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TriFactor shares thoughts on effective ways to reduce costs, increase capacity and improve the accuracy of your distribution facility.

Ways to Improve Material Handling Efficiency

 
Critical Factors when Choosing an Order Picking System

 

Planning a Warehouse or Distribution Center

 

Choosing a Conveyor System

 

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TriFactor Articles

Articles featured in trade publications that highlight our Client Partners projects, TriFactor and information written by TriFactor's staff. 

 

The Five Most Common Mistakes When Planning a Distribution Center by TriFactor's Craig Bertorello and featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive (online).  

 

Seven Factors to Consider When Choosing an Order Picking System by TriFactor's Richard Gillespie and featured in Industrial Distribution (online).

 

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Advanced Handling Systems has changed its name to TriFactor.  Learn more about the meaning of TriFactor.

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ROI Focus Newsletter

TriFactor's Material Handling Articles and Newsletter | ROI Focus

The quarterly ROI Focus is an in-depth look at current issues in the material handling industry.  Every issue of the TriFactor ROI Focus informs readers of essential warehouse or distribution center information.  Each issue features a President's Message, FAQs, a featured product, an article tailored to specific warehouse or DC needs, and a bonus section often containing information regarding additions to the website.


 

 


ROI Focus- 2015, Edition 2

Inside this Issue:

  • Conveyor and Sortation Systems in a Cold Room Environment
  • President's Message
  • FAQ: Let's Talk TriFactor
  • Featured Product: Dematic's FlexSort SL2 Linear Sliding Shoe Sorter
  • Capital Planning for 2016

>Read the Second 2015 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus- 2015, Edition 1

Inside this Issue:

  • Designing an Automotive Parts Distribution Center
  • President's Message
  • FAQ: Let's Talk TriFactor
  • Featured Product: Dematic's FlexVNA
  • Conveyor System Maintenance

>Read the First 2015 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus- 2014, Edition 2

Inside this Issue:

  • eCommerce Fulfillment Process in Your Distribution Center
  • President's Message
  • FAQ: Let's Talk TriFactor
  • Featured Product: Technology Directed Pick Carts
  • Conveyor Safety Tips

>Read the Second 2014 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus- 2014, Edition 1

Inside this Issue:

  • Maximizing Cubic Space in the Warehouse
  • President's Proverb
  • FAQ: Let's Talk TriFactor
  • Featured Product: Vertical Lift Module
  • TriSupplies for all of your Storage Supply Needs

>Read the First 2014 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus- 2013, Edition 2

Inside this issue:

  • Customer Focus- There Isn't an App for That!
  • FAQs: Experience in Your Industry
  • Featured Product: Eye in the Sky
  • Software that Drives Hardware in a DC

>Read the Second 2013 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - 2013, Edition 1

Inside this issue:

  • What Comes First, the System or the Building?
  • FAQs: Timeline to Involve an Integrator
  • Seven Critical Steps to Planning a Warehouse or Distribution Center
  • Tip Off: ProMat Take Aways
  • Featured Product: Perfect Pick

>Read the First 2013 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - 2012

Inside this issue:

  • Re-Slotting Your Distribution Center
  • FAQs: About TriFactor
  • Design a Pick Module to Make Your Distribution Center More Efficient
  • Tip Off: The 5 S’s in Your Distribution Center
  • Featured Product: Voice Picking Technologies
  • TriFactor’s 40th Anniversary

>Read the 2012 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - 2011, Special Edition

This edition is a collection of material handling information composed by the TriFactor Engineering Team.  It includes information from all of the 2011 ROI Focus volumes.

