Resources in Category “Material Handling”

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  • 8 Types of Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS): A Deep Dive

    by Gary Higginbothe, Kardex-Remstar Several material handling equipment manufacturers design, engineer and manufacture a wide variety of self-contained, goods-to-person, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS). With the focus shifting from picking pallets and cases to picking individual items or “eaches”, there has been an explosion of types of ASRS technologies available in the market to […]

  • How Automation can solve labor shortages

    by Automate Team Even amidst layoffs and a softening economy, experts and economists warn that the skilled labor crunch is here to stay—particularly in industries facing massive numbers of retirees such as manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. From an aging population to declining immigration, this smaller labor pool is set to become the norm. It has […]

  • ASRS 101: Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (also referred to as ASRS systems) are most commonly used in manufacturing and distribution facilities. They typically replace large areas of shelving to save floor space, improve safety, and increase productivity. With varying technologies and applications, it can be a bit overwhelming researching ASRS systems for the first […]

  • 8 Warehouse Automation Trends: 2023 Outlook

    by Gary Higginbothem, Kardex-Remstar Last year put the supply chain at the center of the national conversation. Of the 200 US-based manufacturing executives Deloitte surveyed for their most recent supply chain report, 80% reported “heavy or very heavy impact on their supply chain by at least one disruption over the last 12–18 months” and 90% of surveyed […]

  • 55 Warehouse and Distribution Best Practices: The Manager’s Guide

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Warehouse management is often one big balancing act – ensuring there is enough inventory (but not too much!), keeping inventory secure from theft (but easy to access!) — all within a compact footprint.  Having consulted some of the industry’s brightest minds, we’re proud to offer these warehouse best practices guaranteed to improve […]

  • 3 Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Warehouse in 2023

    by Gary Higginbothem, Kardex-Remstar Economic turmoil, recessions, and stock market crashes are a fact of life in the modern world. These days more people are planning for when a recession hits more than if a recession is going to hit. Others say it already has hit. Amidst economic uncertainty it’s best to be prepared before […]

  • Managing Inventory Amid Supply Chain Disruptions

    by Christina Dube, Kardex-Remstar Turns out many supply chains are not nearly as secure as once thought. Starting with the truck driver shortage, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushed forward by the continued warehouse labor shortage, natural or other disasters – getting the right goods to the right place at the right time has […]

  • Used Forklift Horror Story & 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Used Lift Truck

    Here’s a “buyer beware” forklift story to get your wheels turning. This year, Andersen Material Handling learned a tale of a hard-learned lesson when it comes to purchasing a used forklift. A customer called in desperate of help getting his newly purchased forklift to operate. This customer had owned an LP forklift but when the time […]

  • Should I Rent, Lease, or Buy a Forklift?

    Almost everything is moved by a forklift, stored on a rack or tracked by a bar code. Whether it’s moving food, medical supplies or teddy bears, today’s market demands efficiency, expediency and accuracy. Forklifts are an essential part of tackling day-to-day inventory operations for most businesses. They get goods from point A to point B […]

  • The Best Techniques for Improving Your Warehouse Space

    When it comes to warehouses, organization is critical in providing a well-oiled supply chain. Warehouses that are optimized for efficiency will save companies time and money in their day-to-day operations. That is why it’s essential to create the best layout and follow the best tips for trouble-free storage, order preparation, and receiving inventory. There is a perfect combination of floor […]