UNEX BLOG | Space Optimization Insights and Trends

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…

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…

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…

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:

Inventory Management: Why keeping comfort stock should make you very uncomfortable

We all know keeping excess inventory on hand can hinder warehouse space optimization and is not a good business practice. However, as much as we understand the importance of…

Overprocessing: When too much of a good thing is bad

 

Here’s How You Can Ensure Automotive Manufacturing Efficiency

Logistics and assembly have a lot they can learn from each other across industries and sectors. Consider the “manufacturing supermarket,” part of the Toyota Production System that…

Transportation: When work-in-progress becomes a moving target

Any multi-step production process has its logistical challenges, from transporting and receiving components from suppliers to transferring in-production items from one operational area…

Waiting: Always a losing game

In manufacturing, production, and distribution environments, rhythm is essential. A smooth, steady, predictable flow ensures that each critical component – tools, parts, materials,…

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