Warehouse Management 101

As your business grows it is very likely that you will need to add additional warehouses, or perhaps expand an existing one. It may well be that you are opening up in new locations in order to increase your operations, or simply that while you can run your business from one office, it becomes more cost-effective to have additional warehouses to better serve customers in different localities.

There is a lot of thought and logistical effort that needs to go into managing one warehouse, let alone several, and the management of one is very different from that of two, three, or a dozen. There are a number of things to think about when planning a warehouse, not the least of which is to make proper use of every last inch of floor space. If you think of your warehouse as an empty box you can see that it is possible to fill the box right to the top by using pallet racking and fork lifts and thus make the most efficient use of space.

There are also a number of ways to efficiently organise your stock. One way is to place quick selling items that have a high volume close to the receiving area while items that have a lower volume can be placed further away. If you have items that customers often order together you can site them next to each other.

Barcode scanners are another efficient way of tracking your inventory and you can use them in several ways in the warehouse which will save you time, and therefore money. You can actually download some inventory trackers on to your mobile or tablet as an app now, which turns it into a barcode scanner so you don’t need to buy one.

An Additional Warehouse Makes Things More Complicated

Of course, as your business expands and you need to open another warehouse, things become more complicated. Certainly, you can save money on transport costs by opening a warehouse in a location where you have more customers, but you will soon find that your requirements and sales figures can be very different from your first warehouse. Customers at the new location may prefer one product over another so you may find that products that you have in stock in warehouse 1 have sold out in warehouse 2. The more warehouses you have, the more difficult it becomes, so you need to track your inventory extremely carefully in order to ensure that you do not suffer from lack of stock in one location or too much in another.

Manual Control

Some businesses rely entirely on manual inventory control, but that can lead to real problems because it is being done by people. People make mistakes and may enter data incorrectly, forget to enter it at all, miscount things, and worse. One way to overcome these problems is by using inventory control software which will reduce the risk of human error, save money on labour, and correctly record sales and shipping. Everyone in the office will have access to the inventory information, and the software can be set to re-order items automatically so that you don’t run out of stock in any of your warehouses. At the same time it can ensure that you don’t carry too much stock of an item that does not sell so fast.

Inventory control software is not necessarily cheap but it can pay for itself in quite a short period of time. In most businesses the inventory is the biggest single investment and anything that you can do to streamline procedures and make sure that you do not overstock items, while at the same time ensuring you have enough in the right places at the right time to keep your customers happy, can only be of benefit to your bottom line.

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Benefits of Warehouse Automation

New Packaging Technology Can Solve your Christmas Staff Shortages Problems

When it comes to the end of the year and the big seasonal push in the food, manufacturing and distribution sectors, businesses traditionally brace themselves for heavy staff shortages. Figures released ahead of the last 10-12 weeks of the year reveal that 43% of labour providers state they will struggle to cope with demand this Christmas due to lack of staff.

With both Black Friday and Cyber Mondays increasing demand even further due to the high peak in sales on these days, businesses are being advised to look towards the latest packaging technology as a way of coping with a lack of staff on the factory floor.

Growing sales and higher demand

It has been reported that while the high street will be feeling the pinch again this festive period, the food and e-commerce sectors will be making the most gains. According to market research company Mintel, compared with December 2017, total spending is set to rise 4%, reaching nearly £48bn excluding VAT.

When these figures are examined in more detail, they reveal that food sales will grow by 3.3% to £18.6bn. Online orders will continue to rise by a further 14% to £5.6bn, which accounts for almost 12% of all retail spending. This will place higher expectation for manufacturers and distributors to keep up with the pace of demand, which calls for a new approach to the type of packaging machinery being used during this period.

Christmas packaging solutions

Rather than placing further pressure on the business by rushing to hire more staff at peak times during the year, companies should look towards sustainable alternatives. Modernised packaging machinery is beginning to emerge as the long-term solution businesses have been hoping to find for quite some time.

They are able to play a key role in speeding up the packing process in a way that will allow companies to meet demand even with a smaller rota of available staff. This can be seen in the technology that features case erectors which are able to handle flat packed boxes and build them up. Or, how pallet wrappers have the ability to maximise the amount of stretch film being put to use.

The knock-on effect is these machines will reduce the amount of materials being used, while saving on warehouse space and labour expenditure. When these benefits are enjoyed at a time when sales are sky high, the business is able to increase profit margins to really get the most out of their inventory.

