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Promoting Warehouse Safety in Extreme Weather Conditions

From sweltering summer temperatures and frigid winters to powerful storms, flooding, and even wildfires, there are certain precautions (like having an emergency action plan) that can help keep everyone safe during a storm. Because of factors like scaffolding, large, open indoor spaces, electrical equipment, and heavy machinery, proper protocols during severe weather may be a matter of life and death.

Topics: Warehouse Management Automation warehouse safety

Revolutionizing Medical Care With Mobile Workstations

From enabling charting at the point of care to extending the battery life of computers and other devices, mobile workstations are helping busy healthcare professionals manage full workloads, spend more time with patients, support a cleaner, more sterile environment to limit the spread of infection, and even provide better care to their patients. Here’s how these workstations are making an impact in the medical field.

Topics: Mobile Workstation Portable Power Healthcare

Is Your Warehouse or Distribution Center Prepped for Winter?

 

In the last several months of the year, your warehouse or distribution center is probably concerned about being ready for peak season. After all, holiday shopping begins ramping up in the fall and activity doesn’t slow down until well after the new year. But another concern for your business, depending on its location, should be the winter weather.

Topics: Distribution Center Warehouse Management warehouse safety

The Consumer Demand for Transparency in Food — How Technology Can Help

Farm-to-table is a popular concept for restaurants. But it doesn’t carry across to every type of food and beverage we consume. There’s a larger movement in the industry underway.

Topics: Supply Chain RFID Sustainability

Case Study: Solving for Mislabeling

When the leadership of McCollister Global Services – a New Jersey-based national provider of transportation services known in the industry as “an employer of choice” - looked for help with process improvement and equipment upgrades, they got more than they asked for while working with Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi) in nearby Lansdale, PA.

Topics: Case Studies Inventory Control mislabeling

8 Upcoming eCommerce Fulfillment Trends to Watch

eCommerce fulfillment was very different in 2023 than it was just a few short years ago. Businesses have learned valuable lessons from the pandemic and the related supply chain crises, and many are continuing to make improvements to processes, partnerships, and technology solutions. Here are eight upcoming eCommerce fulfillment trends to watch in the coming year as these positive changes continue to unfold.

Topics: Mobile Workstation ECommerce Automation

Let’s Talk About Freight Transportation Theft

If you run a warehouse or distribution center or work in the logistics industry, freight theft deserves close attention. Crime rates are known to spike for over-the-road transportation during the holidays and busy periods, having a significant impact on businesses and consumers.

Topics: Supply Chain Shipping warehouse safety

5 Disadvantages of Automated Warehouse Robots

 

There is a continued fear of robotic warehouse automation and its ability to take warehouse jobs from employees. While we understand the fear, we don’t necessarily share it.

Topics: Mobile Workstation Automation Robots Hybrid Warehouse

Top 5 Considerations for Warehouse Ergonomics

 

It’s true that 20% of products in a facility are picked 80% of the time. This means that keeping the most frequently picked items in a convenient location is a no-brainer right?

Topics: Mobile Workstation

Essential Strategies to Keep Your Warehouse a Safe Place to Work

Warehouses, fulfillment centers, and distribution centers are fast-paced, busy places with lots of activity--which can also make them a magnet for safety issues. Learn about the strategies you and your team should be implementing to avoid injuries and maintain your positive business reputation.

Topics: Warehouse Management safety protocols warehouse safety