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  • Warehousnig Services

    How to know when your small business requires warehousing services

    As a small business, there is generally a point where it no longer becomes viable to store stock internally, and greater warehousing space is required. Not only is more space required, but greater levels of stock management, which is just one reason why many growing businesses reach a point where they consider outsourcing their warehousing…

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  • Supply Chain Management

    Achieve effective supply chain management with these 3 essential steps

    Businesses that understand how to optimise their supply chain management can make the process a whole lot more efficient. Building up a strong picture of your suppliers and relationships is essential to taking control of your supply chain. Here are 3 steps to taking this control for effective supply chain management: #1 Balance engineering with…

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  • robot warehousing

    Could robot technology increase in the future for warehousing?

    Robot technology is an area where awareness is growing, and there is a lot of speculation about how it could gradually begin to influence everyday life. Many films depict use of robots as normality in the future, but is this accurate and how could it affect the way that you do your warehousing and stock…

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  • Brexit Health and Safety in Warehouse

    Could Brexit change Health and Safety legislation for the UK?

    Health and safety underpin the logistics of your business, from warehousing to distribution and delivery. As it stands, with the UK as part of the EU, there are set Health and Safety standards in place that organisations must adhere to. However, as the Brexit process progresses, it is unclear how this standards and procedures could…

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  • Proactive Customer Service

    What are the benefits of proactive customer service?

    The level of customer service received has the power to improve or break customer relationships. A bad experience can lead customers to seek products or services elsewhere. In an age of social media and sharing reviews online, a negative review can leave your brand name tarnished, so it’s imperative that you deliver great customer service…

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  • Customer Expectation

    What customer expectations are there around delivery services?

    As more and more consumers shift their shopping from the real world to online, delivery has become a crucial part of the experience. According to the UK’s communications regulator, in this country we spend more money online per head than any other developed country. Research from OC&C Strategy Consultants, PayPal and Google has found that…

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  • outsource warehousing

    Could outsourcing your warehousing save you money?

    Outsourcing has long been recognised as a great way to streamline business functions and bring budgets down. When it comes to warehousing, there are plenty of benefits, financial and otherwise, to taking advantage of the opportunities that an outsourced service offers. From cutting costs, to boosting efficiency that has a knock on effect on margins,…

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  • Reverse Logistics

    What role do reverse logistics play in your overall supply chain?

    Reverse logistics is growing in importance, particularly within e-commerce and distribution from online sales. If it is managed well, it can demonstrate a high level of customer service, leading to more satisfied customers. What does reverse logistics mean? As a business providing goods, it’s vital to realise that the customer journey doesn’t always stop at…

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  • Supply Chain Management

    How to take back control over your supply chain

    Typical supply chain structure has changed dramatically over the past 25 years, shifting from a large number of suppliers to a smaller, select group than can be managed directly and supervised easily. Using a smaller handful of suppliers makes overall communication much easier and more efficient, and helps you to ensure that you work with…

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  • Mobile in warehousing

    How can mobile solutions ensure more efficient warehousing?

    As warehousing requirements grow, it can be difficult to keep up with increased demands and get each and every order packaged and dispatched as soon as possible. Management of orders right through to sending them out can be made easier using advancing technology and mobile systems which can make the whole process much more efficient.…

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  • Autonomous Delivery

    Is autonomous delivery becoming a reality?

    Autonomous delivery is something that is being increasingly talked about from both a perspective of the deliveries, as well as from the customer perspective. It sounds good, but is autonomous delivery a realistic expectation in the near future? Major companies are pioneering autonomous deliveries Many major companies are now pioneering the idea of autonomous delivery…

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  • Automated Warehousing

    What does warehouse automation mean for your business?

    Automation is a growing part of many industries, from automated processes to personal notifications. It can relate to many stages of distribution, sorting and data management, but how does this filter through into your warehousing? Technology is evolving As technology evolves, automation is becoming a key feature of many businesses. Sorting items via machines instead…

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  • Warehouse Management

    Tips for best practice warehouse management

    Ecommerce is growing globally, with 95% of British people now estimated to buy goods online. This means that when you’re storing and shipping goods, it’s important to have an efficient supply chain that can meet your requirements as your business scales up to cater for more and more orders. Here are some tips for best…

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  • Fleet of delivery vans

    How to reduce C02 emissions for your delivery services

    With growing awareness of global warming, more and more companies are taking more and more responsibility to reduce their C02 emissions during the delivery process. With multiple vehicles or mass orders being made, it is important to examine each element of your delivery services to see how your fleet could be made more efficient in…

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  • Shipping Barriers

    Overcoming barriers of overseas shipping and tariffs

    International shipping can pose significant barriers that are simply not present when distributing on a national scale. There are many elements involved – from sufficient packaging requirements to shipping methods, and foreign import policies worldwide. Many of these things are variable between different countries that will have different rules, so it’s vital to be up…

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  • Trade Post-Brexit

    How trade will be affected with the EU post Brexit

    The world was watching on June 23rd last year as Britain counted up the referendum votes which resulted in a decision to leave the EU. Following this began a period of uncertainty about how trade, along with other factors, could be influenced by this. Despite there being nothing set in stone, and no current official…

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  • EU Trade

    How can trade be improved with non EU countries?

    One of the main concerns with Britain leaving the EU is the affect that it will have on trade with EU countries. At the same time, the UK trades with non-EU countries on a regular basis, so it’s worth also considering how this trade can be improved. What are trade barriers? Trade barriers are imposed…

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