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Quick Tips for Optimizing Your Warehouse

When it comes to warehouse work, “optimization” is the buzzword that get’s thrown around a lot. If a warehouse isn’t optimized to reach it’s maximum potential, things can get backed up fast.  Employees find themselves overworked, while managers end up very stressed and customers are unhappy with how long it’s taking to get their shipments. […]

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How Dock Scheduling Software Can Save You Time and Money

The concept of the warehouse hasn’t changed in decades.  The addition of forklifts did help, but the basic idea—a large building full of products or materials—is the same. From the outside, it can be hard to tell if a warehouse has moved into the 21st century or not.  That’s because many of the biggest changes […]

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Amazon.com Now Providing Warehouse Tours

What would you do with a warehouse that is as big as 28 football fields? Well, when you’re the web’s largest retailer, why would you not have  one million square foot warehouses that could hold more water than 10,000 Olympic pools? When you ship hundreds of millions of products, it’s what you need.  And Amazon.com […]

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Spring Cleaning Advice for Your Warehouse

Spring is everyone’s favorite time to get some serious cleaning done, and for good reason. With harsh winter weather, it’s easy to let things pile up on the inside.  Meanwhile, the snow, wind, etc. make quite a mess of things outside.  By the time spring arrives, most people are in serious need of doing some […]

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Difference Between Dock Board and Dock Plate

People often confuse word meanings. Take “metaphor” and “simile” for example.  If you were trying to describe a large and strong man, a metaphor would be “the man is a mountain” whereas a simile would be “the man is like a mountain”. Though adding “like” or “as” makes the comparison a simile, most people would […]

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Tips for Warehouse Management in Winter

For many parts of the US, this has been an especially brutal winter with average temperatures reaching record lows. Though we’re probably all eager to see spring come, we could very well have a few more months of winter to make it through.  It’s best to be prepared for the worst and hope for the […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Safety in Your Warehouse

Even thinking about a warehouse fire can be scary and daunting. That’s why there are fire safety codes and standards set in place for your warehouse to follow. There’s no doubt these codes and standards automatically increase safety. It won’t matter if you have the smallest or largest warehouse in existence, the minimum codes will […]

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Best Practices for Setting Up a Warehouse

A warehouse is all about efficiency, accessibility, and of course, safety as well. To get those three things to work in harmony can seem a little tricky at times, but it’s important that you make it happen.  Efficiency, accessibility, and safety all lead to lower costs/ higher profits, allowing you do to more with your […]

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How to Fall Safely in the Warehouse

One of the most common causes of warehouse injury is falling from an elevated place. Whether you’re at the edge of a loading dock ramp or climbing up the side of some pallet racking, all it takes is a momentary loss of balance to send you tumbling.  From there, gravity does its work, and next […]

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What Pallet Racking Do I Need?

A lot of warehouses rely heavily on pallet organization.    While pallets are compact and easy to maneuver by themselves, they don’t stack nicely. That’s why pallet racks were invented. Of course, not all pallet racks are the same.  Warehouses have different needs and different systems of organization.  What pallet racking you choose ultimately comes down […]

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