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The History of Warehousing

Warehouses seem like a modern-day invention to hold goods before they are ready to be distributed or delivered to customers. But they aren’t that new at all. In fact, humans have been storing supplies for centuries. Here is a brief history of warehousing, including how we got to the modern-day version and its more advanced techniques.

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The Warehouse of the Future

Warehouses have been around for centuries. They’ve provided consistent support for human commerce and innovation. While the structure of a warehouse building hasn’t changed much, everything that goes on inside the building has shifted dramatically.

Topics: 3D Printing Automation warehouse industry warehouse trends RFID Warehouse Efficiency

Order Picking Best Practices

Few processes in order fulfillment are as labor- and time-intensive as your picking processes. Getting the right products off the shelves and ready for shipment quickly is an ongoing challenge for most warehouses and distribution centers.

Topics: Order Picking Automation Warehouse Efficiency

The Future of the Portable Power Market

Mobile phones, fans, electric blankets, computers, printers, mini-refrigerators, and other electronic devices can be charged and run using portable power devices. The demand for these rechargeable energy sources for consumer and industrial use is growing rapidly. Here’s how quickly this market is expected to expand and what we know about the future of the portable power market.


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How to Find the Ideal Warehouse Manager

One of the most essential aspects of operating a successful warehouse lies in the quality of your team. And the head of this team is your warehouse manager, who is the person responsible for carrying out your policies and directing staff. It’s vital that you find the right person to fill this role. But where do you start? Here are some of the top challenges for warehouse management and how you can find the ideal warehouse manager.


Topics: Warehouse Management Supply Chain warehouse careers

Careers in Shipping and Receiving

Warehousing and logistics offer a wide range of career options. If you’d like to build a career in this sector, you may even have the choice of working in a variety of industries, such as eCommerce, manufacturing, agriculture, or the military. Whether you have recently earned a degree or would like to find a career that doesn’t require formal education, here are some of the top careers in shipping and receiving and what you can expect.

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How is Inflation Impacting Warehousing and the Supply Chain?

Until recently, high inflation has been more of a theoretical concept for many business owners and consumers. After all, it’s been decades since this country experienced severe inflation. But the past year has made inflation a major concern for consumers and supply chain partners. Here’s how inflation is driving up the costs of just about everything that impacts the supply chain and how your business can respond effectively.

Topics: Warehouse Management Supply Chain Automation

The Future of Reverse Logistics

Managing returns has traditionally been treated as an afterthought. But with the rise in eCommerce sales, returns are sure to be substantial, which can lead to a poor customer experience and revenue losses. Many businesses are now placing more emphasis on handling returns, called the reverse logistics process. And some initiatives have come a long way. Here’s what those look like and what we might expect from the future of reverse logistics.

Topics: Warehouse Management ECommerce Reverse Logistics Sustainability

Are You Complying With the Food Safety Modernization Act?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 6 people in the U.S., or roughly 48 million Americans, become hospitalized annually due to foodborne illnesses. And about 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases. These are tragedies that are largely preventable, which is something the government has set out to do through regulation.

Topics: Warehouse Management ECommerce warehouse safety

Why Warehouse Signage is Important and What to Include

The high-demand, fast-paced warehouse environment can be burdened by inefficiencies and safety hazards that impact operations. Many businesses in this industry fail to recognize that some simple strategies can improve operations and create a safer and more attractive workplace for employees. Here’s why warehouse signage is so important and what types of signage your business should include.

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