55 Warehouse Best Practices to Improve Productivity

Warehouse management is often one big balancing act – ensuring there is enough inventory (but not too much!), keeping inventory secure from theft (but easy to access!) — all within a compact...

5 Tips to Improve Order Picking Accuracy

Woe is the picking error. The bane of the fulfillment manager’s existence. The cause of nearly $390,000 in losses to the average distribution center’s annual bottom line. The reason I’m writing this...

Implement Batch Picking for Faster Order Fulfillment

What is Batch Picking? Batch Picking is a way of grouping multiple orders into small batches - typically including 8 to 16 orders – operators fill all orders in the batch at the same time, working...

Improve Your Returns Management Process with ASRS

Raise your hand if you did any online shopping during the holidays. Keep your hand up if you’re also in the business of processing returns and the post-holiday returns rush has you drowning in...

May The Aging Workforce Be With You

Baby boomers are ages 51 – 69 right now and retirement for those who are lucky is 60, 65 for most and upwards of 70 for some. So we have to find a way to keep them working and happy – after all this...

5 Pick to Light Technologies For Laser Accuracy

Choices, choices, choices—we are a society that demands options. But too many options can stall decision-making. You need time to look around, weigh your options (or look for alternatives!). Ordering...

Totes, Bins & Dividers for Better Inventory Management

Unless you’re still living in a college dorm, you shouldn’t be eating your Sunday night chili dog off a paper plate while watching the game. I mean it will work for a bit, but it’s eventually going...

Keeping Track of Inventory: Tracking vs. Traceability

The terms “inventory tracking” and “inventory traceability” are often used interchangeably in warehousing and distribution. But they actually mean different things—and both are extremely important to...

Floor Space & Capacity: Finding Room to Grow Operations

“Congratulations, your business is booming with near double digit growth year over year!” This can be a facility mangers worst nightmare - with fast growth manufacturing, warehouse and distribution...