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Combating the Labor Shortage: 3 ways to Improve Working Conditions

I’ve been a business owner in the warehousing industry for more than a decade now, and the labor shortage issue has never been more prevalent.

At the beginning of the year there was more than 12.5 billion square feet of industrial space across the U.S., and this will only grow as an excess of 200 million square feet is currently under construction. Add to that the growth in ecommerce, which is expected to grow to $4 trillion by 2020. As warehouses grow and expand, the need for workers becomes increasingly critical. But who's going to do the work if your business is not ready to heavily invest in automation and robotics?

Topics: Warehouse Management Staffing Leadership

How to Improve Warehouse Receiving Process Flow

How well does your receiving process flow? Where is your warehouse at its strongest and what needs improvement?

Today we want to share four processes that include common shipping and receiving actions found in most businesses. We break down into three rating tiers:

  • Marginal
  • Average
  • Oustanding
Topics: Warehouse Management receiving Process Improvement

How to Improve Your Warehouse Replenishment Efficiency

If you are in the business of warehouse management, then you already know that efficiency is your critical metric when it comes to replenishment. After all, it never pays to work harder and not smarter when you are responsible for the safety and effectiveness of your warehouse crew.

Topics: Warehouse Management Warehouse

What Managers Can Learn From Warehouse Workers

If you’re looking to improve your manufacturing process or supply chain, talk to your warehouse workers.

Managers and executive leadership can learn a lot from their workforce. The insights given by employees can help managers:

Topics: Warehouse Management

The ROI of Hiring and Evaluating Great Warehouse Workers

If you take a look at how much business ecommerce websites like Amazon are doing every day online, it’s a no-brainer that this is where the customer shopping experience is heading. We are already there. With the waning need to go into a physical store to buy something and the ability that the internet gives us to order anything that we could possibly need from the comfort of our own couch.

Topics: Warehouse Management

Solutions for the Top 7 Warehouse Problems

Your warehouse is arguably one of the most important pieces of your business, and therefore should be treated that way. Without a smooth running warehouse you could potentially face=

  • No place to keep all of your inventory
  • Little or no way to organize that inventory or your supplies
  • Your product scattered all over the place
  • Late orders delivered to your clients or customers
  • The wrong orders or incomplete orders sent to your clients and customers
Topics: Warehouse Management

Why Ergonomics is the Best ROI Strategy

In the manufacturing world, there is a constant pressure to innovate and improve operations. While most of the time that is related to improving the bottom line and allowing companies to achieve greater success, there is one aspect of the industry that has to improve for both cost efficiency and worker safety.

Topics: Warehouse Management Safety

6 Warehouse Pain Points to Avoid

If you run a warehouse, then you know that there a ton of different things that all have to work together to create an efficient workplace. Unfortunately, because there are so many moving parts on the floor, it can seem impossible to manage everything all the time, which is why so many warehouses have inefficient operations.

Topics: Warehouse Management

20 Warehouse Success Metrics That Matter Most

Your warehouse KPIs determine how efficiently you turn a profit. You probably already have a software package that compiles data and analyzes information. What you do with that information may determine the success or failure of your logistics business. 

Topics: Warehouse Management Metrics Process Improvement

Top 10 Health and Safety Issues in the Warehouse

While there are a lot of jobs that put you in danger and make it difficult for you to do your job without risking your life in one way or another, working in a warehouse can be an incredibly dangerous job and many people don’t even realize it.

While some of the reasons might be obvious, there are some health and safety issues that might surprise you. The following are the top 10 health and safety hazards that you will find in most warehouses around the world.

Topics: Warehouse Management Safety