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The Invisible Inventory - What's Missing in Your Warehouse Management

I often see areas of inventory which have no visibility in a system due to poor processes. For example, inbound goods sitting in trucks is very common.  When a formal receiving schedule does not exist, it is easy to get variances in arrival times. Consider these scenarios when inventory can become invisible:

Topics: Inventory Control Warehouse Cash Flow

The NEW and Improved PowerPack Ultra Series - Lightweight & Portable

Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED light weight and portable PowerPack Ultra Series.

Is this for you?

You will find the PowerPack Ultra Series is for you if you have non-powered equipment carts in warehouse, factory or retail floor, remote display areas, areas where power is not available such as far corners of the warehouse, loading dock, remote storage areas and much more.

Consider the number of wasted steps, the lack of electrical power when you need it or the long (and unsafe) extension cords (and noisy generators). The PowerPack Ultra Series offers a simple solution that is easy to implement.

Topics: PowerPack Ultra Series

How a Dimensional Scanner Streamlines Processes in Your Warehouse

"That Looks Cool! Wonder How I Can Use It?"

For the true gadget lovers, we have the experience of being in a store full of gadgets and machines and occasionally see something that compels us to say, "I am not sure what it is, but how can I find a way to use it?"

If you haven't seen one yet, dimensional scanners definitely fall into that category. No one will be surprised if a true distribution center process nerd brings it home one day for personal use. 

What is a "Dimensional Scanner"?

A dimensional scanner is a specialized equipment that will scan and record the dimensions of an object - of any shape. When paired with a scale, the complete shape, weight and dimensions of any product can be recorded to a database and be the source of efficiency in multiple areas of the business.

...but how can we use a dimensional scanner?

Topics: Order Picking Inventory Control Shipping Dimensioning Cost Reduction Packing

Retaining Warehouse Workers is as Simple as Reducing Walking

There has been much written about finding and retaining warehouse workers lately. These issues are not going away as eCommerce is expected to grow to $4 trillion by 2020. Who is going to do the work?

Topics: Productivity Planning Efficiency Staffing