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4 ways to improve your warehouse layout design

4 ways to improve your warehouse layout design

Having an efficient warehouse layout (alongside a fully integrated warehouse management system) could be the difference between processing your customers’ orders quickly or not.

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5 tips on how to improve warehouse safety

Warehouse Safety

When working in an environment with large machinery, pallets and racking, warehouse safety should be considered a priority. According to a HSE survey, the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions is £14.3 billion.

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5 innovative warehouse technologies that your business needs

Warehouse Technologies

Technology is constantly evolving and this is certainly the case in warehouses. Not only are companies moving from paper based systems to warehouse management software (according to recent research), they are also looking to get the edge on their competitors by taking advantage of the latest innovative warehouse technologies. We list 5 of the latest technology trends that are currently being used in warehouses.

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Warehouse Management Software and K8

warehouse management & K8

Managing your warehouse in a cost effective and efficient way is one of the key components of a successful business.

That’s why our most recent version of K8, K8 Babbage, is our most comprehensive and reliable release to date. As with our other modules, our warehouse management software, can assist you in achieving effective warehouse management.

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Use of handheld devices for warehouse management

Use of handheld devices for warehouse management

We’re excited to see the changes that have been happening in warehouse management over recent years. Research into the future of the warehouses shows that warehouse IT and operations professionals no longer view the warehouse as just a cost centre, in which operational focus is on reducing inefficiencies and inaccuracies in order picking.

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Challenges of Managing Multiple Warehouse Locations

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Warehouse management is challenging enough: optimising stock levels, managing the physical space and tracking orders and deliveries. However, when growing companies add additional warehouses, those challenges are multiplied.

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What is warehouse management?

warehouse management

Warehouse management is the control of the day-to-day operations of a warehouse, such as the shipping, receiving, put-away and picking of goods.

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7 things you don’t want to see in your warehouse management process

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Companies in the distributive trades have seen growth in recent years. Modern tools and techniques have to potential to drive competitive advantage by transforming the warehouse from a cost centre to a growth centre. However, many businesses still employ legacy manual and paper-based warehousing processes, and have yet to take the first steps towards such a transformation.

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How to update your warehouse and stock efficiently

Usage of warehouse management systems on mobile will double.

Despite its importance to the distributive trades, and its potential to support strategic growth, the warehouse is the part of the business that is most likely to have legacy manual and paper based processes. A 2014 study shows that 35% of prospective buyers of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are still using manual methods. This can be time consuming and create inefficiencies, and it may also be risky; human error can lead to mistakes in picking, shipping, or replenishment, which can result in failed deliveries, payment disputes and, ultimately, unhappy customers.

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5 Principles of Effective Warehouse Management

5 Principles of Effective Warehouse Management

If your business has a warehouse, then you’ll be aware of the importance of this facility as an essential part of the supply chain. A warehouse which is poorly managed means far more than just a weak link in the chain, as poor management can ultimately affect your sales and therefore your profits.

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K8 WMS Software: Warehouse Management Made Easy

For any business which requires warehouse facilities, effective warehouse management is a vital part of a successful supply chain process. Efficient storage and movement of stock within, to and from the warehouse enables a business to keep optimum stock levels and process sales orders speedily and accurately. All of this is highly difficult to achieve without a software solution to aid each part of the process. The K8 Warehouse Management System (WMS) from Kerridge Commercial Systems is the market leading software solution to the challenges of effective warehouse management.

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