The UNEX Blog

Dealing with Complex Holiday Shopping Trends? Here’s How to Stay Ahead

Consumer holiday shopping is not just increasing year-over-year; for many retailers, it’s getting much more complex. Many retailers are managing everything from e-commerce to…

Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Survive Amazon?

It’s a holly-jolly time of year for consumers, who are shopping in droves online and at brick-and-mortar stores across the United States.

Overproduction - Volume or Value? [The 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing]

  Emphasis on boosting productivity is prevalent in the manufacturing industry. It might seem counterintuitive to name overproduction as the primary source of waste, but across most…

How to Make Sure Your Fulfillment Keeps Up with the Holiday Rush

This holiday season, both brick and mortar and online retailers (and those serving their shipping needs) are planning for increased shopping volumes.

What is Lean Waste? [The 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing]

Lean wastes are any activity or cost that add no value.  Waste, in Lean terms, is any activity that does not add value to the product, costs you money and resources, and earns you…

High-Mix, Low-Volume Assembly

Henry Ford famously said, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Ford's remark underscored his belief that mass production and fast…

How UNEX Modular Structures Reduce Maintenance Costs

In today’s market, manufacturing and assembly operations need to be more agile than ever to stay afloat. Operations need more than just efficient systems– they need equipment that…

Getting In Sync: The Importance of Putaways

When it comes to warehouse productivity measures, our industry tends to zero in obsessively on the picking function. Look at the metrics: we calculate and compare pick speeds, track…

10 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity

There are many different ways to optimize your warehouse. Choosing the best method ultimately depends on who you serve, what your product mix looks like, and what your specific points…

How UNEX Gives You An Engineering Edge

UNEX engineers design material handling systems that meet the strategic and operational goals of customers’ businesses. From system conception to engineering to final implementation,…

1 ... 4 5 6 7 8 ... 31