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Wine Making Meets Material Handling

In Distribution & Operations by Amy EdgarLeave a Comment

When thinking about the process of wine making most people would jump straight to the beginning. Growing grapes, pressing juice, fermentation, ageing in barrels and then bottle. However, many don’t consider the process that comes after that. In 2016, the UK imported 24.5 million nine-litre cases from Australia alone. We import most wine from them and we are also their …

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Special Workwear and 5 Other Tricks to Stay Warm on Construction Site

In Distribution & Operations by AlexLeave a Comment

When thinking of winter in the UK, low temperates, heavy rain and occasional snow spring to mind. If you are wrapped up inside with a blanket and a cup of tea then this is not an issue, but construction workers often endure these harsh conditions throughout the winter months. With last year’s unusually harsh winter, construction workers should start to …

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Get Your Warehouse Ready for Winter

In Distribution & Operations by AlexLeave a Comment

With winter being just round the corner, it’s time to get everything sorted for the upcoming cold. Snow and subzero temperatures may hit us unexpectedly as last year so it is always best to be safe than sorry. To add to the mix winter being a very busy season for many we’ve got ourselves a tricky business of getting the …

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Shipping Containers Make Dramatic Difference to the Industry

In Distribution & Operations by DariaLeave a Comment

This month we are discussing the place shipping containers take in our lives. At one point or another everything would’ve ended up on a pallet, shipped on a container and delivered on a lorry. Follow the journey of consumer and capital goods below. The Role of Shipping Containers Malcom McLean is generally credited with bringing the container into full commercial …

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UK Automotive Industry Has its Work Cut Out

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The hard-hitting facts of global warming are chilling consumer confidence big time. With nothing in its place, once again UK politicians are running riot in our industry with no plans in place for the thousands of jobs in jeopardy. We have seen it with coal, steel, shipping and now the automotive industry, the one good outcome of the Thatcher years. Here …

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4 Industry Jobs That Will Disappear by 2040

In Distribution & Operations, Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by GabrielLeave a Comment

We live in an exciting time, where technology and automation are advancing every day. As a result, plenty of jobs are being replaced by machines or new software. Here are four industry jobs that we believe will be extinct by the year 2040. 1. Truck Drivers The driverless revolution is upon us, and that means many transportation jobs will disappear. …

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Cut Costs With Energy Saving Warehouse Doors

In Distribution & Operations by GabrielLeave a Comment

Keeping operational costs of a warehouse down is the prime concern of almost any business in the industry. A huge part of it is due to energy rates, especially in refrigerated warehouses and areas with specific temperature levels. The best solution to facilitate energy saving in a warehouse is to install proper doors to suit the purpose. These top three options …