For retailers who have long struggled with issues around diversity and equality, these latest developments present an opportunity: that in normal times may have taken years to realise. An abundance of retail workers - mostly women - who are facing redundancy. Now available to fulfil the rise in demand for warehouse work which is typically filled by men. Read more...
In this article, we look at the warehouse winners and losers during the lockdown. Insights that might help give you some ideas of how to evolve your business during these unprecedented times.
We all know that the best way to optimize warehouse functioning is by using the right order picking system. However, the key to success is choosing the right system compatible with the current and future needs of the business. Understanding the difference between the types of order picking systems available is a good place to start. Read on.
Selecting the right hardware solution for rugged environments is possibly one of the most difficult tasks that businesses have to perform today. There are so many factors and options to consider, finding the solution that fits requires a high level of knowledge and industry insights. Our resellers are experts in hardware solutions for rugged environments and are apt at connecting businesses with the right solutions. In this article, we talk briefly about a few of the products we sell via our extensive reseller network.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned life as we know it upside down. Amidst panic buying, stock-piling and the continued rise of online grocery shopping, we look at the concept of dark stores and consider the benefits of this model during these challenging times.
A chain is only a strong as its weakest link. By the same token, a warehouse is only as efficient as its workers. And whilst we know increasing productivity can make a difference: the constant pressure to operate at maximum efficiency is an issue that is all too familiar. Read on as we look at five effective ways to boost productivity.
The most obvious impact of online shopping has been its effect on retail stores. Every year customers do more and more of their shopping online. The ease and convenience have made it difficult for traditional retailers to compete. Brick and mortar stores aren't the only ones caught up in this changing landscape. Suppliers are struggling to find real estate close enough to major city areas. Being close to large cities is essential to fast shipping times. Learn more about the rise of the urban warehouse, where it started and where it's going.
Since few businesses today operate without some form of technology, warehouse automation provides a powerful way to increase efficiency while cutting costs. But it isn’t a perfect process. In this article, we look at the headline pros and cons of warehouse automation – and what it means for business.
You can buy anything online these days and between the endless listings on Amazon and other similar market places, it seems like the role of the reseller has become completely moot in the digital era. However, if a company is in the market for quality rugged hardware and is looking to acquire products without the help of a reseller, they may find themselves limited in their options. In this article, we'll take a quick look at the role of a reseller in the 21st century and why they are still as necessary as ever.
Left speechless by the prospect of a no-deal Brexit? Us too. How does one create a strategy for business in such an unpredictable climate? With the logistics industry set to be hardest hit by the impact, this is a quick round-up of the views and concerns from the media and industry leaders in the event of a no-deal.