Developing a Supply Chain Network Strategy

When business is expanding, it’s easy to be lured into the temptation of investing to new facilities to support growth. This LIDD case study shows how...

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Why 40’ Building Column Spacing is Ideal for Warehouse Racking Layouts

Having worked for more than a couple of decades as a DC designer / layout specialist, my most common task has been to fit rack and aisle layouts into...

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One of the Most Common Flaws in Distribution Center Design

If you’re expanding or building a new facility and think that maximizing storage density in every possible way will give you the biggest bang for your...

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Ergonomics & Productivity in the Distribution Center

In this Guest Blog Scott Stone, Director of Marketing at materials handling provider Cisco-Eagle  looks at the relationship between good ergonomics and...

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User Experience or Cutting Corners

Every six weeks or so, it seems this photo (or variants of it) takes over LinkedIn feeds and other places on the internet.  The comment threads it...

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Dock Area – Door Design and Trailer Interaction

The dock area is the heart of all distribution centers.  This is the beginning and the end of the material handling cycle.  Dock depths, equipment and...

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Over-engineering

A member of this blog’s audience passed along a Software Advice article by Michael Koploy and asked for our comment.  So here it is: yes.

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3 Aspects within Management's Control that Affect Productivity

When looking at the factors that affect productivity in the distribution center, some are out of your control, like the magnitude of volumes shipped,...

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How Pick Lines Affect Distribution Performance

Talking about pick lines and their impact on distribution performance, most operators think primarily about picking efficiency.  While of utmost...

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