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12 01, 2018

Using RFID to track your RTIs

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|

Though the busy festive period is usually profitable, for many companies it also spells the biggest losses of Reusable Transport Items (RTIs) they’ll suffer all year.

Extra sales mean more stock to ship, but in the rush to get those Christmas orders out, RTIs such as roll cages, pallets and totes are at their most vulnerable […]

20 04, 2017

How to identify at-risk areas in your warehouse

By |April 20th, 2017|Blog|

As stock levels rise and fall, pallets migrate, vehicles move, and workers clock in and out, it can be difficult to identify the areas which pose the most risk to your employees. Spread across a large warehouse or multiple warehouses, proactive safety enhancements can sometimes feel ineffective. Where are the risk areas? What should be […]

3 03, 2017

Mind the gap: Finding hidden efficiencies in warehouse management

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blog|

In a warehouse, time and space are valuable assets. The process of tracking, analysing and improving those assets is a constant cycle, but without the right data is impossible. Data blind spots take a toll on efficiency, but one of the most obvious remains the most untapped: the time during a pallet move.

Visibility is […]

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 […]

13 05, 2015

Warehouse Data Automation – How to Save Money and Time

By |May 13th, 2015|Blog|

Philosopher Francis Bacon once said: ‘knowledge is power’. Although this statement was made in the 1500s, it’s still a relevant mantra that is worth adopting today, especially for running a profitable manufacturing site and/or warehouse. The formula for maintaining good operations in such a site is having good information, of the right sort and then […]

30 03, 2015

Warehouse Pallet Tracking: The Cost of Scanning

By |March 30th, 2015|Blog|

Reducing warehouse costs can usually be found at the top of any warehouse manager’s ‘to-do’ list. In fact, in a recent survey completed by 132 warehouse operators, 43 percent said that reducing the cost of running a warehouse was the most critical challenge to business improvement.

However, reducing the mountain of costs in a warehouse can […]

16 01, 2015

Knauf

By |January 16th, 2015|News|

Knauf have become the latest company to buy Harland Simon’s Warehouse Insight (now part of the Vero Solutions suite) system for their manufacturing site at Sittingbourne, Kent.

The system, based on patented optical technology, will enable Knauf to track the movement of trucks and their loads around the storage and despatch areas and will lead to […]