White Paper: Loss Prevention & Warehouse Security

March 29, 2018

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Theft costs warehouses, manufacturers and shippers more than $15 billion a year in the United States in direct costs. But the burden doesn’t end there: indirect costs like increased insurance premiums, employee turnover, morale issues and inventory problems compound the losses. Check out our industrial security white paper for extensive information.
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How To Choose The Right Cold Storage Facility for Your Needs

March 29, 2018

cold storage rack

Because it links the manufacturing process with transportation to retailers, cold storage is one of the most important parts of the frozen food supply chain. The rise in e-commerce and evolution in where food is stored and how it gets to our homes is causing a massive increase in cold storage facilities across the nation. With supply chains becoming more and more complex and increasing in length, it’s more important than ever for providers to ensure that perishable products that are stored in their warehouses are kept within a strict temperature range (normally between -20 degrees Celsius and -28 degrees Celsius). A temperature variation of even a few degrees could ruin hundreds of pallets of food—and cost many thousands of dollars.

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Why Your Order Pickers Should be More Like Fast Food Workers

March 22, 2018

food worker doing multiple tasks
Order picking operations in today’s rapid, ecommerce-driven market are faced with increasing demand and customer expectations on one side, and a fluid labor pool on the other. This isn’t dissimilar to the labor challenges experienced by fast food companies. What can you do to cope with this?

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Cisco-Eagle Named “Partner of the Year” by Western Pacific

March 20, 2018

Cisco-Eagle Receives Distributor Award from Western Pacific
Above: Cisco-Eagle’s Ryan Vissotzky and Stacy Corn of Western Pacific

Western Pacific, a major manufacturer of engineered shelving and high-density pick modules, has named Cisco-Eagle its Partner of the Year for 2017. The award was based on customers serviced, outstanding sales volume achievement and year-over-year sales volume percentage increases.

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E-Commerce and the 3PL – The Benefits of Teaming Up

March 13, 2018

3PL Warehouse

E-commerce is the driving force for warehouse and shipping industries, so a focus on efficiency of distribution is paramount to gain competitive advantage. Demand is an ever-growing constant, and the movement to appease that demand can produce a strain on an entity wanting to thrive within the E-Commerce world. Multiple factors can either make or break those that want to dive into these waters, but what is an inexperienced company to do? Enter the 3PL, and what it can bring to E-Commerce.

Third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) design their distribution facilities to be flexible and scalable to serve a wide range of clients—capabilities that align well with the needs of growing
E-Commerce ventures. But the advantages don’t stop there. Here’s a look at some of the potential benefits of teaming up with an experienced 3PL:

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Three Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Forklift Accidents

March 1, 2018

forklift driving

You probably know the stats: Forklifts are extremely common, very productive and likely the most dangerous piece of machinery in any given warehouse. They seriously injure tens of thousands of people a year.

Over its lifespan, most every forklift will be involved in some type of accident. If that involves a pedestrian, the injuries can be ghastly and the costs astronomical. Here are some things we’ve recently looked at to help reduce the chances of such incidents.

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