Originally posted by Craig Dunn, 24/Jan/18 If you’re looking for increased warehouse efficiency then look at implementing these 6 Warehouse Best Practices to Increase Efficiency. 1. Preplan Picking Waves Warehouses are getting bigger. Picking a box lugging it the length of a warehouse only to find that the next item to be picked has a location close to the one you just did is a practice that should be punishable by honey and ants. Software is now available that allows you to manage picking waves. Sending pickers... Read More
Originally posted by Craig Dunn, 15/Jan/18 The Hottest Warehouse and Logistic Trends of 2018. It’s the start of the year so we’re taking a look at what we believe are the hottest trends in 2018 for Warehousing and Logistics. Lack of Space. We want to move large amounts, quicker and more efficiently. According to the FT a rush to build new homes is hampering the development of warehouse space. Many warehouse operators are now looking at Mezzanine Floors and multi-tier warehouse storage solutions to maximum their cubic height.... Read More
Originally posted by Craig Dunn, 16/Mar/17 At a recent team meeting Callum from our Warehouse team suggested a motto for that part of the organisation. He put forward some Latin, which I’m informed means “”We can. We will. We do.”” He said it summed up the attitude of the people in the warehouse towards fulfilling customer orders. We couldn’t argue with that and so here he issue – motto in hand.
Manual handling is one of the most common injuries at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries, they can happen almost anywhere and heavy manual labour, awkward postures or an existing injury can increase the risk – with warehouse environment being a high risk area. Manual handling as defined in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations is “”any transporting or supporting of a load (including lifting, putting down, pushing, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force””. The best way to deal with the risks... Read More