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It's a Small World- Maximize Your Chunk of it With Unex

The world we live in is a small place. Populations are exploding alongside technologies that allow us to interact with the international community. This presents distributors with a double-edged sword- while more people means more business, more people...

Solutions, Ahoy! How Unex Can Bolster Productivity

Do you know the number one time-waster in order picking? It’s footsteps.  Every time a picker has to leave the line to retrieve items or conduct an exhaustive search to find an item, your operation’s productivity starts to sink. These extra footsteps add...

Case Picking: Spotlight on Discrete Order Picking

Case picking is one of the most labor-intensive parts of the product distribution process. Depending on the type of operation, there may be a few different types of products or hundreds which need to be picked and shipped to the customer. Choosing the...

Modular Workstations Make Line-Side Assembly More Efficient

Organization is key to efficiency and productivity, especially in line-side assembly. In many operations, this is where most of the manual work is done. It requires the highest amount of human production and can be costly when stations are not organized...

Adjusting Carton Flow to Dynamic Storage Units

Many factors go into choosing the right type of dynamic storage units for an operation. The size, weight, width and frequency of use all affect how cartons should and can move from one area to the next. Because each carton flow operation is unique, its...

3 Ways Ergonomic Workstations Reduce Worker Stress and Fatigue

Unex Flow Cells use ergonomic principles to ensure order picking becomes physically less taxing on the employee.  Improving hand positions at the pick reduces the stress and strain for the arms wrists and fingers. It also helps prevent sore necks, backs...

Implement Lean Manufacturing with Carton Flow Systems

In this global and challenging economy, there is more pressure than ever to lower production costs. Lean manufacturing is the practice of decreasing these costs by reducing or eliminating wasteful practices while improving product quality and customer...

Increase Efficiency in Product Loading

Changing out products in live storage is done for a number of reasons. Sometimes the product slows in demand. In some cases, the product’s shelf life is soon to expire. Changing product availability quickly and with little or no interruption to order...

UNEX SKUBE Software Sorts Slot and Storage Efficiency

The more efficient an operation is, the more profitable it is. Finding your peak efficiency is often the hardest part to managing storage and your order picking system. Through Unex, one of the ways you can do that is with our SKUBE software. One of our...

Gravity Conveyor Systems: Let the Force Be With You

Gravity conveyor systems harness the natural force of gravity to move product  efficiently and ergonomically along a pushed or pitched line. UNEX manufactures a diverse selection of gravity conveyor products to meet all of your unit handling needs, from...