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Warehouse KPIs space utilisation

Measuring Warehouse KPIs: Space Utilisation

This is the sixth in our blog posts series that looks at measuring KPIs for warehouse operations. Having recently outlined the 7 KPIs to track for warehouse improvement, this series takes each KPI and examines it more thoroughly. What does space utilisation measure? Space utilisation is an inventory measure.  It shows the percentage of bins …

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Falsified Medicines Directive FMD

Are you Ready for the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)?

Falsified medicines are counterfeited drugs sold as the real thing to unsuspecting members of the public. They present a risk to health and are of concern to both the pharmaceutical industry and to governments across the world. Fake medicines not only cost the pharmaceutical companies substantial amounts of money, but they also pose a serious …

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Warehouse storage palletised racking

Warehouse Storage: Palletised Racking Methods

Most warehouse operations use palletised racking. Pallets are convenient, easy to move and universally used. With many goods arriving on pallets, it makes sense to continue to use them within the warehouse, using palletised racking storage rather than transferring goods onto other types of storage. Palletised storage accommodates the pallets directly, allowing them to be …

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Drones and self driving vehicles

Logistics Disruption: Drones and Self Driving Delivery Vehicles

Logistics Disruption: Drones and Self Driving Delivery Vehicles. Blog Post by Claire Kerr With distributors and logistics providers constantly looking to shorten delivery times and reduce costs, it’s no surprise that innovation into automated methods of delivery is a prime focus. The rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle and drone delivery technology mean unmanned home deliveries …

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Outsourced delivery: Amazon Flex Hitch and Deliv

Outsourced Delivery: Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv

Continuing our series about logistics digital disruption, in this post we examine the impact of outsourced last-mile delivery models on the logistics industry. Amazon Flex, Hitch and Deliv are all last-mile outsourced  delivery services. Their models are disrupting the logistics economy and forcing operators and distributors to rethink how they might compete. What is Amazon …

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