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By automating your distribution center, you can provide substantial benefits and significant labor savings. Unfortunately, if you make the wrong automation choices, you can burn a hole in your wallet getting little, if any, significant improvement over what could be done with traditional solutions. Here are six questions you need to ask before you take the automation leap.
Proper warehousing and logistics techniques can lead to achieving your company goals. Learn what your company can do to enhance its warehousing and logistics techniques.
Steve Edelstein, CEO of brand management/marketing consultancy The Logical Step, companies must, first and foremost, plan ahead and anticipate minimum volume and potential maximum volume of sales during their holiday season.
Staffing the warehouse for the fourth quarter rush isn
To hire the correct amount of order pickers, packers, and shippers you need to understand two things: Product demand/sales forecast, and how many orders your warehouse can ship per labor hour. Using these metrics, you can determine how many people you need to get all the orders out the door on time. Then you just need to hire those quality applicants.
Here’s a holiday preparedness tip from Carolina Rustica owner Richard Sexton. Don’t just keep an eye on your inventory levels. Make sure that if you’re participating in a promotion like Free Shipping Day, you’ve allocated inventory to go towards that promotion. The last thing you want to do during the holidays is make a customer mad!
Many ecommerce companies will experience dramatic increases in order volumes this holiday season. This video by Integrated Distribution Services discusses some helpful ways to prepare your fulfillment operations for the rush of orders you may see.
The holiday crunch is no time to be short staffed or to have workers making mistakes that could harm your reputation. These are a few tips for hiring and managing seasonal operations employees.
There are times when companies adopt heavy equipment handling safety policies that go above and beyond what OSHA requires
Warehouse equipment is involved in about 100 deaths and 20,000 injuries each year in the U.S. alone. To minimize this danger, thorough training for the people who operate and work around heavy industrial gear is a must.