• How to Make the Most of Your Warehouse Space

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    How to Maximize Warehouse Storage

    Warehouse space is a valuable commodity. If you're the owner, operator or manager of a commercial warehouse, you're well aware of what it costs to run your facility. You might manage a general purpose warehouse, a cold storage building or a specialty warehouse structure. Regardless of your business type, to reach maximum profitability, you must make the most of your warehouse space.

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  • Manual vs. Electric Pallet Trucks

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    manual vs electric pallet trucks

    Pallet trucks are among the most common and versatile pieces of material handling equipment. You’ll find them on almost every floor in every warehouse across America. Pallet trucks, or pallet jacks as they’re also known, are the workhorse of the warehouse. They shuffle virtually every imaginable type of goods between storage, packaging and loading dock areas. For material handling businesses, pallet trucks are an indispensable tool.

    Pallet jacks have been used for handling materials since the early 1900s. Although simple in concept, pallet trucks have evolved with technology. The goal is to smoothly transport heavily loaded pallets across floors from one location to the other. That includes making material handling easy, fast, efficient and, above all, safe.

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  • The Importance of Proper Signage in the Warehouse

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    The Importance of Proper Signage in the Warehouse Practically everywhere we go in American society, we see signs. Many signs advertise products or services, but a lot of posted signs provide useful information such as directions and safety warnings. Cautionary signs are vital for protecting people and equipment. Safety signs in the warehouse are also highly important for protecting your workers and visitors from injury or even death.

    The importance of safety signage can’t be overstated. Warehouse signs are a highly effective means of conveying necessary information that employees need to perform their daily tasks efficiently and safely. However, warehouse safety signage must do more than provide information. Signage in the warehouse must motivate people to act with safety in mind. Read More  

  • How to Manage Warehouse Safety Hazards

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    How to Manage Warehouse Safety Hazards

    Nearly one out of every 20 warehouse workers falls victim to a workplace injury or accident every year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    With numbers like that, it's no surprise identifying safety hazards in the warehouse — then finding ways to address and improve them — is an essential topic in today's warehouse management circles.

    Warehouse Accident Injury Statistics

    Yet maintaining a safe and effective warehouse is about more than loss-incident prevention. It's about integrity — walking the walk and talking the talk to keep your workers safe, your credibility sincere and your entire warehouse operations harmonized for profits and people. At Material Handling, we have compiled some industry-leading ways to do just that.

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  • Maximizing Vertical Storage in the Warehouse

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    Maximizing Warehouse Vertical Storage

    Take advantage of vertical storage to maximize your warehouse's efficiency. Look up to boost your warehouse's value in the space you currently have. By increasing vertical shelving space, you avoid the need to buy or rent another facility or construct additions to your warehouse. You'll find the return on investment in vertical storage solutions a pleasant surprise that makes it easier than ever to organize your warehouse.

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  • Cherry's Industrial Equipment Celebrates 35 Years

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    Cherry's Industrial Celebrates 35th Anniversary

    Cherry's 35th Anniversary

    Cherry's Industrial Equipment has long been a trusted industry source for material handling equipment, and we're excited to announce that October 18, 2018, marks our 35th anniversary. From our leading capital machinery solutions to the introduction of our convenient Material-Handling.com site for our allied products, we're proud of what we've been able to accomplish over the past 35 years.

    Continue reading to learn more about our rich company history, our material handling expertise and the solutions we offer businesses like yours for an improved material handling experience.

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  • Added Efficiency with Portable Container Tilters

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    When Stephen Watkins was hired as manufacturing coach at Best Diversified Products' busy plant in Jonesboro, AR, the production rate, as measured daily in person-hours per foot of conveyor section assembled, was averaging .250 or slightly higher. His job, he was told, was to "hold the line" at .250.

    The folks at Best have a reputation to match their name, since they design, build, and install expandable conveyor systems for some of the biggest names in retailing, including Wal-Mart, Sears, Lowe's, and Circuit City. But to sustain that success, Best had to maximize the efficiency of its own as well as its customers' operations. Read More  

  • 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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