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How the Logistics Industry Prepares for the Holiday Season

How the Logistics Industry Prepares for the Holiday Season

By Finale Inventory / May 1, 2021

For years, the winter holiday season, which stretches from Thanksgiving to the end of the year, has been the busiest time of…

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How the Logistics Industry Prepares for the Holiday Season

How the Logistics Industry Prepares for the Holiday Season

For years, the winter holiday season, which stretches from Thanksgiving to the end of the year, has been the busiest time of year for retailers, warehouses and shippers. Increased demand for products means that stores and fulfillment centers need to ensure enough stock to successfully fulfill orders. Increased demand for shipping means that companies need…

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Barcode Batch and Serial Number Scanners

If you operate a business in which you are buying and reselling items with serial numbers or lot numbers, you may have looked into barcode scanning as a method of recording shipments or stock takes more efficiently and with less chance of human error.  If you searched on the internet for “barcode scanners for serial numbers,” you…

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What Is Cycle Counting?

If your business has vast numbers of products flowing in and out of your warehouses, that’s often an excellent sign. It means you’re running a flourishing business — and it also means you need practical tools to inform yourself about what inventory you have and how it fluctuates over time. Cycle counting offers an attractive…

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5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Costs

5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Costs

You have two main options if you want to boost your company’s bottom line. You can increase your earnings, or you can reduce your costs. In some cases, doing both can be the best option. If you want to reduce costs, one place to look is at your inventory. The products your company sells allow…

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5 Tips to Save Warehouse Energy Costs

5 Tips to Save Warehouse Energy Costs

Commercial businesses — including warehouses — accounted for 12% of the United State’s total energy consumption in 2019, consuming 9.4 quadrillion Btu. Non-refrigerated warehouses consume an average of 6.1 kilowatt-hours of electricity per square foot each year. All this energy consumption adds up, cutting into a warehouse’s bottom line. As a warehouse or logistics manager, you must balance…

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5 Ways to Create an Efficient Logistics Team

5 Ways to Create an Efficient Logistics Team

Your company depends on efficient logistics to keep things moving. Logistics control the movement of resources from one location to another. Who works where and when is part of logistics, as is how products get from point A to point B. The more smoothly your company’s logistics plan operates, the more smoothly your business will…

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How to Get Around High Amazon Fulfillment Costs

When you operate a small e-commerce company, getting your product on Amazon can feel like a victory. Selling on Amazon gives you access to the site’s millions of customers, potentially putting your product in front of a wider audience than you can reach on your own. The online retail giant goes a step further, offering…

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How to Audit Warehouse Inventory

How to Audit Warehouse Inventory

How does your warehouse operate? From inventory arrivals and departures to staff who need to stay safe and protected on the job, a warehouse or logistics manager has many moving parts to track. A warehouse audit lets you identify areas to improve, helps you see what you’re doing right, and alerts you to any inventory…

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What Is the Difference Between Lots and Serial Numbers?

What is the Difference between Lots and Serial Numbers?

Controlling your inventory — whether you have one facility or dozens — can be a daunting task. With hundreds and thousands of products entering and exiting your site each day, how do you keep track of everything? The best solution is to organize your merchandise via lot tracking and serial numbers to keep tabs on…

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What Is the Difference Between Dynamic Storage and Static Storage?

When you manage one or more warehouses, you need to know what products you have in storage and where those products are in the warehouse itself. How you choose to organize your warehouse largely depends on what you do with your inventory. If you regularly ship goods from the facility, you’ll want a storage system…

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