>Read the 2011 Special Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - 2011, Edition 2

Inside this issue:

  • Are You Ready to Increase Your Market Share?
  • FAQs: How's Business?
  • Featured Product: Sorters
  • The Rules for Automated Project Justification Have Changed
  • Industrial & Packaging Supplies
  • Community Involvement: ProMat 2011 with ALAN
  • Tip Off: 5 Ways to Eliminate Waste in Your Distribution Center

>Read the Second 2011 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - 2011, Edition 1

Inside this issue:

  • Are Your Customer's Happy?
  • FAQs: Storage Solutions
  • Building Your DC with Vision and a Strong Foundation
  • Tip Off: 5 Ways to Make Your Customers Happy
  • Featured Product: TriFactor C3
  • Community Involvement: VISTE and TriFactor Partnership

>Read the First 2011 Edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Fall 2010

Inside this issue:

  • Proper Positioning
  • Warehouse Storage Solutions & Design Considerations
  • Increasing Distribution Channels without Increasing Warehouse Space
  • Tip Off: Know Your Neighbor
  • The Three Factors of the Material Handling Design-Build Process
  • Featured Product: Sorters

>Read the Fall 2010 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


 

ROI Focus - Spring 2010

Inside this issue:

  • Lights, Camera, Action
  • Top 5 Signs its Time to Automate
  • Featured Product: Pick/Put to Light
  • Automated Crossdocking for a Lean Distribution Center
  • Tip Off: Be an Undercover Boss

>Read the Spring 2010 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Winter 2010

Inside this issue:

  • Ready, Set, Grow!
  • Beer Distribution Problems Brewing
  • Featured Product: Slotting Analysis
  • Design a Pick Module to Make Your DC More Efficient
  • Spring Seminar on Pick Module Design

>Read the Winter 2010 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Fall 2009

Inside this issue:

  • Florida's Distribution Industry Growth
  • Get Ahead of the Competition
  • Needs Analysis: Knowledge Drives Results
  • Planning for the 2010 Holiday Season
  • Considerations When Selecting a Sortation System

>Read the Fall 2009 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Summer 2009

Inside this issue:

  • Planning a Palletizing Operation
  • Material Handling Considerations in the Health Care Industry
  • Critical Steps to Planning your Warehouse or DC
  • Preparing your company for the economic upswing
  • TriFactor's Advanced Learning Series Seminar this October

>Read the Summer 2009 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Spring 2009

Inside this issue:

  • New TriFactor Website: A Learning Center
  • Optimizing pallet storage and safety considerations
  • Equipment leasing vs. financing your purchase
  • Which Rack Storage System is Right for You?
  • Going green in your distribution center
  • Avoiding costly mistakes when choosing a conveyor system

>Read Spring 2009 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus 


ROI Focus - Winter 2009

Inside this Issue: 

  • Greg Tuohy's article "Ten Ways to Improve Material Handling Efficiency"
  • How to Avoid the 12 Most Costly Conveyor Maintenance Mistakes by Tom Betts
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Material Handling Solutions
  • Is a Warehouse Management/Warehouse Control System Right for Your Company?

>Read Winter 2009 edition of the TriFactor ROI Focus


ROI Focus - Fall 2008

Inside this issue:

  • Craig Bertorello talks about "The Five Most Common Mistakes When Planning a Distribution Center
  • Increasing Throughput with Picking Technology by Richard Gillespie
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Material Handling Solutions
  • Thies Distributing Case Study

>Read Fall 2008 edition of the TriFactor Focus


ROI Focus - Summer 2008

Inside this issue:

  • Jack Phelan talks about systems performance
  • Wine and Spirits Industry Discussion
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Material Handling Solutions
  • Pet Supermarket Case Study
  • Cubiscan makes gathering slotting information easy

>Read Summer 2008 edition of the TriFactor Focus


ROI Focus - Spring 2008

Inside this issue:

  • Jack Phelan says if your getting ready to purchase a material handling system "It's all about picking your partner"
  • West Pharmaceutical Case Study
  • Effectively Slotting a Warehouse or Distribution Center by Paul Hansen and Kelvin Gibson 
  • Frequesntly Asked Questions About Material Handling Solutions
  • Eric Sisneros, Operations Manager for United Stationers Supply Company talks about the benefits of his Planned Maintenance Program
  • TriFactor helps Exactech achieve it's goal while becoming "Eco-Friendly"

>Read Spring 2008 edition of the TriFactor Focus


ROI Focus - Winter 2008

Inside this issue:

  • Jack Phelan talks about Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) changing it's name to TriFactor Distribution Solutions
  • Cousin Corporation Case Study
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Material Handling Solutions
  • Planned Maintenance vs. Unplanned Down Time

>Read Winter 2008 edition of the TriFactor Focus 


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