Welcome to the 15 October Warehouse & Logistics News. As the leaves fall and the nights draw in, mid-October is a time for warehouse and logistics professionals to keep their heads down and push on with the job of keeping the supply chains full in the lead in to Christmas.

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In the current climate, the challenge is on to maximise productivity in your existing premises. If you can’t move to a new warehouse chances are you can squeeze more out of your present one. In this issue we’ve got features looking at ways to do just that, on Mezzanine Floors, Warehouse Lighting and Warehouse I.T.

We also interview three companies who are experts in helping warehouse and logistics professionals optimise their productivity – Active Supply & Design (CDM), the mezzanine floor specialists, Translift Bendi, the articulated fork lift truck suppliers, and Parcelhub, the independent parcel distribution specialist.

If you’re looking for a mezzanine floor to make the most of your current building, Active Supply & Design (CDM) Ltd is an award-winning UK-based company with a wealth of experience in the design, construction and installation of these structures. Andrew Donaldson set up the company 20 years ago with a £2,000 grant from the Prince’s Trust. Over the last two decades the company has built up an enviable customer base supplying storage services, but in recent years mezzanine orders have increased as customers look at ways of expanding their existing operations without moving premises.

Translift Bendi, the UK’s leading manufacturer of articulated fork lifts. is driving forwards into the world market place at a rapid pace, succeeding spectacularly in an arena dominated by much larger companies. From Bendi South Africa, Bendi Australia and New Zealand to Catalunya, and soon to be Bendi Europe, Translift Bendi have been courted by the crème de la crème and have welcomed them on board as sole distributors of the Bendi range. MD Simon Brown says their secret is simple: Bendi trucks work in less space than you might expect, and increase profit for any business, by reducing building costs and storing more goods.

Parcelhub, the independent parcel distribution specialist and sister company to Mail Workshop Limited, provides a complete, robust and flexible solution for UK and international bulk parcel despatch, giving access to the widest possible range of parcel carrier services. Parcelhub MD Mark Rosenberg explains how the company Works as an independent, objective supplier, selecting the most appropriate UK or international carrier and service for each client’s parcel distribution needs. Supplied free as part of the service, Parcelhub’s multi carrier selection software enables the client to seamlessly integrate their order/WMS software to Parcelhub’s system, ensuring accurate and fast production of carrier labels.

Happy reading.

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