IWS Group Announces Leadership Changes: Welcoming New Divisional Managing Director

 

In an exciting development, IWS Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Coleman as the new Divisional Managing Director for both Brandsafe and Rack Group, effective June 12, 2024. This strategic move comes as part of an ongoing review of the IWS Group’s operating structure.

Gary Coleman brings a wealth of experience to the role, having spent over 18 years in the industrial sector, primarily with NENE Warehouse Solutions. During his tenure at NENE, Gary held several key positions, including National Account Manager and Managing Director, demonstrating his expertise and leadership capabilities.

Gary expressed his enthusiasm for the new role, stating, “I am thrilled to join the talented team at IWS Group. Together, we will work towards driving the business forward, enhancing our service offerings, and ensuring we provide exceptional value to our customers. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of Rack Group and Brandsafe and am excited about the opportunities ahead.”

In conjunction with this appointment, Susy Keating has decided to step down from her role at Brandsafe after a decade of dedicated service. Susy’s contributions have been instrumental in the growth and success of Brandsafe, and her decision to leave was made with careful consideration. She will remain with the company until the end of July, ensuring a smooth transition by working closely with Gary and her team.

“Over the past 10 years, Brandsafe has been a significant part of Susy’s professional journey. Her commitment and dedication have been invaluable to both Brandsafe and the IWS Group,” said Richard Harden, CEO of IWS Group. “We thank Susy for her remarkable service and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

The operational, sales, installation, and finance structures within Brandsafe and Rack Group will remain unchanged, ensuring continuity and stability for our clients and partners.

Please join us in welcoming Gary Coleman to the IWS Group team. We are confident that his extensive experience and leadership will drive continued success for both Brandsafe and Rack Group.

About IWS Group

IWS Group is a family of market-leading product brands, manufacturers and service companies, providing essential services and supplies to the logistics, material handling and other industrial sectors across Europe and beyond.

40th Anniversary!

 

Big news, folks! Beaverswood® is hitting the big 4-0! Yep, we've been around for four whole decades, making workplaces smarter, safer, and just plain better since 1984. 

Our founder, Rodney Bevis, kicked things off with just one nifty product (our famous numbers and letters) and a boatload of big dreams. Fast forward to today, and we're leading the charge in the warehouse ID and visual management scene, helping folks all over the planet get their spaces sorted.

We've got a treat for you in this special blog post. You'll get the inside scoop from our very own top brass - Steph Gentle (Managing Director, Beaverswood®) and Richard Harden (CEO, IWS Group). Plus, we'll dig into our company milestones and some of our latest and greatest product innovations.

So, buckle up and join us on this trip down memory lane, check out the cool new products we've whipped up, and get a peek at what's on the horizon. Here's to diving into the past, celebrating the now, and jumping headfirst into an exciting future. Cheers to 40 years, and here's to many, many more! 🎉

 

"Turning 40 isn't just about throwing back to all the cool stuff we've done (though there's plenty of that). It's also about gearing up for the future. We're on a mission to keep adapting and exceeding expectations in this fast-moving industry, bringing solutions that make workplaces slicker, safer, and simply better.

Looking ahead, we're setting our sights high. We want to grow our family of resellers, roll out even more fantastic products, and deliver top-notch service. The world of industrial visual management keeps evolving, and we plan to stay right at the front, ready for whatever comes our way.

A massive shoutout to every member of the Beaverswood® family—our stellar staff, fantastic partners, and cherished customers. Your trust and support are what fuel our drive for excellence.

Here's to a fabulous 40 years, and here's to many more. We'll keep pushing the limits and building on our strong foundation for even more epic wins.

Here's to the past, the now, and the next! Let's do this! 🎉"

 

"As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Beaverswood®, I reflect with great pride on this company's integral role within IWS Group. Beaverswood® isn't just a part of our group; it's a cornerstone of our strategy to provide comprehensive, holistic solutions to the warehousing and industrial sectors.

The synergy between Beaverswood® and other companies within IWS Group enhances our collective strength. Beaverswood®'s expertise in visual management and warehouse identification solutions complements our broader ambitions to streamline operations, improve safety, and increase efficiency across numerous industries. Their product range, which covers labelling, signage, floor marking, document display, shadow boards, and waste segregation, integrates seamlessly with services from our other businesses, offering clients a unified approach to managing their operations.

