How has 2013 treated Third Party Logistics providers?

Third Part Logistics Study

In short, surprisingly well. According to the 2300 or so respondents analysed in the 2013 17th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, 3plsmore than 65% of 3PL service providers saw increased use of their services. The economy is still tight, but that seems to favour 3PL companies and the companies who use their services. Just as they predicted, they can generally offer equal or better service than in house logistics departments, with lower costs, especially for smaller scale clients. As more and more small participants claim market share for themselves, 3PL providers are more in demand than Read More

Reverse Logistics – A Brief Guide For Start Up Businesses

What happens when a product doesn’t meet the expectations of an end user? Usually, that product is returned to the store or posted back reverse logistics to the online retailer – and that’s all as far as the customer is concerned. Most customers, as long as they feel that they have been adequately compensated either with a refund or replacement, will be happy.

Returns and the impact on your business

But what does the simple act of a return mean for you as a start up business? A good returns policy tends to equal a better relationship between you and your customers … Read More

Logistics company Verran Freights recent success with Rain Water Re-harvesting Company

With quality and customer focus to the forefront of their minds, Rain Water Re-harvesting Company produce some of the most robustlogistics in Oxfordshire rain water tanks available. Using the latest rotational moulding techniques, the Rain Water Re-harvesting Company  manufacture seamless, stress free tanks that are used worldwide for many different applications and have been manufacturing tanks and designing rainwater and wastewater systems for over 20 years. Focusing on quality and innovation in tank building and water treatment has put them at the forefront of current technology.

Logistics Problem

the Rain Water Re-harvesting Company had been suffering from poor service and lack of stock … Read More

Walkers Logistics work with QVC

QCV Kitting Case Study

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Walker Logistics partner with customers in a multitude of markets and are the chosen third party logistics provider for a number of companies operating in the cosmetic and personal care industry and as such have extensive expertise in providing a number of value added services when required.

One of these services is preparing specific stock into kits or ‘bundles’ as they’re know in the industry for QVC who have complex rules on how stock must arrive and if not complied with the customer faces it being rejected.

We were recently tasked by one Read More

Automated pick and pack operations, strengths and weaknesses

The changes in Pick and Pack services within the warehousing world

Automation is becoming a bigger part of many pick and pack operations as the world tightens its belt another notch or two, but how pick and packcommon will pick and pack robots actually become? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages to using automation.

Pros of automated pick and pack:

Cost. That is the whole point. If you can fit the ‘bots into your operation, they are likely to cost substantially less than human pickers, over time.

Speed. Especially if the process can be made … Read More

Do you need urgent overspill warehousing this Xmas for your stock?

Have you underestimated the amount of stock you have ordered for your business this Xmas?


Okay, so you have a check list, you have ordered extra stock in time for the Christmas rush and finally it's here! As the overspill storage at Xmasdelivery driver starts unloading the pallets of goods it suddenly dawns on you that you do not have enough space to accommodate the vast amount of pallets being wheeled in by the delivery driver.


Logistics companies are used to receiving desperate calls at this time of year from businesses looking for some emergency overspill storage solutions for their stock. … Read More

Technical Fulfilment Ltd doubles their warehouse space in Nottinghamshire

Larger facilities means they are able to handle more logistics and fulfilment customers

Based in Newark, Nottinghamshire is a fantastic fulfilment specialist company called Technical Fulfilment Ltd. ThisTechnical Fulfilment logistics company have been doing so well in recent months due to their fulfilment services and logistics speciality and attention to detail that they have recently acquired an additional unit to accommodate more customers, taking their total warehouse space up to 12,000 sq ft.


This is amazing news for Technical Fuflilment and customers alike as this provides them with the opportunity to work with more customers looking to outsource their … Read More

New logistics member in Northampton

Whichwarehouse welcomes Central Warehousing Solutions Ltd

Central Warehousing Solutions Ltd is a family run business based in Northampton (the heart of England ). We know that access cancentral warehousing solutions sometimes be of paramount importance to customers both opening times and accessibility by road. CWS are open 24/7 so customers can gain access when they desire.

Their location is within easy reach to the M1/M6/A14 making the whole of the United kingdom easily accessible. CWS offer a range of services that can be tailor made to suit the requirements of any business.

Below is a list of warehousing services they offer.  

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Logistics companies in the UK

Is Bigger Always Better? The Differences Between Small And Large Warehouse Companies


Have you ever heard your customers say that they prefer a smaller company over another, larger company that provides logistics companiesa similar range products or services? Or perhaps you’ve heard it the other way round – a customer who would rather opt for a larger, more established company over a smaller independent.


Choosing a warehouse and distribution company to outsource your storage and fulfilment needs is a great way to help nurture a growing online business. But there are so many different companies available, both big and … Read More

ERP and what it means for you

Imagine: Improved productivity, seamless integration, reduced overheads, and departments communicating with one enterprise resource planninganother concisely.  Enterprise Resource Planning can track the resources, production capabilities and compare that with the demands on the business from its clients and staff. It doesn’t matter where in the building – or country the information has been entered, or by whom.

Sounds great! But… it sounds expensive.

No business can afford to buy all the software support it needs right at the start.  E.R.P is a cunning way of approaching resource planning for your business. Whether you are a sole trader, social enterprise or a larger … Read More

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