New warehouse automation technologies have the potential to dramatically increase the productivity and efficiency of order fulfillment operations. Here are 20 statistics about warehouse automation to help you wrap your mind around just how important these technologies are.
Inventory visibility is the concept of tracking inventory throughout the entirety of the supply chain, from warehouse to truck to store shelf. Learn more about why inventory visibility is important and how you can improve your operation’s inventory management.
Many of the nation’s largest order fulfillment operations locate at least one of their warehouses or DCs in Chicago, and for good reason. The city has a lot to offer, making it a great location for any operation thinking about building a new facility.
When it comes to building a new warehouse or distribution center for your order fulfillment or materials handling operation, there are a number of factors that must be considered. Location (where in the country...
For any order fulfillment operation or materials handling operation to be successful, it is critical for you to have a firm understanding of the cost of goods sold, also called “Inventory Costing.” Here, we discuss some of the most common methods of inventory costing.
Building a new warehouse or DC can have a tremendously positive impact on your operation’s ability to fulfill orders on time and for the lowest possible cost. If you are planning a new warehouse, these are the top considerations you should keep in mind when starting your design build.
ProMat and MODEX are two of the largest trade shows for professionals working in the order fulfillment, materials handling, and supply chain industries. But is one better than the other for your operation’s needs? Here’s how you can decide which show your team should attend.
If your operation is going to be successful, then you’ve got to have a firm understanding of your capacity: Both in terms of how much inventory you can hold, as well as in terms of the amount of work your processes can logistically handle.
Building a new warehouse or DC is a big commitment in terms of time and capital investment. For that reason, it’s important that you select the optimal location for your new facility. Here are the characteristics you should evaluate when selecting a location for your new warehouse.
In 2019, South Carolina’s new cigarette tax stamp law officially goes into action. That leaves only a year for SC cigarette distributors to revamp their operations and make room for new equipment.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are becoming more and more popular amongst order fulfillment and material handling operations, but they aren’t a good fit for all businesses. Here are some great alternatives to AGVs that every operation should consider.