Four Tips for a More Efficient Warehouse

1. Plan your warehouse layout with sales in mind. Your most popular items probably likely change with the seasons, so re-slot your warehouse to accommodate your expected sales, and review the plan at least once every season. This can reducing unnecessary travel for your order pickers, improving efficiency, saving money and decreasing the chances of product damage or safety issues. Many warehouse management systems even have dynamic layout tools which can help you with this kind of planning.

Philadelphia, Miami and Seattle named Major Players for Global Trade

20 global metropolises have been named to become “major players in the network for global trade” according to a report from real-estate brokerage CBRE Inc. Among the list of global logistic hubs are U.S cities Philadelphia, Miami and Seattle.

Logistic hubs benefit from pro-trade policies, infrastructure investment and direct connections to both growing populations of consumers and manufacturing centers, said CBRE’s head of U.S. industrial research, David Egan. “They’re places where cargo and people come together.”

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