Month: October 2018

Warehouse Automation – Can You Afford To Be Without?

Warehouse automation is a very broad term and means different things to different organisations. Warehouse automation involves the use of technology to perform as many warehousing tasks as possible. Rather than assigning error-prone humans to retrieve, sort and ship goods, warehouses are deploying technology to take over. Although humans are still needed to oversee and …

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Black Friday & Warehouse Return Procedures

Do you have clear return procedures in place in your warehouse before Black Friday hits? UK retailers could incur costs of £180m from consumers returning goods bought during the 24-hour sales period of Black Friday this year. Bargain hungry Britons are expected to spend £1.07bn on online shopping alone during Black Friday, up from £810m …

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Warehouse Design and Layout Tips

It is important to ensure your warehouse design maximises all elements of your business effectively. Warehouses must be designed to accommodate the loads of the materials to be stored, the associated handling equipment, the receiving and shipping operations and associated trucking, and the needs of the operating personnel. The warehouse design of the space available …

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Warehouse Management Processes

When looking for new systems to improve efficiency, look for a supplier who understands best practice warehouse management processes and how your industry works. Warehouse management is one of the oldest activities related to production. But over the last few years, it has increased in relevance, transforming it into a science with mathematical and computer models. …

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What’s the Difference Between Inventory and Warehouse Management?

There seems to be a lot of confusion between the terms inventory and warehouse management As it appear to refer to the same type of materials management, but in reality there are subtle differences between the two. It is important for companies to understand the differences between inventory and warehouse management, because the type of …

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