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Vertical Lift Modules and Vertical Carousels: Who Benefits?

Posted in Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

With real estate costs rising, warehouse managers need to do everything in their power to optimize available space in their facilities. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find a warehouse layout that meets your needs. Vertical lift modules (VLM) and


Outsource Equipment Appoints Operations Manager

Posted in Outsource Equipment, Press Release | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Oviedo, FL — Outsource Equipment Company is pleased to announce that William “Wes” Simmons has been named operations manager for the leading material handling equipment distributor. A proven business leader possessing significant broad experience managing diverse personnel in single and


What Is Warehouse Material Handling Equipment?

Posted in Material Handling, Used Material Handling Equipment, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

When was the last time you considered the efficiency of your warehouse operation? If you aren’t assessing your fulfillment strategies regularly, you may be missing out on opportunities to expedite processes and get orders into your customers’ hands faster. One


We Practice What We Preach

Posted in Modula, Vertical Lift Module | Written by: Matt McDaniel

A leader in material handling, Outsource Equipment Company supplies local warehouses with the products and design services they need to fulfill orders on time and on budget. We are firmly committed to maximizing efficiency at prices that are more than


Product Spotlight: The Modula OneTon

Posted in Modula, Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Are you trying to determine the best storage solution for your warehouse facility? A newer model of the vertical lift module designed for heavy capacity storage, the Modula OneTon, offers a number of advantages over previous options while solving some


The Future of Supply Chains: Automated and Connected

Posted in Automated Storage & Retrieval, Outsource Equipment, Warehouse Logistics, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Recent studies show that supply chains models are adapting in accordance with modern technology. According to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report on supply chain innovation, facilities are still struggling to boost productivity without raising costs. Fortunately, the new supply


Want to Attract and Retain a Strong Workforce? Be Innovative!

Posted in Material Handling, Outsource Equipment, Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Today’s warehouses are under increased pressure to boost productivity without raising prices. However, it’s hard to perform at a high level if your warehouse workers aren’t up to the challenge. Understanding that a material handling facility is only as good


How to Pick the Best Warehouse Management System for Your Business

Posted in Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s no secret that warehouse operators often struggle with how best to manage their facilities. Today’s warehouses are increasingly torn between two opposing paths: purchasing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or using a model designed specifically for material handling


Golf Resorts, Dirty Jobs and the Supply Chain

Posted in Material Handling, Outsource Equipment, Trade Shows | Written by: Matt McDaniel

A PGA golf resort in sunny Florida, Dirty Jobs and the global supply chain. What do these disparate things have in common? The answer is simple: They all have to do with the 2015 MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference,


What If Apple Entered Your Universe?

Posted in Innovation, Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Apple’s recent announcement in the Wall Street Journal that they are developing an electric vehicle sent shockwaves through the automotive industry – or at least through automotive-industry watchers. Why is that? Why are some people so sure that Apple will


The Right Conveyor for Your Business

Posted in Conveyor Systems, Outsource Equipment, Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Conveyor systems offer a number of benefits for warehouse operators. Not only do conveyors improve the speed and accuracy with which goods are transported through a distribution center, but they can also enhance ergonomics, keeping your workforce safer and happier


Driverless Cars, Drones and the Material Handling Industry

Posted in Automated Storage & Retrieval, Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Driverless cars and drones are two of the biggest topics in emerging technologies today, and Driverless Vehicles and Drones (part one of four in MHI’s video series on emerging technologies that will transform the supply chain over the next decade)


Salmon Swimming the Slippery Slope of the Supply Chain? Say It Isn’t So!

Posted in Automated Storage & Retrieval, Warehouse Logistics | Written by: Matt McDaniel

A recent article in USA Today reported on the mislabeling of farmed salmon as wild salmon – and blamed a convoluted swim up the supply chain for making the error (whether intentional or not) untraceable. It seems that 67% of


Automation is the Future of Warehouses

Posted in Automated Storage & Retrieval, Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

From sorters to retrieval systems, warehouses today are increasingly turning to automation in hopes of maximizing speed and output. At Outsource Equipment Company, a material handling equipment company, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the automation industry.


