Warehouse staff shortages are fuelling interest in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, according to warehousing industry experts. Rob Fisher, event director of the IMHX 2019 show, said that the logistics industry can no longer rely on simply increasing the labour force to service new contracts. “A combination of falling unemployment levels, minimum wage rises and, potentially, reduced access to migrant workers in the post-Brexit UK, has changed the cost equation. As a result, automation has stepped into the economic justification […]
Great Bear Distribution has said a large new DC it is to set up at Markham Vale, Chesterfield, will create a “significant” number of new jobs.
The key to running a successful warehouse is organisation. And keeping on top of industry trends is a major part of that. By making sure you’ve applied the latest processes and technologies, you can be sure that your warehouse is as efficient and productive as possible, but it can be difficult to keep track of every development.
Pall-Ex shareholder and founder member ADD Express has expanded its operation with an additional facility following a £1.4m refurbishment.