There are even automated packaging machines available that can build, fill, fold and label boxes around any product to match its exact dimensions. This takes place in a single process, instantly making the supply chain more efficient. There will no longer be a requirement to add savings and void-fill on materials, all the while saving time and reducing the amount of man-hours used to complete the job.

Planning for the future

Much of this comes down to the ongoing advancements made in automated packaging technology over the past few years. By making an investment into these sort of machines it removes the need to bring a raft of new employees on board to deal with the festive rush. This also means the usual training programme is no longer a requirement as the packaging machine slots seamlessly into the existing processes.

These are just some of the advantages businesses across the UK will be able to enjoy as the technology improves year on year. Online shopping will only continue to grow, and the need to find cost-effective and sustainable solutions becomes an ever-pressing issue for manufacturers and distributors. New packaging machines appear to hold the answer, changing and improving the way many industries cope with seasonal peaks.




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How are Warehouses Preparing for Brexit?

With the UK on course to leave the EU, and with no deal on the table that everyone can agree to, there is a lot of confusion right across the warehouse and manufacturing industries. And yet, business owners still have to find solutions that will make the transition smoother, even though they are not aware of the terms of the Brexit deal, or the exact details of our relationship with the EU once we have left.

In the meantime, UK businesses are starting to look for facilities that can provide flexible storage space. These ‘build to suit’ solutions are constructed to support companies in becoming more efficient with planning and preparing for future events. They also require storage space that is adaptable and will allow them to make the alterations they need if – or when – demands change post-Brexit.

Temporary Storage Demands

The current status of Brexit negotiations has led to an increase in requests for temporary and smaller storage shelters. What storage constructors are also noticing is a change in rental requirements. Instead of long term leases, companies are starting to ask for shorter periods that run for anywhere between 1-5 years.

The reason for this is because companies are trying to plan ahead into the future. They have to find sustainable methods of maintaining their production flow that will allow them to continue to fulfil the needs of their customers at a time of extreme uncertainty. By investing in custom built storage facilities, they are creating an alternative solution that differs from the typical spaces used to store their products.

Many of these structures are fabric based, so they are not permanent, but offer the right kind of conditions to store merchandise and goods. Because they can be adapted to suit the specific user, it will help businesses react quickly to any changes in the market while helping to save on costs in the short run.

Preparing For Brexit

Another option being explored, and taken up by, manufacturers in the UK is stockpiling. Those who rely on raw materials being shipped in from various countries need to find ways to ensure they do not experience a dramatic shortage that could affect their ability to produce. Aston Martin recently announced they would be increasing stockpiles of car components from 3 days’ supply to 5 as a precaution, in the event of no deal being reached at all.

This follows on from Bentley also stating they would begin doing the same. Airbus have been vocal in their concerns about the current situation over Brexit and have started to increase storage of aeroplane components. However, at the moment, many small-to-medium sized firms are not looking at this as an option due to the financial risks involved.

Although this may change the closer we move towards Brexit if there is no deal on the table. Aside from the cash flow needed to invest in stockpiling, it also requires a larger amount of storage space. With e-commerce demands growing all the time, there is an increased need to find cost effective 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) storage space.

No matter how large or small the business, finding a balance between flexibility and dependability will prove crucial no matter what the outcome of Brexit. Whether building new custom built storage spaces, or maximising the space within their current warehouse, companies will have to think on their feet to ensure they keep pace with the ever changing logistical landscape.

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Mezzanine Floor

How to build a Mezzanine Floor

Using the height in your storage facility is one of the best ways to maximise the space available to you. Mezzanine flooring allows you to do just that, acting as a cost effective and efficient solution for your warehouse.

This blog will go into more detail about the options available to you when installing mezzanine flooring and a general overview of the process involved.

Design process

There are a number of different design variations for mezzanine floors, each one constructed to being the most out of your work environment. One thing they do all have in common is a well thought out design that has been made in accordance with CE marking. This means the construction meets the essential regulations of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

Additional features

Businesses are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. If their regular daily duties involve working on or around the mezzanine floor then any potential risks or hazards have to be fully considered before installation.

One such measure would be the installation of protective handrails to ensure staff working at height are prevented from falling and injuring themselves. This also applies to any equipment that may be used on the mezzanine, stopping it from going over the edge and becoming damaged or potentially injuring someone. Mesh panels are an alternative which will also serve to prevent small work items from going over the sides.

