With the holiday season on the horizon, the amount of inventory coming in and out of your warehouse will increase significantly. That means your shipping and receiving areas will be busier than ever.
Many manufacturers are focused on ramping up production. This is designed to help them bounce back from losses during 2020 and 2021, to compete with other companies as eCommerce continues to boom and prepare for the upcoming holiday season. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in workplace injuries as employee safety begins to be overlooked. While slips, trips and falls still lead the way in potential accidents, there are other major disasters waiting to happen that could be even more deadly. This includes items falling off shelves, pallet injuries or even worse, storage units falling on employees. Don’t put your employees or your bottom line at risk. Here’s how manufacturers can plan ahead to avoid storage and shelving accidents. Prioritize Popular Items In the past, we’ve how manufacturers should discuss with their facility leaders which picking method that works best for your company. For example: Wave Picking, which is designed so an employee can pick items to fill one order through one trip through the warehouse. Wave pickers also have [...]
As the manufacturing industry adopts more and more digital technology, it's becoming crucial for warehouses to build disaster recovery plans.
If companies plan to withstand the ongoing challenges, they will need to make changes to their operations. And while the chemical industry has traditionally been a slow adopter of new technologies, having a "wait and see" approach is no longer a viable option.
While it's impossible to predict another disaster like COVID-19, we can use the lessons it taught us to handle similar situations in the future. It's time for the wood sector to invest in the tools to help keep productivity and efficiency up during future disruptions.
Future-proofing in manufacturing refers to adapting warehouse and business practices to adapt to the nature of the changing industry landscape.
A lack of sufficient quality control can be devastating over time, as it clogs up your systems with returns, wastes time as your team members are forced to reconfigure their processes and hurts your bottom line.
Settling for cookie-cutter machinery can have severe and negative impacts on your business and bottom line. Read on to better understand the consequences of using the wrong equipment in your facility.
Losing time due to machine failure or disrepair is a devastating blow for manufacturers big and small. According to Deloitte, downtime costs industrial manufacturers an estimated $50 billion a year. To avoid these costly catastrophes, more and more manufacturers are implementing preventative maintenance on their machinery.
What does the success of your manufacturing business look like? It depends on how quickly you can adapt to the new systems that have become standard in the wake of the pandemic.