The internet of things, or IoT, encompasses interrelated, internet-connected objects that allow data to be collected and transferred over a network without human interaction. In a warehouse, these “objects” can include sensors for warehouse machinery and temperature, RFID tags for goods, wearables for employees, automated robots, and warehouse management systems. In addition to the meaningful […]
There are an abundance of terms used when talking about a warehouse management system (WMS). Each of those terms could also have varied definitions based on who you ask. In order to sort this debacle out, we have listed some key terms that you should know when it comes to Warehouse, Inventory, and Distribution Management. […]
Evans is a Top 100 3PL for the past 11 years, providing complete logistics solutions. As an industry leader in logistics, we strive to provide a quality service to our customers and be an outstanding place to work. We believe the culture of our company creates a positive atmosphere for associates and ultimately for our […]
We have handled old inventory, obsolete inventory, even what we would consider ancient inventory, but recently we had the opportunity to handle truly prehistoric inventory at our Melvindale, Michigan warehouse. Our warehouse team supported a project requiring the delicate transloading of the “Dinosaurs Unearthed” exhibit recently displayed at the Detroit Science Center. This project was […]
Metrics tell an organization where it is and where it is going. They show trends and determine preventive and corrective actions. Metrics hold people accountable and drive results. In the warehousing and logistics industry it’s typically about measuring your performance for customers, but you also need to make sure your own organization measures up.
A few months ago our Fort St. warehouse in Detroit, MI welcomed a new Operations Manager, Anthony Trocki. This warehouse facility hosts an interesting mix of customers for Evans, including robotics, wheels and lots of tires. It’s an extremely busy facility and Tony brings a new perspective and great ideas. I recently sat down with him to get some insights into his experience and what he […]