Your Conveyor Maintenance Guide

Posted in Material Handling, Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s not enough to outfit your warehouse facility with the latest conveyors. To be effective as a new or used material handling equipment facility, you must also take steps to ensure your conveyors stay in good working order. At Outsource


Product Spotlight: The Modula HC

Posted in Modula, Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s no secret that horizontal carousel systems offer tremendous benefits for warehouse operators. Highly useful for automated picking, these products provide numerous advantages including reduced labor costs and better inventory control and accuracy. Additionally, horizontal carousels help limit the amount


The Right Conveyor for Your Business

Posted in Conveyor Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Conveyor systems offer a number of benefits for warehouse operators. Not only do conveyors improve the speed and accuracy with which goods are transported through a distribution center, but they can also enhance ergonomics, keeping your workforce safer and happier


Peace of Mind and Warranties

Posted in Material Handling, Vertical Lift Module | Written by: Matt McDaniel

We all know exactly what a warranty is – but when it comes to material handling equipment and other capital equipment expenditures for the warehouse, distribution center or factory, do we take warranties too much for granted? Not all warranties


Is Working Sick a Warehouse Safety Issue?

Posted in Warehouse Logistics, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

I recently read a blog post that told the story of an inexperienced forklift operator whose operational error in the warehouse area of a food bank distribution center resulted in an unbalanced load falling off the forks and onto the


Material Handling Equipment Product Spotlight: Modula Warehouse Management Software (WMS)

Posted in Modula, Vertical Lift Module | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Modula WMS: The Perfect Complement Modula warehouse management software (WMS) is a comprehensive and customizable warehouse management software package that is designed for automated storage equipment, such as the Modula Lift vertical lift module (VLM), as well as conventional storage


Material Handling Equipment Product Spotlight: The Modula Cube

Posted in Modula | Written by: Matt McDaniel

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that we consistently tout the benefits of vertical storage. But what if you don’t have the vertical clearance in your warehouse, distribution center or factory? What type of automated storage


Made in the USA: Modula

Posted in Modula, Vertical Lift Module | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Warehouse facilities are constantly seeking material handling solutions that meet their needs with regard to price and function. However, these days, owners are increasingly concerned with using American-made products whenever possible. With Modula offering a wide array of products, such


Security in the Warehouse

Posted in Warehouse Logistics, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Warehouse clients want to know that their products are secure while in your facility. However, with so many people handling goods from start to finish, achieving a truly secure environment can be easier said than done. To draw customers away


Customization and the Warehouse

Posted in Used Material Handling Equipment, Warehouse Logistics, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Customization is crucial for ensuring your warehouse runs optimally. Fortunately, new technologies make it easy for warehouse operators to save time and space while meeting customers’ increasing demands. At Outsource Equipment Company, we specialize in designing and crafting customized solutions


Best Practices: Slotting & the Warehouse

Posted in Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

If you’re not making use of proper slotting techniques, you might be missing out on an opportunity to optimize productivity at your warehouse facility. A method used to determine the best way of storing goods, slotting saves warehouses both time


Nomenclature Guide to Vertical Storage Systems

Posted in Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

If you deal with material handling equipment in your factory, warehouse or distribution center – but are not particularly familiar with the various facets of vertical storage systems – then take a look at this list of related definitions. Automated


Why We Participate in Industry Associations (Part 1)

Posted in Trade Shows, Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

As a material handling equipment distributor, Outsource Equipment Company is active in both MHI and the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). So why do we do this? Why is it important for a company to participate in industry associations?


Why We Participate in Industry Associations (Part 2)

Posted in Material Handling, Trade Shows | Written by: Matt McDaniel

In the previous blog post, we explained why, as a material handling equipment distributor, Outsource Equipment is active in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). This time around, we talk about the value of being a part of MHI.


