1. When Grit, Spit and Duct Tape Can’t Save Your Material Handling System

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!  Well, that may work for some things and sure we’d like to believe it really is the best approach to most things because it implies a certain financial net zero expense, but if your last major investment was making your material handling system Y2K compliant you may be existing on borrowed time.  Your material handling system was designed around a business m…Read More

  2. Pallet Flow: The High Density Storage Winner!

      No crown or trophy needed for this winner, just load it up with full pallets and let it go to work. When designing a pallet flow system to meet your specific needs you have options such as, wheel type and size, wheel pattern configuration (in-line/staggered), pitch of the flow lanes and simple braking or even heavy duty braking used in the deep lane (20+) systems.   The pallet flow systems de…Read More

  3. Meet You at the Dock – Conveyor System Design Part #4

      No discussion on industrial conveyor design is complete without addressing where and how the product ultimately leaves the warehouse.  In this final blog of our four-part series on Conveyor System Design, we will review the sortation element of the conveyor process and the critical role it plays in the diversion of the product through multiple doors and to multiple trucks all at one time. This…Read More

  4. How to Define Your Product Path – Conveyor System Design Part #3

    From Order… to Pick…  to Customer     You know all the specifications of your product – check.  You know the daily and even monthly breakdown of your order profile – check.  So what’s next in the process of designing a conveyor system unique to your business and your product lines?  In this 3rd installment of our four-part blog series o…Read More

  5. How Does Your Order Profile Impact Conveyor System Design?

    Critical Steps in Your Conveyor System Design – Part 2 In this second installment of a four-part blog series on conveyor system design and applications, we’re shifting our focus from the importance of knowing your product – truly capturing all product specs in order to build a productive conveyor system – to the significance of your order profile in the design of your conveyor system. Your…Read More

  6. Your Critical First Steps in Designing a Conveyor System

    There is something simplistic about a conveyor system; a child can understand the concept of mechanical equipment that moves material from one location to another.  However, the design of an effective conveyor system is anything but simplistic and not properly collecting the details up front can lead to costly mistakes. We’d like to introduce you to 6 major steps in the building of your new co…Read More

  7. How to Increase Pick Slots WITHOUT Expanding Your Warehouse

    Buyers want choices and retailers have NO choice but to deliver; lots of variety, a myriad of brands, every color of the rainbow and flavor under the sun.  This is the best case scenario for the finicky consumer, but a major headache at the distribution center.  DC managers are forced to handle ever-rising SKUs, both fast and slow moving products, in the same amount of storage space.  It means …Read More

  8. Business is Growing in Texas… And So are We!

    Have you heard?  Texas was THE place to be in 2014.  According to Industry Week and Forbes magazines, the Lone Star State is the #1 Business State in the country, chosen by corporate executives and site selection consultants in the annual survey of the  Developers Council International (DCI).  Texas continues its all-out boom in the energy sector and financial and tech markets, while seeing a…Read More

  9. Don’t Wait…Teardrop Pallet Rack is IN STOCK!

    There's absolutely nothing worse than waiting, especially for us stubbornly impatient types! Even worse, is not knowing how long you'll have to wait, which is often the case for new pallet rack delivery times. Manufacturers are busy - we get it. That's why E-Distribution established our Quick Ship Pallet Rack Program, so you can find the components you need, WHEN you need them. We've recently ex…Read More

  10. So Why DO They Call Us “The BMW of Used Pallet Rack”?

      The Answer:  We're very proud to say … We’ve earned it! And there’s equally good reason why too many of our used pallet rack competitors have earned just the opposite, by pushing inferior used pallet rack components, sold along with shoddy hardware and no quality certification. We decided a long time ago to take some important lessons from BMW (hence, the nickname). We knew that to …Read More