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Shoptalk: Manual Pedestrian Gate Demo

December 13, 2018

manual pedestrian gate demo

In this installment of Cisco-Eagle’s video series Shoptalk, Randall shows you how our AisleCop Manual Pedestrian Gate works using a photo eye sensor to trigger a flashing strobe light when pedestrians enter the forklift traffic lane.

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Moving, Reusing and Reconfiguring Conveyor Systems

December 11, 2018

Conveyor system merge area
Some conveyors are specifically modular. They’re meant to be moved around, plugged in and reconfigured. But most conveyors are semi-permanent, and occupy space for extended periods of time. When you want to re-use existing conveyors in new roles, move all or part of a system between facilities, or just reconfigure an area using the equipment you already have, you can save money, but there are some things to know to help ensure everything works smoothly.

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OSHA’s 2018 Top Ten Violations—and Their Effect on Warehousing

December 6, 2018

OSHA Top 10 Violations 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018. While there was only one new edition and most of the rankings were unchanged from 2017, all types of violations should give you cause to stop and think about how well you’ve done with safety in those areas.

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Ways to Increase Order Picking Speed

December 4, 2018

order picking shelves in a warehouse
Years ago, direct-to-customer fulfillment was a niche business, dominated by catalog companies. Most distribution was mostly retail-oriented, with pallets of items shipping to store locations rather than to millions of front porches. Sometimes, retail brands would allow customers to order at stores and have their purchases shipped directly to their homes, but it wasn’t nearly as common. Today, speed from placement to shipment has become critical. Let’s dive into some ways you can improve this crucial warehouse metric.

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Shoptalk: EDC’s Advanced Order Fulfillment System Upgrade

November 15, 2018

order fulfillment system upgrade

In this installment of our  Shoptalk video series, Amanda reviews how we helped Educational Development Corporation meet high order volumes and increase customer service with a new order fulfillment system in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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A Look at Cisco-Eagle’s 2018 Customer Service Ratings

November 13, 2018

cusotmer satisfaction

We have core beliefs at Cisco-Eagle, and go to lengths to make them more than typical corporate-nonsense. We try to make things easy on you, and want to help make the complex simple when it comes to operating an industrial facility more effectively and safer.

We want to deliver the best service in the business, but we know we aren’t always successful. So we survey and ask how we can improve.

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Shoptalk: Measuring Warehouse Guard Rail for a Perfect Fit

November 6, 2018

How to measure guard rail

In the first installment of Cisco-Eagle’s new video series, Shoptalk, Taylor reviews how to measure Steel King Steel Guard rail for a perfect fit into your space.

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How to Manually Pick Heavy & Bulky Items from Pallet Rack Aisles

November 1, 2018

warehouse worker picking cartons from the floor level of a pallet rack

In many warehouses, the floor level of a rack aisle is used for pallet storage. Those slots are frequently designated for manual each or carton picks. These loads can be most anything, up to heavy dies, compressors, parts or bulk item containers.

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Can You Outrun Warehouse & Factory Safety Phantom?

October 31, 2018

the shape in the warehouse

You try to run away as fast as you can, aware of the scary apparition chasing you with each breath. You turn to look back, and stumble onto the ground. Paralyzed with fear, you watch as the shape moves closer and closer. Suddenly up close, you can see that there was no way you could escape, as safety issues could not be stopped.

Blumhouse horror movie? Not really. Warehouses can be dangerous places to work in. It is important to understand common warehouse dangers and hazards because they can cause injuries and in extreme cases death, haunting your warehouse for years to come. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average of 16 fatalities every year in the US warehousing and storage sector and a reported injury and illness rate of 5 out of every 100 warehouse and storage workers. With these ghastly statistics in mind, we review some of the most common warehouse safety bogeymen and offer tips and resources to help you avoid their terror.

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Cisco-Eagle’s 2018 ESOP Poster

October 23, 2018

ESOP 2018 poster

Cisco-Eagle is a proud member of the ESOP Association. We have been employee-owned since 2000, and participate in activities to help our employee-owners embrace the ownership culture that helps us deliver exceptional service to our customers. One of the fun things we do is an annual poster contest. This year, the contest was won by Ryan Vissotzky from our Dallas office.

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