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Where are the choke points in your supply chain?

UPDATE: On Monday, March 29th, 2021, the Ever Given was freed and continued its journey northward, allowing for the passage of over 360 ships that had impacted about 15% of the entire world's container capacity. Bon Voyage!

Last week was the beginning of one of those rare weeks when you could tune into your daily news broadcast and hear your usual news readers interviewing supply chain analysts, shipping company representatives and logistics experts almost every day – a group of professional profiles that you almost never see on the national news!

Topics: News Warehouse Management Supply Chain warehouse safety

How Can We Help the Helpers?

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The current crisis we are in is taxing all of our healthcare resources – both human and material. As a manufacturer supplying equipment for the warehouse and logistics industries, we are especially aware of the strain being placed on supply chains as well as the important people who keep them running smoothly.

Topics: News Success Story Nonprofit

They Won a Nobel Prize for Choosing Lithium, And Now You Benefit Too.

Yesterday morning we woke up to see a familiar name in the news as John B. Goodenough was announced by the Nobel Prize Committee, along with two others, as the recipients for this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. We’ve written about John in earlier posts (See “A Week For Gratitude”) and can say we’re thrilled to see the recognition he, M. Stanley Whittington and Yoshino Akira received for the work they did over two decades in three countries that led to what one committee member referred to as “a highly charged story with tremendous potential”!

Topics: News Trends Lithium Iron Phosphate Lithium Power

Mobile Powered Workstations Now Arrive Fully Assembled!

The latest news from Newcastle Systems includes "No assembly required".  We have improved the delivery process by assembling the workstations in our manufacturing plant and packaging them for you to unpack in minutes. You can easily have the mobile workstation with portable power unpacked and rolling in minutes. We have assembly manuals, but soon they will become obsolete.

Topics: News Mobile Powered Workstation Carts

‘Twas the Light Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the warehouse
A creature was stirring, it was John;

Topics: News Computer Cart with Power Mobile Power Lithium Power

Saving time: Dock-to-stock optimization is the key to getting products on and off the truck faster

Like most logistics operations, yours might point to “receiving” as the main starting point in your operation. Either because it’s a process that often begins earlier in the day with the overnight arrival of trucks delivering products from all parts of the country, or simply because it’s the point in which materials enter your facility thus setting the stage for all other processes.

Topics: Productivity News Efficiency

Our DIY Champs Contest Shines the Light on the Power of Your People

It Always Starts With A Problem

Being out on the floor is all about finding problems. Finding a better way. Or finding a challenge that no one saw before….

That is what your team does out there every day – spotting the need. Because they are Problem Solvers…

That’s Why You Have Problem Solvers

Your team doesn’t just FIND new challenges, they solve them too…

Some may have welding skills, but for those who don’t, they have duct tape. Or binder clips. Or an extra battery and some wires. They are your own MacGuyvers!

Tell Us About Your “Inner MacGuyver”

Newcastle Systems wants to learn about your team’s creative innovations…and share them with our community to give them the recognition they deserve!

Topics: News Equipment DIY Contest

Dollar General opens $100M Distribution Center in Bethel (almost 1 million sq ft)

Dollar General's massive distribution center which opened in Bethel, PA is fully up and running in northern Berks County.  It's made of enough steel to build 6,400 cars, and the number of pallets it can hold would stretch from Bethel to New York City. Check out Dollar General's new distribution center...

Topics: News Distribution Center Case Studies

The Most Exciting Technology for Warehouses, Picking and Distribution

Today we share insights about the best new technologies for warehouses, especially those including a small piece picking operation. What technology changes or enhancements are working for other companies now.

Topics: News Order Picking