The Blog: Warehouse Organization & Operations Tips

Pick the Perfect Pallet: Five things to consider When Choosing your Pallet


At first glance, a pallet looks like a benign, flat, wooden or plastic base that manufacturers use to ship inventory and warehousers use to store it. They may look basic on the surface, but upon further scratching, one realizes there are many features that contribute to the perfect pallet. Not…  
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De-parting Product: An In-Depth Look at Warehouse Shelving Parts


It’s a big puzzle. Or, for those electronic-brained people, it’s like a giant game of Tetris. Move one box and the others readjust. Move another and the space is cleared. Move the wrong one and you lose everything. Warehouse storage is a little like these games. Your storage methods need…  
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Tips for Making the Most of Your Warehouse Space


Imagine this: On your right side is a receiving bay where stacks upon stacks of product boxes have just been delivered. On your left side — a vast, empty space that’s as long as three football fields and at least five stories high. It’s up to you to figure out…  
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15 Characteristics of an Efficient Warehouse


Running a well-organized and efficient warehouse can be much more complex than it’s given credit for. While some may first think that these buildings have the simple task of storing materials before their export or distribution for sale, a proficient warehouse system is way more multifaceted than that. Warehousing is…  
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Managing Your First E-commerce Warehouse for Success


If your e-commerce business has been successful, you may be considering taking the big step to open your very first warehouse. Or, maybe you already have a warehouse, but with the number of orders you have been receiving, are beginning to consider moving into a larger space to fulfill your…  
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10 Really Easy Tips to Optimize your Warehouse Put Away Process


Everyone working in the warehouse business can tell you just how vital the put away process is to the overall efficiency and day-to-day running of a warehouse. The put away process includes the initial placement of goods which will have a direct impact on all subsequent warehouse processes – particularly…  
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Critiquing Your Warehouse Receiving Process – 10 Surefire Techniques to Optimize It


When shipments arrive to replenish stocked inventory, your warehouse will go through what is known as a standard receiving process. Your inventory clerk should have a set procedure which he or she uses to make sure all paperwork and the shipment is received and in correct order. If there are…  
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Warehouse Audit Checklist for Improved Performance


A warehouse audit should answer the questions “Do our procedures meet current operating requirements?” and “What can we improve?” The key feature of an audit is that it be an unbiased examination and evaluation that objectively analyzes past performance and possible improvements. The warehouse audit can be performed by the…  
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Electric vs. Gas/LP Forklift


If you have a choice of the type of forklift you can use in your warehouse, compare the pros and cons of the electric and gas forklifts before you buy: Electric – An electric forklift runs on a battery.  Yes, the battery is an extra expense at initial purchase, but…  
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Forklift on the Fritz? Should You Repair or Replace?


Any time an appliance or mechanical gadget breaks down in our homes, usually we ask, “Is it under warranty?”  Often, the answer is a resounding, “NO.”  An evaluation begins.  What are the options for getting the appliance back up and running? It’s the same situation with on-the-job mechanics, only the…  
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