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Single-envelope construction revolutionlising UK warehouse construction

A recent advance, called ‘single-envelope construction’, is set to revolutionise UK warehouse construction, especially for temperature-controlled spaces

Composite panel construction has been around for some time now, and has proven itself as a durable and lightweight alternative to older concrete and masonry construction techniques, all the while offering the UK warehouse construction market much improved insulative and thermal protection properties. A new advance in composite panel construction, called single-envelope technology, now promises to UK warehouseprovide further improved performance and much faster build times. As lengthy construction time can be one of the greatest areas of expense in UK warehouse construction, and … Read More

Manufacturing and partnering with supply chain companies

The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative is making it easier than ever to partner with supply chain companies

Partnering or collaborating with supply chain companies is a strategy with a great deal of potential to deal with some of today’s most supply chain and logistics in the UKpressing business challenges. Supply chain companies are particularly adept at bridging gaps in supply chain efficiency, skills and innovation.

This kind of collaboration is becoming more and more commonplace across many industries. Relationships between customers and suppliers are no longer purely transactional, no longer about cost and nothing else. Primes are increasingly opting for collaborative, partnership models than traditional … Read More

Warehouse storage for hazardous goods

 Can your warehouse provider cope with Hazardous Storage?

Storing hazardous goods

Hazardous materials, whether in a raw state or finished goods, are capable of producing a wide range of harmful physical effects such as a fire, sudden release of pressure, explosion or serious health issues including burns, convulsions, organ damage or cancer.

Hazardous substances include:

  • Substances used directly in work activities (e.g. adhesives, battery acid, pest control, paints, cleaning agents)
  • Substances generated during work activities (e.g. fumes from industrial trucks or spilled products)
  • Naturally occurring substances (e.g. dust in certain concentrations)
  • Biological agents such as bacteria and other microorganisms.

The Department for Environment, Read More

Hilarious Forklift Driving

Funny Forklift Driving – Should have called Whichwarehouse for a professional service!

Scarily incompetent Forklift Operators

Over the next coming weeks we will be posting all the funny logistics videos and pictures we find on the internet so show you just how wrong it can turn out for your company by choosing the wrong logistics company.

We hope you enjoy the first of our finds, we particularly enjoyed the part where the driver asked for 'help' and the giggling in the background. It is actually quite scary to think that people in charge of machinery such as forklifts just as … Read More

Funny video of the WORST Forklift Driver in the world!

Another funny forklift video to start your week with a giggle

To continue with our find of funny forklift drivers throughout the world. See our next find above of one of the worst forklift drivers around and see how many attempts it takes this guy to do the simplest of moves. We can't believe that this is their job, or perhaps is it their first day on the job?

 

If you are looking for professional warehousing services from logistics companies in the UKthat do know how to handle a forklift, go to www.whichwarehouse.comRead More

Funny forklift truck incident

Next of our funny forklift videos

It's that time again, when we show you one of the funny forklift truck videos we have found this week. Take a look at the video below to see how NOT to unload a truck.

 

Go to www.whichwarehouse.com to find warehousing and logistics services in the UK… Read More

Refrigerated vans and fresh goods – It’s not simple any more

Refrigerated vans for your fresh produce

Fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables; fish, meat dairy and baked goods can make up about 40% of a grocery chains income. chilled vans for your goodsFresh food, and the transport and sale of such however, has constantly been an exceedingly delicate matter, and can be very difficult to manage. It’s not just a case of ordering refrigerated vans, due to the following reasons:

  • Costs are unstable,
  • The products are often perishable and easily damaged
  • Replenishment and quality-control tasks are tough and costly

Due to increasing customer demand, merchants are moving an ever-expanding array of fresh produce, … Read More

Tips on the RFQ process for choosing a new 3PL

Everything you need to know about managing the RFQ process for selecting a new 3PL

There is a movement across most industries towards outsourcing more of a company’s logistics function, but to a 3PLs for your logisticssmaller number of 3PLs, or third party logistics providers. As more companies are seeking single, all-around logistics partners who will be responsible for a larger part of their supply chain, it becomes more important to be able to separate the good matches form the bad. For more information on the RFQ process, see http://www.managementstudyguide.com/contract-logistics-rfq-process.htm.

Choosing between 3PLs

Before you start

You should expect the entire … Read More

Supply chain management and container weights

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management for New Container Weight Regulations

The new container weight regulations will affect purchasing and supply chain management logistics, in many ways. New calls for a safer approach have been listened to, accept and will be in effect within the next couple of years. Due to the large amount of accidents that have happened previously it was evident change was needed but it will be rather a large shake up for the industry. In the year 2016 a new UN code of practice will come into force, which will require container weights to be verified … Read More

How are rises in arline surcharges affecting logistics companies?

Logistics companies complain as airline surcharges rise

The airline industry has been facing an increase in costs over the past five years. This comes from various factors logistics companiessuch as fuel and purported security cost increases and has an impact on air travel and the transport of cargo alike. The travel industry strongly opposes these increased costs, as does the cargo sector. Airline passengers regularly face increased security charges when booking flights, and the same is true for logistics companies. Whilst security is a critical element to ensure that the world’s cargo is moved safely around the skies, many logistics companies Read More

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