6 Tips for Optimising your Warehouse and reducing the risks


Supply chain management is a complex task. Despite your best efforts, there will be times when problems occur. As a distribution centre, your business sits right in the middle of the standard supply chain. So, when issues do occur, whether it’s your fault or not, it is usually you, the distribution centre, that gets the blame. Read more…

Preparing for the Christmas Rush – A guide to warehouse slotting


September is with us, which means that it is only a few weeks before we hit the golden quarter – that period from the end of September to the end of the year, which encompasses the largest sales period for retailers. It is expected this year that online shopping volumes will increase again, as the trend towards click and collect continues unabated. Read more…

5 Tips for Restructuring a Warehouse


If you’ve had a summer clear out and are looking to restructure your pallet racking and warehouse, what do you need to consider? Read more…

How clean is your Warehouse? 5 Simple tips to increase profits


How can you make your warehouse more efficient and more profitable?

There’s plenty of advice out there to help maximise plant efficiency and to make your warehouse more profitable. From addressing and streamlining the picking process, maxing out available labour, down to changing facility layout and aisle spaces. Read more…

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…

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