Is your Warehouse prepared for Christmas? 6 Tips for Effective Warehouse Management during Peak Retail Period


It’s the middle of August, and for many, it’s a quieter time of year. People are away, enjoying summer breaks, so thinking about Christmas probably seems a little premature. But, even though Christmas is another four months away, as a warehouse manager, now is the best time to prepare for that end-of-year, Christmas rush. Read more…

Pallet Racking Safety – Keeping your warehouse compliant


Pallet racking is just like any other warehouse equipment. Which means that regular maintenance is a standard requirement. Read more…

7 Ways to keep pallet racks safe and to reduce warehouse collisions


Pallet racks do occasionally collapse, but the causes are preventable.  One of the main problems comes when racks are struck and damaged by forklifts or other warehouse activity.

Busy warehouses with many workers who drive or walk between aisles of rack are always at risk. When racks are struck by a forklift, there is always a good chance of collapse, either at that moment or later due to structural damage or jostled loads. Read more…

6 Causes of Pallet Rack Collapse


Pallet racks sometimes collapse – we look at the main causes.

Any warehouse is a hazardous environment. Multi-level pallet racks can collapse when heavy loads are stored on them. In a busy warehouse, it’s important to limit the chances of a disastrous, dangerous and costly collapse. Read more…

Common Warehouse Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


There’s no single way to manage a warehouse effectively. The experience of your staff, layout of the warehouse, and specifics of your supply chain will all affect how to best run your warehouse. But, there are some common rules that are wise to follow to effect the smooth, running of any warehouse, and some very common mistakes that companies get wrong all too often! Read more…

Warehousing Tips for 24/7 E-Commerce


E-commerce represents both an incredible opportunity and challenge for the modern business. For the first time in history, a literally limitless customer audience has the ability to browse product collections and place orders on a 24/7 basis, from just about anywhere in the world. In fact, somewhere in the region of 23 million consumers are now making online purchases every year. Read more…

The Benefits and Value of Wire Storage Lockers


Whenever somebody mentions industrial lockers, no doubt you immediately picture the kinds of standard metal boxes with solid sides used in most industrial environments. And incredibly useful they can be too, when it comes to looking after everything from tools to paperwork to bits and pieces of staff uniforms. Read more…

Faulty Forklifts – Time to Repair or Replace?


It’s often difficult to say goodbye to a trusty forklift that has served your warehouse faithfully for years…maybe even decades. For one thing, you can’t help but get at least a bit attached to them, having got to know them and the way they work like the back of your hand. On top of this, there is also the cost factor – it’s not as if new forklifts come particularly cheap. Read more…

Essential Pallet Rack Safety Considerations


As any responsible warehouse operative or manager would agree, nothing matters more than health and safety. Efficiency and performance are all well and good, but mean nothing if the safety of the workforce is not adequately managed.  Read more…

Emerging Green Trends in Warehousing


These days, environmental awareness is no longer optional. Instead, it is a fundamental prerequisite for every business at every level to fully consider the environmental implications of everything it does. And not only consider them, but work towards building and operating a ‘greener’ business in general.

In terms of warehousing, there’s quite a lot that can be done to contribute to the cause. While it’s true to say that going green has a habit of bringing with it quite a lot of initial expense, it generally also means significant on-going reductions in operational costs. So while you have to fork out in the immediate moment, you’re compensated generously over the long-term. Read more…

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