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Choosing a Distribution Center for e-Commerce Fulfillment

The e-commerce boom caused many distribution centers to shift from dedicated to multi-channel fulfillment. As consumers expect increasingly faster shipping times, distribution center managers are scrambling to find the optimal way to get goods to consumers. Where does that leave retailers who are just now entering the online market? There is no universal solution to this problem, but looking at… Continue Reading

BHS Introduces the Forklift Work Platform

November 21, 2016 – St. Louis, Missouri – Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of battery handling and warehouse equipment, recently introduced the Forklift Work Platform (FWP). This OSHA-compliant accessory attaches to a forklift to safely lift personnel for overhead maintenance tasks. Forklift Work Platforms also allow personnel to quickly access vertical storage for inventory, order picking, or routine upkeep. The FWP attaches securely to a forklift and has two safety harness attachment points for added protection. “Distribution centers are stacking product higher and higher, and they need quick access to it,” said Katy Cortinovis, Marketing Manager at BHS. “The Forklift Work Platform gives them that access with a ton of safety features.” When employees perform tasks, such as… Continue Reading

Utilizing Vertical Space in E-Commerce Fulfillment Centers

Vertical space has been a hot-button issue in warehousing for a long time, but with the rise of e-commerce, boosting clearance height is virtually required for fulfillment operations to remain competitive. The increased value of vertical space in fulfillment centers stems from a sea-change in shopping culture, driven by online shopping. Mail-order catalogs like the iconic Sears, Roebuck, and Co…. Continue Reading

Choosing Lift Tables for Ergonomic Benefits

Industrial lift tables solve two major ergonomic challenges at once. First, they eliminate the need for manual lifts, a leading cause of workplace injury. Just as powerfully, they allow workers to position tasks within a comfortable range of movement. Together, these benefits can prevent the most common causes of musculoskeletal injuries in a variety of workplaces, from assembly lines to… Continue Reading

The 5 Biggest Differences Between Traditional Fulfillment and E-Commerce Distribution

Online shopping has officially overtaken brick-and-mortar retail. Every year, the United Parcel Service (UPS) consults more than 5,000 online shoppers to track trends in retail. The results of the 2016 UPS survey showed an anticipated but historic change: Shoppers made 51 percent of their purchases online in 2016, the survey said. This is the first time in the long history… Continue Reading