Category Archives: Material Handling

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Use material handling equipment to boost warehouse production

Working in a warehouse requires a lot of physical stamina in order to lift all the heavy inventory and keep things moving efficiently. However, this can also put employees at risk for injury, so it’s critical that everyone is trained … Continue reading

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Look to build a strong warehouse crew

Building out a material handling team takes a lot of strategy and hard work. You want to recruit talented individuals who are skilled in moving around inventory while still maintaining a level of efficiency that helps your bottom line. Material … Continue reading

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Be smart about video safety training

Using material handling equipment is a great way to keep your warehouse operations running smoothly and efficiently, as it helps you take more inventory at a time than a worker can do by his or herself. However, like with any … Continue reading

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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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