June 17, 2013 0 Comments
Over the past few decades there has been an emerging trend in manufacturing known as mass customisation. This blog covers key aspects of mass customisation in regards to manufacturing, from changing attitudes, though to disadvantages and advantages.
June 06, 2013 0 Comments
Although the mechanical basics of forklifts have not changed dramatically over the years, manufacturers now offer higher levels of customisation. This is in response to customers seeking to control the costs of labour, improve efficiency and simplify the job of the operator. We will examine the benefits and disadvantages of customisation, focusing on forklift attachments, and what needs to be considered when purchasing these attachments.
May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Choosing the right supply chain should be easier than ever before. This is because organisations now have an abundance of information and technology at their disposal to assist in structuring their supply chains. However, a common problem lies with an organisations ability to make sense of this material. This week’s blog will examine how to choose the right supply chain for your business based on the type of products you sell.
May 22, 2013 0 Comments
An inefficient layout of your warehouse can have a negative effect on your business. Decreasing productivity, creating inventory control issues, errors in shipping and posing safety risks. When it comes to laying out your warehouse, it is important to exploit its full space. This weeks blog provides some tips to help plan the best warehouse layout.
May 10, 2013 0 Comments
In this post, we will explore two examples of the use of reverse logistics in order to portray just how successful the implementation of this strategy can be.
May 02, 2013 0 Comments
Forklifts need to be regularly serviced; there is no substitute for good maintenance. It ensures forklifts can perform at optimum levels; it can detect and rectify minor problems before they affect productivity, and will prolong a forklifts life. This week’s blog will look at the importance of maintenance and will provide maintenance schedules and tips.
April 24, 2013 0 Comments
When it comes to batteries there are many terms that may be foreign to the average forklift operator. In this week’s blog we will explore some of the most common battery terms in order to assist with understanding battery terminology and aid in making proper waste determinations.
April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Order picking is an important aspect within any warehouse. It forms as much as 55% of operation costs within any distribution centre, compared to shipping, storage and receiving stages and has a direct impact on customer satisfaction levels. This week’s blog will determine how you can improve upon order picking processes, as well as, how to choose the correct method of order picking for your warehouse.
March 27, 2013 1 Comments
Loading dock design plays an important part in ensuring the proficient movement of product. To maintain productivity, loading docks must be as efficient as the facility they serve. This week we will look at five different types of loading docks used within today’s organisations.
March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Packaging materials are used every day; to move raw materials to a manufacturer, bulk finished materials to a distributor and the final product to the consumer. The litter it creates ends up in our rivers, our soil and our air. One year from now, you will have thrown away approximately 200kg of packaging waste. We have reached a point, where companies need to consider alternative solutions to packaging. This blog will explore some important aspects of sustainable packaging, from what it entails, to how it is perceived by consumers.