If you're thinking about getting into the exciting world of working in logistics, it could be a great option for you.
If you're just starting a new job in a warehouse setting this spring, you should keep in mind that when it comes to safety and comfort, it all starts with making sure you're dressed for success.
Spring is here and a lot of companies are hiring, but if you're thinking about getting a job in a warehouse, there are some things you'll need to keep in mind about the interview process.
In many ways, the entire point of running a warehouse is to get products or materials into and back out of your facility as efficiently as possible, but that's often far more easily said than done.
Across the U.S., millions are still out of work, but there's good news on this front: Many logistics firms are hiring people to work in their warehouses, and spring is often the busiest hiring season.
All businesses, regardless of industry, must be highly aware of data security issues in their daily processes.
These days, business managers or owners can expect employees to bring any number of personal devices into the workplace, and potentially connect them to networks storing highly sensitive company data.
Your logistics firm no doubt collects and transmits a lot of data throughout the average workday, whether that's moving in-house or between you and your supply chain partners.
If your office is a highly team-oriented environment that asks for consistent collaboration between employees, you'll want to make sure everyone you bring aboard can integrate into that environment.
A forklift or similar piece of heavy equipment is likely vital to how you get things done within your warehouse, and it's important that you give these machines the attention they need.
On any given day within your warehouse, the odds that an employee will have to climb a ladder or some other piece of equipment to grab an item or do some work could be, well, high.
Like many other things about your warehousing business, there are plenty of working hazards that are unique to your operation and which both employees on the floor and managers have to account for.
The logistics industry is all about getting things in the door and then out again as quickly as you can manage, and that certainly includes being able to process any order you receive in a snap.
Across the U.S., millions of people lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic downturn.
Logistics is an industry that seems to have a lot of turnover, and every company would benefit significantly if it took a holistic look at why some employees stick around, and others leave quickly.
When you are conducting a standard safety inspection in your warehouse — all part of the job, really — there are certain things you are likely looking for.
Whether you have one, five or more under your roof, anyone who works in your warehouse knows how important a forklift is to getting all their work done in a timely fashion.
In any kind of industry, you must be able to operate with the confidence that everything you need to get the job done right is in good working order and won't fail at an inopportune time.
Many logistics companies have made training a consistent part of their efforts to operate more efficiently and effectively.
Theft is a problem for just about any business, but in a warehouse setting in particular, it can create major problems that are difficult for managers to solve.