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Tips for Designing an Efficient On-Demand Warehouse

2020-06-16T21:12:29+00:00

On-demand warehousing is generating more and more demand as online retail skyrockets. Especially in the current climate, retail businesses that use platforms like Etsy and Shopify need more room to store their product. As a result, having an on-demand warehouse to advertise for use to these businesses is extremely profitable. However, to ensure that you are optimizing your current warehouse space, thoughtful design is crucial. Several nationwide organizations now offer on-demand space for these types of businesses, including Flexe, Stord, and Ware2Go. In order to be successful copying the model of these businesses, try implementing some of the following warehouse design [...]

Tips for Designing an Efficient On-Demand Warehouse 2020-06-16T21:12:29+00:00

5 Ways to Improve Warehouse Space Utilization

2020-06-16T20:44:37+00:00

Warehouses and distribution centers are, for most retail and logistics businesses, the most expensive overhead cost. Consider the various costs associated with operations, occupancy, and storage and materials handling. In fact, according to a 2017 survey, the average cost per square foot of warehouse space is $6.53. With these facts in mind, it should become clear to every warehouse manager just how important space utilization is to the success of a business. Read on to learn more about calculating warehouse space utilization and get tips for improving efficiencies. What is space utilization? The basic definition of space utilization is your warehouse's [...]

5 Ways to Improve Warehouse Space Utilization 2020-06-16T20:44:37+00:00

How to Improve Operational Efficiency in Your Warehouse

2020-05-29T17:21:14+00:00

Warehouses that lack operational efficiency risk more than most businesses realize. Employee morale, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, the bottom line all suffer when businesses fail to recognize warehouse efficiency. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average U.S. warehouse wastes 6.9 weeks per year on unnecessary motion. This costs the industry $4.3 billion, or 265 million hours of labor annually. These numbers are staggering and improving operational efficiency is the only way to ensure your business doesn't fall within this industry trend. Luckily, there are several tips that you can use to quickly and easily improve the efficiency of your warehouse. [...]

How to Improve Operational Efficiency in Your Warehouse 2020-05-29T17:21:14+00:00

How to Effectively Design Warehouse Layouts to Improve Efficiency

2020-05-29T16:20:45+00:00

As your business grows, improving and innovating to stay at the top of your industry should be top of mind. To maintain your customer base, maximize the efficiency of your operation, and see the best ROI possible, consider your warehouse. Are you using the available space to the best of your ability? Does the flow of your operation and utilization of each square foot help or hinder your day-to-day operations? If your answer to either of these questions is "no" or "I'm not sure...", it's time for a change. Warehouse layouts can impact the overall success of any logistics business. And, [...]

How to Effectively Design Warehouse Layouts to Improve Efficiency 2020-05-29T16:20:45+00:00

Why You Need Warehouse Robotics to Optimize Your Business

2020-04-27T21:21:24+00:00

The logistics and warehousing industries are transforming. Emerging technologies are providing opportunities for these businesses to evolve. By adopting new technologies, such as warehouse robotics, your business can stay on top of customer demand, improve profitability, and optimize every aspect of your operation. While some businesses are fearful of this type of big business change, the advantages undeniably outweigh the costs. Robotic warehouse solutions can control costs, address labor issues, and increase efficiency, productivity, and reliability. Justifying the Initial Investment To adopt the newest available technologies, a large initial investment is required. Clearly, as the competitive landscape continues to evolve and [...]

Why You Need Warehouse Robotics to Optimize Your Business 2020-04-27T21:21:24+00:00

How to Build a Smart Warehouse: 3 Reasons You Need New Technology

2020-04-27T20:34:58+00:00

Logistics and warehousing businesses have always depended on standard controls to ensure safety, maximize efficiency, and maintain profitability. However, in this age of new technology, a transformation is occurring. Technology is disrupting the industry. While some may see this change as an obstacle or a frustrating interruption to their tried-and-true routine, there are undeniable advantages. In general, building a smart warehouse will improve inventory management, customer service, and order fulfillment. Overall, the primary benefits of a smart warehouse are its ability to save company resources, such as time and money, increase overall profits, and raise the satisfaction level of clients and [...]

How to Build a Smart Warehouse: 3 Reasons You Need New Technology 2020-04-27T20:34:58+00:00

5 Ways that Warehouse Technology is Changing the Industry

2020-03-19T19:58:27+00:00

Warehouse management is, first and foremost, about improvement. Warehouse and distribution centers are constantly on the lookout for ways to evolve. This includes expediting shipping to customers, maximizing space and improving general efficiencies. One way to ensure improvement is to implement new available technologies. Warehouse technology continues to evolve in 2020, changing the expectations of our customers and the entire industry. Today, warehouse managers have a wide variety of new technologies to choose from. As they aim to streamline operations, improve profitability and stay competitive, optimized warehouse operations lead to new opportunities. Let’s take a closer look at the technologies that [...]

5 Ways that Warehouse Technology is Changing the Industry 2020-03-19T19:58:27+00:00

How to Start Your Own Warehousing Business

2020-03-09T13:32:25+00:00

Entrepreneurs who are looking to start a warehousing business need to do their homework. The industry benefited from a large demand over the past few years. However, being successful in warehousing means understanding all the associated laws, regulations, requirements and responsibilities. When you're just getting started, there is a lot to consider, but we have narrowed down the three most important points to think about first. Three Points to Consider Before Starting a Warehouse Business 1: Your Competition As a booming industry, warehousing has become a very competitive space. When you start, look at the competition in your area to figure [...]

How to Start Your Own Warehousing Business 2020-03-09T13:32:25+00:00

How to Choose the Right Storage Partner For Your Business: Testimonials

2020-03-02T17:30:32+00:00

As your business grows and you work to optimize your operations, you may need some help. Choosing the right companies to help you improve your business is a crucial part of evolving. For these types of partnerships to thrive, it requires a lot of trust and open communication between the two businesses. Whether you need to outsource HR or accounting to help the bottom line or you need a partner to help you optimize your workspace, trust is key. If your business is growing and you need more space to improve operations, look for a storage partner that can create space, [...]

How to Choose the Right Storage Partner For Your Business: Testimonials 2020-03-02T17:30:32+00:00

What is CET Configura? How This Software Helps Design Warehouses

2020-02-25T18:34:29+00:00

.To achieve a well-designed warehouse, many storage solution companies use a variety of tools. Along with years of expertise, dedicated staff and the right equipment, proper software has become the most important tool at their disposal. One such piece of software is known as CET Configura. This design software is a state-of-the-art, all-in-one technology for space planning. At Specialized Storage, we use CET Design software by Configura to ensure we are optimizing the available space and increasing the efficiency of our clients' businesses. What is CET Configura? CET Designer by Configura is an all-in-one software solution for space planning and configuration [...]

What is CET Configura? How This Software Helps Design Warehouses 2020-02-25T18:34:29+00:00