E-commerce boom driving demand for US warehouse space

Online retail is booming right now. There was already a trend away from brick and mortar stores towards online retail. This was accelerated by the COVID-19 Pandemic in the first…

Cold Storage Design and Temperature Control

Careful design choices will save you money All being well, you have designed and laid our your cold storage facilities right the first time. Unfortunately, it is often the case…

Top 5 Post COVID-19 Lockdown Challenges for Warehousing

The US is re-opening for business to an economy in recession and a very high unemployment rate, but warehouses and distribution centers are certainly ‘waking up’ to the challenges ahead,…

How to Quickly Design your Warehouse Layout in 3D

Situation As an Industrial Design Engineer preparing warehouse layouts and designs? Imagine you are in your customer’s office. Do you have to present your warehouse layout solution to customers? Is…

Using Robotics and AI in Warehouses to Train Employees

Warehouse AI vendor, 6 river systems, have created an automated robot known as “Chuck”. His job is to help you and your warehouse staff improve efficiency. Not only that, but…

Japanese Robotic Warehouse Market – China vs India

It is well known that Japan has an ageing population. This is leading to shortages of workers, particularly in manual labour jobs such as warehouse staff. To tackle this short-staffing…

Driverless Trucks – The Future of Logistics?

There have been many experiments in recent years with driverless vehicles. Google has pushed the technology, and it has been in development and testing by Uber for driverless taxi services.…

How to Build an Automated Warehouse System

Which new technologies do you need and why? As the world is changing due to increased demand for online shopping and accelerated by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, many warehouses are…

How is COVID-19 Shaping the Logistics Industry

The COVID-19 Pandemic that has swept the globe in the first half of 2020 has had a huge impact on businesses, their operations and planning. The logistics, warehousing and distribution…

Warehouse Fire Prevention

Importance of fire and smoke detection systems for warehouses What causes warehouse fires? There can be many reasons a fires starts in a warehouse. In a study conducted between 1994…