The UNEX Blog

Fashion is Becoming Smarter and Faster

The apparel industry is made up of gigantic global brands and a smaller number of entrants, both online and brick-and-mortar vendors, that are growing rapidly and expanding quickly. US apparel manufacturers face increasing competition from overseas...

What’s in Store: Why extra retail space can meet a fulfilling need

Traffic at malls, department stores and other brick-and-mortar retailers is way down and continues to fall. The US is seriously “overstored,” according to most measures, with more than six times the amount of retail floorspace (used and unused) per...

Valentine’s Day Factoids & Fun

Valentine’s Day is a big opportunity for consumers to show they care. Where will they be spending their “love dollars” in 2019?

Choosing a 3PL in 2019? Consider this

The decision to hire and work with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) is truly a strategic supply chain decision—one that can bring value to firms that

Fast Apparel Meets UNEX SpeedCell

Once upon a time, clothing designers created designs, sourced materials, and created products that were then mass manufactured and distributed—a process that could take anywhere from months to years.

Pick Replenishment: why back-to-front is the best approach

Pick performance is one of the most important KPIs in any warehouse, especially as the number of SKUs stocked and handled skyrockets under e-commerce demands. Reducing time and motion while increasing the speed and accuracy of picks is key to...

The Materials Handling Industry in 2019: Plan for productivity

In the fulfillment industry, it’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. The best because the economy is booming, online sales are booming, and the fulfillment business is booming. The worst because all that booming demand resonates across the...

Manufacturing in the US: Why close counts

Does it really matter if products are “Made in the USA?” Before you answer, let me share a few statistics:

Defects: The urgency of finding fault

We all make mistakes, right? It’s how we right the wrongs that count, nowhere is that truer than in manufacturing. Defective products can take a chunk out of profitability; but even more important, they can do serious damage to your reputation. When...

Excess Motion: An active drain on performance

Have you ever watched an elite athlete perform? I don’t mean just watch the score; I mean actually watching their performance. Their movement patterns are astoundingly efficient:

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