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  • Hidden Costs, Forklift Fleet Management

    Hidden Costs of Forklift Maintenance

    Discover How a Telematics Solution from iWarehouse can Help you Reduce These Costs.

  • asset-disposal

    Asset Disposal Best Practices

    Depending on the process type, asset disposal can be an issue most organizations don’t like to deal with unless there is some cost offsetting value. Pre-recession, value was not difficult to receive especially for forklift equipment. At that time the scrap industry paid well for steel, regardless of the asset condition, and everyone could dispose of that “old truck” and cover all costs. Unfortunately, post-recession, scrap steel value decreased below asset value making the disposal process more complicated and less lucrative.

  • shuttle

    How to Better Utilize Facility Space with a Shuttle System

    Finding ways to better utilize the available facility space is a constant challenge in distribution centers and manufacturing plants alike. That is why high density material storage solutions have been sought for decades. Ultra-high density storage usually means low-tech rack like drive-in with its slow through-put rates and high fork truck damage, or pallet flow racks with limited lane depth. While on the other end of the spectrum is a fully automated AS/RS (Automated Storage & Retrieval System) with high capital cost and requisite high ceilings.

  • AchievingSupplyChainSustainability

    Steps to Achieving Supply Chain Sustainability

    Many people hear the word sustainability and think about the environment and earth’s natural resources. However, sustainability in the supply chain is much more than the environmental aspect. Sustainability also includes social and economic responsibility. Economic sustainability focuses not just on a company’s profits and losses but also considers the future of a company. Social sustainability is about people. Respect for all three of these pieces environment, people and profit are intertwined and a necessary for a successful supply chain.

  • Improving Operational Safety

    Improving Operational Safety by Identifying the Cause of Accidents

    Making sure your employees are safe is a primary focus issue for all employers, and running a facility that operates industrial equipment can add a whole new set of safety concerns. How many workers are injured each year as a result of forklift misuse? We could say “too many,” but to be precise, the total number of injuries per year (non-serious, serious, and fatal) is 96,785. That’s right, nearly 100,000 workers are injured per year due to improper training or sheer carelessness on the job.

  • Blog, Rack Repair

    Rack Repair Identification and Replacement

    One of the most common safety concerns in many warehouses and distribution centers today is rack damage caused by lift truck impact.

  • What is the Best Service Program For Your Environment

    What is the Best Service Program for your Environment?

    Most car owners know to perform regular maintenance to keep their vehicles running reliably. When an older car becomes too costly to repair, the owner needs to evaluate whether it’s time to purchase a new one.

  • 5 Strategies

    5 Strategies to Help Your Employees Thrive in a Changing Workplace

    The one thing that can always be counted on in the business world is the need for change, and the supply chain industry is no exception. In fact, in our increasingly technological world, keeping up with increasing customer expectations and remaining competitive requires companies to be more open to change than ever. New technologies must be embraced to remain competitive. Processes need to become more efficient to offset rising business costs. The organization expands to take advantage of new opportunities, or becomes leaner as the company seeks to refine its goals and mission.

  • Long Term Strategies

    Long Term Strategies Focus on Saving Dollars not Cents

    The lowest cost is not always the best value. We all like to get a good deal, whether it is on a car, our clothes, cell phone, you name it. But is the lowest price always the best? There is a difference between price and value. If you get the lowest price on something, you are paying the lowest amount, which is where the adage of “You get what you pay for” was born.

  • Wheels and Tires

    Wheels and Tires: What is the Best Option for Your Environment?

    There are a variety of different warehousing environments that require specific material handling equipment. This equipment helps to move products and complete daily tasks in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This same thought process also applies to the wheels that are on this equipment.

  • Weathering The Storm

    Weathering the Storm: Preparing Operations for Natural Disasters

    We all like to get a good deal, whether it is on a car, our clothes, cell phone, you name it. But is the lowest price always the best? There is a difference between price and value. If you get the lowest price on something, you are paying the lowest amount, which is where the adage of “You get what you pay for” was born.