Adjustments made to mezzanine flooring aren’t only carried out for safety concerns. It could also simply be to create more of a visual impact in the space if brand image is of importance. For example, staircases, handrails and pallet gates could be branded using the company colours. These would be powder coated to ensure there is a high level of corrosion resistance.

The staircases used to connect the lower and upper floors of the mezzanine play a key role in ensuring it is effectively used. The type of staircase being installed will vary on the type of environment it is being placed into. For example, an industrial space will have different requirements to a staircase being installed into a retail setting,

There are three different types of pallet gates to choose from – the fail-safe roll-over, a light weight design or a swing gate. These help to protect staff members from open areas, such as the loading of pallets. Once installed, pallet gates are extremely durable and require very little ongoing maintenance.

Floor decking

There are a number of different options available when it comes to choosing the flooring material. However, to help narrow it down, below are the three most popular types that are suitable for the vast majority of environments.

38mm Particle Board
This is a high density board that can also include additional moisture resistance, wear resistance and non-slip features if required. If there are a lot of spills or leaks in the building then moisture resistance could be a good option.

Durbar Plate
The textured patterns of this style provide extra grip and it copes well with heavier loads. It is a hot-rolled structural steel floor plate and is characterised by a raised, even pattern.

Forge-Welded Gratings
Forge-wielded gratings are often used as the preferred choice for areas such as gangways, plant platforms and transfer aisles.

Building and Planning Regulations

The maximum size of a mezzanine floor should be 200m² if you do not wish to apply for planning permission. This also means that any planned alterations must take place solely within the building.

However, building regulations will have to be met. This will come down to the supplier to ensure it meets the required standards on areas such as fire escapes, fire protection, disabled access and more.

Fire safety is a big concern when installing a mezzanine floor. It should be constructed so it slows the spread of fire while maintaining the structural integrity of the building so staff members can evacuate. The supplier will have to provide a range of methods to ensure early warning of fire can be raised and that it can also be prevented and slowed down.

Installing a mezzanine floor

Once site surveys and inspections have finished, a qualified surveyor will review the site to understand the full requirements. From there, accurate quotations can be produced, along with production schedules, CAD drawings, manufacturing drawings, materials procurement and an installation schedule.

After building regulation requirements have been checked and cleared, work on the project can begin. The manufactured parts will be delivered to the site once ready so the installation team can start constructing the mezzanine floor.


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Worlds First Fully Automated Warehouse Run by Robots

For many years Amazon have led the way with the use of automated systems in their warehouses, combining traditional human methods with cutting edge technology. However, until this point there has never been a fully automated factory anywhere in the world, although it was only a matter of time before one was created.

That has now happened in Japan, where Mujin, a Tokyo-based start-up have created the world’s first fully-automated warehouse that requires no help from human workers. Their technology has transformed a JD.com warehouse into a facility of the future and they have plans to rapidly expand the use of their software.


Mujin produce controllers that are about the size of a briefcase, and can serve as an operating system to control hardware made by any robot manufacturer. There are typically two of these controllers used in any installation – one for vision and the other for motion planning.

The aim of these controllers is to automatically generate motions for the robots, which would remove the need to manually teach the robots. According to Mujin, this will improve efficiency and make for a more productive warehouse environment. The technology uses a combination of motion planning and computer vision, which enables the robots to move autonomously and intelligently.

When the 40,000-sqm JD.com facility was opened in June 2018 it instantly turned heads due to its impressive set-up. It comes equipped with 20 industrial robots that are able to pick, transfer and pack goods by using crates moved along on conveyor belts. This system is aided further by use of camera technology and Mujin’s vision and motion planning controllers. Elsewhere in the facility, merchandise is carted around by robots onto loading docks and trucks ready for shipping.

The robots used in the warehouse are smart machines that have been programmed to perform a specific task. This allows every position of every joint to be tracked down to the millisecond, which significantly minimises the possibility of errors occurring. Each of the controllers feature fast microchips that can handle the burden of extremely large computational processes. With this software installed, they can evaluate a huge range of possible manoeuvres, before the best one is selected in less than a second.


Back in 2012, Amazon purchased robot company Kiva Systems and have been deploying automated technology in their fulfilment centres ever since. The key differential between Amazon and this new layout is that no humans work on the floor of the JD.com warehouse. Amazon employ around 400-500 workers in each fulfilment centre, and Mujin’s system requires only 5 employees be present. However, their job is not to run any of the operations, rather, they are there only to service the machines to ensure they remain in good working order.

