The Warehouse System as a tool

We’ve all heard of the expression about “the tail wagging the dog” and have been repeatedly told that, when investing in new IT systems such as warehouse management systems or in warehouse automation, the system should serve the business, and not the other way around! The question we should be asking though is - Is that really the right approach or is there another more balanced way of thinking that can offer new opportunities and insights? At The Logistics Business...

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Warehousing & Logistics Requirements all Sewn Up at Picard

Picard produces high-quality leather handbags, suitcases and accessories since 1928 at their site in Obertshausen near Frankfurt, Germany. A fourth / fifth generation family business based in Germany, Picard are renowned for producing a range of highly functional, stylish products – always on trend and using the very latest designs and colours in vogue. Great attention to detail is paid during the production process and only the highest quality of leather is used. Picard mainly distributes within Germany, with export...

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The Keys to Successful Warehouse Automation – Detailed Specification and Meticulous Testing

Automated warehousing has had a somewhat chequered reputation over the years, although the number of problem installations seems to be fewer than in earlier years. The projects that are successful have built upon the lessons learned and the contractors involved are now much more experienced in delivering these installations and working with Logistics Consultants. However, the success of these projects is not just due to the contractor alone, the client will played a major part in creating the outcome. In...

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What makes a good e-fulfilment Warehouse?

We have nearly all moved very quickly to an acceptance of shopping on-line and all have gained an understanding of what advantages we are looking for over previous models of shopping. e-fulfilment, which started from small beginnings, has now developed along a path that everybody is familiar with and brought together various other technological developments. These include secure ordering, order tracking and electronic payments for the customer and paperless picking, delivery scheduling and consignment tracking for the supplier. Initially these...

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The Essentials of Distribution Centre Design – It’s more than filling a shed with racking

The concept of a distribution centre has grown out of the warehouse which grew out of the stockroom. This isn’t just a matter of size but the whole way in which the operation is approached. Buildings for these purposes have become more specialised initially just being part of the factory or shop, and have responded to demands such as to being customised for transport operations. Perhaps the most surprising part of the Distribution centre design is the amount of space...

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