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Temporary option offers serious alternative in space race

Logistics managers are being urged to consider a temporary solution to address a growing shortage of quality warehousing space. Property experts are reporting a surge in the industrial property market after a sharp increase in the amount of capital available to developers. They say investors are now prepared to provide …

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Norbert Dentressangle opens new national hub for specialist services

Norbert Dentressangle has invested in a new national distribution hub at Brownhills, near Walsall, for its expanding Specialist Services operation, which provides specialist-handling distribution for businesses supplying high value, delicate or large commercial items. The new warehouse features 20,000 sq ft (1,860 sq m) of fully racked high bay storage …

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Neptune innovates and enhances customer experience with Empirica

Barcodes are scanned as items move through the warehouse. Neptuen warehouse.The site comprises narrow aisle and bulk storage areas. Example of Neptune range. Hand-made furniture and accessories retailer Neptune has developed and enhanced customer services by implementing the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess to support complete control over inventory …

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TGW equips logistics centre for AutomationDirect

Earlier this year industrial automation company AutomationDirect entrusted automated warehouse solution provider TGW with an extensive logistics installation at its headquarters in Cumming, Georgia (U.S). Now in the second phase of the project, TGW is fitting a new high bay warehouse for thousands of SKUs of high technology automation products. …

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Waitrose awards contract extension to supply chain specialist Wincanton

Leading retailer Waitrose has awarded a contract extension to supply chain specialist Wincanton for the storage and distribution of wines and spirits to its UK outlets. These include all Waitrose’s supermarkets, convenience stores, motorway service stations, Ocado and Waitrose Cellar – 357 outlets in total. The extension brings the partnership …

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Crisplant to supply high-speed distribution system to Swisslog for fashion retailer Varner’s new distribution centre

• Crisplant will supply an energy-efficient LS-4000CB cross-belt sorter • The sorter will serve as the backbone of the system, integrating all areas of the distribution centre • Simplicity of the system ensures ready understanding of the system design by managers and operators • Modular design delivers easy expandability to …

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