Mujin currently offer their software as a customisable service. However, their plan is to move away from offering this model to every client, and to create a standardised automation package in America. This will make it more accessible and affordable for the vast majority of businesses, and could pose a further threat to employment levels in the industrial sector. Concerns about the impact of automation have already been raised for a number of years, although Mujin’s system proposes to dispose of nearly all human assistance.

Yet, there is a strong case to be made that fully-automated warehouses will not be detrimental to jobs. Traditionally, the introduction of technology and robots has created more jobs. Japanese car company Toyota are a perfect example. They have fully embraced automation and have since grown into the biggest car company in the world. This has allowed to accentuate human craftsmanship to improve manufacturing while becoming a more efficient operation.

Mujin’s technology looks set to transform warehouses as we know it – but it is likely to be a positive change that will benefit businesses, staff and customers.

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What are the best industrial shelving units?

The industrial environment is unlike any other which means any shelving being installed needs to be able to withstand the tough demands placed upon it. Shelving styles that work well in the home or in an office won’t necessarily be the best option for your warehouse or industrial space. Below are some of the best and most popular industrial shelving units currently in use today.

Rivet shelving

This type of shelving can be easily installed within the warehouse and its steel structure ensures it remains stable and secure when put to use. You will see it largely used in storage rooms, warehouse and industrial units. The benefits of using rivet shelving include:

  • Quick assembly

Not only can it be in place very quickly but it allows you to attach it to the wall to strengthen and reinforce its rigidity.

  • Modular design

Businesses tend to invest in rivet shelving as it can be expanded upon as and when needed. This enables you to grow while keeping the style uniform and in line with existing shelving.

  • High density

Single rivet shelving uses low-profile beams to form the shelf frame. This allows the vertical space between each level to be maximised making it perfect to store multiple smaller items.

Wire shelving

A more aesthetically pleasing  option is wire shelving, which also loses none of the essential elements you need for good storage. It features an open design which allows products to be accessed from any side, helping maintain the efficiency and throughput in the facility. The benefits of wire shelving are:

  • Low maintenance

Compared to other systems, wiring shelving collects very little dust and only requires the occasional quick wipe down. They are also rust resistant which is a huge advantage for longevity.

  • Open design

Depending on the layout of the warehouse, the open nature of wiring shelving will make the retrieval, storage and rotation of products extremely easy to do.

  • Special configurations

Whether you want to have it wall mounted, with tilt shelves or with any number of other variations, wire shelving gives you the adaptability you are looking for in a storage unit.

Steel shelving

Steel shelving works well in tandem underneath mezzanine storage to keep essentials spares and parts. It features back and away braces to keep the unit steady once installed and is available in either an open or closed style, depending on your requirements. Steel shelving has a number of advantages including:

  • Adjustability

Compared to rivet shelving it offers more options to adjust the system to suit. The compression clips that come with steel shelving make this easy to do.

  • Customisable

Steel shelving usually comes with add-ons such as dividers, doors, drawer inserts and bin fronts. The actual shelving can be clipped into place in any direction you want.

  • Multiple uses

If fits into warehouse and industrial environments as you’d expect, but steel shelving can also be used in commercial spaces and offices, without looking out of place.

Bulk rack shelving

The name suggests a shelving system that is large and cumbersome but that isn’t the case with bulk rack shelving. It’s almost the complete opposite, as it can be light-duty and fit into smaller spaces if required, slotting into store rooms, or corners of the warehouse that can be better utilised. Using bulk rack shelving is helpful because of:

  • Easy assembly

Not only is it easy to build and quick to put in place, but it can also be taken apart just as fast so it can be manoeuvred anytime time you want.

  • Cost effective

The unit arrives with wielded frames and good capacity for storage of smaller items. This ensures it remains durable and is purchased at a far lower price point compared to some alternatives.

  • Configurable

The shelving can be easily adjusted if required. The system comes with good depth and height variety to allow you to find the right combination to suit your products and goods.

If your not sure which is the best industrial shelving units for you get in touch.  This is what 2h Storage Solutions do.  They are storage experts and are best for supplying industrial shelving units and racking.


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Cloud ERP

Benefits of Cloud ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is software that connects your finance, accounting and business operations data. ERP software is must for any modern fast-growing company. However, many of the best ERP software is very expensive and hard to manage which is why many businesses are now turning to Cloud ERP.

