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Warehouse Planning

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Does Your Warehouse Need a Mezzanine?

Multitasking is something everyone does every day. At home, we cook dinner while keeping an eye on the kids. At work, we take calls and answer emails, all while ensuring our real jobs get done. And we don’t just expect it of ourselves. We expect our...

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Dock Plate Vs. Pit Leveler — What’s The Best Option?

The gap between your loading dock and the back of a truck is one of the most dangerous areas in your workplace. Loading dock levelers (also known as pit levelers), dock plates and dock boards bridge that uneven gap.

All three options provide a stable,...

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8 Expensive Warehouse Design Mistakes

Imagine your pre-work routine. If you’re a warehouse or distribution center manager, I bet it’s finely-tuned to be as efficient as possible. You probably don’t:

  • Brew your coffee in the kitchen but keep your coffee mugs in the garage
  • Store your socks in...
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7 Easy Ergonomic Fixes to Make Employees More Productive

Ergonomics is a term that gets thrown around a lot when talking about workstation setups. But why? What does it even mean? Is it actually beneficial or just another thing on the checklist?

The value of ergonomic workstations goes beyond meeting...

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Ladder Safety: Can Your Business Afford a Lawsuit or OSHA Citation?

What's the most dangerous piece of equipment in your facility? While forklift accidents may make headlines, ladders are significantly more dangerous.

According to the CDC, more than 500,000 ladder-related injuries occur every year. The estimated annual...

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Used Pallet Racking: Is It Worth the Risk?

As a cost-conscious manager, you want to make the most of every dollar you spend. Used pallet racking may seem like an attractive option because of its low price, but it's rare to find used racking that's precisely what you need, and there are often...

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9 Money-Saving Reasons to Convert Your Warehouse Lighting to LED

The cost to convert from fluorescent to LED lighting has come down dramatically in the past two years. Bryant-Denny and Jordan-Hare Stadium are just two of the many facilities that converted to LED from fluorescent or metal halide. LED lights:

  • Reduce...
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Bollards, Guardrails and 3 More Money-Saving Warehouse Safety Products

Warehouse managers are constantly asked to do more with less. Every unexpected injury negatively impacts morale and their bottom line.According to the National Safety Council, the average worker injury: 

  • Generates $38,000 in upfront costs (equipment...
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Different Types of Pallet Racking

No matter how much space you have in your warehouse, it can be challenging to keep it tight and organized. The result? You have limited space, or at the least, inefficient use of your area. You need a system, and using pallet racking can be the storage...

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