As we progress, I encourage Beaverswood® to continue seeking out and capitalising on these inter-company collaborations. Together, we can innovate and adapt to market changes, driving growth and delivering value to our customers like never before.

I'm excited about the future of Beaverswood® and IWS Group. Together, we'll continue to build on our strengths, explore new opportunities, and deliver exceptional solutions that support our clients worldwide.

Thank you to everyone at Beaverswood® for your dedication and commitment. Your hard work strengthens our group and propels us toward a future rich with possibility."

 

 

It's been a busy couple of years, and we've rolled out some new gadgets to crank up the efficiency and organisation of your workplaces. Let's dive into what's new and nifty:

 

  • racksack® mini and racksack® nano: We’ve gone and shrunk our classic racksack®! These little legends help keep things tidy and sorted, perfect for tight spots, without gobbling up your floor space.
  • Glow in the Dark Tape: Brighten up your safety measures with our new Glow in the Dark Tape, perfect for marking escape routes during power cuts, fires, and other low-visibility conditions.
  • Reflective Tape: Ensure maximum visibility with our Reflective Tape, ideal for marking pathways and safety zones in low-light areas, ensuring everyone stays seen and safe.
  • Self-adhesive angled ticket holders: Say goodbye to squinting and hello to our angled ticket holders. They tilt right towards you, so you can spot what you need in a snap, saving you time and trouble when you're on the hunt through the warehouse.
  • Mag-Grip magnetic clip: This clever clip sticks to any flat, sealed surface and holds your essential bits and bobs in a strong magnetic grip - ideal for places that change things up and need info to be front and centre.
  • Modulean® rack end boards: The latest brainchild in our Modulean® series, these boards jazz up the ends of your warehouse racking with all the safety and sorting info you need.

 

We're always on the move, keeping our ears to the ground and crafting solutions that tick all the boxes for our fab customers. Thanks to staying ahead of the curve and listening to what you need, Beaverswood® is here to ensure work environments worldwide are as safe and slick as possible. Here's to making more workplaces wonderful!

 

 

As we celebrate Beaverswood®'s 40th anniversary, we take a moment to look back at the significant milestones that have marked our journey from a small startup to a leading provider of visual management solutions. Each milestone reflects our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction:

 

1984: The Beginning

Rodney Bevis kicks things off with a bang, launching Beaverswood® with our now-iconic Numbers and Letters labels. Talk about starting strong!

 

Wow, what a ride it's been! Over the past 40 years, Beaverswood® has been all about growing, innovating, and sticking to a rock-solid commitment to quality and making our customers smile. These big things have kept us ticking, and they're not going anywhere. We're still all-in on pushing the limits in visual management and making workplaces everywhere as slick as a whistle.

We can't do this alone, though. We need you - our amazing team, fantastic partners, and brilliant resellers - to hop on this journey with us. Your thoughts, high-fives, and team spirit help us zoom past the ordinary and deliver the extraordinary. So, let's keep chatting! Tell us your Beaverswood® tales, join in on the fun with our social posts, and help us spin the yarns of the chapters to come in our #Beavolution

Here's to loads more innovation, heaps of achievements, and a community vibe that's second to none. Let's keep making global workspaces smarter, safer, and superbly organised.

Here's to the next chapter - may it be as fabulous as the last! 🎉

 

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Tape – New Product Arrivals!

 

Today, we're excited to announce the launch of two ground-breaking additions to our safety product line-up:

These new products are more than just additions to our catalogue – they represent our ongoing commitment to innovation, quality, and the provision of practical safety solutions. We believe they will revolutionise how safety is addressed in various settings, from industrial workplaces to public spaces and personal safety.

For our valued resellers, this is an opportunity you will want to take advantage of. These products aren't just a new stock item; they're a chance to offer your customers something unique, highly effective, and in line with current safety trends.

This post will delve deeper into each product, exploring its features, benefits, and potential for enhancing your product range. Stay tuned to discover why the Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape and Reflective Tape should be the next big addition to your safety solutions offering!

