The UNEX Blog

Why Go With Carton Flow?

Streamlining product flow is an ongoing challenge in most fulfillment facilities. It’s more than simply having the right product on hand to fill orders, although that is certainly an overriding goal. Product flow affects inventory availability and...

The Perks of a SpeedCell Solution

E-commerce retailers and businesses offering apparel, shoes, outdoor equipment, arts & craft supplies, or even furniture use SpeedCell Storage Solutions to improve storage and order picking operations. The unique, patented design of SpeedCell offers high...

Planning Ahead for the Rapid-Fire Seasonal Surge

Sure, it’s plus-90˚ outside, but operators inside the DC are gearing up for Holiday 2018 seasonal surge: watching product trends, stocking up on inventory, planning picking and packing operations, and making sure every aspect of the distribution channel...

Back-to-School Supply Chain: Is It Doing Its Homework?

Now that the bulk of the summer has come and gone, the heat is on! We're not just talking about the weather (although that’s pretty hot, too); we mean the stampede toward back-to-school (BTS) sales and savings, a family spending spree that’s made back to...

How to Optimize Your Retail Back Room with Roller Rack

Preparing your retail operation for long-term success means you’re likely elbow-deep in developing and implementing your holiday surge strategy right now. While your end cap displays are still months away from making their debut, your retail back room...

Innovation: Is It Welcome in Your Organization?

We’ve all heard of the need for continuous improvement in processes and operations, but is that enough in today’s fast-changing materials handling industry? A recent article in Material Handling 24/7 addresses that question in its discussion of the...

E-Commerce Fulfillment: 7 Ways to Build (Capital E) Efficiency

Consumers now have more ways to buy than ever before, a trend that is accelerating at rocket speed through partnerships, acquisitions, software innovations and device upgrades, prompted by demanding customers and lucrative new markets and boosted by the...

Adapting NextGen Technologies- What's Stopping You?

Back in 2014, when the MHI Annual Industry Report was titled “Innovations That Drive Supply Chains,” 84% of supply chain execs predicted that they would adopt inventory and network optimization tools within the next 3-5 years. Yet, now that 2018 is here,...

NextGen Supply Chains: Are We There Yet?

NextGen seems to be the supply chain industry’s favorite new terminology. But what does the term actually mean?

Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Innovation

The 2018 MHI Annual Industry report has been released, and its findings are right on the nose. Titled "Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Innovation," the results from this fifth annual survey on supply chain innovation and challenges show that...

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