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Charity of the Month – September 2018

Originally posted by Don Marshall, 27/Sep/18   This September we are supporting MacMillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning  Every Coffee Morning changes lives. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. They ask people all over the UK to host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost... Read More

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Not all pallet collars are made equal

Originally posted by Craig Dunn, 30/Jul/18   The world of Pallet Collars should be a simple one.   Need some collars Find a supplier with a good reputation Negotiate price Buy the collars Take delivery Get the cigar out.   But there’s a flaw in this stepped plan.  And it occurs in step 1. You see not all collars are equal.  A collar from one supplier could have a load limit of 6,000KG and be made of planed, chamfered timber, from sustainable resources with galvanised, riveted hinges.    Another supplier... Read More

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What does a saxophone busker have to do with supply chain science

Originally posted by John Wilkin, 03/Jul/18   Exporta knows that keeping good supplier relationships are right at the heart of Product Handling Solutions – FAST.If a supply chain dries up or is disrupted in any way it can impact our top-notch service to our customers. So we do all the regular financial checks, performance reviews, ISO compliance & essential desktop functions. But more valuably, supplier visits strengthen our bond & awareness.  This is where our busker features – on a  visit with Daniel Paterson (Operations Director and OTIF Championer) to... 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