Warehousing & Logistics

How and why businesses must automate inventory management processes

Nike’s poor inventory management practices in 2001 resulted in an excess stock of low selling shoes and insufficient numbers of the popular Air Jordans. This led to a catastrophic loss in sales of $100 million, demonstrating the importance of effective inventory management for businesses.

🕘 05/06/2018

Dematic launches Robotics Center of Excellence

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announces the formation of the Robotics Center of Excellence business unit, dedicated to the development and engineering of robotic automation. The new business unit is…

🕘 26/04/2018

Modula Vertical Storage Solutions for Lean Manufacturing: Eight types of waste that VLMs can eliminate

Lean manufacturing is based on identifying and eliminating waste. In lean manufacturing, waste is any expense or effort which doesn’t generate a product or a service that a potential client is willing to pay for. One area where such inefficiencies are often observed is in warehousing.

🕘 20/04/2018

Fast-growing fabricator invests in UK ‘industry first’

A fast-growing manufacturer of windows and doors has invested in what is understood to be a UK industry first. Following the opening of its third factory in August this year, the TWR Group has recently invested in a pioneering Modula lift and storage system; and is the first UK based glass and…

🕘 10/11/2017

4murs optimises order fulfilment with AutoStore solution from Egemin

Egemin SAS, an affiliate company of Dematic Group, has registered a second order in France for an AutoStore system with the 4murs company. The new order is the fifth AutoStore order (2 in Belgium, 2 in France and 1 in Netherlands) for Egemin which confirms the Egemin Automation decision to become a…

🕘 10/07/2017

KNAPP’s picking robot named Best Product at LogiMAT 2017

With warehouse staff reaching their performance limits in processes that demand high performance and quality for long periods of time, one solution is the use of industrial robots. Achieving reliable robotic picking had been considered an insurmountable task but KNAPP’s Pick-it-Easy Robot has…

🕘 07/06/2017

Intralogistex 2017: WERMA launches StockSAVER

The signal device and systems manufacturer WERMA, based in Wellingborough with its factory in southern Germany, launches “StockSAVER” at Intralogistex 2017. The system, simple to retrofit to existing FIFO flow racking solves many typical Kanban issues, increases significantly the floor…

🕘 10/02/2017

Off the shelf learning support

Way Ahead Support Services, an award winning local charity founded in 1966, supports people with learning disabilities to remain independent. Over the years, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, having recently expanded its day services to the local community to include opening…

🕘 18/11/2015

New UKWA warehouse census highlights crucial lack of supply and development

A new UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) report analysing the UK’s warehouse stock highlights a critic al lack of supply and development, leading to a clear potential pinch point for UK industry. The UK has a total of 424 million square feet of warehousing space, but in terms of…

🕘 06/11/2015

SSI Schaefer Solutions Boost Performance in Automotive Parts Stores

As the global vehicle market continues to grow, the logistics operation needed to support the supply chain for spare parts and accessories becomes increasingly important. SSI Schaefer supports the automotive industry with versatile storage solutions that maximise space utilisation and improve the…

🕘 29/09/2015