Month: November 2016

Huge sales can mean huge problems for the warehouse!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined kick-starts the Christmas shopping tills ringing (more like beeping – it’s 2016!) like no other mass marketing event in recent history. 2015 saw £2bn being spent in shops and online in just 24 hours with traditional high street retailers like John Lewis reportedly leading the way in 2016 alongside …

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Health and safety in the warehouse. Can a WMS help?

Health and safety is a major concern for warehousing operations and failure to adopt policies and procedures early can leave employers very exposed to serious legal and financial repercussions. The warehousing and road haulage industries report over 8,500 work related accidents to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) annually so we review whether a warehouse …

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Inventory Management System VS Warehouse Management System

As businesses grow and expand, the challenge of managing stock grows and expands also. We look at the key differences between a typical inventory control system vs a warehouse management system (WMS) to help identify which might be best suited to your business. What is a warehouse management system (WMS)?   A warehouse management system …

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5 Reasons to Subscribe to a Low-cost Pallet Tracking System

A pallet tracking system (PTS) refers to software which assists users track the location of a pallet/s within a warehouse (e.g. pick location) or alternatively track pallets (or assets) once they have left the warehouse. Examples of items which may need to be tracked and retrieved following the despatch of a load include CHEP pallets, …

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How to implement a basic warehouse management system (WMS)

‘Basic’ means different things to different people depending on expectations and past experiences but not all businesses aspire to be Amazon. Many warehouse management software suppliers posture themselves as everything to everyone. This usually leaves their users disappointed and out of pocket. A WMS implementation which can deliver core best practice basic warehouse management system functions with …

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