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10 January 2020
The Difference Between H-Beams and I-Beams Explained

H-Beams and I-Beams are both named after the way they look when viewed in a cross-section. However, if you put images of the two side by side, it might be difficult to tell the difference, especially if you have little experience in construction or warehouse rack design. Still, the two types of beams are fairly […]

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5 January 2020
How to Calculate a Steel I-Beam’s Weight

Steel I-Beams have been used in both construction and storage since the first half of the 19 th century. Although they have suffered some adjustments, they haven nevertheless remained popular to this day, thanks, in part, to their extraordinary utility in terms of carrying both shearing and bending loads. Most of the buildings we see […]

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1 January 2020
Simple Steps to an Organized Warehouse

A business is only as strong as its weakest link. Regardless of how many clients you manage to bring in, if your warehouse cannot expedite shipments in time, you’ll be losing clients faster than you think. People value their time more than anything else, which is why they rely on companies that can ship their […]

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29 December 2019
Warehouse Organization Ideas You Can Implement

Whether warehousing comprises the bulk of your business or an integral part of your operations, global retailers like Amazon and Walmart proved that achieving optimal efficiency in terms of warehouse layout, organization, and processes can give you a tangible competitive edge. In what follows, you’ll find several warehouse organization rules you can implement today to […]

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26 December 2019
What Are the Different Types of Pallets?

Although the pallet is clearly the fundamental unit load of the shipping industry, there is an outstanding variety of pallet types out there. Aside from 6 separate pallet dimensions acknowledged by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), there are several pallet designs, as well as materials to consider. Given so many variables, one can easily […]

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23 December 2019
How Much Does a Pallet Cost?

How much you pay for your pallets depends on a host of variables, many of which have nothing to do with the manufacture process or who you buy them from. Before you can make an accurate estimate of how much you should spend on pallets, you first need to know how you’re going to use […]

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19 December 2019
Pallets Vs Skids: What’s the Difference?

Many individuals often use the term “pallet” and “skid” interchangeably. It even happens to people in the shipping industry, despite the fact that they work with both on a daily basis. However, not only are they not the same thing, but their use and utility also differ greatly. In this article, we’ll explain how you […]

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16 December 2019
What Size Wood Is Used for Pallets?

Currently, there are about 2 billion pallets circulated between warehouses, manufacturers, and retailers in the United States alone. 500 Million new ones are made every year to replace the ones that are worn out. The most pressing issue of the industry is that the majority of these pallets are intended as single-use. Galvanized nails that […]

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13 December 2019
What Is a Contract Warehouse?

A contract warehouse offers several services – such as receiving, storing, and shipping goods – in virtue of a contract that is signed between the owner and the client for a determined period of time. Since the warehouse belongs to a third part, this type of storage is actually a form of public warehousing, although […]

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9 December 2019
The Difference Between Public and Private Warehouses

Public and private warehouses are the two main types of storage a company can access in order to complete its supply chain network. Both have their own advantages and drawbacks, which means that in order to optimize the shipping process, you must choose the most suitable option for your specific products and company structure. But […]

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5 December 2019
Factors to Consider when Choosing Warehouse Locations

A well-organized system of warehouses serves as the physical backbone of any supply chain network. At times, the entire success of a company depends on how efficient its warehouses are, which is why choosing the location of these warehouses should be a carefully planned decision. Certainly, rent is a major concern and a top priority, […]

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2 December 2019
Top Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

From employee safety to peak efficiency in terms of handling and storing goods, warehouse managers have their work cut out for them. Because there are so many things to keep track of at any given time, various warehouse management systems (WMS) solutions are now available in the form of intuitive applications that can even run […]

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30 November 2019
What Is the Difference Between Warehouse and Inventory?

Even business professionals sometimes confuse warehouse and inventory management. Although both of these operations essentially involve the handling of merchandise and stock, there are noteworthy differences between them. As such, knowing precisely which tasks are associated with each of these processes is mandatory for both business owners, as well as for warehouse managers. In this […]

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27 November 2019
What Is the Difference Between Warehouse and Logistics?

Warehouse and logistics are two integral parts of a supply chain network. For the latter to function, both of the former must be understood in their integrity and organized so as to work in tandem with one another. When properly managed, a warehouse can be the physical backbone of a company, while logistics can ensure […]

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23 November 2019
What Are the Major Functions of a Warehouse?

When we think of warehouses, we envision vast spaces stacked with pallet racks and thousands of tons of goods. It is therefore obvious to most people that one of the most basic functions of a warehouse is to store products and shield them from unfavorable natural conditions such as rain or hot temperatures. However, warehouses […]

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20 November 2019
Warehouse vs Warehousing – What’s the difference?

Despite the fact that the noun warehousing is derived from the root word “warehouse,” the addition of the suffix “-ing” gives it a new meaning. This is not to say that they are completely unrelated, quite the contrary, but they remain distinct concepts with particular implications. The confusion mainly arises when the word is used […]

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16 November 2019
Warehousing: Function, Benefits and Types of Warehousing

Warehousing is commonly known as the group of activities carried out when storing sizeable amounts of merchandise on a large scale in an organized and controlled manner. A warehouse, on the other hand, refers only to the physical location where this is done. In finance, as you may have already heard, warehousing refers to an […]

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12 November 2019
The Different Types of Warehouses

People tend to think that warehouses are a simple affair, yet this is almost never the case. One of the main reasons why we have different types of warehouses has to do with the substantial expenses associated with storage. This includes not just the lease/purchase of the storage space, but also the sheer maintenance of […]

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9 November 2019
How Can You Calculate Pallet Rack Load Capacity?

Too often it happens that supply managers underestimate the capacity they need when ordering a racking system, which, in turn, leads to overstocking. Knowing the pallet rack load capacity of your warehouse is necessary because of two substantial reasons: It will help you create and maintain a safe working environment. It will enable you to […]

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6 November 2019
Detailed Guide to Buying Warehouse Space

Purchasing a warehouse space is not an easy decision. It’s not like you can just go out there, find a big ol’ warehouse and close the deal. We’re not saying it’s impossible to do so, just that a bit of thought needs to go into this decision if you want it to truly benefit your […]

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