Cisco-Eagle Wins National ESOP Award

December 22, 2020

Cisco-Eagle recently won a first-place national award for Communications Excellence for Printed Materials for 2020 according to the ESOP Association. These awards were established to identify companies that excel at communicating with employee-owners and the larger community about ESOPs. We were runners-up for this award in 2017.

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Tips for Better Drive-In Rack Specifications, Operations and Safety

December 15, 2020

A drive-in pallet rack system being loaded in a frozen storage warehouse.

When you need exceptionally high-density pallet storage, drive-in racks deliver space savings by eliminating forklift access lanes. They’re last-in, first-out storage ideal for stock that doesn’t need active inventory rotation and will be picked and used in a relatively fast manner. There are challenges to any storage system, of course. This guide should help you find ways to reduce the problems and operate your drive-in rack system more efficiently and safely.

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Download Our Guide To Safe, Efficient Loading Dock Operations

December 8, 2020

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Loading docks are critical because they’re where everything is received—and eventually shipped. The right shipping & receiving setup means smooth product flow, faster putaway and more accurate fulfillment. In short, it means a safer and better operation. To help you protect your docks and your people, check out our new dock equipment guide.

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2020 Warehouse/DC Operations Trends

December 3, 2020

masked forklift driver

Each year, the Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations Survey asks logistics and warehouse operators about their current business and challenges. The responses showcase trends that companies are coping with. The 2020 edition of this survey, though, reflect an industry that was impacted profoundly by this new age of Covid-19 that we are currently experiencing. In short, this is a year unlike any other, and it shows in what the respondents provided to the survey.

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Putaway is Critical for Distribution Success

December 1, 2020

Putaway aisle in a distribution center, with flow storage and bulk storage accessibility.

Above: workers in a distribution center putaway aisle with flow and bulk storage accessibility. Picking aisles are left clear as the system is replenished. Photo credit: Unex Manufacturing.

Putaway, which is the methods and processes that occur between receiving inventory and that inventory resting in storage positions in a warehouse, may have more impact on the performance of order fulfillment or warehousing operation than most anything else.

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Our 2020 Customer Satisfaction Ratings

November 19, 2020

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Every year, we summarize and publish the results of our ongoing customer satisfaction survey. The survey is short, but allows plenty of room for customer comments, complaints and compliments. 2020 is perhaps the most “different” year in my 31 years at Cisco-Eagle, but we have been blessed with great customers who have been willing to spend some of their valuable time providing feedback for us. This is the 2020 summary.

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Half The World Away – Automated Storage and Social Distancing

November 17, 2020

ASRS system

In this new age of Covid-19, facilities all across the globe are working within ever-changing restrictions and prioritizing employee protection while keeping operations moving forward. Social distancing is a key component of this within any building, and those tasked with monitoring and implementing distancing within a workforce must create new ways to combat the spread. This challenge is tough to work within even the smallest of offices, let alone a large warehouse or distribution center. Reducing employee contact while maintaining thriving production is not easy, and requires continued vigilance and creativity.

When considering options for increased or maintained social distancing, utilizing an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) is a great option to help prepare your facility for the coming waves and for the automated future that lies on the horizon.

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How to Use Dockboards & Dockplates Safely and Effectively

November 10, 2020

dock plate with a hand truck unloading at a warehouse shipping area.

Dock boards and dock plates are built to transition forklifts, pallet jacks, carts, people and other transportation methods between trailers and your warehouse dock area or staging floor. How can you be sure the transition between truck trailers and your dock is safe?

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How Simulation Adds Value to Material Handling Systems Specification

November 3, 2020

screenshot from material handling automation program

As we’ve discussed automating anything as complex as a large scale material handling process has risks, but there are ways understand the outcome better in advance and reduce any risks. It’s always good to have more data, and simulation plays into that scenario by giving you a view of what key systems, technology and process will interact in your system, with your loads.

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Fifty Years of Cisco-Eagle

November 2, 2020

Cisco-Eagle 50 anniversary logo

Cisco-Eagle was founded in November, 1970 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Warren Gandall. November 1, 2020 marks our 50th year of operation. It’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened since that first year and where we are headed as an organization.

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