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Implementing Industrial Racking Systems in Your Warehouse

Warehouse showing industrial racking systems

The backbone of contemporary warehouse operations is industrial racking systems, which have revolutionised the way businesses manage and organise their inventory. Designers meticulously design these systems to optimise space utilisation and storage capacity and expedite inventory management processes. Industrial racking systems are available in various configurations, from conventional static racks to sophisticated automated solutions designed […]

A Guide to Rethinking Warehouse Storage Design and Inventory Handling

Book cover fo rethinking warehouse storage design

Still undecided as to whether the design of your warehouse should be altered? Are you unsure if it will meet your needs in the coming two to five years and beyond? As the business grows, the demand for your warehouse increases; at some point, you need to either redesign or move. Rethinking warehouse storage requirements […]

Which is Better: Drive-Through or Drive-In Pallet Racking?

warehouse with drive in racking

Warehouses and distribution centres use high-density racking solutions of drive-in and drive-through pallet racking systems when seeking additional storage space. Although they share some similarities, their design and functionality are distinct. The main distinctions between drive-in and drive-through pallet racking are outlined below. Characteristics of Drive-In Racking Drive-in racking is characterised by its entry loading […]

Are Your Warehouse Conveyor Systems Obsolete?

packages travelling on conveyor systems

There can be a number of different reasons why your warehouse conveyor systems can be obsolete and a financial burden. Here is what you ought to know about conveyor systems. Warehouse conveyor systems, a technological aid utilised in order fulfilment, facilitate the movement of products across the facility, including from picking zones to packaging areas. […]

Do You Have Awkward Spaces that Require Warehouse Shelving Installation?

Top down view of a warehouse shelving installation

Do you need a warehouse storage racking system but aren’t sure how to make the most of its difficult spaces? Bowen Storage can assist you! We provide warehouse shelving installation for all shapes and sizes, allowing you to maximise your space and storage capacity. With our assistance, you will be able to store more things […]

Anticipated Warehouse Automation Developments in 2024

Example of Warehouse Automation Developments

According to industry experts, one of the major anticipated warehouse automation developments will be an expected increase in adoption over the next five years for various reasons, including a persistent labour shortage, a more integrated warehouse, and the introduction of superior and more affordable solutions. Warehouse automation is critical in optimising warehouse space, reducing operational […]

8 Ways To Measure and Enhance Warehouse Efficiency

a section of an enhanced warehouse for efficiency

How can one determine whether a warehouse is operating effectively, and what are the steps you need to take to enhance warehouse efficiency? Before making an investment in warehouse technology or filling new positions, one can gain insight into performance by performing routine audits and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs). Warehouse Audits During a warehouse […]

Seven Mistakes to Avoid with Your Warehouse Racking System

Young workers working together to safely store pallets

There is a great deal of coordination and logistics required to maintain a warehouse operating efficiently. Ensuring your warehouse racking system is in good condition is one of the most important aspects of warehouse management. This includes routinely inspecting it for damage and preventing accidental damage. However, there are certain things that should never be […]

Accelerating Your Investment: Gaining a Strong Warehouse Automation ROI

The primary objective of any warehouse operation is to maximise margins, and using an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) can save money by reducing labour costs, accelerating throughput, and increasing capacity. But your warehouse automation ROI is at the top of the list when it comes to purchasing. When companies are considering automation, the […]

Racking Protection: A Necessity for Every Warehouse

Racking protection on end bays

A secure and efficient storage system is the backbone of a productive storage facility. Ensuring your racking is in good condition and compliant, with each pallet location optimised, gives your business and employees every opportunity to thrive in a safe working environment. Yet, the daily operations of any facility with a high level of functionality […]

Why Use Fully Automated High-Density Storage

a fully automated high density shuttle working

Operating a highly efficient warehouse requires multiple solutions as manufacturing and warehouse evolve. The focus has long been on technology and the implementation of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Now those same technologies must integrate through cloud computing and analytics across several different software packages to manage robotics and other operational tools. The warehouse floor area […]

Warehousing 101: How to Choose Better Storage Solutions for Small Items

warehouse showing better storage solutions for small parts

You may own an online store selling many different products, small to large, or maybe in the automotive parts industry. Both require better storage solutions for the myriad of small parts or items in your stock range. If you are looking for innovative ideas for storing small objects, you have come to the right place. […]

Successful Warehouse Operations Start With Good Warehouse Layout

business concept of good warehouse layout

Creating a successful, efficient warehouse operation that maximises storage is all about optimising planning from the outset. A good warehouse layout should, at all times, increase overall inventory accessibility. The effects of good warehouse layout A well-designed warehouse layout should improve the flow of your facility. The primary intent of the design is to keep […]

Optimising Your Existing Warehouse Space Instead of Relocation

Busy workers inside existing warehouse space

Planning for the new changing world is a challenge for many warehouse managers when the dynamic of storing inventory is rising. Optimising the existing warehouse space can be an unmoveable parameter you must work with. According to Peter Evans, National Director of Industrial Advisory, Occupier Services, “vacancy rates for industrial assets have plunged to a […]

How Paperless Warehouse Operations Increase Productivity and Efficiencies

worker using paperless warehouse mobile device to manage stock

A paperless warehouse and racking that utilises every available space are ambitions for many facilities rather than reality. However, many long-standing practices are applied without question in any industry, and storage and inventory management are no different. Companies still attempt to operate storage systems and pallet racking that has been installed based on just fitting […]

What Are The Priorities When Choosing a Warehouse

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When choosing a warehouse, the most common aspects that businesses consider are the cost of the warehouses and the storage space they can offer. While these are indeed one of the primary factors to consider while choosing warehouse premises for your business, there are some other factors that you should be considered while evaluating a […]

How Businesses Can Properly Maintain Pallet Racking

people working in warehouse loading pallet racking

Warehouses, which employ tens of thousands of people, are critical to the success of a wide variety of industries. They are a storage solution as they can store inventory or equipment for a business. Pallet racks are a mainstay for storage and materials handling solutions for warehouses. They aid in organisation, maximise storage space, and […]

Five Simple Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Storage Efficiency

Worker scanning a box for stoage efficiency

The smooth operation of a warehouse or storage area is pivotal for customer satisfaction and storage efficiency. Those efficiencies assist in ensuring quick, accurate picking and shipments. If you are looking for some ways to improve your storage efficiency, the following may be of assistance: 1.      Maximise and optimise all available space Often companies look to […]

Preventing a Pallet Racking Collapse in Your Warehouse

pallet rack collapse with operating forklift drivers

Often people think that a pallet racking collapse happens to other companies. But, you will be surprised how often those collapses happen and what the causes are. For example, if you have forklifts operating, you have a high chance of a pallet racking collapse happening. You may have seen videos of major collapses just like […]

Industrial Robotics Solving Warehouse Operational Challenges

Automated Robot Carriers And Robotic Arm In Smart Distribution Warehouse

What is Industrial Robotics? Industrial robotics refers to using robots and specialised software called automated systems to transport materials and inventory and perform various tasks to streamline warehouse processes. Industrial robots are growing exponentially, with LogisticsIQ reporting the market to be worth $7.9b in 2012 and approaching $22.2b in 2022. Industrial robots have entered the […]