The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

How to Select the Best Wire Deck for Your Storage Rack

Written By: Michael Thoma

July 23rd, 2014

Wire DeckingThere are several considerations when determining the best wire deck for your next storage rack or shelving project. You have to think about your product weight and dimensions, your rack type, waterfall, etc. Here is the full list of items to consider when purchasing wire deck…

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Design: Step 4 in the DMADV Process for Supply Chain Improvement

Written By: Mike Clemens

July 16th, 2014

Step 4: Facility designIn this article, we continue our review of the DMADV 5-step process for improving your supply chain. Design is step four in the process and involves leveraging the criteria, characteristics and flows developed in the “Analysis” step to look at alternative designs and technologies to create the best facility layout.

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Another Broken Pallet! Tips for Better Pallet Handling

Written By: Jason Schlueter

July 10th, 2014

Pallet handling tipsAlthough handling pallets might seem simple, there are many considerations when selecting the right equipment such as pallet type, pallet condition, and pallet load stability. Here are a few items that you should consider before selecting your pallet handling equipment…

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A Review of 3 Popular Lift Tables: Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Ball Screw

Written By: Joe Campbell

July 2nd, 2014

Popular lift tablesThe lifting, bending and twisting that often comes with manual labor in our field, can quickly cause neck, back, and other upper body injuries. One easy solution to help with ergonomics is industrial lift tables. Here is a quick review of the 3 most popular types of lift tables…

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Analyze: Step 3 in the DMADV Process to Improve Your Supply Chain

Written By: Jose Bejarano

June 30th, 2014

Step 3 - AnalyzeIn previous editions of this article series the Define and Measure stages of the Five Step Decision Making Process (DMADV) to drive supply chain improvements were discussed paving the way for step 3 – Analyze. During this step, the overall performance of the system is evaluated using statistical models to analyze transactional and inventory data.

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