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Warehouse storage systems: Three important things to remember

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2017-03-01

The range of warehouse storage options available today is extensive, and the best choice of storage system for different kinds of items can depend on a large number of different factors.

For those without first-hand experience and knowledge of warehouse operations, these factors can be hard to understand. But there are at least three main things govern the choice of storage systems used in a warehouse.

In this post, we’ll try to simply explain the basics of what goes in to this decision-making process. To begin with, let’s look at one of the most important factors.

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How warehouse ergonomics and safety can boost your bottom line

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2017-02-06

Keeping warehouse staff happy, satisfied and motivated is a challenge which warehouse managers face every day. A big part of this challenge is safety - protecting staff from injury is one of the most basic requirements, and the industry has improved greatly in this area in the last few decades.

However, staying compliant with the law and keeping drivers happy aren't the only advantages - devoting resources to maintaining a safe and ergonomic warehouse environment can also bring financial benefits.

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IFRS 16 Leases, and what it means for the material handling industry

Written by Ian McNaught, 2017-01-20


On 1 January 2019, IFRS 16 Leases will come into effect, and it's going to have a big impact on the material handling industry. 

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How to choose the perfect forklift truck for your warehouse

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2017-01-05

The range of trucks currently available is huge, and new equipment and innovations are hitting the market all the time.

Even for experienced material handling professionals, weighting up all the advantages and disadvantages of each truck can be difficult. Forklifts that fit in perfectly in one warehouse may be unsuitable for another, and some trucks can be useful in very different stages of the handling process. 

To make things simpler, we've explained it all.

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What should you look for in a forklift spare parts supplier?

Written by Xavier Bernard, 2016-12-19

Even when you’ve done your research, placed your order, and received delivery of your brand new forklift, your business with a supplier hasn’t ended. If you want your forklift to run smoothly and efficiently in future, and with maximum uptime, you’re going to need spare parts.

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Should I rent, buy or lease my next forklift truck?

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-09-13

Having efficient, reliable and safe vehicles is essential for effective materials handling, and there's a range of different ways to get them. Here, we give you our guidance on that difficult question - should you rent, buy or lease your next forklift truck?

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How to optimise your fleet when requirements change!

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-30

“In a situation of changing requirements, is your forklift truck fleet flexible enough for optimally supporting your material handling?” Several times a week I hear colleagues discussing with our customers about how to optimise fleets when requirements change. My take on this is that at workload peaks there may be a shortage of forklift trucks – or they may be of the wrong type – while at idle periods redundant forklift trucks stand still at unnecessary cost.

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11 facts about forklift trucks you might not know

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-16

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5 reasons why you should purchase a used forklift truck

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-02

When you need a new forklift truck, one issue to consider is whether it really has to be new. Of course a brand new truck is an easy and trouble-free choice, but from a cost and benefit perspective, will it pay off? Depending on your operations, a used forklift may be the way to go.

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The forklift truck – a long story in short

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-07-19

Forklift trucks are a natural part of everyday material handling. They are so common that it’s easy to believe they have always been there, but surprisingly, the forklift truck is a rather recent innovation…

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