The UNEX Blog

Predictions for Material Handling

E-commerce sales are expected to grow to more than $400 billion in the next several years, per Internet Retailer magazine. MAPI predicts manufacturing production will increase 2.4% in 2017. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) shows that in...

Labor Shortage? Efficiency May Be the Solution

What do you see as your biggest challenge this year? A driver shortage, lack of warehouse talent, and a dire need for supply chain talent in general.

Everyone in our industry seems to be experiencing a labor shortage, whether it’s for driving...

Holidays & Retail Storage: How to Prevent Out-of-Stocks

The 2016 holiday season started out strong for retail with Total Retail reporting US online shopping data for Black Friday and Thanksgiving reaching $5.27 billion.

That’s a 17.7 percent increase year-over-year and a new record for the two days. Says...

Christmas with Uncle UNEX

UNEX Manufacturing Introduces New Accessories for Flow Cells

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, introduces several accessories for its line of modular flow rack systems, Flow Cell.  Demand for these new items was driven by customer or distributor...

How U-Shaped Assembly Cells Can Improve Efficiency

 

Addressing the Manufacturing Labor Shortage

Per IndustryWeek magazine, “the United States still has the largest manufacturing sector in the world, and its market share (around 20%) has held steady for 30 years.

Measuring Success in the Distribution Center

One of the disadvantages of the era of big data and the Industrial Internet of Things is the simple fact that the scope and depth of data available to owners and operators can be overwhelming. With so much data at their fingertips, distribution center...

The Importance of 5S

Many manufacturing facilities have opted to follow the path towards a “5S” workplace organizational methodology as part of a continuous improvement program or lean manufacturing process. The 5S system is part of Toyota’s Lean Manufacturing methodology...

Roller Rack: Frustration Free Solutions from UNEX

Purchasing new carton flow solutions isn't always an easy task. If you're in need of both flow rack and the tracks used within, you face multiple hurdles: finding a supplier or manufacturer that can provide both, getting the solution in a timely fashion,...