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If you ask any company what is the number one thing they can do to maintain or improve the bottom line, the most likely answer will be make more sales. A close second is often focused on customer satisfaction. But how many companies are putting enough thought and action into employee retention?
Product location planning is a key decision for warehouse managers. It is important for order selectors to be able to locate product quickly when it is needed for customers. Creating an effective pick bin naming convention and storing product in the right location [..]
Steve Stomel, CEO of ProCat Distribution Technologies, was one of three leaders in the picking technology industry asked to contribute their thoughts on the latest trends in the October 2019 issue of Food Logistics magazine. In the article “A New Age for Voice Picking,” Stomel emphasized that relying on voice picking alone was an outdated strategy. [..]
In the distribution industry, practices are constantly evolving to keep up with the needs and demands of consumers. Warehouses are expected to efficiently deliver the correct products to every customer on a truck route. But with all of the products constantly[..]
The primary tasks in a distribution center are to receive goods, transport goods to pick slots, pick, load, and ship product. The one commonality between all of these functions is the employees. Without quality labor, warehouses cannot function efficiently. Distribution centers want to maximize labor efficiency. One way to improve productivity in a warehouse is to implement a Pay-For-Performance program. [..]
Sound warehouse management is essential for a reliable supply chain and to prevent shortages and holdups. It is the primary factor which makes a company’s product and services more trustworthy for its customer. ProCat, a US-based Distribution Technology Provider Company is offering flexibility in warehouse management, so the products flow efficiently through the system. [..]
For distribution centers that deal with food or other variable weight items, catch weight management is of utmost importance. Integrating catch weight management into your operations not only helps to manage inventory and costs, but will also save valuable time and resources, and allow for accurate invoicing of customers.[..]
Warehouse order picking is a complex process that can be improved with warehouse order picking software. A key component of this software is the label printing capability. Most warehouse order picking software solutions require that labels be printed before the items are collected from the shelves. As a result, employees are limited in their ability[..]
In the south end of Church Point, Louisiana, there is a wholesaler who has been in operation since the early 1900s. While it began as a small retail store, it slowly expanded as the town grew. Today, Church Point Wholesale is the largest employer in the town, and has grown to become one of the premier wholesaler companies in [..]