Archive for the ‘Warehousing’ Category

Best Practices for Short Hold Warehouse Operations

Posted on March 28th, 2019

With limited space available for “Short Hold” freight, being stored for short periods at a time, it is important to be efficient in utilizing that time and space. Require carrier appointments to minimize surprises and plan the docks accordingly. Re-slot positions as necessary to reduce time spent looking for freight […]

Proper Transport of Fresh Produce: Sanitation

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

Proper transport of fresh produce from farm to market reduces the potential for microbial contamination. Within the transportation chain, it is the responsibility of all parties involved to communicate and maintain the quality and safety of the produce while in transit. Cross-Contamination Every time a product gets moved, there is […]

Short-Term-Hold or Short-Hold Storage

Posted on March 15th, 2019

Cross-docking is the practice of unloading freight and reloading them for transport to the next destination, with little to no storage in between trips. This is typically done to bring in loads from different points of origin to consolidate onto fewer trucks for delivery to a final destination, or to […]

The Benefits of Cross-Docking

Posted on March 1st, 2019

First of all, why would anyone need to use cross-docking? Inventory storage takes up space in warehouses, and costs businesses money to use. Oftentimes, storage is necessary, especially large inventory runs, anticipated demand spikes, timeliness etc. By having Just in Time (JIT) inventory, it reduces the need for long term […]

What is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

Posted on January 14th, 2019

Temperature controlled freight shipping is the transport of goods that are sensitive to climate conditions, and require special handling and storage to maintain stable temperatures from dock to dock. This is possible with temperature controlled storage and refrigerated trucking. For example, a temperature controlled environment will keep your produce fresh, […]

Black Friday 2018: The Supply Chain

Posted on November 16th, 2018

How Does Black Friday Affect Supply Chains? Black Friday – Let the shopping begin! These products being sold are planned to be manufactured far ahead of time, and takes more than what meets the eye to get these items to you. Ultimately, the items end up in a store or […]

SCM: Planning for the Future of Supply Chain Management

Posted on March 9th, 2018

As a new generation begins to take over the workforce, the future of supply chain management will move towards utilizing the latest innovations to improve data reliability, faster workflows, synced data with interconnected systems and much more beyond our imagination.            Image: Supply Chain Management Chart (Source: […]

Building Relationships with Warehouses

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

 We have choices every day on how we interact with others, and some occupations have more opportunities than others. Industry insiders know that having a good relationship with your drivers and warehouse personnel makes a big difference in how your freight is handled and how soon it can get loaded.   […]

4 Ways to Increase Warehouse Efficiency by Brittany Richards of Softwareadvice.com

Posted on March 25th, 2013

4 Ways to Increase Warehouse Efficiency A recent survey by Intermec http://www.intermec.com/about_us/newsroom/pr_detail.aspx?c=107429&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1762755&highlight=  reported that workforce inefficiencies account for nearly 3,000 lost hours each year. The survey also stated that 89 percent of the warehouses surveyed believe that investing in new technology would allow warehouse managers to recoup lost time and […]

An interesting look into one of Amazon’s fulfillment warehouses (taken from www.home-designing.com)

Posted on December 11th, 2012

Though corporate warehouses aren’t the usual fodder for a blog like ours we just had to stop for a second and take in what we are seeing here. The insides of the belly of the world’s most popular commerce site. It is like something you aren’t supposed to see but […]

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