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Warehouse OS® Apps: Putaway App

eCommerce companies that have a two-step process at receiving require an efficient putaway process. For many companies this involves receiving product at a dock location, then putting it away in the warehouse. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) noted that in a busy warehouse, product putaway tends to fall behind other tasks such as…

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Warehouse Expansion Often Means Looking Up

Naïve or new ecommerce business owners often assume rapid growth requires additional warehouse space; not necessarily. It is true that lack of adequate space often leads to poorly organized inventory, picking, packing, and shipping… overall inefficiency. This is problematic with both productivity and profitability suffering; successful ecommerce businesses rely directly on the functionality of the…

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Is My Warehouse Maxed Out? Low Cost Ways to Maximize Warehouse Space

Never confuse sales growth as a definitive sign that a fast-growing e-commerce company is running out of warehouse space.  It might be a sign of growth, but it may be indicative of storage mismanagement. Before renting another warehouse or planning a larger warehouse location, it is wise to engage warehouse planning experts to determine the…

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How Much Warehouse Space Do You Really Need?

Calculating the correct space needed in a warehouse, particularly a new warehouse can be tricky. The space needed is a real bottom-line consideration. Experts in logistics can reduce space needs by up to 50 percent, and the process of achieving that is akin to a kaizen event. Complete logistics management solutions must recognize that every…

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