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How to Keep Costs Down and Profits Up During a Trade War

  Last week President Donald Trump said that he will add a new tariff on $300 Billion of Chinese-made products on September 1, which would effectively put a tax on all Chinese goods…

Tips for Getting Your Warehouse Ready for the Holidays

E-commerce retailers need to have well-prepared supply chains ahead of the holidays, with the right amount of inventory located at the right locations. As retail competition increases,…

Better Together? In Industry 5.0 Humans Team Up with Robots

In the 1st Industrial Revolution, steam and water power were used to mechanize production. The 2nd Industrial Revolution came about as electricity was used for mass production with…

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Beverage DC

  How can distributors manage the increase in the number of products they handle and deliver? The old ways of handling beverages in the distribution center won’t work. The beverage…

What is Kaizen? - Lean Manufacturing

What is Kaizen? Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. This philosophy was first implemented by Toyota in the 1940s. In Kaizen, everybody in a…

Upgraded Keg Flow: The Ideal Keg Storage Solution

The Brewers Association1 reports that 85% of Americans now live within 10 miles of a brewery, with over 7000 breweries in existence across the country. The craft beer business will…

What Is The 5S Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is one of the most prominent trends in production, and is essential to any successful manufacturer. 5S lean manufacturing is a workplace organizational philosophy…

Lean Manufacturing 101

At UNEX, we believe in the benefits of Lean Manufacturing, and we use several lean principles in our manufacturing process.   The core idea of lean manufacturing is to maximize…

5 Ways to Reduce Work in Progress (WIP) in Manufacturing

What is WIP in Manufacturing? Work in Progress (WIP) is any inventory that has entered the manufacturing process but is not yet a finished product. Reducing WIP is one of the most…

Order Fulfillment: Competing with Amazon’s One-Day Shipping

Amazon has done it again. When we just got used to two-day shipping, now they have introduced one-day shipping for Prime members. Amazon’s new one-day delivery window is putting…

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