Cloud ERP is software that is stored on the internet including all the data. Users access the software via the internet and can do so from any location at any time. Cloud-based computing is also called Software as a Service, or SaaS. The only main difference between Cloud ERP and on-premises ERP is where the software is psychically located and the price.

Growing business either small to medium sized can benefit from Cloud ERP. The cost of scaling business productivity is far less with Cloud ERP. With the right cloud provider, businesses can access applications at a reasonable fixed monthly price without the substantial upfront expenditure for hardware and software. They host all the hardware and software and you just access it.

Benefits other than the lower costs include the ability to access and share data from any mobile device like laptops, mobile phones and tablets. In todays mobile world, employees and customers expect access to data on all of their devices and this is what Cloud ERP allows.

With Cloud ERP there is no more software to manage, all software is stored on the cloud and updated automatically meaning no down time. The cloud is your virtual hard drive meaning you don’t need to store data on storage devices or send large files of data to colleagues, everything is all accessible and at your fingertips.
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we live and work. Cloud computing is an environment where we’re always prepared. All business data is stored in a centralized location that we can access whenever and wherever we are.

If you’re looking to embrace the digital world and move your warehouse management into the cloud, we can help. Contact our warehouse experts today on 01937 585 057 to see what we can do for you.

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What are ERP Systems and How can they Help

There is a lot of information online about ERP and more often than not a lot of it seems to contradict each other, with everyone defining it in their own way. This is largely because of how the system has been implemented and in many ways this highlights the strengths and flexibility of the software itself.

In order to understand the many ways in which ERP solutions can benefit your business it helps to get a grounding in what ERP is and the fundamentals of how it works. Below is a brief overview of ERP and why it can play an important role in the success of your organisation.

What is ERP?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning, although even that term sounds a little vague. Gartner were responsible for creating the phrase back in 1990, but the actual concept goes back even further to the 1960s manufacturing sector. This is when programs created by software engineers monitored inventory, helped to reconcile balances and provide status reports. Material Requirement Planning (MRP) was the next stage of the evolution in the 70s, which allowed for the scheduling of key production processes.

MRP expanded further in the 80s to cover even more manufacturing areas, its name changing to MRP-II or Manufacturing Resource Planning. The 90s saw these systems move beyond inventory and operational functions to encompass admin areas such as accounting and HR, which created the platform for ERP as we understand it now.

Today, ERP has the ability to integrate many of the essential processes that go into running a successful organisation. This includes everything from accounting, human resources, inventory and order management, customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), ecommerce and marketing automation.

Thought about at its most basic, ERP software is able to bring all of these together into one system, streamlining work processes, access and use of information across the business as a whole.

All ERP systems contain a central database that can be shared across multiple departments and units within the organisation. The idea being that everyone is able to work on the same page at the same time, regardless of the division they are based in.

Synchronising automation and reporting

ERP software also has the capability to synchronising reporting and automation. This provides more flexibility for staff who instead of having to create and maintain separate spreadsheets of information which are then manually merged together to generate a report, they can extract the required reports from a single system.

A good example would be related to sales orders that are automatically tied into the finance system, removing the need to manually enter in the data. This will enable the order management team to process the orders far more efficiently, with the finance division able to close the order a lot quicker. Another common ERP feature is the inclusion of a dashboard that allows staff to have immediate sight on the performance levels of key business metrics at any time.

ERP software and the cloud

Although ERP systems were primarily designed for enterprises, mid-to-large size businesses have begun to heavily rely on the software. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions – otherwise known as cloud computing today – have proved to be the driving force behind this. This is because cloud-based solutions have made ERP systems more cost effective as well as making them easier to install and manage over the medium-to-long-term.

Cloud ERP provides the opportunity for reporting in real-time and business intelligence, making it an extremely valuable tool for management executives to gain a precise insight into where the company stands in the moment.

Various sized businesses from a vast range of industries are now becoming more interested in what ERP software can offer to them. In fact, it is estimated that the global SaaS market will be worth around $164.3 billion by 2022. When you start to take into consideration the many benefits that ERP can provide to your business, it is easy to see why it will continue to grow exponentially.

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Cloud Based Warehouse Management Systems

Why you should be looking towards the Cloud in 2018

Some businesses are only just coming round to the idea of implementing a WMS system, while the real forward thinkers are already looking towards the next stage of their technological evolution. Cloud based Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are seen by many as the logical progression, removing many of the associated costs and operation headaches that come with the installation of a WMS.

