Karton.eu, a firm devoted to online sales of packaging material, will expand its warehouse in Germany with Movirack mobile pallet racking by Interlake Mecalux. The company has chosen to use Interlake Mecalux’s storage solutions in several of its projects in order to leverage its supply chain.
The smart supply chain uses the IIoT, advanced automation, and big data to process data and identify trends and opportunities for companies.
Finieco has successfully automated its supply chain. It has reached a high level of competitiveness, thereby ensuring the utmost quality of its products and services.
Blockchain in supply chain logistics: this technology will enable more effective information exchanges between the interconnected elements in the warehouse and among suppliers, companies, and consumers.
Elaborados Cárnicos Medina has renovated the temporary storage area in its plant in Buñol, Spain, to increase productivity. There, it has installed an automated warehouse for boxes with over 16,000 slots where it will age the meat and manage up to 680 boxes/hour from the processing zone.
Belgian lighting manufacturer TAL has equipped its distribution centre in Pittem with an automated warehouse for boxes and cantilever and pallet racks. Managed by Interlake Mecalux's Easy WMS, the automated installation holds approximately 1,400 SKUs in 6,300 boxes.
Product traceability refers to the real-time control of a product’s entire production process, from the procurement of raw materials until the good reaches the end customer.
In logistics, a warehouse staging area is a rack-free zone usually located in front of the loading docks where goods are placed temporarily on the floor, waiting to be transported to another location. In this post, we describe its main functions and the amount of space each installation needs for the staging area.
The software for Ecommerce is a software application designed to manage all aspects involved in preparing orders for online shops. Among its advantages are improved order prep times and drastically reduced picking errors.
Thermoplastic resins firm LAR has renovated its production plant in Campogalliano, Italy, with three storage systems: drive-in, live and Movirack racking. The combination of these three solutions has optimised the surface area and reduced the time required for goods handling.
Online fashion retailer Espace des Marques has digitised its two installations in La Boissière-des-Landes, France, with Easy WMS by Interlake Mecalux. This system facilitates and streamlines the preparation of both offline and online orders from its physical shops and its website, respectively.
We are pleased to announce that the 20th issue of Best Practices magazine is now available for download. It includes 10 projects from customers who have relied on Mecalux’s storage and management solutions to improve their supply chains.
GS1-128 barcodes are a supply chain application of GS1 Code 128: a widespread standard in logistics for identifying a product’s characteristics by means of encoded characters. Using GSI-128 labels in conjunction with a WMS increases efficiency in the warehouse.
Martimotos, a company that markets the most popular motorcycle equipment and accessories brands, will digitise its warehouse in Andorra. Interlake Mecalux will install the Easy WMS warehouse management system and the Multi Carrier Shipping Software module to streamline and optimise operations.
Logistics planning refers to a company’s strategy for optimizing all operations revolving around the warehouse. But how is this successfully implemented in an organization? In this post, we analyze the key aspects to take into account when creating a logistics strategy.
Cobots, or collaborative robots, are machines created to interact with humans in a work environment in order to free workers from having to perform more repetitive, complex, or hazardous tasks. But what effect will they have in the coming years? We analyze the future symbiosis between humans and robots in the warehouse.
Dark stores are supermarkets’ answer to new consumer trends: they’re large warehouses without customers. These installations, geared towards picking and shipments of orders to end customers, have been established as the solution to complex challenges such as omnichannel retail.
The supply chain is not immune to the social, political, and economic circumstances surrounding it: any variation in the process could lead to inefficiencies. In this post, we analyze logistics in emergency situations and unlock the keys to designing and implementing an effective action plan.
Boland, a company dedicated to fancy dress and party accesories, will open a warehouse in Bleiswijk (Netherlands), helping to boost its online growth. The installation will have 25 aisles measuring approximately 253' long and pallet racks to store 26,000 pallets.
What is drop shipping? It’s an e-commerce practice whereby an intermediary and a wholesaler reach an agreement to share the different stages of marketing a product: one takes care of the sale, while the other is in charge of the logistics process. But what are the keys to making this method work? We’ll analyze it all in this post.
IIot: how will the Industrial Internet of Things affect the logistics sector? The IIoT will help to maximize profits and reduce operating costs for companies. In this post, we’ll analyze the IIoT, its applications for industry, and the advantages it will bring to companies.
EPSA Moto, an Argentinian distributor of motorcycle products, is undergoing a process of expansion due to the opening of its online shop. The installation of Interlake Mecalux's Easy WMS will help it to automate inventory control and prepare orders more quickly.
5G and Industry 4.0 are set to revolutionize our perception of the world. These logistics trends will facilitate the interconnection between people and objects. But what will be the advantages of applying this technology to logistics? In this post, we delve into the arrival of 5G in the warehouse and in industry.
How often should you place an order with a supplier? The EOQ formula is a mathematic calculation for optimizing inventory management in the warehouse. By taking the demand, the price of the materials, and the cost of storage, this formula can calculate when to acquire a product and in what quantity.
Supply chain management refers to the organization of the flows of goods and services that play a part in the design, creation, storage, sale, and delivery of a product.
Intersurgical, a multinational providing medical supplies, has started up an automated clad-rack installation in Lithuania. Automation was essential for Intersurgical to be able to handle the 50% rise in warehouse inflows and outflows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spartoo, a European leader in online shoe sales, will expand its distribution centre in Saint Quentin Fallavier equipped with racks with walkways. This future expansion will enable Spartoo to increase its warehouse space to accommodate approximately 400,000 items and to prepare a greater number of orders.
Digital twins are increasingly used to optimize supply chains, as they offer huge advantages by virtually replicating an object or operation.
Pick and place is an operation that consists of retrieving items and putting them in another place (generally, some sort of packing). Robots can be used to boost throughput in this process.
Additive manufacturing is a production process in which objects are created by adding layers of material, similar to 3D printing. As opposed to traditional processes, a digital model is used, without the need for molds.