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Warehouse automation enables you to maximise the efficiency in your operation, however it requires considerable capital investment.  As Peak inches closer and consumer delivery expectations remain high we look at how you can protect your investment, and your reputation by avoiding unplanned downtime. Preventative Maintenance A pre-agreed...

Warehouse Technology Interesting article on how a change away from seasonal shopping may force British retailers to rethink shopping cycles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38812925 Shoppers are prepared to wait and take advantage of discounting, so if the pound continues to drop and costs rise these patterns will continue. With the unrelenting...

Find out more about Planning for Peak Peak Trading puts all parts of the warehouse under pressure and with so much to put in place preparation starts early. A key element is to make sure all parts of your system are well maintained and fit for peak...

As consumer demand for convenient, fast home delivery escalates, the impact of warehouse operations on overall customer satisfaction shouldn't be ignored. There are lots of options to consider when reviewing operational efficiency, especially for those with fully manual operations. In the first of 2 articles...

Automated warehouse systems can appear to be costly and complicated to install.  However they allow smarter and more flexible working practices. With consumers demanding wider delivery options and shorter delivery times, superior efficiency and productivity pay for themselves. Pressure on space and increased movement of people and...

As shoppers and retailers gear up for Black Friday and Christmas the pressure extends to returns management and its impact on customer satisfaction and future sales.  Questions have also been raised about how the new Consumer Rights Act will affect returns as consumers now have...

Online consumers are continually challenging retailers to service their orders within tight timescales across a wide range of delivery options and to provide transparency at all stages of the process. Packing and despatch are the final points where quality checks can take place before the order...

HMI (Human Machine Interface) is an interface between a user and the control system that gives operators a graphical, real time representation of the operation. It has many advantages but do they justify the increase in project costs? Especially when making the leap from fully manual...