What is Cross-Docking?

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Everywhere you look these days it seems there is a new “lifehack” to speed up your day, save you money, and make your life more efficient. Nowhere is speed and efficiency more important than eCommerce logistics. If eCommerce customers could make their shipments and products appear at their door an … Read More

Automation in Warehousing

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From automated vehicles and picking operations to AI-guided WMS and inventory management, automation is quickly becoming a commonplace within the supply chain. At face value, automation is a great idea. Automation is literally intended to make life easier; defined as, “technology by which a process or procedure is performed with … Read More

What Are The Top Warehousing Locations in NY & NJ?

Nowadays it seems that the only thing more expensive than shipping costs is the cost of warehousing, and in no place is the need for cost-efficient warehousing more critical than in New York and New Jersey. With over 1000 warehouses in our network, finding affordable warehouse locations in NY and … Read More

Top Locations For Bay Area Warehouses

The San Francisco Bay Area is the second largest port area in California, which puts it in league with some of the busiest ports in the world.The Bay Area is centrally located on the west coast, conveniently nestled between Los Angeles in the South, and Seattle to the North. Thus, … Read More

Top Warehousing Locations in Los Angeles

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Before we discuss the top warehousing locations in Los Angeles, we need to understand how big California is for warehousing. California’s economy is the 5th largest in the world. Nearly 40% of all imported freight into the United States funnels through California, and nearly half of that product is consumed … Read More

What is a Liftgate and How Does it Work?

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If you are asking about liftgates, then odds are you are expecting a delivery that requires one. There is no need to worry. They are simple in function, easy to use, and not as rare of service as you might think. What is a Liftgate It is a piece of … Read More

What is a Floor Loaded Container?

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A floor loaded container is a shipping container stacked with freight that has been loaded from the floor up without utilizing a shipping pallet. In other words, a floor loaded container is a shipping container wherein all of the freight has been stacked onto the floor, instead of on to … Read More

What is On-Demand Warehousing?

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On-demand warehousing, as provided by Flowspace, is an online marketplace that allows customers to access shared warehousing, fulfillment, and logistics services on a pay-per-use basis. By matching owners of excess warehouse space with users (generally e-commerce companies, retailers, or shippers), Flowspace boosts the utilization of its warehouse partners’ facilities while allowing end-users … Read More

The Problem Operations Managers Don’t Talk About

The metric most important to Operations Managers is per unit cost.  This is the cost for the company to pick and pack one unit destined to an end customer.  For instance, when you order a t-shirt from a website, this cost represents the amount the company pays to grab it … Read More

How a Paper Company Turned Empty Space into $8K Per Month

A leading paper company based in Long Beach, CA manufactures corrugate boxes for ecommerce brands.  They are growing quickly and decided to move into a bigger warehouse to support their future growth.  They signed a multi-year lease on a 20,000 sq ft warehouse just minutes from the port of Long … Read More