Posts Tagged ‘warehousing’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]