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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 07, 2013 1 Comments
There are commonalities within many businesses, that when combined, lead to a serious loss of profit. In order to make improvements and further profit margins, it is important to consider, that one of the many benefits of improving efficiency within your business, is an increase in profit. This weeks’ blog will provide you with some useful tips on how to lower your materials handling costs, without compromising efficiency within your business.
August 24, 2012 0 Comments
Pallets are made from numerous materials and sometimes it can be confusing deciding which one best suits your needs based on your specific requirements. We have already looked at the advantages and disadvantages of plastic and wooden pallets; however now we will look at all the different types of pallets that are available. We hope the following information will assist you in choosing the right pallet for your transport applications.
August 13, 2012 1 Comments
Stretch wrapping is a packaging technique used throughout the industry to secure items to a pallet for transportation. This technique is especially useful when there are multiple boxes or products to be transported via a pallet.
February 24, 2012 10 Comments
When it comes to protecting products, or holding products together and intact for transport; stretch and shrink wrapping are often employed. Although these two types of wrapping have many differences, they are often confused. This blog aims to outline the differences between the two products and under what application they are both utilized.
January 24, 2012 0 Comments
Furniture retail giant Ikea recently announced they will no longer be using wooden pallets to transport goods, instead moving to the less widely used corrugated cardboard pallets. Ikea’s Sustainability Chief, Jeanette Skjelmose, states that the main goal of switching to cardboard pallets was to create a smarter transportation system, while also reducing transport costs. Ikea estimates this change will save them approximately $193 million per year.
December 22, 2011 5 Comments
Pallets are an important part of the materials handling industry used in most aspects of the supply chain. This type of packaging is widely used in the storage and transport of goods. Pallets can be made from wood, plastic or metal; each comes with their own advantages and disadvantages.
March 23, 2011 1 Comments
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) … what’s the difference? CNG and LPG are both gasses that forklifts use to operate. There are a few differences between the two and in today’s post the positives and drawbacks of each will be mentioned.
March 09, 2011 1 Comments
Electric forklifts … what are they good for? Today we will continue on with our forklift fuel type series by telling you a little about electric forklifts and going through the advantages and disadvantages of having one.
March 08, 2011 0 Comments
“Choosing The Right Forklift Fuel Type” is a 3 part series written to briefly describe each forklift fuel type and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. This will help you determine which fuel type is suitable for your workplace and if your current fuel type is appropriate.