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The Warehouse That Works (for you); Part II

Up your Game: Easy, Manageable Steps to get More out of your Warehouse Operation Simple process improvements through automation deliver results As promised in Part I, automating receiving is a smart, effective and easy way to begin automating your warehouse. Benefits of automation accrue across the entire warehouse and operation. Automation = Accurate Receive, Sort …

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The Warehouse That Works (for you)

Up your Game: Easy, Manageable Steps to get More out of your Warehouse Operation   We all know that automating warehouse operations will deliver numerous benefits: Increased efficiency, lowering costs, raising margins and reducing errors. But, most small to medium sized businesses can’t afford a total make-over of the entire warehouse operation. Not just in …

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Facial Recognition Technology

Every time Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to announce a newest innovation from Apple, it almost feels like the entire world stops to listen. His most recent announcement of the next wave of iPhones created the type of ripple that has come to be expected — but the most discussed feature was one …

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Millennial Hires in the Workplace

  According to the most recent U.S. Census, Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers 83.1 million to 75.4 million. In 2015, the burgeoning masses of Millennials made up 34% of the workforce and estimates show that number will rise to 46% by 2020. With the majority of Millennials now entering their mid-20s and preparing to enter …

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Use Mobile Devices to Improve the Retail Customer Experience

(A 2 minute read…) Everyone makes mistakes. But in the retail industry, you might not have the opportunity to fix it. A 2015 LoyaltyOne study of “dysfunctional retail touchpoints” uncovered that 81% of unhappy shoppers do not complain to the store management about the experience. They leave quietly and share their complaint with everyone else—friends, …

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4 Reasons Why Employee Development is a Big Benefit

(A 2 minute read) Millennials now represent the largest generational population in the workforce. These young people, born between 1980 and 2000, bring with them a different set of priorities and values than Baby Boomers and even Gen Xers. No longer is salary the most inviting carrot to dangle in front of a desirable job …

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Google’s Verily sets out to Squash the Zika Mosquito Population

Hanging out in the backyard in the summertime was hard enough when mosquitoes crashed the party. With the new species of mosquito that carries the Zika virus, these pests have risen to the level of a deadly threat. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is one of thousands of species of this pesky insect, but this particular …

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Industry 4.0 is Here

(a 3 minute read…) Late in the 18th century, water and steam power transformed manufacturing, prompting the Industrial Revolution. In 1870, almost a century later, electricity enabled mass production, launching the 2nd Industrial Revolution. In 1969, electronics emerged and, with information technology, took manufacturing to another level in the 3rd Industrial Revolution. While it has …

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You’re never too old to think big.

(A 2 minute read) Anna Mary Robertson Moses was 78 years old when she pursued her passion for painting. Her first works were purchased for $3. The widowed farmer continued to paint, under her nickname “Grandma Moses”. In 2006, one of her paintings sold for $1.2 million. J.R.R. Tolkien published the first of his series, …

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Unplug With Your Kids This Summer: 6 Tech-Free Activities

(A 3 minute read) Remember the days before smartphones and tablets? Before smart TV, and when “streaming” was something you did in a boat? Think back to when you called home to say you’d be late instead of texting. There are so many advantages that technology provides. Every aspect of our lives—home, school, work, play—has …

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