qualified talent to join their ranks. As a result, … Continue reading

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Organization is key in a shifting retail world

Have you been adopting your warehouse to mimic the changing tides of retail? While having stockrooms in the back filled with inventory was once enough for brick-and-mortar operations, in order to stay competitive, there needs to be an e-commerce component … Continue reading

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