What Are the Best Lift Truck Options for Cold Storage?

What are the best lift truck options for cold storage? Fishbowl Blog

Cold storage is a crucial part of many supply chains for keeping food, medicine, and other perishable goods safe. Cold storage equipment is becoming even more critical amid rising global vaccine production and a broader emphasis on supply chain resiliency.

Lift trucks aren’t exclusive to cold storage, but they do carry unique requirements in colder environments. Warehouse managers who don’t account for these needs may run into operational issues and high repair costs. Here are a few of the best lift truck options for cold storage to enable smoother, more reliable operation.

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5 Innovative Ways to Cope with Skyrocketing Commodity Costs

Commodity costs are rising extremely high, Fishbowl Blog
Commodity costs are rising extremely high, Fishbowl Blog

The price of practically everything is on the rise.1 That hardly does our situation justice. It’s more honest to say that commodity costs are already through the roof, and both businesses and consumers are beginning to face this harsh reality. Don’t expect prices to come down anytime soon. Instead, plan ahead to manage skyrocketing commodity costs by making these five seemingly simple yet innovative changes to your business.

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Top 10 Intuitive Fishbowl Features That Make Your Job Easier

Fishbowl offers many intuitive inventory management features, Fishbowl Blog
Fishbowl offers many intuitive inventory management features, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl is designed to make work easier for accountants, warehouse workers, and managers. It does this by giving them access to the advanced tools they need to do their jobs better and faster than ever. For example, Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks to keep a company’s accounting and inventory records in sync. It also provides barcode scanning to speed up order fulfillment and increase accuracy.

There are many other intuitive features Fishbowl offers to make your job easier. Let’s go over the top 10.

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Everything You Want to Know About Using Fishbowl

Use the Fishbowl Wiki, training videos, and more to learn the software, Fishbowl Inventory Blog

We are going to discuss many of Fishbowl’s products, as well as their uses and training options. Fishbowl offers the #1 manufacturing and warehouse management solutions for QuickBooks, plus a variety of other solutions to help with additional aspects of business operations. Here’s a sneak peek:

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Should Your Warehouse Be Closer to the Factory or the Customer?

This map shows states in the U.S. that have taxable and non-taxable shipping laws, Fishbowl Blog
The location of your warehouse can play a significant role in your store’s profitability. Consider the example of an e-commerce store selling licensed NBA jerseys. In this case, an L.A. Lakers jersey is more likely to be sold in and around Los Angeles than anywhere else. Stocking this inventory at a warehouse close to Los Angeles is common sense. On the other hand, let us consider a store that sells licensed Disney merchandise online. In this case, the buyers come from all across North America, and even the world. Would you identify your major markets and stock your inventory close to these locations? Or would you stock your inventory close to your manufacturer’s location and ship them to the customer on demand? There are no easy answers here, especially considering that rival stores like Amazon ship their products overnight. Housing your inventory close to the manufacturing location could dramatically increase shipping time, and this puts your store at a disadvantage. At the same time, if your products are made in a country like China, your holding costs here are significantly lower than what it would cost to stock inventory in the U.S. Here are a few factors to take into account when determining the location of your warehouse. (more…)

Quick Tips for Choosing a Manufacturing Supplier

Quick tips for choosing a manufacturing supplier, Fishbowl Blog
Quick tips for choosing a manufacturing supplier, Fishbowl BlogWhether you’re starting a new business entirely or launching a new product for an existing organization, you’ll eventually come to the point where you must secure a supplier for materials or items. This is perhaps one of the most difficult elements of launching a product or kickstarting the development process. Both the quality of the goods you source and the reliability of the partner you choose factor into the overall success of the finished product. Therefore, it is crucial that you find a suitable supplier — one that will also guarantee regular shipments and consistent material quality. Here are some quick tips that will aid you in this important decision, enabling you to choose not just a reliable manufacturing supplier but one that aligns with your company and goals. (more…)

Supply Chain Management Articles

Supply chain management articles, Fishbowl Blog
Supply chain management articles, Fishbowl BlogSupply chain management is an important component of tracking inventory, and you will find a lot of valuable information on this topic in these articles. Plus, the Supply Chain Management category is unique among all of the other categories because it contains a number of essays from college students who submitted their work on the topic of U.S. manufacturing and supply chains. They are clearly marked as such below. If you are curious about supply chain management topics, this is the place to be: (more…)

Supplying Facts on the Vendor Module

Picking the right warehouse location has a huge impact on your business success, Fishbowl Blog
Picking the right warehouse location has a huge impact on your business success, Fishbowl BlogThe Vendor module is where you go to add, edit, and view information on all of your vendors. It’s pretty straightforward. You’ll see a list of your vendors in the Search panel. Click on one and hit the View button at the bottom to open it up. You’ll see a wealth of information on the vendor pop up, including its: (more…)