Newcastle Systems, Inc.

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Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  January 16

There is nothing quite as satisfying in a distribution center as a well-balanced inventory. Orders arrive, orders are shipped, and your fulfillment and delivery flows consistently like the tides. Inventory does not become overstock to take up space and have a negative impact on cash flow. With excellent inventory control, being out of stock of any...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  January 9

Consumers were projected to spend upwards of $682 billion during the 2017 holiday season, with 51% shopping online, according to the National Retail Federation. Thanks to e-commerce giant Amazon, consumers also expected their packages to arrive within one to two days, regardless of the retailer or parcel carrier. To keep up with this demand (which...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  December 27, 2017

I’ve been a business owner in the warehousing industry for more than a decade now, and the labor shortage issue has never been more prevalent. At the beginning of the year there was more than 12.5 billion square feet of industrial space across the U.S., and this will only grow as an excess of 200 million square feet is currently under...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  December 19, 2017

How Good Is Your Receiving Process? See How You Rate.. How well does your receiving process flow? Where is your warehouse at its strongest and what needs improvement? Today we want to share four processes that include common shipping and receiving actions found in most businesses. We break down into three rating tiers: Marginal Average Oustanding...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  November 27, 2017

I often see areas of inventory which have no visibility in a system due to poor processes. For example, inbound goods sitting in trucks is very common. When a formal receiving schedule does not exist, it is easy to get variances in arrival times. Consider these scenarios when inventory can become invisible: Dock Squeeze Twenty trucks showing up at...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  November 14, 2017

"That Looks Cool! Wonder How I Can Use It?" For the true gadget lovers, we have the experience of being in a store full of gadgets and machines and occasionally see something that compels us to say, "I am not sure what it is, but how can I find a way to use it?" If you haven't seen one yet, dimensional scanners definitely fall into that category....

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  November 7, 2017

There has been much written about finding and retaining warehouse workers lately. These issues are not going away as eCommerce is expected to grow to $4 trillion by 2020. Who is going to do the work? Workers are going to be more important. Amazon has said warehouse workers are always going to be needed in their buildings, regardless of automation....

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  October 24, 2017

Like most logistics operations, yours might point to “receiving” as the main starting point in your operation. Either because it’s a process that often begins earlier in the day with the overnight arrival of trucks delivering products from all parts of the country, or simply because it’s the point in which materials enter your facility thus...

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  October 23, 2017

It's a common challenge during peak Holiday season. Every year, thousands for warehouses across the world ramp up for an explosion of shipping that challenges even the most sophisticated warehouse managers. By some estimates, Catalog and E-Commerce businesses generate nearly 60% of their annual sales in the last four months of the calendar alone....

Newcastle Systems, Inc.

 •  October 18, 2017

What are reverse logistics? How do they affect your supply chain? What can you do to leverage reverse logistics and improve your bottom line? Read more to find out how the return of goods can actually create potential profit for your company. Learn how to measure and assess your company’s reverse logistics system. Find out some of the benefits...