Ways to measure warehouse efficiency

4 ways to measure warehouse efficiency

Your business can be turning profits left and right, but that doesn’t mean that your warehouse is as efficient as it should be. Now, it’s one thing to be running an inefficient warehouse, but running an inefficient warehouse and not knowing that you’re doing so is a completely different animal altogether. Under the best circumstances, doing so will ensure a rude …

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The origin of the 6 River Systems name

What’s in a name? Or more specifically, what’s in our name? We get this question a lot. Just what exactly does “6 River Systems” mean? Short answer: two things. One meaning has to do with where we work, the other with how we help warehouses work. Co-CEO and co-founder Rylan Hamilton walks us through both in this whiteboard session. So, …

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Basic warehouse terms and workflows, explained

If you’re new to warehousing, it can feel dizzying trying to learn all the industry terminology and workflows. We know firsthand. To better introduce our new hires to the logistics space, we created some education around common warehouse terms and operations. We recruited our Solutions Executive Greg Walls to get in front of a whiteboard and walk us through key …

Build your own bot with 6 River Systems’ new warehouse automation packages

We’ve always believed warehouse automation should be flexible. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our line of Chuck robots to offer new models and configurations that accommodate even more warehouse picking operations. Just like you can customize your car, now you can customize your warehouse robots to suit diverse retail needs with new modifications, including multiple trays …

What is warehouse order picking?

The ultimate guide to warehouse order picking

As we move forward in the digital age, it’s becoming increasingly important for businesses of all sizes, from mom and pop shops to large corporate entities, to streamline their warehouse order picking practices. This sentiment holds especially true for organizations who rely on warehouse staff or automated equipment to fulfill orders. After all, today’s consumers have grown accustomed to receiving their …

50 expert warehouse management best practices

Every warehouse manager feels pressure to operate their facility at top capacity with low overhead. It’s often difficult to keep up with the latest trends due to the rapid changes being made to the industry by advances in technology. Failing to stay on top of warehouse management best practices puts your business at risk of getting left behind by your …

See you at EFT’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be attending eyefortransport’s (EFT’s) 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta, where 800 attendees will gather to network with the biggest names in supply chain and logistics. This year’s event will feature a powerhouse of speakers, including industry leaders from UPS, Target, The Home Depot, Johnson and Johnson, Schenker AG and more. There will …

Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

Types of automated storage and retrieval systems

Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) allow companies involved in warehousing and order fulfillment operations to partially or fully automate the handling of materials and inventory functions. They first gained popularity in the 50s and 60s among European, American and Japanese firms. Advancements in technology put the AS/RS industry on track to be worth around $9.8 billion by 2023. Reasons to …

Work smarter: How collaborative robotics deliver better value than goods-to-person

By Jerome Dubois I’ve been selling robotics automation solutions to warehouses for years. One question I get a lot about our robot Chuck is “Does it get rid of the walking?” It’s a valid question. But it’s based on a popular misconception about warehouse efficiency: to increase productivity you need to get rid of all the walking. Operators demonize walking …

What warehouse managers need to know about goods-to-person order fulfillment

8 things warehouse managers need to know about goods-to-person fulfillment

Fulfillment centers around the country face pressure to deliver goods faster than ever. This is largely in response to the rise of e-commerce merchants and an increased demand by consumers for just-in-time ordering. Many fulfillment operators find themselves investigating or turning to Goods-to-Person (GTP) systems to meet those needs. The traditional method of filling orders, called Person-to-Goods fulfillment (PTG), typically involves …