MHEDA Names First MVS Award Winners

Posted in Material Handling, Warehouse Management | Written by: Matt McDaniel

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) has named the first batch of recipients for its Most Valuable Supplier (MVS) award. The MVS program is an annual recognition given out exclusively to MHEDA-affiliated supplier member companies. Orlando-based Outsource Equipment Company,


Why ‘Made in USA’ Is Important

Posted in Material Handling, Outsource Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Preferring home-grown products seem to be a part of our disposition as consumers, regardless of our own political leanings or the type of product we are considering purchasing. With material handling equipment and products and other purchases that are made


How to Safely Fulfill Parts Orders Faster

Posted in Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s the dream of every warehouse and distribution center manager: Fulfilling parts orders faster without becoming inefficient. So, how is that lofty goal achieved? Much more simply than you might think. There are two key ways to create greater fulfillment


Five Keys to Eliminating Inefficient Parts Storage

Posted in Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Inefficient parts storage is the bane of many warehouses, distribution centers, and factory floors. When parts are inefficiently stored, too much time is spent locating parts and valuable time is lost. If you want to see greater efficiency and optimize your


Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) Vs. Elevators

Posted in Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Matt McDaniel

When you need to move inventory from one floor or mezzanine level to another – and you don’t have a freight elevator in the area – then you’ll need something to do the job quickly and efficiently. For warehouses, distribution


7 Key Benefits of an Integrated Material Handling System

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Think about all the moving parts when it comes to a supply chain project. Of course, engineering is a fundamental part, but you also dealing with the procurement of equipment (material handling equipment, hardware, software, etc.), installation, testing, support and,


Identifying Ideal Used Material Handling Equipment

Posted in Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It’s well established that you can save substantially when you purchase pre-owned material handling equipment. But while you can save an awful lot of capital by purchasing used machines, it’s vital to find equipment that not only is high quality,


How Contract Engineering Can Save You Money

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Are you considering the possibility of contracting engineering services for your upcoming or next materials handling system for your facility? If you are, it’s important to realize that front-end loading the engineering facet of the project can save you money


6 Reasons to Implement a Pick-Module System

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

If you have a large distribution center, ensuring the optimal physical flow of goods is paramount to your success. One way to accomplish efficient picking in a warehouse is by implementing a pick-module system. With a pick-module system, you’ll see


The Pros of Paperless Picking Systems

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

It may go without saying, but paperless picking is highly desirable over an antiquated, error-prone paper-based picking (we can’t even call paper-based picking a technology, because the word technology implies something modern – and something that utilizes tools beyond mere


The Benefits of Automated Pallet Systems: Mobile Racking and Deep Lane Pallet Storage

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

Need more space in your facility? There are many benefits of automated racking systems. Mobile racking and deep lane pallet storage are two ways you can obtain the space you need. Mobile racking storage systems allow you to maximize your storage


Keeping Things Moving Along: 6 Key Types of Conveyor

Posted in Material Handling | Written by: Matt McDaniel

A conveyor is a conveyor is a conveyor, right? Wrong. There are two basic types of conveyors: powered and gravity. Powered conveyors have some sort of external energy source to keep the items on the conveyor moving, typically by manipulating


Three Ways to Leverage Overhead and Other Unused Warehouse Space

Posted in Vertical Lift Module | Written by: Mark Smith

When a warehouse, distribution center or factory floor is out of space, that typically means it’s time to find more space. But that doesn’t necessarily mean building an expansion onto an existing facility, or leasing or purchasing an entirely new


How to Optimize Warehouse Storage Space in Three Steps

Posted in Used Material Handling Equipment | Written by: Mark Smith

Does your warehouse, distribution center or factory floor suffer from disorganization, inefficiency, and fulfillment errors? As your company grows, these negative attributes can become more and more a part of your operation. Therefore, space optimization in a warehouse is crucial.


Best Practices for Automating Parts Storage

Posted in Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Mark Smith

Are you looking to automate – or further automate – your warehouse parts storage? Here are a few ways to improve warehouse efficiency with our warehouse automation solutions. Bar Code Products and Storage Locations A great way to begin the


The Benefits of Consolidating Multiple Warehouse Locations into One Facility

Posted in Vertical Lift Module, Vertical Storage Systems | Written by: Mark Smith

Operational consolidation and warehouse space optimization are issues many companies deal with, especially when there are economic challenges facing the business or industry. The good news is that you can consolidate multiple warehouse locations into one facility in a way


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