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Handling long goods in the warehouse - how the professionals do it

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-10-12

Since they were first introduced as a material handling tool, forklifts have become ever more effective at lifting and transporting pallets. Standardisation has occurred across the world of logistics, meaning (with several major exceptions) that many goods are formed into unit loads and placed on pallets of a uniform size, allowing a wide range of goods to be transported and stored more easily.

But what happens the goods you handle don't fit neatly on a pallet? Items that are particularly large or long won't fit on a standard pallet, and they can be harder to handle with a standard forklift. One company that works with goods like this is Mac Messe- und Austellungscenter Service GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of trade fair stands.

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Case study: Increasing warehouse efficiency with logistics analysis

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-09-06

When your product can mean life or death for your customers, a solid forklift fleet and reliable logistics operation is an absolute must. Johnson Controls, a manfacturer of fire safety products, is one of these companies. The international firm not only makes fire detection and alarm systems, but also fire supressions solutions as well. These are important products, and the company needs to get them to the customer as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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Handling heavy loads at high heights - how the professionals do it

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-07-19

Densely-packed, high-bay warehouses are excellent at using floor space efficiently. However, they’re not necessarily easy to work in – lifting 1000kg+ weights to heights of well over 10 metres is a challenge, and places high demands on both drivers and forklifts.

But it is possible – and some companies haven’t just made this system work, they’ve seen major benefits.

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How UniCarriers helped Ostermann meet its intense stock handling needs

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2016-10-18

Rudolf Ostermann GmbH's top-quality service and huge range of stock makes it the only wholesaler a carpenter will ever need. 

The company guarantees its customers that all orders will be processed and shipped by 4PM on the day the order is received, meaning workers at its 14,000m² logistics centre in Bocholt, Germany, need to work fast. To deal with their intense stock handling needs, Ostermann uses a fleet of 33 trucks to pick thousands of orders every day, for shipping to their 30,000 customers.

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