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Highlights You Need to See from the Annual DC Metrics Study

The annual DC Metrics study has been published and while the entirety of the report is worth studying as an excellent source of industry benchmarks and trends, we wanted to share and dive into a few of the highlights that jumped out at us as significant this year.

Topics: Technology Distribution Center Metrics

Kevin Ledversis Shares His MODEX 2018 Observations - Podcast Interview

This week our own Director of Sales, Kevin Ledversis, was interviewed on “The Listening Corner” podcast run out of Seattle, where he shared his observations about the recent MODEX show in Atlanta and some of this thoughts on current trends and pitfalls in the industry.

Topics: Event Podcast

How to Get the Most from Your Mobile Powered Cart

After thirteen years pioneering the mobile power workstation, we have seen our mobile powered carts deployed in places we never imagined or accessorized in ways our engineers would not have dreamed of. We have also seen many of them doing the same exact thing they were doing when they were first purchased over a decade ago – reliably, faithfully and without fail every day.

Topics: Mobile Powered Workstation Carts Mobile Power Lithium Power

The Warehouse of the Future

The Real Meaning of “Future” - One thing that everyone hates to admit about “future articles” is that the reality of what they talk about is already here. The rest of us are behind the curve trying to catch up!  While we are assigning these innovations to the “future” - perhaps to give us more time to budget for them – it certainly doesn’t hurt to invest our time into learning our options and planning ahead for the opportunity to take the leap with something new.

Topics: Distribution Center Warehouse IoT

An Introduction to Warehouse and Logistics Software – Part II

As we said in Part One, (Here, in case you missed it), a short series of articles on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)  we did had some excellent feedback that compelled us to share some similar info for the Warehouse and Logistics space. (See parts One, Two and Three here). While Part One focused on the major systems that would be better known and practically required for most growing businesses, this week we focus on some lesser-known specialty solutions that we think are both compelling in their intent and potentially important enough that they will become commonplace in the future.

Topics: Warehouse Supply Chain Green Manufacturing

How A Single Dimensional Scanner Can Change Every Process in Your Warehouse

Receiving, Put-away, Picking, Packing, and Shipping. Actually, there are more, but we’ll use the limited space in our blog post today to share five processes that can be transformed by deploying a single workstation with a dimensional scanner.

Topics: Warehouse Management Process Improvement Dimensioning

Make a mediocre Wednesday fun AND productive as you mingle with other warehouse professionals

The New England WERCouncil
invites you to join us for a VW / Audi Port Tour

North Kingstown, RI

Wednesday, June 6th
7:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Topics: Event

Water Spider or Whirligig? The Entomology of Lean Manufacturing

Lean practitioners are probably aware of the “Water Spider” which is an important role on the floor of the manufacturing shop. And you may also know that it, like many other lean terms like “Kanban,” “Gemba” and “Kaizen,” it originates from the Japanese language, where lean got its start.

Topics: Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Process Improvement Efficiency

An Introduction to Warehouse and Logistics Software – Part I

We recently ran a short series of articles (See parts One, Two and Three here) on Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) a key software solution essential in the Manufacturing world. We had some excellent feedback on the articles and realized that while prolific with sharing our thoughts on the warehouse and logistics space where equipment, process, and people are concerned, we never really spent much time talking about software solutions that help connect it all together and make it work. This week we are going to dive a little deeper in the topic and will offer more information during the coming year.

Here is Part I of a sampling of the basic software systems everyone should be aware of if you are looking to do more automation or in-process KPI tracking:

Topics: Warehouse Process Improvement ERP

How Automation and Mobility Improves Quality and Safety in Manufacturing

Do you know how to improve quality and safety in manufacturing with automation and mobility? In the last article, we talked about quality control. Today we want to share with you how automation and mobility impacts manufacturing.

Topics: Mobility Manufacturing Automation