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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...

Warehouse Software Investment in warehouse controls and automation is often a considerable proportion of a budget but the impact and ROI is usually positive and immediate. In which case is the additional investment for software really worth it and what should you expect to get back?...

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 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...

Automating returns processes - Find out more 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...

Automation and Software Solutions 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...

HMI (Human Machine Interface) This 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...

Integrating Warehouse Automation Systems When installing a completely new system isn’t possible but you still need to upgrade parts of your operation what are the challenges and implications to consider when integrating old and new systems? On top of lost sales and dissatisfied customers there are hidden...