A new day for picking robots

| November 14, 2018

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In real estate, it’s all about location, especially if it’s a distribution center location. But inside these DCs, it’s rapidly becoming all about labor. Or lack of labor, actually.

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COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Article | March 31, 2020

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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Why ISO Standards for Warehouse Work Should Be Reevaluated

Article | March 27, 2020

Lower back pain is the second most common reason for a doctor visit, and costs the supply-chain industry around $100 billion per year. One of the leading culprits for this pain and expense is the pushing and pulling that occurs in the hundreds of thousands of distribution facilities throughout the world. Thousands of employees injure themselves each year because of some sort of pushing activity with industrial equipment. It’s clear that we’re not doing enough to solve this problem. However, we are seeing improvements in measurement standards for equipment that’s involved with pushing.

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4 features to look for when buying a quality warehouse order picking cart

Article | October 16, 2020

Order picking is the most resource-intensive operation of a warehouse or fulfillment center. More than 55% of the operating cost for a warehouse is related to order picking, and fulfillment centers, the number stands at 50%. It is the process that can bring in the most cost savings with an effective, streamlined and efficient order picking system. One of the most important components of your order picking system is the warehouse order picking cart. Order picking carts are used to move inventory from the warehouse shelves to sorting or packing stations. They make it easier for warehouse associates to carry multiple items at a time or to carry large, unwieldy items. When it is possible to carry multiple items on a trip, it drastically reduces the distance traveled by associates on foot. It also helps to reduce physical fatigue and improves efficiency dramatically.

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Transportation 2020: Top 4 Ways For Shippers To Navigate The Road Ahead

Article | February 10, 2020

For shippers, the past two years have been a roller coaster ride. As quickly as capacity became limited and freight rates increased in 2018, the opposite occurred in 2019. Carriers that had invested in equipment and drivers in 2018 saw excess capacity and plummeting rates in 2019, a year with a record number of trucking company bankruptcies. It was a dramatic shift that occurred much faster than typical cyclical changes in the transportation industry.

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