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Rethinking Your Picking Process for 2021

Among many of the challenges that 2020 forced so many businesses to solve was how to not just create a direct-to-customer fulfillment operation but to optimize it and standardize the processes enough to make it seem like less of the scramble that it was when all of this started almost a year ago. One specific process that was a common challenge for many businesses in 2020 was the Picking Process.

Topics: Order Picking Process Improvement Planning

The Elves Who Reduced Footsteps..

Every kid in America,

Liked Christmas a LOT,

The warehouse team,
Who had to manage peak every year,
DID NOT!

It could be their heads weren’t screwed on right,
It could be, perhaps, their shoes were too tight!

Topics: Mobility Mobile Workstation Warehouse Management Mobile Power

The Evolving Changes in Supply Chain Planning

With the disruptions in supply chains all over the world making headlines in mainstream news channels, it’s a good time to revisit some basics on Supply Chain Planning (SPC) given that we now see a lot of businesses being forced to devote a lot more attention to this critical skill area than they may have before – because they did not have to.

Topics: Supply Chain Process Improvement Planning

The Complex Logistical Challenges of Vaccines

Humans have been benefitting from vaccines for over two centuries. But the process for developing and distributing vaccines effectively has been neither neat nor direct. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the country, the sense of urgency for a solution has never been greater. 

Topics: Predictions COVID-19 Physical Distancing

Four KPIs to Watch for the Holiday Season

Holiday season, or “peak season” as it’s known in the industry, is a part of the annual “rhythm of the business” in the warehouse and logistics industry. In the US, it’s generally seen as encompassing the last four months of the year, and accounts for about 60% of all retail sales for the entire year. So there is never any doubt about the importance, the stress and the rewards involved in planning and executing for success every year.

Topics: Process Improvement Shipping warehouse industry

Drop Off Toys for Tots at Newcastle

Newcastle Systems will serve as a local drop-off site for Toys for Tots.

If you would like to contribute, you can drop off new, unwrapped toys in our collection box now through December 10, 2020. 

Drop Off Location
Newcastle Systems, Inc.
73 Ward Hill Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01835 USA
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

If you would prefer to donate 

a toy virtually, you can do so here:
https://toysfortotsbox.com/

Topics: Charity Toys for Tots Community

5 Ways to Make Your Returns Process Productive

As we have learned from managing the Ecommerce boom in 2020, the adrenalin of ramping up adequately to get hundreds – or thousands – of shipments out every day also has a “hangover” feeling that comes from the Returns process.

Topics: receiving Process Improvement Planning

2020’s Short-Term E-Commerce Response is Your Long-Term E-Commerce Strategy

How has your business responded to the rapid changes in the distribution and logistics industry this year? Chances are that the rapid evolution of your processes and how you supported them are not just a band-aid for making it through to 2021, but the blueprint for your current and future facilities well beyond this crisis and into the future.

Topics: Trends ECommerce Planning COVID-19

Our Quick Take on Tesla’s Annual “Battery Day”

It’s hard to imagine during the heyday of lead acid batteries that anyone would have thought something called “Battery Day” could be seen as a futuristic, sleek, design-savvy symbol of innovation. But in case you missed it, yesterday September 22nd was the annual Shareholder meeting for Tesla, an event they have branded as “Battery Day”, and is used as a showcase for new innovations, ideas and plans coming out of Tesla.

Topics: Trends Mobile Power Lithium Power

Reverse Logistics for Beginners

If you are like thousands of other businesses around the world this year, you probably can check off at least one of the boxes below:

  • We had to figure out how to do E-Commerce for the first time.
  • We previously dabbled with E-Commerce, but suddenly had to get good at it.
  • We’ve been doing E-Commerce for a while, but this year broke all our records.
  • Our Returns Process is messy, expensive and hard to manage to customer expectations.

If you’ve checked off either of the first two boxes, you probably needed to check off the last box too.

Topics: Warehouse Management ECommerce