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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control and professional, it should fit perfectly, and it should be comfortable and easy to “wear.” So what do you do if your current warehouse is ill-fitting? For most businesses, the answer is either expanding or […]

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. The website, called “Jobs of the Future Fund,” boldly states: “The idea is simple: if an employer replaces a human worker with a robot or algorithm, […]

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Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant […]

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What Does a Car Service Have to Do with Cycle Counting?

The simple answer is – EVERYTHING! Let me briefly describe my recent car service experience and then you’ll understand why I say this and why an alternative approach to the problem is required. I dropped off my car for a routine service and stated to the service manager that the headlights on one side of […]

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The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Over the last few years, three major trends have transformed distribution in many diverse industries: e-commerce, cloud applications and mobile devices. E-commerce has blurred the lines between retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. Cloud-based applications that manage e-commerce and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have lowered the barrier to entry for small- to medium-sized companies, and fueled […]

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