The UNEX Blog

Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Survive Amazon?

It’s a holly-jolly time of year for consumers, who are shopping in droves online and at brick-and-mortar stores across the United States.

Overproduction: Are you measuring volume or value?

In an industry where so much emphasis is placed on boosting productivity, it might seem counterintuitive to name overproduction as the primary source of waste. Yet across most organizations, it consistently is. That’s because the volume of work...

How to Make Sure Your Fulfillment Keeps Up with the Holiday Rush

This holiday season, both brick and mortar and online retailers (and those serving their shipping needs) are planning for increased shopping volumes.

MUDA (WASTES) The 7 Lean Wastes: A blog series in favor of lean manufacturing

What does lean mean? As a concept, it’s more complex and continuous than what will be discussed. The seven or eight wastes of lean are any activity or cost that the customer claims add no value. Waste, in lean terms, is any activity that does not add...

UNEX Manufacturing Wins Most Valuable Supplier Award

Distinguished Award Received 4 Times from Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association

High Mix Low Volume Assembly

Henry Ford famously said, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black,” a remark that underscored his belief that mass production and fast assembly were necessary in order to build affordable, dependable cars...

UNEX Promotes Collin Russell to Director of Sales

Lakewood, NJ – November 6, 2018UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, announces the promotion of Collin Russell to Director of Sales, where he will lead and manage all sales efforts at...

How UNEX Modular Structures Reduce Maintenance Costs

In today’s market, manufacturing and assembly operations need to be more agile than ever to stay afloat. Operations need more than just efficient systems– they need equipment that minimizes downtime with as little cost to maintain and replace as...

UNEX Introduces New Flow Cell Configurator

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in innovative order picking solutions, will introduce its new Online Configurator for Flow Cell in Booth 1119 at the upcoming Assembly Show, which takes place Oct. 23 – 25 in Rosemont, IL. This...

Getting In Sync: The Importance of Putaways

When it comes to warehouse productivity measures, our industry tends to zero in obsessively on the picking function. Look at the metrics: we calculate and compare pick speeds, track hourly production vs. cost per pick per SKU, map inventory movement,...

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