Whether it’s investing in new hardware, paying out for new software updates or dealing with down-time and maintenance, investing in a traditional WMS takes time and money to set-up and get running. Cloud based services are changing the way we live and work and it is already improving the infrastructure of a growing number of warehouse facilities. Below are six key reasons why you should be looking towards the cloud in 2018.

The cost effective choice

Many smaller, traditional organisations are keen to evolve and invest in a WMS but are deterred by the investment required upfront. Even though the long term returns will make it worthwhile eventually, budgets are either too tight for the initial payment, or they believe the funds can be best put to use in other areas of the business.

A cloud based system removes the cost of installing new equipment and the set-up costs, instead charging a small monthly fee based on how many users will be accessing the platform. It is a far more cost effective method which opens up the software to an even wider audience.

Instant accessibility  

Being able to access your supply chain data from any location means there is no delay in making key decisions that can impact on performance levels. Controlling the WMS from a workstation, mobile phone, tablet or laptop ensures management can remain actively in the loop even when they are not on the premises.

Growing with your business

Another cost-related pain is having to invest more into software upgrades, patches and technical staff if you reach the point of expansion. The cloud allows businesses to quickly scale up (or even down) based on your immediate needs within the business. This sort of flexibility ensures you can react quickly to changing demands without affecting performance levels.

Flexible licensing

The vast majority of business experience forecasted financial highs and lows across any given year, especially those linked into physical retail outlets. Price packages in traditional WMS systems are usually more rigid in comparison to cloud based solutions, which makes it harder to adjust to the different needs through these periods. In the cloud, user licenses can quickly be added when demand is higher, and removed when business returns to normal levels.

Improved security

Unless you are an extremely large business, the security measures around your WMS platform usually remain the same until upgraded annually, or sometimes even longer, leaving valuable data vulnerable as new methods are found by hackers to by-pass existing systems. A cloud-based WMS is constantly updated using the latest updates and patches, ensuring your core business information is constantly protected against any potential threats.

And should anything happen within your facility that damages hardware, such as fire, natural disasters or even power outages, all of the data remains securely in the cloud ready to be accessed again when you are back up and running.

Increased IT productivity

Most IT departments find themselves stretched as management tend to underinvest in staff numbers, which can affect the integrity of the work being carried out. Installing a cloud system lessens the burden on staff and ensures they can focus on other areas of the business to be more productive. With less attention needed on supporting an internally hosted WMS system, it will improve the quality of their work in other departments and improve overall efficiency across the entire organisation.




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Shuttle System

Warehouse Shuttle System

With warehouse shuttle systems the handling of goods is carried out by using a remote controlled pallet shuttle. Often called ‘shuttle rockets’,  these shuttles contain diagnosis software for troubleshooting issues and run on rechargeable batteries. There are a number of different types of shuttle systems available, from single or double deep storage, to roaming shuttles and dedicated shuttles. 

Shuttle systems works on either a FIFO (first-in-last-out) or LIFO (last-in-first-out) basis.  The system automates the placement of pallets in the storage lane therefore reducing loading and unloading cycle times. The operator controls all the processes for storing and extracting pallets simply by using a remote control or Wi-Fi enabled tablet

Racking can be set up against a wall of the warehouse which allows for more space.  This system allows for loading to be done from one side with a forklift truck and the unloading on the opposite side with another.

Advantages of Warehouse Shuttle Systems

  • Unique high-density functionality
  • Larger number of product types can be stored
  • Time required to store and extract pallets reduced
  • Reduces operating costs
    • The number of fork trucks and operators required is reduced, no need for lighting about racking, less damage to goods including racking repair & maintenance, running costs of temperature/humidity controlled systems and reducing the storage cube required with the associated rent/overheads
  • Damage reduction
    • Forklifts never enter into the aisles like they do in drive-in racking therefore reducing damage.
  • Higher product flow produces increased productivity
  • Maximised productivity
    • can be combined with other racking systems
  • Ideal for cold storage warehouses

2h Storage Solutions offer a free site survey and would be happy to advice you on warehouse shuttle systems for your warehouse operation. With years of experience 2hssl can offer industry-wide insights in the pros and cons of the various shuttle systems available.  Customers can enjoy the certainty of a successful project with 2h Storage Solutions.

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