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Manufacturing Communication Trends in 2017

While many industries rely heavily on communication to ensure that things run smoothly, nowhere is it more crucial and more layered than in manufacturing. Keeping everyone in the loop from those on the floor to management overseeing everything is imperative to make sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, but even with technology making our communication easier than ever before, there are still some interesting trends that indicate we still have a long way to go.

Topics: Manufacturing

10 Best Shoes for Retail Workers

Working in retail is difficult enough, but wearing the wrong shoes can make it excruciating. One of the best things you can do is have the right shoes for the job you do. Considering how much time you spend on your feet when you work retail, you need to have the right shoes. Even though they may not look great, they do make a huge difference when you’re working. Many non-slip shoes are uncomfortable, especially when you’re running around all day. There are many things you should look for when you’re trying to find the right shoe, and which shoes we recommend. 

Topics: Retail

Top 10 Health and Safety Issues in the Warehouse

While there are a lot of jobs that put you in danger and make it difficult for you to do your job without risking your life in one way or another, working in a warehouse can be an incredibly dangerous job and many people don’t even realize it.

While some of the reasons might be obvious, there are some health and safety issues that might surprise you. The following are the top 10 health and safety hazards that you will find in most warehouses around the world.

Topics: Warehouse Management Safety

15 Warehouse Best Practices You Need to Know

As a business owner, you want to make sure that your operations run as smoothly as possible so that you can be as successful as possible. However, when it comes to running a warehouse, many times there are issues that arise that could otherwise be prevented if the operational side of things was more streamlined and productive.

Topics: Warehouse Management

11 Trends to Impact 3PLs by 2020

Just like any other industry in the global economy, third-party logistics relies on technology to make things go smoother, faster and more efficiently for everyone involved. Advances in “smart” technology, data analysis and mobile devices all seek to make 3PL cutting edge in terms of moving products along the supply chain with as little pain as possible.

Topics: Warehouse Management 3PL

5 Factors for Flawless Fulfillment

Making your warehouse more efficient is the main goal of nearly every company. Taking inventory, ensuring the right inventory goes to the right place, finding what you need, and working more efficiently are crucial to the success of a manufacturing company.

Workstations are an excellent tool to help your manufacturing plant become more efficient, work smoother, and reduces the amount of shrink in your warehouses. When you can provide the right tools for the job, your company is more likely to succeed. Here are five factors that provide flawless fulfillment for your warehouse. 

Topics: Warehouse Management Warehouse

How to Make Your Supply Chain Stronger

Whether you’re a large company or just starting out, one of the most important parts of your business is your supply chain. Most of the time, if your chain is not stable or reliable, then things will start to fall apart quickly, meaning that you need to take active steps to ensure that that doesn’t happen. With that in mind, here are some proven strategies you can adopt to strengthen your supply chain and make sure that things run as smoothly as possible. Best of all, each of these strategies will work no matter how big your company is or how long the supply chain may be.

Topics: Supply Chain

How 3D Printing Affects Your Supply Chain

Early concepts of 3-D printing have been around since the late 1980s. In recent years, 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, really took off thanks to mobile technology. Designs for products happen on computers, and then files can upload to smartphones, tablet computers and other connected devices. These devices include 3-D printers that have wireless capabilities. 

How does 3-D printing affect your supply chain? In general, it makes your supply chain more streamlined and efficient. That, in turn, saves you money. Here’s how that happens.

Topics: Manufacturing Warehouse Management

Why Talent is Crucial to Your Supply Chain Strategy

A company is only as successful as it’s most important asset, it’s people. The cycle of hiring, training, and promoting from within are the goals of each human resources department. An important qualification must be made here however. Successful managers are not interested in having a “Now Hiring” advertisement up throughout the fiscal year.

Topics: Warehouse Management

10 Startups That Will Transform Warehousing

With companies such as Amazon and Walmart continuing to strive in the direction of supply-chain technological advancements, it is worth a consideration of where this is leading warehousing. The focus is not so much on what these two companies are doing as it is the startups and their innovations.

This is not to discredit 2 of the “leaders of the pack”, instead we will look closely at 10 startups who will potentially change the face of warehousing as we know it today. The funding that is driving these startups demonstrates how prevalent the products and services they offer will become.

Topics: Warehouse Management Warehouse 3D Printing