Is the future looking bright for UK logistics companies?

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For many companies, who they employ to handle their logistics can be among the most crucial decisions they make. If their logistics chain doesn’t work properly, then many other areas of the business will fail. But this doesn’t mean that logistics companies aren’t striving to change and develop in their own rights – so is the future bright for logistics companies in the UK? And what changes are they going to be considering in the near future?

Get the figures

According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK logistics Read More

Reverse Logistics and its Significance

Understanding reverse logistics

Traditionally, reverse logistics is defined as the act of reverse logistics for your businessmoving the products from its consumption point returnedfrom its point of origin to ensure proper disposal or recapturing its value. This method is used to ensure possible recycling and reusing of materials and also includes interest in avoiding returns and reducing the forward system of materials.

A good reverse logistics company takes care of implementing and planning in reverse supply chain and supports the profit goals to provide maximum value for the assets. It brings an exact management, technology and resources to increase the control and the asset Read More

SHD Logistics Awards Winners for 2015

logistics winnersThat time of year came around again on March 19th when all the top logistics names battled it out for their spot of recognition within the industry. Many guests kicked back and relaxed at this fantastic event watching comedian Romesh Ranganathan, whilst eagerly awaiting the outcome of the results to see who will be crowned this year’s winners of various awards such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Operations (large and small) to name a couple.

Whichwarehouse would like to congratulate the winners of the SHD Logistics Awards 2015 for their excellence in this competitive niche and wish them all Read More

Our Guide to Ecommerce, shipping and fulfilment services

Tips on shipping and order fulfilment for your online business

Nowadays most people shop online for presents or something for fulfilment services for online businessthemselves. This is because there are not enough hours in the days and it is easier than nipping to the shops.

However as online shopping continues to grow, ecommerce shipping and fulfilment services are becoming a highly competitive market. This is why it is important to stand out and do things correctly.

Here is our guide to Ecommerce shipping and fulfilment services.

Presentation is everything

When pick and packing your gifts to send off, add a little creative touch Read More

Protect Your Belongings by Using Climate Controlled Self Storage

Would your products benefit from climate controlled storage facilities?

Many factors are involved when selecting an ideal self storage facility.climate controled self storage Customer service, security, location, andappearance are typical aspects that individuals consider before making their decision. However, climate control is often overlooked. Climate control is a critical feature that protects your prized possessions from extreme temperatures and humidity. Climate controlled storage environments are kept at stable temperatures and are properly ventilated to prevent damage to items. The following belongings are especially vulnerable to damage when stored in a regular storage unit. Descriptions underneath explain why we strongly recommend storing each Read More

What the warehouse of the future might look like

The Future of warehousing

With the rise of e-commerce showing no signs of slowing down, morewarehousing in the future  and more retailers are looking to invest in a sleek and speedy logistics system. Now is the time to future proof the logistical hubs that tie a supply chain together. Warehouses are set to be bigger, more advanced, and strategically located, and the race is on to construct sites that can accommodate changing demands.

It’s not only the dimensions and content of the warehouse that is being re-examined, but the location too. Regional large-scale logistical hubs are a good way of shortening lead Read More

How can Meachers Global Logistics help your business?

Meachers Global Logistics – the perfect logistics choice for your business

Let’s discover a bit more about Meachers Global Logistics and how they logistics in Southampton and Derbycould help your business with their supply chain management services Originally starting out as a coal business more than 50 years ago, eventually expanding and diversifying into the general haulage industry, with the company Meachers Transport being born in 1958. Initially serving the dock merchandise sector before branching out into warehousing. Over the years Meachers has acquired numerous companies to continue the expansion of the organisation, proving to be very successful in their specialised services. 1996 saw Read More

What does the decline of the high street mean for fulfilment services?

Rising ecommerce shops and declining high street stores

According to a recent BBC report, 2014 experienced more than double increase of ecommerce storesthe net shop closures than in 2013, 365 to be exact. Shops are lured by cheaper operations costs as an exclusively online business, or simply unable to cope with the falling footfall high streets are experiencing. But the high street is far from dead, and in many locations as busy as ever. What’s changed is the nature of the shopping street, and that has some significant effects on order fulfilment services.

Traditional retailers may be struggling to compete with Read More

Could your business benefit from Intralogistics?

What is Intralogistics?

Intralogistics is the optimisation, integration, automation and intralogistics and supply chainmanagement of the logistical flow of data and material goods held in a fulfilment and distribution centre (DC). This is the effective management of all materials within the supply chain. Put simply, Intralogistics is the process of how a product gets from A to B within a warehouse using the most efficient methods.

The function of intralogistics is monitored carefully by refined database and software systems to ensure the comprehensive analysis of existing processes used by a company which then enables the user to ensure their performance is achieving the Read More

How acquisitions affect fulfilment services

What are the effects of acquisitions on fulfilment services?

Business is great. According to the Barclays Corporate report, 81% of warehousing and order fulfilment serviceslogistics professionals believe the logistics industry in the UK is stronger than it was at pre-recession levels, and current optimism in the sector is high. 50% of companies are looking to take on more staff, and around a quarter are planning an acquisition in the next year. Now is the time to look closely at how acquisitions will affect fulfilment services.

Fulfilment services are responsible for the receiving, packaging and shipping of goods, and most of the business caters … Read More

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