Are Your Transport Yards Big Enough For The Trailer Length Increase?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 14-Nov-2023 12:00:00

A big change is coming to the UK’s roads and logistics sector, after the UK government greenlighted Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) for general use on 30th May 2023.

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Topics: Tips, Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

The 7 Rs of Logistics

Posted by Jason Tindley on 24-Oct-2023 12:00:00

Readers of a certain age may remember when schooling was based around the so called three R’s of Reading, wRiting, and aRithemetic, and since then various other sectors have developed their own 3R’s, including the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle mantra of the sustainability movement.

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Topics: Tips, Warehouse Management System, Logistics Planning

Considering Automation And Robotics

Posted by Jason Tindley on 13-Sep-2023 10:00:00

The world of warehouse automation has changed and there are now new technologies and new systems available as well as developments of existing, to change and improve your warehouse and distribution operations.

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Topics: Warehouse Automation

How To Prevent Damage To Your Warehouse Racks

Posted by Jason Tindley on 26-Dec-2022 10:30:00

Warehouse pallet racking is critical to the efficient operation of a warehouse, as well-designed systems can increase productivity, versatility, and space. Preventing damage to your warehouse racking assets is, therefore, crucial. What steps can you take to avoid damage and downtime?

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Topics: Warehouse Design

Grow Where You’re Planted: How To Optimise Your Warehouse Space For Growth Without Moving Premises

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-Dec-2022 10:30:00

When your business is thriving, but your warehouse is too small for your rising stock levels, you face a dilemma. Moving to a new warehouse is expensive and logistically challenging; however, taking no action will limit your inventory and risk the loss of lucrative sales in the long-term.

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Topics: Transport Planning

5 Keys To Effective Supply Chain Management

Posted by Jason Tindley on 12-Dec-2022 10:30:00

Efficiency underpins all successful supply chains. With modern customers and clients expecting rapid fulfilment – and prepared to shop elsewhere if goods don’t arrive quickly enough – every part of the supply chain needs to be meticulously monitored to ensure that products reach their destination on time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

4 Of The Biggest Supply Chain Problems of 2022 And How To Work Around Them

Posted by Jason Tindley on 05-Dec-2022 10:30:00

2020 was a pivotal year for global supply chains as Covid-19 wreaked havoc on virtually all aspects of society but, while the shadows of the pandemic linger, other problems have surfaced which continue to present challenges for supply chain managers. In this article, we discuss some of the main supply chain problems and explain how, at LPC International, we can help you to overcome these.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

Why You Need A Dedicated WMS – Not Just An ERP

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2022 10:30:00

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is often regarded as a one-stop solution for businesses seeking to streamline their core processes, improve interdepartmental collaboration, and reduce costs.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System

The 4 Most Important Warehouse Design Considerations

Posted by Jason Tindley on 22-Nov-2022 11:07:20

Most businesses that sell physical products need warehouse space to store their goods; however, too often proper consideration isn’t given to warehouse design, so many storage facilities are underperforming as a result.

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Topics: Warehouse Design

6 Trends In Warehousing Systems 2022

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Jul-2022 12:41:55

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are continually changing in response to developments in software coding, cloud-based Internet, mobile devices, warehouse automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 2022 is set to be an interesting year for WMS developers and the businesses that use their platforms. However, it isn’t just the software that’s changing, but also the wider processes, machinery and systems used to manage warehouses more generally. Modern warehouse management innovations include a heady blend of cloud-based software, green power, robotics, and AI, among others.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System, Warehouse Productivity

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