Top three potential warehouse safety hazards

Improved safety standards and awareness have done a lot to minimise hazards in the workplace over the past few years, yet the warehouse can still be a dangerous environment if associated risks are not addressed properly. Here are three of the top most common areas for potential hazards: (more…)

Making the most of the packing station

The phenomenal growth of e-commerce has had a dramatic effect on how warehouses and distribution centres handle fulfilment of customer orders. As little as 10 years ago, using adjustable packing tables was thought to be an innovative solution for comfortable packing, today ergonomically designed packing stations have been designed to offer (more…)

How trolleys should be designed and used

A steel trolley appears to be simple technology – join together a few lengths of tubular steel, add a wooden top and bottom, and fit some casters and a (more…)

Preparing for the warehouse of 2030

Automation experts, Swisslog, have released a study analysing plans for the future of warehousing and how operations might look by the year 2030. The trends of today’s society are becoming more and more reliant on technology; this is having a major impact on consumer behaviour, shaping the way we shop and of our expectations of services. The study ‘Future Perspectives: Planning for the Warehouse of the Future’ examines how the current trends will affect (more…)

Why Steely uses metalworkers to weld steel

At Steely Products, we’re proud to make high-quality material handling and storage equipment using tubular steel that is welded together. There are many advantages to (more…)

Can apparel storage organisation increase warehouse efficiency?

Organising your apparel warehouse into a well run storage facility can help your business grow and improve the service you give to your customers. Knowing exactly where everything is at any given time means your staff can fulfil orders quickly and correctly, improving labour efficiency. First, you need to make sure that the system you put in place is suitable for (more…)

How we use tubular steel at Steely Products

Steely Products firmly believes that tubular steel is the best material to manufacture material handling and storing equipment.

A trolley can be (more…)

State-of-the-art warehouse opens in Great Yarmouth

A cutting edge bulk storage facility has become fully operational at Beacon Park Enterprise Zone just on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth.

The location was chosen for its proximity to the A47 and A12, as well as the zone’s commitment to environmental innovations and efficiencies. Owned by dap UK Ltd, the freight forwarding specialist, the new facility has increased (more…)

Packaging solutions to stay within budget

Keeping within budget is one of the main headaches of most businesses, and warehouses, distribution centres and manufacturers are no exception. Controlling operating costs and departmental budgets can have a big impact (more…)

The big benefits of good utility management

Keeping costs low are crucial in any operation, large or small. High running costs can eat into a business’s profit margin if they are not kept in check, and could mean the difference between failure and success. Having a firm grip on operational costs with effective management of (more…)

Why supply chain management is so important

The goal of any commercial operation is to get a particular product from its point of origin to final destination with the minimum of cost while achieving maximum profit. The success of this process is all about effective supply chain management, and the strategies that are in place. Supply chain management deals with the direct coordination of internal processes, such as (more…)

The big benefits of good utility management

Keeping costs low are crucial in any operation, large or small. High running costs can eat into profit margins if they are not kept in check, and could mean the difference between failure and success. Having a firm grip on operational costs with effective management of utilities can go a long way to protecting a company’s future.

The reliance on electricity, gas, oil and water in any commercial premises is (more…)

The growth of e-business and the impact on warehousing

There is no doubt that the e-business marketplace has had a big impact on the future of warehousing. With online e-commerce taking a larger market share, warehousing businesses have to adapt to keep up with the growing trend. Online retail giants like Amazon and Ocado are investing heavily in (more…)

New warehouse park to be developed in Leicestershire

A £225 million development has been earmarked for Hinckley in Leicestershire. The industrial park will be home to distribution centres and warehousing, creating around 2,400 local job opportunities. Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council granted planning permission to IM Properties, a Midlands-based company who will develop the 82-acre site.

DPD, the parcel courier firm, is expected to establish a (more…)

Tips for creating an eco-friendly warehouse

Increasing the green credentials of a warehouse or distribution centre operation not only has a positive effect on the environment, but can also impact on a business’s profit margins too. Exploring new ways to reduce waste, optimise workflow and switching to eco-friendly and sustainable products are all great ways to help the success of a business, as well as protecting the environment. Going green is more than (more…)

How to reduce packaging waste and help the environment

Going ‘green’ can not only help the environment but also can have a positive impact on productivity and performance. With landfill levels a major concern for environmentalists, eco-friendly industries are becoming more important in today’s society.

A company’s green credentials are often an important consideration for (more…)

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