3 Inefficient Warehouse Storage Solutions - and How to Fix Them!

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| Written by: MarkSmith

Is your warehouse busting at the seams? Do your warehouse employees have trouble locating stored parts or inventory when needed? In this post, we take a look at three inefficient – but all too common – warehouse storage solutions (if you can call them solutions!): Outdated warehouse shelving, floor storage, and, in some cases, even pallet rack.

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MHEDA Names First MVS Award Winners

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) has named the first batch of recipients for its Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) award. The MVS program is an annual recognition given out exclusively to MHEDA-affiliated supplier member companies. Orlando-based Outsource Equipment Company, a distributor of material handling equipment and supply chain solutions, joins MHEDA in...

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Customization and the Warehouse

Customization is crucial for ensuring your warehouse runs optimally. Fortunately, new technologies make it easy for warehouse operators to save time and space while meeting customers’ increasing demands. At Outsource Equipment Company, we specialize in designing and crafting customized solutions for all of your warehouse needs. If you’re out of space or just looking for ways to optimize...

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Security in the Warehouse

Warehouse clients want to know that their products are secure while in your facility. However, with so many people handling goods from start to finish, achieving a truly secure environment can be easier said than done. To draw customers away from the competition, modern operators need to take steps to beef up security without piling on costs.

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Is Working Sick a Warehouse Safety Issue?

I recently read a blog post that told the story of an inexperienced forklift operator whose operational error in the warehouse area of a food bank distribution center resulted in an unbalanced load falling off the forks and onto the feet of an unsuspecting co-worker. The injured warehouse worker suffered several broken bones in his foot and was taken to the hospital for treatment. What’s more,...

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How to Pick the Best Warehouse Management System for Your Business

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| Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s no secret that warehouse operators often struggle with how best to manage their facilities. Today’s warehouses are increasingly torn between two opposing paths: purchasing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or using a model designed specifically for material handling businesses. Owners should consider all the positives and negatives of adding functionality before deciding what...

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The Future of Supply Chains: Automated and Connected

Recent studies show that supply chains models are adapting in accordance with modern technology. According to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report on supply chain innovation, facilities are still struggling to boost productivity without raising costs. Fortunately, the new supply chains are faster and more intelligent than ever before.

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What Is Warehouse Material Handling Equipment?

When was the last time you considered the efficiency of your warehouse operation? If you aren’t assessing your fulfillment strategies regularly, you may be missing out on opportunities to expedite processes and get orders into your customers’ hands faster. One of the most crucial parts of analyzing your warehouse is determining whether you have the right warehouse material handling equipment.

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Improving Methods to Increase Picking Productivity

Outsource Equipment Company understands that there is more to warehouse automation than just equipment. Inventory can be incorrectly labeled, lost, or damaged. Also, picking methods may not be as refined as they should be. Here are some tips that can help to improve your warehouse’s operations.

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Warehouse Capacity 101

Are you able to properly utilize all the space in your warehouse for optimum efficiency? Outsource Equipment Company provides a look at some of the theories that are applied to warehouse capacity and its efficiency.

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