Warehouse Design Blog
Blogs about warehouse layouts, material analysis, and how design can affect the overall performance of a fulfillment operation.
Is your distribution or fulfillment operation “stuck in a rut”? If so, Storage Solutions can help! You’re probably an anomaly if you haven’t made any adjustments to how you store products and fulfill orders in the past few years. From the spike in steel costs to the lasting effects of COVID-19 to dramatic changes in […]
At Storage Solutions, we consider ourselves way more than a traditional warehouse design consultant; we pride ourselves on learning about the challenges you see, then providing solutions that make a real difference to your bottom line. For the most part, warehouse design firms recommend changes that theoretically will work in your facility because those changes […]
Did you know that in 2020, e-commerce represented over 16% of total global retail sales? The rise in online ordering, particularly in retail, has also brought an increase in returns. Customers who purchase online are sacrificing the assurance that comes with purchasing in brick-and-mortar stores for the convenience of having that product delivered to their […]
Some people call the “Amazon Effect” a disruption. Some people recognize it as an evolution of the retail market. While both may be true, one thing we all can agree on is how consumers are changing their expectations on delivery – both in terms of timing and specificity. However, the “Amazon Effect” is not changing […]
Over the past decade, distribution centers continue to adjust and adapt as “the Amazon Effect” becomes more pronounced. The Amazon Effect refers to the impact on the supply chain created by consumer demands changing to require smaller orders with faster delivery. Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, continues to deliver on those expectations in ways […]
As the COVID-19 crisis continues its lifecycle, businesses deemed non-essential are closing down across the country. Because our company serves many necessary logistics, construction, and supply chain industries, Storage Solutions is continuing to operate unless circumstances change. We were early to establish a COVID-19 Task Force and shift to a remote workplace, wherever applicable. We also […]
As increases in customer service demands continue to change the distribution & fulfillment industry, a growing number of warehouse managers face the challenge of configuring their layout and process for an optimal, efficient workflow. Whether your organization is clearing space for new equipment, relocating, or installing new equipment to meet the needs of a changing […]
Whether it comes as a result of an impossible-to-predict natural disaster or a regular component of a business cycle, a slowdown is going to happen every so often. Few industries are not susceptible. Slowdowns do not necessarily mean that the business has stopped. In the current situation that affects the entire world, we are still […]
There are few industries that are not affected by SKU proliferation. Within industries ranging from consumer goods to life science, there are a number of supply chain complexities that come with an increase in SKUs. Typically, SKU proliferation results after a company acquisition or a new product launch. Alternatively, SKU proliferation may occur as a […]
By nature, warehouse operation managers are skilled problem solvers. The best of these managers can quell many disruptions with quick, efficient on-their-feet decisions. Planning plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth operation. However, there will always be plenty of unforeseen hurdles to overcome, especially when it comes to labor disruptions. No operation runs at […]
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