9 Ways To Improve Sustainability & Cut Energy Costs In Your Warehouse

Posted by Jason Tindley on 17-Feb-2022 10:02:00

Sustainability is important to consumers, and change starts at the top. Because green credentials hold such clout, it's industries of all sorts that must face the challenge of redefining their day-to-day operations. For the logistics sector, storing and transporting goods across the country, round-the-clock, faster than ever, and with the least possible environmental harm is especially challenging. But it's not impossible. Take, for instance, warehouses. 

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Topics: Tips, Warehouse Management System

How To Choose The Best 3PL: 6 Questions To Ask

Posted by Jason Tindley on 10-Feb-2022 12:00:00

As a warehouse manager or operations manager, you know that your success is greatly dependent on the efficiency of your logistics operation. You need to find ways to boost productivity and save money while still providing a great customer experience. One way you can do this is by using a 3PL to handle some or all of your operation or deliveries. To help you in deciding which 3PL would be best for your company, we have created a list of 6 key questions that will help guide you through the process:

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Topics: Warehouse Management System, Warehouse Productivity

What Roles Do AI and Demand Forecasting Play in Logistics Planning?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 03-Feb-2022 10:00:00

As businesses have embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI) software in various aspects of their capacity management over the past decade, logistics network operations continue to grow. Businesses across industries now use AI to improve or replace outdated and inefficient processes, such as recording data through paper, email, or telephone.

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Topics: Logistics Planning

The Keys To a Better Relationship With Your Logistics Partners

Posted by Jason Tindley on 27-Jan-2022 12:49:12


Good business relationships with your third party supply chain and logistics partners are important for both personal and professional success. Careful relationship management with your outsourced logistics partners will improve productivity, avoid communication difficulties, and help ensure stability in your supply chains. Outsourcing will not automatically improve supply chain or 3PL e-commerce fulfilment by default; however, you can take some steps to ensure efficient use of a 3PL provider.

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Topics: Logistics Planning

4 Ways That Outsourcing Can Lower Your Costs And Improve Productivity

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-Jan-2022 10:00:00

We all know that running a warehouse can be difficult. The hours are long, the products can be heavy, and the work repetitive. But for some companies, it has become even more challenging as they try to keep up with demand while maintaining low operating costs. Outsourcing your distribution or warehousing functions to a third-party logistics provider can help improve business efficiency by lowering your costs and boosting productivity. But when can outsourcing help you achieve these goals?

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

4 Easy Warehouse Optimisation Tips

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


Warehouse management is a multi-faceted operation with plenty of scope for inefficient and wasteful practices to creep in, often without being noticed. Warehouse management requires managing inventory, route management, ensuring efficient workflows and maintaining quality control. If efficiency dips noticeably – for instance if pick KPIs decrease or there are delays with unpacking – the go to solution is often to put more boots on the ground in the warehouse.

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

COP26 Focus #2: Is Rail Freight A Viable Green Alternative To Road Transport in UK Logistics?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Dec-2021 13:00:00

In the wake of COP26, we see that all aspects of life and business will increasingly need to be viewed through a green lens. This certainly includes distribution and logistics. As roads become ever more congested, even switching to electric vehicles or other green fuel sources will not overcome all the challenges ahead. Rail freight, so long a neglected cousin of road transport, is increasingly coming under the spotlight for its eco-friendly credentials, but is it yet a practical option for UK businesses?

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

COP26 Focus #1: Campaign Launches To End 'Empty Running' In A Bid To Improve Sustainability In Road Transport

Posted by Jason Tindley on 21-Dec-2021 13:00:00

The COP26 convention has thrown many aspects of logistics planning and management into sharp relief, highlighting the need to enhance the industry's green credentials. At all levels of the supply chain, from hauliers to retailers, empty running causes waste and inefficiency. This is now being recognised with a new campaign to end empty running with the potential benefit to both businesses and the planet, "It's What's Inside That Matters".

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Topics: Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

Why Are SMEs Sceptical of Warehouse Automation Strategies?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 14-Dec-2021 12:00:00

Automation is revolutionising industries across the globe. But some small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are reluctant to embrace it fully. There's a great deal of potential in automating warehouse environments, for instance, and this would benefit entire supply chains. Yet, small warehouse businesses often fail to understand the types of automation available to them and their benefits.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy, Warehouse Automation, Warehouse Productivity

Strategies for Managing Supply Chain Disruption

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Dec-2021 12:00:00

Supply chain professionals have been faced with mounting challenges this year. As we advance toward the holiday season, these challenges are starting to permeate some sectors and have a knock-on effect on the wider industry. But what's causing the dominoes to topple and how can businesses break the cycle of supply chain disruptions – either this year or in the future?

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Topics: Tips, Warehouse Management System, Logistics Planning, Warehouse Productivity