Whichwarehouse interviews Chiltern Transport & Warehousing Ltd

Based in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire, Chiltern Transport and Warehousng have been successfully providing chiltern transport & warehousingwarehousing and distribution for companies with commercial goods needing storage and distribution. Whichwarehouse speaks to Chiltern below about changes they have seen in the logistics industry and what they believe is in store for 2014.

So let's take a look at what logistics professionals Chiltern Transport & Warehousng have to say

Chiltern advised Whichwarehouse that the majority of companies that tend to store with them are within the food and drink industries. When asked about the difficulties they have faced over the years Chiltern explained that companies undercutting … Read More

Transparency in third party logistics

Most businesses would prefer to manage their own logistics if they could afford to. They like having the first-hand 3plsknowledge of day to day operations and the feeling of control doing it yourself brings. Third party logistics providers exist because they can usually do it all for a lot less money than it costs to manage in house. The perceived lack of control is the price businesses have to pay for efficiency.

However, there is a growing movement towards vastly increased transparency among 3PLs, which offers clients the same efficiency with a greater sense of oversight and control. When given … Read More

7 Different Types Of Specialist Warehouse Storage

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There are thousands of warehouses across the nation and each one can offer you different services and storage needs depending on the type of goods you import or sell.

Some of the biggest warehouses are able to provide every type of specialist storage available, while others will focus on just one or two.

Here’s a brief guide to the different types of specialist warehouse storage available across the country:

Ambient Storage

Ambient storage refers to warehouse that store goods NOT needing temperature control, often what most people refer to as ‘room temperature’ which is what would normally be considered comfortable. … Read More

Interview with industry experts Miniclipper Logistics

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Mini Clipper Logistics advises below on how they saw the logistics industry in 2013 and what they foresee for 2014. warehousing at miniclipperBased in Leighton Buzzard, Mini Clipper are a fantastic family run logistics provider able to assist with supply chain management and logistics requirements. Whichwarehouse are proud to have Mini Clipper as one of their trusted members and have worked with them for a number of years now.

When asked various questions about the types of industries Mini Clipper's enquiries come from they advised that the companies they see looking to store their commercial … Read More

Supply Circles: Changing the way we think about supply ‘chains’ could really change the industry

Most of a manufacturer’s supply chain takes place outside of their facilities. Raw materials, crafting, supply chain and logisticsforming, even assembly is increasingly being done more remotely. Using their power as a customer in these relationships, manufacturers can exert a great deal of influence on their suppliers, which can make many of the separate supply chains each uses become closed loops. This can result in closer, more reliable partnerships and lower costs.

What Is Supply Chain?

The term ‘supply chain’ gives rise to an image of goods starting in one place and eventually ‘ending up’ somewhere else. The image of a circle allows … Read More

Why You Should Outsource Your Cold Storage Needs

If you’re the owner of a large retail business looking to outsource your fulfilment needs, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with the solutions a cold storageprofessional logistics management company can provide. From warehouses that offer storage, pick and pack, distribution and transportation services, there are literally hundreds of companies on the market from which you can choose.

But if you have more specialist storage and distribution needs, like cold and deep freeze storage for example, a logistics company like Whichwarehouse can help you find the right solutions for that too. Contact us today on 0800 1707 555 for more Read More

Interview With Logistics Professionals DMG Freight Services

Over the next few weeks Whichwarehouse will be publishing interviews with logistics professionals within our network to find out a little more about their business and reveal their thoughts on the industry, how they found the logistics business in 2013 and where they see things going for 2014.

Our first interview this year is with DMG Freight Services, a fantastic warehousing and distribution company based in Essex, offering a number of logistics services from freight forwarding and pallet storage to pick and pack and fulfilment services for customers in the UK and abroad looking to outsource their logistics. … Read More

Why Renting Warehouse Space Can Be Good For Business

If you run a commercial business that deals with its own storage and distribution in-house, then you’ll already be familiar with the logistics ofwarehouse for rent running a successful warehouse, and the importance of an efficient forward supply chain.

But if your business is outgrowing its current warehousing facility, then what are the options available to you?

One of the alternative solutions is to simply outsource your fulfilment requirements to another warehousing facility or third party logistics company, either permanently or for an agreed amount of time.

Space tends to be one of the biggest issues when scouting for a new warehouse, … Read More

What Is Route Management Software?

The forward supply chain is at the heart of all logistics and in recent years retail business owners have been pushing for more efficient route management softwaretransportation and distribution of goods in order to dramatically reduce costs and optimise delivery times.

Logistics companies have had to adapt to an environment where demand for next day and even same day delivery has become the standard for all; customer’s expect their goods on the day and in some cases, even at the specific time that they have been allocated.

With the introduction of more and more advanced route management software, logistics companies and retail … Read More

What Is 3rd Party Logistics?

3PL or Third Party Logistics explained

If you’re a retail owner looking to expand your business, then you’ve no doubt heard of third party logistics. But what exactly is third party3PL logistics, and can it really help your business to evolve and grow?

Logistics is the general term given to the organisation and subsequent moving of goods from point A to B.

Third party logistics, often written in shorthand as 3PL or TPL, usually refers to a company that manages a client’s forward supply chain, either a single part of it or the whole procedure from beginning to end. … Read More

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