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Australian warehouses and distribution centres (DCs) are under pressure like never before in efficiently storing goods and distributing goods to customers on time and in the right condition. Meeting increasingly disparate delivery schedules and stocking a wider range of SKUs to accommodate changing consumer demands and acquisitions create a range of trying operational issues. While much attention in the industry is given to better management of workflows and people to ensure the ongoing efficiency of the DC, one of the most critical aspects of warehouse operations is how to better utilise available, unused storage space.

Storage Ideas, in one form or another, has been in the materials handling industry since 1969 and specialises in offering a complete service in the design, supply and installation of storage equipment and systems for all businesses – from small privately owned to multi-national companies.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:13

IS YOUR WAREHOUSE EATING YOUR PROFITS?

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You might be surprised.  The cost of materials handling adds, on average, 30% to the price of a product.  Even small savings can make a big difference to the bottom line.

Friday, 07 April 2017 01:06

VISUAL RACK SAFETY AUDITS

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Business owners and management are responsible for carrying out self-assessment of the safety risks in their workplaces under OH&S regulations.

One aspect that is commonly neglected in warehouses is the inspection of pallet racking. Faulty or damaged pallet racking can result in serious accidents affecting property and people.

Friday, 24 March 2017 01:50

RACK INSPECTIONS: IF IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!

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It has been noted in several reviews of failed racking structures that existing and unreported rack damage may have contributed to rack collapses.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 02:17

ALL RACKS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

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The availability of imported "brand-compatible" racking in the Australian marketplace has increased over recent years.  If sub-standard rack components find their way into a rack structure, there is potential for serious accidents to occur. There are no short cuts to quality racking.  Australian warehouses and Australian companies need it.

Friday, 10 March 2017 01:40

COLBYRACK and SEISMIC CONDITIONS

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Achieving the highest level of protection for your stock and people.

Following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck Christchurch on September 4, 2010, and the thousands of subsequent aftershocks, the New Zealand logistics industry began rethinking their storage approach.

Friday, 24 February 2017 01:22

COLBY SAFETY INNOVATIONS - BEAM CLIP

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ColbyRACK Heavy Duty Beam Clip

An additional safety feature of Colby Beams is the use of our patented Cobra Clips at each end of the beam, which lock the beam into place preventing accidental dislodging. 

Friday, 27 January 2017 01:52

CONVEYORS IN MANUFACTURING

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 Solutions to aid transport, buffering, picking and distribution of goods

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