• Tips for Improving Warehouse Picking Efficiency

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    Tips for Improving Warehouse Picking Efficiency

    Every warehouse manager knows how important efficient order picking is. Order picking is a complex process with varying dynamics that continually change by the day, hour and minute. No matter how efficient and productive a warehouse manager tries to be, you know there’s always room for improvement.

    It’s no warehouse industry secret that order picking is the most labor-intensive part of every warehouse operation. Over and over, statistics show the picking process accounts for about 55% of your warehouse labor burden. Under-performance in your picking method results in diminished customer service, high overhead costs and a weakening in your supply chain. Naturally, improving your order picking methodology will boost your bottom line.

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  • Roller Skids vs. Machinery Skates vs. Transport Dollies

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    Roller Skids vs. Machinery Skates vs. Transport Dollies

    Moving heavy machinery in a warehouse or industrial facility is a hazardous task. Often, machines weighing thousands of pounds must relocate from one position to another. Massive objects in motion need efficient managing. That can be difficult, if not dangerous, when you don’t have the proper material handling equipment.

    We at Cherry's Industrial offer three material handling options that will serve to safely transport heavy loads in your warehouse or workplace. Although their names sound different, all three tools serve the same general purpose: rolling your products from one spot to another. These moving devices are roller skids, machinery skates and transport dollies.

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  • Warehouse Racking Buyer’s Guide

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    Guide to Purchasing Warehouse Racks Buying the right warehouse racks is one of the best business investments you can make. Your racking system delivers an enormous return on investment by maximizing your space usage, minimizing your product turnover time and delivering a safe working environment for your employees. This guide to buying warehouse racks will help you make that right investment.

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  • How to Manage Warehouse Safety Hazards

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    Warehouses dot the landscape in nearly every city in America. They serve as storage and staging areas for a variety of different industries, and just like in the industries they serve, employee safety should be paramount. What are the most common safety problems that occur in warehouses, and what warehouse safety tips should you follow to create a safer work environment for yourself and your employees?

    Explore our infographic today to learn helpful tips and tricks on managing safety hazards in your warehouse space!

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  • Custom wire containers brighten the warehouse and allow quick visual identification of work in process inventory

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    A leading manufacturer of single use dinner ware & plastic cups needed help with a way of improving workflow through the manufacturing and packaging process. One of the biggest challenges that they faced was the visual identification of components needed for packaging. Read More  

  • Food Safety Material Handling Tips

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    Food Safety Material Handling Tips

    The American food industry is enormous. It takes a lot to feed American consumers safely. Food is the one common denominator 330 million of us have. Every day, we dine on food to stay healthy and enjoy life. To do that, it’s critical we safely handle our food supplies as well as protect our food-handling workers.

    According to the United States Food and Drug Agency (FDA), over 48 million Americans fall ill after consuming tainted foods. FDA statistics say 1 in 6 U.S. citizens get sick every year from bad food products. The agency reports 128,000 are severely impacted annually and end up hospitalized from some form of food poisoning. Sadly, 3,000 of these innocent people die after ingesting dangerous food.

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  • Pallet Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Pallets for Your Business

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    Pallet Buying Guide

    Effective material handling is a crucial component for shipping and storage businesses. This massive industry serves American and international needs to get goods from point A to point B. It’s vital to maximize product flow in a safe and regulatory-compliant manner while maintaining cost-effectiveness. At the core of this process sits the lowly pallet.

    If you’re in the material handling business, you know just how important pallets are. It’s not just having a stock of readily available pallets. You need constant access to the right pallets for your business. That could be good, old wooden pallets that have been around for a century. Or, you might need more modern pallets made from plastic, aluminum, steel, wire mesh or presswood.

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  • How Freezer Spacers Save Energy and Money

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    How Freezer Spacers Save Energy and Money

    The cold storage and freezer warehouse industry is one of the largest commercial electrical energy users in the United States. A study on energy-efficiency solutions by the Southern California Edison Electric Company found cold storage companies spent more than 70 percent of their monthly electrical costs on running refrigeration and freezer units. Typically, the industry consumes between 40 and 60 kilowatt-hours per square foot of floor space each year — that’s a lot of electrical energy.

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  • Warehouse Layout to Maximize Efficiency

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    Efficient warehouses are an integral part of any supply chain — but despite their importance, not all of them are up to standards.

    It's estimated that more than 40 percent of small businesses use manual inventory tracking or don't track their inventory at all. Fewer than 30 percent of managers believe having an efficient warehouse will help to drive business growth.

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  • Protecting Warehouse Infrastructure With Safety Guards and Barriers

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    Warehouses are large and active environments. As a warehouse owner or manager, you’re responsible for a busy workplace filled with complex infrastructure and numerous employees. Your responsibilities include receiving, storing and distributing high-volume products on time. You have to balance priorities by staying on time and remaining within budget. You’re also responsible for your workers’ safety and protecting your valuable equipment.

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