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Christine Wheeler

Recent Posts by Christine Wheeler:

5 Nifty Things a Mobile Cart Workstation With an iPad Includes

Beyond the mobile workstation, what you see in the hands of people on the move are iPads.  In fact, because they are mobile in and of themselves does not mean it is complete.  Far from it.

Topics: Mobile Workstation Computer Cart Accessories

What type of mobile computer carts do you need in your warehouse?

The process for determining which mobile powered computer cart and/or stand-alone power package that best meets the requirements for your warehouse, factory or large retail store includes:

Topics: Workstation Configuration Mobile Powered Workstation Carts Warehouse

How to Choose the Correct Industrial Computer Workstation

The worst advice heard when searching for new, or replacement industrial computer workstations - “just get the cheapest one they have.” Spending a little extra to get the right workstation for the plant, warehouse, store, or distribution center will save money in the long run, and increase productivity.

Topics: Industrial Computer Workstations Mobile Workstation

How to track productivity in warehouse with the MotionMeter App

Wasted Motion does not happen all at one time - it may be 20 seconds here and 10 seconds there, making it extremely difficult to identify.  Simple examples of wasted motion include:

  • Walking to a printer to print labels
  • Walking to a computer to access data 
  • Walking to a static desk to dimension product

Not only is this waste hard to identify, it's also very costly over the course of a year.

Topics: Cost Reduction MotionMeter Assessment

Out of Stock? Methods to Prevent Stockouts, Regardless of High Demand

Retailers are finding that consumer demand is getting more unpredictable — which increases the importance of changing the way they manage inventory. 

Topics: Warehouse Management Inventory Control

How to be more efficient in the warehouse

Each mobile workstation cart is a powerful tool for improving productivity in any warehouse - but only when they're used correctly. These guidelines establish a baseline for using the carts and optimizing warehouse activities in ways that produce measurable results.

Topics: Productivity Warehouse Process Improvement

How to improve productivity in your warehouse

In our business, it’s often easy to forget that for every customer that comes to us knowing exactly where they can improve productivity, there is at least two who aren’t sure if they have room to improve or where to start looking for opportunities.

Topics: Productivity Warehouse Management

How Much Do You Love Your Mobile Power? One Client Shares The Love.

In a perfect world, we would sit back and let our customers do our marketing for us. Because with a Net Promoter Score of +56, we know our products are loved and widely used by them. And recently we woke up one morning thinking perhaps that perfect world was beginning to form when we received this video from Wurth, a global retailer group based in Germany with a core business in the distribution of fasteners and tools with over 120,000 different products. 

To be considered a supplier worthy of their endorsement is truly a privilege, especially when their corporate philosophy is so direct on what they stand for:

"When it comes to quality, we make no compromise. The Würth name stands for good, solid products and process quality in addition to outstanding customer service. Being close to our customers is important to us. More than 45,000 employees in 80 countries worldwide are busy looking after the needs of our customers."

Many thanks to the team at Wurth for making our day! Now, how can we make yours?

Topics: Video Mobile Power WERC

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

How to Ship Direct-From-Pallet With 100% Accuracy

It's a common challenge during peak Holiday season. Every year, thousands for warehouses across the world ramp up for an explosion of shipping that challenges even the most sophisticated warehouse managers. By some estimates, Catalog and E-Commerce businesses generate nearly 60% of their annual sales in the last four months of the calendar alone.

One common "challenge," which might be considered a "good problem to have" is the "hit product" where there are hundreds or even thousands of orders every day for a single product that everyone wants...or wants to give as a gift. When there are so many single-item orders for the same item like this, it seems wasteful to run all of them through the standard picking, sorting and packing process that a typical order would go through.

Topics: Shipping Speed Picking Accuracy