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Receiving and Sortation + Technology = Warehouse Success

Don’t Minimize the Importance of Receiving and Sortation. A shipment arrives.What comes next? You probably have a set of procedures in place, but the question is: Are your procedures optimized? Is every step of the process running at the highest level of efficiency?Receiving and sortation are critical to your warehouse operations. As the first steps …

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Assets, Inventory, and Everything in Between

(a 3 minute read…) Companies often find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to keeping track of “physical things” owned by the business. In most instances, there will be a lot of “things” to keep track of, so keeping tabs on everything can be daunting. The good news is that Asset Management Systems …

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Branching out with Mobile POS

Spring Landscaping: Don’t Let Long Checkout Lines Get You Down!

Spring has finally arrived! If you live in the Northeastern states like us L-Troner’s, then I’m sure you were probably starting to think it would never arrive. February was Rochester, NY’s coldest month…Ever. Can you believe that the average temperature was only 12.2 degrees? Brrr! But now that spring is here, my mind is on …

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How To Track A Spider – With RFID, Of Course

If there is one creature in the world I would want to know its 24-7 whereabouts, it would be a spider. I’m talking about spiders the size of a Gatorade top – furry black ones, with long legs that fall right in front of your face in the middle of a meeting on your 1st …

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The Dirty Seven: Waste in Manufacturing

Let’s face it, the world economy isn’t quite where we would love to see it nowadays. Profit margins all over the world are slipping, and every manufacturing company big and small is looking for ways to eliminate waste from their processes. Leading experts have designated seven areas that are driving to wasted inventory, space, resources, …

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Utilizing SAP for Store Room and Remote Location Inventory

Traditionally, inventory has always been done using paper and pen. In the past, an employee would correctly reflect transactions involving inventory or supplies by using paper and a clipboard to write down the material number (or item and or lot number) along with the work order or cost center to properly charge the material out …

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DIY or Swallow your Pride…Efficient Workflow Processes

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I am a hard head when it comes to letting others do the work that I can do.  Maybe it’s an ego thing, male thing, who knows, but why pay someone if you can do the work yourself?  Am I right?  When it comes to establishing organized …

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Asset Management vs. Inventory Management

Is your company considering implementing an Asset Management System? Or maybe you are thinking about an Inventory Management System? What’s the difference, you ask? Well, Merriam-Webster defines an asset as an owned item of value.  In contrast, it defines inventory as the quantity of materials on hand.  Why does this difference matter?  If your company …

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Inventory Management Solutions and Software

Chances are that if you’re reading this blog post, you probably already know that inventory management is the balancing of stocked raw materials or parts with the need to minimize costs involved in holding stock against the demand to deliver an order to customer.  If you are looking for answers as to how to better manage …

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Stone Age Data Collection System 5 — Justification

You have done a bunch of homework, and you realize that you really, really, really need an efficient method of getting data into your information systems.  The important questions of how, what, why, where, and when have been answered.  The preliminary design and plan have been proposed.  It is finally time for a data collection …

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