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Fact: eCommerce Retail Growth Requires Warehouse Space

Online businesses are booming, while rapid UK eCommerce growth maybe putting stress on retail operation outlets, the opposite can be said for warehouse demand. Thriving eCommerce businesses are shifting their efforts and focus on the warehouse distribution industry.

The quick pace of online retail sales has seen consecutive years of growth not just in the UK, but around the world, with international trade (namely the shipping sector) increasing.

The rapid growth and stress on retailers trying to keep costs low are challenging, however, the increase in online transactions makes up for it.

The majority of successful eCommerce businesses are choosing Read More

Logistics and warehousing – what to expect in 2017

Logistics in focus: 2017

 

The landscape of logistics and supply chain management has become a rapidly changing logistics and deliveriesenvironment, and 2017 looks like being a year in which disruptive patterns will emerge in logistics management and warehousing. Technology, market forces, data and international agreements are all going to affect the year ahead – so we’ve focused on four key areas where logistics will change soon.

 

1 – Drones

 

There are many pros and cons to delivery drones. While rural and remote customers may find order fulfilment easier with drone technology, cities create many problems with collision, identification … Read More

Immingham Port – at the heart of UK import logistics

With an annual handling of over 55 million tonnes immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, but that’s not the only reason that the logistics industry has a strong focus on Immingham Docks

 

Immingham Transport – the hub for North Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic

 

Immingham port for cargo and shipping

Roll-on/roll-off (roro) and lift-on/lift-off (lolo) freight services from the North are a major part of Immingham’s appeal. From containers of white goods to dry bulk freight, Immingham has a range of river and deep water facilities that link to major trade routes, giving access, within 24 hours, to 170 million Europeans. When … Read More

Self Storage needs in Manchester

In the summer of 2016 the Self-Storage Association (SSA) published its Manchester Self Storage facilitiestenth consecutive survey of the sector. The UK market is considerable with an annual turnover of £440,000,000 and 1,077 locations providing an average of 0.59sqft per head of population.

 

The survey also determined is that awareness around Self Storage is limited, as it captured consumer input alongside operator statistics. Most consumers had an appreciation for the nearest operators branding or location, yet less than 1 in 4 understood the service provided.

 

53% of respondents understood that there a wide range of room sizes – typically ranging from … Read More

ILG wins Company of the Year award

Choosing the right pallet racking solution

At the very heart of a fully functional, successful warehouse lies a well pallet racking for your warehouseplanned system with storage and logistics as key aspects.

Before going ahead with the first storage solution you come across, there are a few pointers to consider to help you choose the most effective option for your warehouse.

Space:

With costings such as a key factor for any business, making the most of your floor space is essential. Instead of just considering the dimensions of the ground room, think about how you can utilise your vertical space too.

What will you be storing?

Consider not only the Read More

Black Friday Logistics – how to win on 25 November 2016

The most Googled term relating to Black Friday this year is ‘Black Fridayblack friday logistics UK 2016 date’. From a shaky start in 2010 (when only Amazon ‘did’ Black Friday deals) to 2014’s rocky road of complaints about late delivery and poor logistics management, through to the £3.3 billion that Experian says Brits spent online during Black Friday 2015, it’s been a short, steep learning curve for the UK’s retailers and the logistics companies that support them.

 

At www.whichwarehouse.com we’ve watched this new shopping trend with a specific perspective – that of logistics and supply chain management and we’ve compiled a … Read More

Aztek Logistics Achieves BRC Global Standard

Press Release

Aztek Logistics Ltd have recently been awarded the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution, enabling BRC manufacturers access to Aztek’s extensive range of specialist services within the logistics industry.

The highly regarded standard was developed by industry experts, designed to ensure that best practice was upheld during the handling, storage and distribution of products. The Standard is based on hazard and risk analysis, supported by a documented quality management system and best practice principles.

In alignment with Aztek’s continuous drive for improvement in their operating practices, the new BRC Standard follows the recent Organic Food Federation accreditation, … Read More

Three trends in supply chain management and logistics in 2016

As e-commerce develops and customers make ever greater demands on the supply chain, so technology is enabling businesses to be more agile, responsive and intelligent in their activities. This piece will discuss three key trends in supply chain and logistics in the coming year as businesses that do things right will become the most competitive and most able to meet the demands of their customers.

Artificial Intelligence, collaboration and agile management will run through both sectors, enabling those who bring them on board to have leaner and more efficient business practices.

Artificial Intelligence

People have been talking about driver-less cars, … Read More

Could your warehouse be more efficient?

Five tips to help achieve maximum warehouse efficiencyEfficiency for article 30.03.16

If the current operation of a warehouse is working effectively and providing their customers with a high level of service and customer satisfaction, does this mean that there is no room for improvement?  Simple answer, NO.  No matter what the industry is, there is always room for improvement.  There is almost, always, something that can be done to assist with a company’s efficiency.  This is why many warehouse companies, investigate periodically and research the reorganisation of their current techniques.

This post is aimed to offer tips that could help to improve a … Read More

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