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Piper & Scoot Implements Warehouse OS in Their New Distribution Center to Achieve Unsurpassed Order Fulfillment Accuracy

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, January 22, 2018 – Warehouse Mobile Solutions, in partnership with HOJ Engineering and Sales (a leader in organizational consulting and material handling), announced today that they have completed the material handling infrastructure for Piper & Scoot’s new distribution center in Bluffdale, Utah. Together HOJ and Warehouse Mobile Solutions designed, installed, and…

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By: In: Garage to WarehouseWarehouseOS On: Jan 19, 2018

Floor Loading Calculations Make Better Racking Decisions

Every warehouse floor has a limitation of maximum pounds per square foot. Sadly, too often that maximum floor loading is exceeded causing warehouse floors to crumble. It is an expensive repair proposition. A floor loading assessment is the evaluation of the concrete subfloor, not the raised floor. The weight of the raised floor, however, is…

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Avoiding Large Inventory Blues with Intuitive Tablet-based Picking Solutions

Inventory-control practices throughout the distribution center or e-commerce warehouses are vital to the accuracy of overall inventory, which must be closely monitored. Mobile tablet-based picking solutions give workers the ability to conduct inventory in real-time, eliminating the costly efforts and errors of periodic manual counts. Eliminating time-consuming paper and data-entry processes is not an option;…

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How Much Warehouse Space Do You Really Need?

Calculating the correct space needed in a warehouse, particularly a new warehouse can be tricky. The space needed is a real bottom-line consideration. Experts in logistics can reduce space needs by up to 50 percent, and the process of achieving that is akin to a kaizen event. Complete logistics management solutions must recognize that every…

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US E-Commerce Shoppers Step Up International Buying Habits

Shoes directly from Japan? Pottery directly from a merchant in China? Sure, say a growing number of U.S. shoppers, who are quickly learning the ins and outs of buying overseas versus buying from a domestic online retailer. According to the recently published UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Survey, Nearly half of avid US online shoppers bought…

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Robust Tablet Inventory Control Tailored to Warehouse Environment via Tablet

Warehouses and e-commerce distribution tablets are replacing unfriendly and non-ergonomic RF Gun handheld barcode scanners. Ultimately the tablet is a more efficient way for workers to capture the data that matters most, quickly and accurately. Whether on the manufacturing production line or in the aisles of warehouses the very nature of scanning has changed dynamically…

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Near Full Employment and Thin Margins Makes E-commerce Warehouse Efficiency Absolutely Essential

The rapid transformation of the logistic industry is driven by some basic principles starting with the customer is always right. In 2017 and beyond the most successful e-commerce companies will provide a seamless connection between the customers’ ordering and receipt of their order. The rapid transformation and the future of logistics technology for e-commerce rests…

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Reasons to be Prepared for the Holidays Almost 15 Percent Year-Over-Year

E- Commerce Sales Means 2017 Biggest Sales Ever The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report, showing retail e-commerce sales reached an estimated $105.7 billion in Q1 2017, a 4.1 percent increase over the previous quarter and 14.7 percent year-over-year increase compared to Q1 2016. The Census Bureau said the $105.7 billion estimate is adjusted for…

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3PLs Play Increasing Importance as the Time to Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season is NOW

Leading providers of outsourced fulfillment solutions are opening new warehouse as fast as possible in 2017. Many of these new fulfillment centers are strategically located to enable next-day shipping to e-commerce customers across the United States. At capacity, these facilities it will be powered by a staff of approximately hundreds of full-time employees working alongside…

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By: In: Order Fulfillment SolutionsWarehouseOS On: Jan 03, 2018

Tablets vs. RFID Guns: The Die is Cast

The single most important change in warehouses over the past two years:  Tablets. Some RFID guns are becoming less expensive and less bulky as vendors try and compete with the tablet mobile solutions market. Too little, too late. Standalone or networked PCs are gone, nowhere to be found in distribution center. IT functions in warehouses…

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