1. A Mallard “How to”: Preventing & Fixing Carton Flow Hang-Ups

    Carton flow rack is a go-to storage solution for fast, accurate, orderly pick and put inventory operations. It’s inherently low maintenance and easy to use… except when it’s not. So, let’s review the best ways to avoid carton hang-ups in the first place and also best practices for dealing with hang-ups should one occur. The first thing we recommend is to make sure your carton flow system i…Read More

  2. Happy Labor Day from Mallard Manufacturing

    "The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.” ~Vince Lombardi Working hard may be the name of the game for most days, but for this special holiday we get to trade-in our power tools for our grilling tools. Thank you to simply the best industry partners and customers that regularly allow us to stretch our creative muscle to find solutions that work for you. The work you encourage…Read More

  3. A Whole New Way of Looking at Empty Pallet Handling

    Empty Pallets Return Measurable Savings If your case picking productivity ends with an empty pallet, you may not be maximizing the potential effectiveness of your order selection process. Empty pallet return lanes (EPRs) are gravity fed flow lanes positioned right within the pick area and are uniquely designed for efficient removal of empty pallets. Not just that, EPRs also protect pallets from da…Read More

  4. Dyna-Flo Optimizes Rack Space Allowing More SKUs Edge to Edge

    When We Say, “Full Wheel-Bed Design,” We Mean It! Dyna-Flo and Dyna-Flo HD are carton flow solutions that address a common warehousing challenge… orderly, efficient storage of cartons that vary in size and shape. You could have a batch pick operation, fluctuating inventory or even just single products with multiple carton sizes, either way you will get the most out of your rack and be able t…Read More

  5. Spicing Up Taco Tuesday with Custom Pallet Flow Racking

    Everyone knows that the secret to a good taco is precise layering of the ingredients. On that theme, the Mallard testing lab has cooked up a nifty pallet flow lane design using the Flex Separator FS-200 for a global seasonings manufacturer. Our mission was to enable precise picking from floor mounted pallet flow while boosting picking efficiencies. No complicated mechanized systems needed for this…Read More

  6. Soft Goods Inventory? With Mallard Carton Flow Rack – the Solution is in the Bag!

    Carton Flow Rack for Bagged Inventory The polybag is one of the biggest trends in e-commerce today. It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and takes up less storage space than boxes. Non-fragile items of all kinds are finding their way into bags which leaves more than a few DCs with a challenge. Soft goods inventory conforms to wheels and rollers making it essentially “non-conveyable” … but that…Read More

  7. Counting the Reasons to Celebrate… Join Us!

    Mallard Rolls Out 200th Gravity Flow Blog In 2014 we started a blog series about Mallard gravity flow products - namely our pallet flow rack, carton flow and gravity conveyor product lines. Four years and 200 blogs later we’re proud that this series has evolved into a successful and useful tool for so many in the material handling industry. Our purpose was and still is simple… To share creativ…Read More

  8. Customer Requested… Mallard Delivered and Then Some!

    2.5” Diameter Pallet Flow Handles Heavy-Weight Plastic Pallets The customer is always right, but we also know a thing or two. So, when we were asked to provide a 2.5” full roller pallet flow option to our pallet flow rack product line we were happy to oblige. However, we also felt the need to see if there was any way to improve upon a standard 2.5” roller pallet flow lane… here’s where t…Read More

  9. Mallard Total Quality Management… Assures “Pinpoint” Accuracy

    When you’re looking for a needle in a proverbial warehousing “haystack” Mallard’s Total Quality Management (TQM) system can shed some much needed light. Recently, a customer contacted us for some guidance to help them locate “missing” hardware from an order. The actual project install took place the year before, but as is the case sometimes, not all of the pallet flow lanes were instal…Read More

  10. Happy Birthday America from Mallard Manufacturing

    It’s America’s Birthday once again and we as a nation are 242 years young. Hometown celebrations this week will share much in common despite the distance that separates us… food, fireworks, community, reflection and freedom will be our shared focus. We are proud to be able to provide gravity flow solutions for customers from all over the United States. You bring us interesting warehousing ch…Read More