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Tis the Busy Season, Tips to be Prepared It’s the holiday season and in the material handling industry this means it’s also the busy season. Orders are coming in tenfold, you’re trying to ship items out as fast as possible, and the one thing you don’t want to happen is an equipment breakdown that stops your whole flow of operation. To help your operations run smoothly, you need to be aware of what impacts your process, including when your suppliers are available, so that you can plan and prepare. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind throughout the holidays. 1. Keep your projections up-to-date Have you ever forgotten to buy your gifts ahead of time and find yourself rushing the week before to purchase them? This is a common occurrence with holiday shopping, but it should be something you are prepared for with order fulfillment. Ensure your projections are accurate so that you’re working to match order needs that are yet to come and that projections are broken down to the daily level.