1. Mallard MeetUp … with Pete Haglund. Say, “Hi” to Pete!

    Another new friendly face… We’re meeting up today with one our newest gravity flow specialists, Inside Sales Coordinator, Pete Haglund. Pete is a local resident (a.k.a. knows where to find the best food) with a legacy of material handling in his family (i.e. smart family). The world of gravity flow rolls through Pete’s hands at Mallard as a main hub for processing customer RFQs and POs. In h…Read More

  2. Pealing Back the Layers of Pallet Flow Design for Layer Picking

    Creating custom palletized orders via a layer pick system means building a pallet, one layer at a time using a layer pick forklift attachment or similar apparatus. The completed pallet is often called a “rainbow” pallet as it is made up of different layers of inventory – i.e. a unique SKU of cases per layer. Using pallet flow rack vs simple floor stacking to continually feed reserve stock fo…Read More

  3. 7 FAQs –Building a Rainbow with Pallet Flow Layer Pick Separator

    Considering a layer pick application for your high-volume, high-SKU order fulfillment?... Good Pick! Layer picking is a highly productive, cost-effective solution for beverage, wine & spirits, grocery, or retail applications requiring multiple or mixed SKU pallet shipments. Each layer of cases on the pallet is comprised of a different SKU, creating a multi-layered “rainbow” pallet. The fun…Read More

  4. Carton Flow Mobile Carts – Perfect Spot for Picking, Packing & Putting… Every Time

      Mobile carton flow work cells are the right product at the right time. As operations managers deal with an increase in smaller, more individualized order processing at a faster rate they are also facing workforce shortages and retention issues. Well, the Mallard engineers heard the need and in response have designed a tool to help solve this warehousing challenge. Our mobile carton flow work ce…Read More

  5. 7 FAQs — Designing Deep-Lane Pallet Flow Using the Forklift Separator

    The forklift separator (FL-300) is a friend for deep-lane, multi-level, high-density pallet flow systems. Why do we say that? Deep-lane systems are highly efficient and productive uses of warehouse space and resources, as long as they are properly designed to accommodate for pallet back pressures... that’s where the forklift separator springs into action. Back pressure is the force of gravity in…Read More

  6. A New Look at Productivity Enhancing Carton Flow Accessories

    New Carton Flow Accessory Resource Enhances Customer Experience Looking for information on carton flow systems? Design, function, options, and accessories? We’ve got you covered. Mallard offers product application and design specifications for all our carton flow products and now we’ve updated our carton flow rack accessories pages to contain up-to-date content and expanded navigation. Individ…Read More

  7. Case-Pick Productivity Boost with Pallet Flow -7 Flex Separator FAQs Answered

    There’s already enough pressure to meet customer demand in high-volume, case-picking operations… why contend with more? Mallard’s flex separator (FS 200) removes pressure, specifically back pressure in floor-mounted pallet flow applications designed for case picking. Less back pressure improves pick rates, worker safety and protects inventory and equipment. The flex separator is mounted in t…Read More

  8. Mallard MeetUp – Say, “Hello” to Tony!

    Welcome back to our “Mallard MeetUp” series where we highlight the impressive individuals within our dedicated team of gravity flow professionals. You may not have met Tony before, but if you have seen any of the hundreds of testing lab videos on our YouTube channel or within our weekly blogs, then you know Tony’s work! Tony is in charge of the in-house Engineering Testing Lab here at Mallar…Read More

  9. Efficiency Boosting Gravity Flow Options for Wide Ranging Totes

    Bins and totes are handy in manufacturing and warehousing for keeping small parts and pieces organized and “pick ready.” They’re made from a variety of materials and come in an array of sizes and shapes with a wide range in load capacities. Carton flow rack is the most popular gravity flow application for bins and totes; however, pallet flow rack can be configured for tote or bin application…Read More

  10. 7 FAQ’s to Ask Before Applying the CP Pallet Flow Separator

    The ever-growing consumer appetite for “more” delivered faster and cheaper is putting a strain on order picking operations. Case picking and split-case picking are the means by which most customer demands are fulfilled, but these can also be expensive, labor intensive processes with some inherent difficulties. We can help eliminate case picking challenges with smart pre-planning and our unique…Read More