The UNEX Blog

How to Keep Costs Down and Profits Up During a Trade War

 

Last week President Donald Trump said that he will add a new tariff on $300 Billion of Chinese-made products on September 1, which would effectively put a tax on all Chinese goods coming into the United States. Later in the day, Trump said in...

Tips for Getting Your Warehouse Ready for the Holidays

E-commerce retailers need to have well-prepared supply chains ahead of the holidays, with the right amount of inventory located at the right locations. As retail competition increases, online retailers are starting in August to prepare for their busy...

Better Together? In Industry 5.0 Humans Team Up with Robots

In the 1st Industrial Revolution, steam and water power were used to mechanize production. The 2nd Industrial Revolution came about as electricity was used for mass production with assembly lines.

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Beverage DC

 

How can distributors manage the increase in the number of products they handle and deliver? The old ways of handling beverages in the distribution center won’t work.

The beverage industry is booming, from craft beer to bottled water to energy...

What is Kaizen? - Lean Manufacturing

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. This philosophy was first implemented by Toyota in the 1940s. In Kaizen, everybody in a business is required to perform activities that will improve the...

Our Updated Keg Storage Solution

 

The Brewers Association reports that 85% of Americans now live within 10 miles of a brewery, with over 7000 breweries in existence across the country. The craft beer business will continue to grow this year and beyond. With this growth, distribution...

What Is The 5S System? - Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is one of the most prominent trends in production, and is essential to any successful manufacturer. 5S is a key component in achieving lean manufacturing - it is a workplace organizational philosophy that makes operations cleaner,...

Lean Manufacturing 101

The core idea of lean manufacturing is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. The term "lean" was coined to describe Toyota's business during the late 1980s by a...

Slowing Down the Flow in Carton Flow

How to decrease speed of cartons to reduce damage and breakage and increase safety and productivity.

In a fast paced world where speed is everything, sometimes it may make sense to slow down the flow in carton flow.

When replenishing, heavy cartons...

5 Ways to Reduce Work in Progress in Manufacturing

What is WIP and How to Reduce It

Work in Progress (WIP) is any inventory that has entered the manufacturing process but is not yet a finished product. Reducing WIP is one of the most important steps in achieving lean manufacturing, leading to...

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