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Are You Making These Common Warehouse Mistakes?

There are hundreds of warehouses in the UK, utilising millions of square feet of storage. Across those facilities, many are making some common warehouse mistakes. Are you? Reliance on paperwork It’s surprising how many warehouse operations still rely so heavily on paperwork. Even very large ecommerce businesses are still printing out picking sheets for their …

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The Rise of Ecommerce & Your Warehousing Operations

The rise of ecommerce has brought dramatic changes to the warehousing sector. The rapid growth of both B2B and B2C ecommerce has triggered a revolution in customer expectations. In turn, this has required innovation and change from distributors. As a nation, the UK is the largest online spender in Europe, so it’s unsurprising that it’s …

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The Value of 2D Barcodes

2D barcodes are invaluable. They represent a significant advance over traditional 1D barcodes, the linear ones with the varying widths of vertical lines. Thanks to the amount of data they can store, they are set to become the norm in warehousing. The invention of the barcode Barcodes were patented in 1952, by Americans Norman Joseph …

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The Evolution & Disruption of the Logistics Industry

As both technology and consumer demands have changed over recent years, the logistics industry has had to adapt. And numerous disruptions have accelerated the industry’s evolution. We look at the drivers of the logistics industry’s transformation and how these are shaping logistics. Consumer experience of ecommerce has changed business expectations Thanks to the consumer revolution …

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What to Consider When Insourcing Your Warehousing Operations

Once it becomes large enough, a distribution business may choose to shift its fulfilment operations to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Outsourcing in this way brings a number of benefits. But, there are disadvantages too. We’ve recently had a number of our customers bring their warehousing and fulfilment operations back in-house. By insourcing these activities, …

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