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SEP
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Industrial Shelving Solutions

Industrial shelving is quite a versatile product line in facilities of all sizes. Organization is key, especially when it comes to the need for storage and picking of orders. While industrial shelving can be used in virtually any setting, one size or style doesn't necessarily fit all – and that's why the American tendency for having an overabundance of choices comes in handy. Each application calls for a different type of shelving, a different location, setup, quantity, and so much more. When it comes to smaller and lighter materials or a lower inventory of items being stored, shelving can be substantially denser as well as less expensive, compared to standard pallet racking. Most of you are familiar with steel, adjustable, and clip shelving. However, today we're going to discuss boltless/rivet shelving, mobile shelving, and under rack shelving so you can be on your way to making an educated decision.

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AUG
13

Rethinking Your Warehouse Management Process

The movement of goods throughout your warehouse space is likely the biggest area of possible cost reduction in your facility. If your product is fairly consistent in size/weight and you have a refined conveyor system moving product throughout the warehouse, there is no reason to read on – for the rest of you…stick around! 

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JUL
08

Warehouse Operating System…Powerful and Affordable!

The ability to manage inventory movement (receive, pick, put, relocate, etc.) properly in an operation has always called for a substantial investment. Software suppliers often come with promises of a return on your investment that sounds a bit too good to be true (and most often are). Many Warehouse Management System (WMS) suppliers offer robust solutions that require expensive integration, hardware, and maintenance. 

Good news – there is an alternative, and it comes at a fraction of the cost: It's called WarehouseOS. This powerful system is simply deployed on tablets, making it affordable and powerful. 

By switching to this tablet-based WMS, your pick rates can increase to upwards of 400 picks per hour (per picker), which is more than double the rate of picking from paper or an RF gun.

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MAY
01

Is It Time to Automate Your Picking Process?

When you find your business sits within a rising industry sector, you take the opportunity to invest in the growth of your business. This can take on various forms as you may acquire more product lines or customer projects. Perhaps you plan on expanding marketing campaigns, sales channels or e-commerce initiatives, all of which contribute toward increased sales. Time to celebrate! 

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APR
07

Supply Chain in the COVID-19 Era

You may be wondering, "What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for the distribution and supply chain industry?" We will touch on the role of supply chain management in our current circumstances and how this chain will develop as a result of the current high demand. 

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MAR
04

Let's Navigate MODEX 2020 Together!

MODEX 2020 is descending on the Georgia World Congress Center beginning Monday, March 9th to Thursday, March 12th. This is an international event with over 950 exhibits, covering a staggering 370,000 sq. feet. Featured are industry leaders in Materials Handling, Supply Chain, Inventory Management and Information Technology, along with Automation and Emerging Technologies. This event happens just once every two years in Atlanta - this is BIG!

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FEB
13

The Pros and Cons of Mezzanine Decking Options

Have you decided to add another level for storage space, assembly, or simply to scale "up"? No matter the reason for adding a mezzanine level, you've made the decision to take advantage of underutilized cube space in your facility. Creating square footage under the existing footprint is a logical growth step, especially when compared to the expense of building or moving your operation. 

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DEC
05

Do's and Don'ts of Pallet Rack Damage

 Do you have Pallet Rack damage? There are many questions that you may have such as:

  • Should I repair or replace? 
  • How often should the racking be inspected? 
  • What should be inspected? 
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SEP
13

Pallet Selectivity vs Pallet Density

  "Maximize pallet count". This is a phrase we hear all of the time. "We're paying for all this cubic space – lets fill it up!" As in most things in life – it's just not that easy.

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AUG
06

Pallet Rack Aisle Spacing

Forklift aisle spacing in a pallet rack system may be the most misunderstood aspect of the materials handling industry. The answer to the question is not just a flat 12' for a typical sit-down propane lift for example. It is much more complicated than this.  

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MAY
01

How to Measure Pallet Racking and Basic Terms

Seems simple enough – "tell me about your pallet racking?" But over and over we find ourselves explaining in detail how to identify the racking that someone Is looking for... 

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APR
03

Pallet Rack Permitting

If you are looking for a simple answer – sorry, there isn't one! Permitting is handled either by the county or city or both. First step in this process is to find out what is demanded where you are looking to Permit. A local Materials Handling Contractor is your best bet – they likely have been through the process many times. 

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MAR
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What makes a great Material Handling Provider ?

The Material Handling Industry represents a vast array of equipment, inventory storage products, engineered systems and automated picking and handling solutions.  Most people, when looking for a material handling solution provider, will start with the basics.  Our clients typically find us (McGee Storage and Handling) when they search basic keywords or phrases such as "Pallet Racking", "Warehouse Rack", "Material Handling", "Mezzanines", "Conveyor", "Industrial Shelving", "Panelized Buildings". "Parts Picking" , "Warehouse Management Systems" and so on.  When you add a zip code (or city) representing the location of your facility the results are narrowed for you and presented on your monitor.  Gone are the days of flipping through weighty pages of hard copy "Yellow Page" directories in search of a business that might be able to help you.

So where exactly do you start in search of a reputable Material Handling Solution Provider?

Ask yourself, What is most important? 

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MAR
01

New vs Used Pallet Racking

Current state of used Pallet Racking in Georgia - Be Careful !

Good economic news and a strong economy is bad news for used pallet racking - it's a bit like a strong US dollar - Gold isn't happy !   As the economy strengthens there is less used racking which drives up the bidding to obtain it and ultimately kills the used market -- the cost between used and new narrows resulting in the risk of used outweighs the extra cost of new

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