The UNEX Blog

Assembly Show 2019 : In Review

There was quite a bit of excitement over the space-saving solutions we exhibited at the Assembly Show last week. Our products help manufacturers improve assembly lines by better managing materials, improving productivity, accelerating delivery...

Want to Save on Pick Times? Start with Storage

 
Travel time is a typical efficiency hurdle for warehouse operations.

The time it takes a picker to travel to the pick location, pick the order, and return to packaging eats away at profits. Pick time is notoriously tricky in e-commerce situations...

Employee Spotlight : Ryan McKinney

 
Ryan is our Central East Regional Sales Manager (Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio). He's worked at UNEX for over 6 years.

Ryan was born in Madison, IN and raised in Oolitic, IN. He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School where he played...

5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

The founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy, James Womack and Dan Jones, wrote, “Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation.” The book is considered to be the bible of Lean Manufacturing,...

Best Practices for E-Commerce Order Fulfillment

 

Getting e-commerce fulfillment right the first time is very important in today’s competitive environment. As consumers increase their online shopping, their expectations for order fulfillment have also risen – consumers want their orders when they...

SKU Organization with SKUBE

What is an SKU? SKU or stock keeping unit is a product code assigned to a product that can be used to search and identify the stock on hand. SKUs are alphanumeric numbers that can effectively identify and organize your inventory. SKUs allow you to...

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...

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