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Warehouse Solutions

02/12/2019
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Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box

The Hercules Collapsible Pallet Box has an innovative new design, it’s packed with useful features! Available in standard size (1200x1000mm) and euro size (1200x800mm) this box can carry up to 750KG in transit! The box is stackable, and when folded down can stack up to 6 high to save space. The folded height of this box is only 35omm! All side walls can be removed and replaced, this means additional drop down doors can be implemented, or a wall can be replaced in the event of damage. Document holders ensure... Read More

25/11/2019
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Shelving & Container Combinations

We have a current scheme running in our own warehouse called Project Glide.  Quote simply, we review data for usage of products & place these faster moving products nearer the inbound loading bays & dispatch area. This means that our warehouse team are spending less time to store away incoming shipments & pick our customer orders.  Classic case of LESS=MORE. Not only does this apply to bulk stacks of plastic pallets and containers & wooden collars, but also on smaller items. Traditionally & sensibly everyone places smaller items on Shelving... Read More

16/10/2019
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Increase Efficiency and Warehouse Organisation with Exporta Picking Bins

Exporta recently have helped a large clothing ecommerce company increase efficiency and reduce product damage in warehouse storage and picking areas.  They were using cardboard boxes, double or triple stacking and picking from these. The result was the weight crushed the cardboard boxes underneath making picking difficult and sometimes damaging the goods. What’s so good about picking bins? In today’s demanding world of the need of quick and efficient product picking, it is still surprising to find some warehouses still struggling to cope with these conditions. Imagine the downtime in... Read More

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Are you wasting money shipping fresh air?

One of the most expensive commodities to ship is fresh air. How?  There is no financial value in any currency of fresh air – creation provides it free of charge. Let me explain. In the dynamic and interesting world of returnable transit packaging (where plastic & wooden crates are used as many times as possible before recycling for a further application) a company will typically fill the outbound crates with as much product as sensibly possible. Responsible companies would then want (where feasible) to get this packaging back because:- It... Read More

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When last did you sharpen the saw?

When last did you sharpen the saw? We all need it but how many of us do it often enough?  You may know the story, but if you don’t then below is the introduction and Google it for the rest…… Sharpening the Saw – A Story About Continued Development. Stephen Covey tells the story of a man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack. The lumberjack was trying to cut down a tree and was swearing and cursing as he laboured in vain….. Workplace fatigue and injury has some... Read More

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Filling the Cube – Maximising Your Warehouse Space

Purchasing Manager John Wilkin discusses how you can safely maximise your warehouse space… Whatever the floor area of your warehouse or stock room, it`s the height that makes the significant difference. Maximising the use of the building`s height or what is known as `filling the cube` & often utilising shelving and pallet racking is a successful method to achieve this. But this principle of effective design and layout has two efficiency aspects Effective utilisation of space in the warehouse Placement of stock so as to minimise labour and handling costs.... Read More

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Case Study | Reach Printing Services | Pallet System

INTRODUCING | A custom pallet system for Reach Printing Services, the largest 3rd party contract print providers in the UK THE PROBLEM | Reach were having issues with the pallets they were using, the first problem was that they were breaking through normal use and therefore not giving them the right return on investment. They were also losing pallets in their network, so they needed a way to identify and track their pallets in order to minimise loss. OUR SOLUTION | We listened to our customer and worked with them... Read More

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New year, new space?

New Year, New Space? All companies will have set a sales target for this year and that target would usually filter down through the organisation and each department would have the opportunity to make changes to align to that target. With the internet having already changed the world considerably and indeed still continues to do so at an ever-increasing rate, have you considered how your stores, distribution centres, or warehouses have had to adapt and change to keep up with the pace of change? Having worked in the Distribution sector... Read More

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Have you got an alien fork in your warehouse storage

Originally posted by Scott Logie, 25/Jun/18     I have O.C.D……… not like medically diagnosed or anything but I like things to be a certain way – organised. In fact, it goes slightly passed just ‘organised’. I’m a sucker for symmetry, colour coding, neatness and alignment – I’m a nightmare. I’ll empty the dishwasher and put the cutlery back in the drawer with military precision, the spoons will be stacked neatly, knife blades all facing the same way and miscellaneous utensils like scissors and bottle openers all must be sitting... Read More