How cross-docking can accelerate your despatch

Anyone who has managed any form of traditional warehouse can understand how precious time is to daily operations. So even the slightest improvement in efficiency or accuracy can be a huge benefit and boost to warehouse productivity. Time and process strategies such as Lean management can help reduce some wasteful processes but tend to focusContinue reading “How cross-docking can accelerate your despatch”

Green Logistics – an environmental cause with an economic effect

All companies have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), not only to their shareholders and stakeholders but to all of society in which they operate including the public and the global environment. More than ever companies are realising the need to take action to acknowledge how their operations affect and impact on the surrounding and globalContinue reading “Green Logistics – an environmental cause with an economic effect”

Are exoskeletons the future of warehousing?

This is the hybrid assistive limb, or HAL, exoskeleton and is the invention of the Japanese company Cyberdyne (yes, like in Terminator) that can be worn by anyone. It can be used to improve and augment the users natural strength and by physically impaired people to improve their mobility. The full suit provides additional supportContinue reading “Are exoskeletons the future of warehousing?”

How NOT to drive a forklift

Most of us who have worked in warehouses for a long time have seen a lot of examples of bad practice.  Some are slightly dangerous, and some are extremely dangerous, but all of them should be avoided.   If you are a forklift driver, here are a few of the things you should avoid: Before you startContinue reading “How NOT to drive a forklift”

Are we in Industry 4.0?

There have been considerable shifts in industry throughout history as new technology has been invented and implemented. When new technology is applied on a large it can cause a dramatic change in how all industry works – this creates a new ‘version’ of industry. What is Industry 1.0? 1760-1840 – The Industrial Revolution. The mostContinue reading “Are we in Industry 4.0?”

Support Your Delivery Drivers

With the Covid-19 still raging worldwide each country across the world is trying to protect its population with various lockdown measures. Some workers can work from home and some workers have been furloughed. For key workers such as logistics workers and drivers this is clearly not an option – goods still need to move andContinue reading “Support Your Delivery Drivers”

Covid-19 Warehouse Safety

We are currently all in the grips of the terrible Covid-19 ‘coronavirus’ pandemic. As per all government’s advice – stay home, stay safe and protect your health service and the vulnerable. Some industries, such as manufacturing, retail and logistics, must stay open to supply manufacturers of essential equipment and to keep supply chains moving. TheseContinue reading “Covid-19 Warehouse Safety”

Sea Freight Container Types

Most people are familiar with the ‘normal’ box-type shipping container – they are seen on container ships, lorry trailers, trains and stacked up at the ports. There are actually many different types of shipping container and the type you choose will depend on your specific requirement. Here is a summary of the main types andContinue reading “Sea Freight Container Types”

1PL 2PL 3PL 4PL 5PL 6PL – The Advancement of Party Logistics

Many people involved with logistics will have heard of the term ‘third party logistics’ or ‘3PL’ or ‘TPL’ but what are the others? There are actually several forms of ‘party logistics’ – here I will cover 1PL to 6PL and show how the systems integrate the supply chain. The more a company moves from 1PLContinue reading “1PL 2PL 3PL 4PL 5PL 6PL – The Advancement of Party Logistics”