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13 10, 2016

How can Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) benefit your bottom line?

By |October 13th, 2016|Blog|

A Real Time Location System (RTLS) automatically tracks and monitors objects and interactions as they happen, and has fast become the go-to technology for warehouses to maximise their overall value.

It’s a well known fact that warehouse inefficiencies result in losses to a company’s bottom line profits. A recent UK survey of 250 supply chain, warehouse […]

11 10, 2016

Ill health caused by the workplace

By |October 11th, 2016|Blog|

According to the latest statistics from Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 1.2 million people who worked during 2014/15 suffered from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work.

This, along with workplace injuries, is costing the UK economy an estimated £14.3 billion a year. Worryingly, a recent report also found that […]

3 10, 2016

The UK’s most dangerous areas to work

By |October 3rd, 2016|Blog|

Work-related ill health and workplace injuries are costing the UK economy an estimated £14.3 billion a year. Find out where people have the most injuries and ill health at work, and discover what Britain’s deadliest jobs are with this interactive graphic.

6 09, 2016

Four Benefits of Forklift Tracking Systems

By |September 6th, 2016|Blog|

You’ve got a smart phone. You’ve probably got a smart TV and your next car may well be a smart car. Isn’t time that you were running a smart warehouse? Not a futuristic palace that is full of robots and AGVs, but a standard warehouse where manual, repetitive tasks are reduced to a minimum and […]

10 08, 2016

8 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

By |August 10th, 2016|Blog|

When products roll out on time and customers are happy, it’s easy to assume a company is efficient – but it’s amazing how many little tweaks can be made to make a big positive impact to an organisation’s bottom line.

Good warehouse efficiency is not only about putting everything in its place and getting products out […]

31 05, 2016

Manage Your Returnable Transport Items (RTIs): track the pack

By |May 31st, 2016|Blog|

Returnable Transport Items (or RTIs) are an efficient and effective means of assembling goods for transportation, storage, handling and product protection in the supply chain. Commonly used RTIs in industry include roll cages, racks, pallets and totes.

However, keeping track of RTIs – particularly if you use non-automated procedures like barcode scanning – can be a […]

6 05, 2016

Lone working in warehouses: a singular challenge

By |May 6th, 2016|Blog|

Every company has an inviolable obligation to look after the health, safety and welfare of its employees. This fundamental duty of care is sacrosanct. It makes employers responsible for protecting people from harm by assessing risks and, where necessary, taking steps to avoid or control them.

So far, so uncontentious. But there’s a problem; it’s tougher […]

28 04, 2016

Staff Shortages Should Never Mean Increasing Warehouse Accidents

By |April 28th, 2016|Blog|

The UK’s buoyant economy is boosting business for warehouse and distribution centres across the country. However, the industry is still facing a shortage of skilled workers, particularly forklift truck drivers, which gives rise to a number of issues that could increase the risk of accidents. Charlie Brackley, Sales Manager at Harland Simon, looks at how […]

25 04, 2016

Automatic Answer to Trouble in Store

By |April 25th, 2016|Blog|

Accuracy and speed are two essential elements of effective warehouse management because they help boost productivity, but reducing the cost of running a warehouse is the biggest business improvement challenge, explains Charlie Brackley, Sales Manager at Harland Simon.

Increasing competition is forcing companies to tighten up their business processes and nowhere is this more critical […]

10 04, 2016

Collection Points

By |April 10th, 2016|Blog|

Cost-effective warehouses rely on accurate and timely data collection. However, the process can be both time consuming and prone to errors. Thankfully, the technology exists to overcome both these challenges, as Charlie Brackley, Sales Manager at Harland Simon, explains.

We all know that in a successful warehouse everything runs smoothly at minimum cost and maximum throughput. […]