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Principles of Material Flow for Warehousing

Seasoned warehouse managers use the principles of material flow in the warehouse to continually assess and improve warehouse efficiencies. Material flow is a function of labour, time, and warehouse space. The following principles can serve to guide the less experienced warehouse manager in their quest to optimize material flow in the warehouse and operating efficiencies. […]

Top 10 Warehouse Safety Concerns

Warehouse safety is an important consideration in the day to day operation of the warehouse. Although most issues that are warehouse safety related are common sense, there needs to be a formalized procedure that sets out the rules for safety standards. These rules should be monitored and enforced by a safety committee or operations/warehouse manager. […]

Right Sizing Your New Warehouse

Quite often JDH Warehousing Systems is contacted to design a warehouse solution for a company that is purchasing, building, or leasing a new warehouse facility. The first question I ask of the manager or owner is what is the size of the new warehouse? The second question is much more interesting. How did you decide […]

E-Commerce Warehousing

Most companies have started to allow customers to order products on-line. With e-commerce comes more business but the order profile is different than traditional channels. These are small sized orders across many different customers. For smaller to mid-size businesses it may make sense to outsource this business to a third party logistics provider (3PL).  Some […]

All SKUs Are Not Created Equal

Most warehouses that I have worked with are challenged to store a wide variety of SKUs, all with different case sizing, pallet heights and weights. Not too many warehouses have the luxury of dealing with one standard size. Because of this situation, warehouse managers must take the time to configure their racking to accommodate different […]

Warehouse Operations Quiz

Take the following questionnaire to assess your warehouse operations. If you answer Yes to 15 or more questions, give yourself a pat on the back. On the other hand, if you have 10 or more No answers, there are definitely opportunities for improvements. Remember a well run warehouse saves the company money and provides excellent […]

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