 

New Tapes - Contents

  1. Spotlight of Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape
  2. Shining a Light on Reflective Tape
  3. Market Opportunities and Trends
  4. Support and Partnership with Beaverswood®

Spotlight on Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape

Innovative Safety in the Dark

This product tackles one of the most challenging safety aspects - visibility in low-light conditions. This tape is a remarkable innovation that absorbs light and then glows in the dark, providing a crucial safety feature during power outages, emergencies, or in naturally poorly lit areas.

 

Key Features

  • Magic in the Material: This tape is like a glow worm, soaking up light and shining in the darkness. It's made of some pretty nifty photoluminescent materials that charge up with natural or artificial light. Once charged, it emits a bright, enduring glow in darkness or blackout conditions.
  • A Jack of All Trades: Perfect for marking escape routes, emergency exits, stairwells, and hazardous areas, this tape is a versatile tool for many environments - from industrial settings to commercial buildings and residential complexes.
  • Tougher Than a Weekend Without Coffee: Come rain, shine, or a zombie apocalypse, this tape is sticking around. It's designed to weather all storms, keeping its glow bright and stick strong, making it a trusty sidekick in the quest for safety.

 

Why Resellers Should Be Jumping for Joy

  • The Hot Ticket Item: In today's world, where safety is as crucial as having Wi-Fi, this glow-in-the-dark marvel is on everyone's wish list. It addresses a critical need in safety preparedness, making it a sought-after product in your portfolio.
  • Everyone Wants a Piece: With its powers of illumination, this tape isn't just for industrial workplaces. Schools, offices, hospitals, and even the home DIY enthusiast will want in on this action, broadening your horizons and potentially your customer base to infinity and beyond.
  • Marketing Magic at Your Fingertips: Fear not; you won't go into the dark alone. As part of the Beaverswood® family, you'll get all the support you need to shout about this glowing wonder from the rooftops, with all the info, images, and sparkly bits to make your job easy.

 

A Unique Selling Proposition

Offering the Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape to your customers sets you apart in the market. It's a product that combines innovation with practicality, addressing a universal need for safety in darkness. Adding this tape to your product range provides a unique solution that enhances your customers' safety and peace of mind.

Shining a Light on Reflective Tape

High Visibility, High Impact

And now, making its grand debut on the stage of safety solutions, we bring you the Reflective Tape, available in two striking variations:

  • Black/Yellow
  • Plain Silver

These tapes enhance visibility and safety in various settings, making them a versatile addition to any safety-conscious environment.

 

Key Features

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: These tapes are like the magic mirrors of the safety world, reflecting light with such brilliance in low-light conditions that even the moon might get a bit jealous. Whether it’s a torch beam or car headlights, these tapes bounce back light, ensuring safety is always in the spotlight.
  • Dress to Impress: With options in black/yellow or sophisticated silver, these tapes don't just work hard; they look good doing it. Perfect for jazzing up those hazard zones or adding a bit of flair to machinery and obstacles, ensuring they stand out, come rain or shine, indoors or out.
  • Stickier Than a Post-It Note on a Fridge: Crafted with an adhesive so strong it could probably hold a superhero’s cape in place, these tapes are in it for the long haul. They cling to surfaces with the tenacity of a toddler to a toy, making them a durable part of any safety ensemble.

 

Resellers, Get Ready to Shine

  • The Talk of the Town: From factories to the front porch, these tapes have a universal appeal that crosses borders and industries. This is your golden ticket to catering to a range of markets, all hungry for a piece of this reflective masterpiece.
  • A Kaleidoscope of Safety: Adding the Reflective Tapes to your product line enhances the diversity of your offerings, providing your customers with more options to meet their specific safety needs.
  • Profit Never Looked So Stylish: Who said safety and profitability couldn’t strut down the runway together? With competitive pricing and attractive margins, these tapes are poised to be the next big hit in your inventory.

 

Where Safety Meets Style

Reflective Tapes are more than just safety tools; they're they're a blend of functionality and style. The black/yellow variant adds a bold touch to safety markings, while the plain silver offers a classic, understated look. This combination of style and functionality means you can cater to customers who value aesthetics and practicality in their safety solutions.

With their appealing design, durable adhesion, and effective visibility enhancement, these tapes meet and exceed the expectations of a wide range of customers.

Market Opportunities and Trends

Riding the Wave of Safety Necessities

In today's rapidly evolving world, safety isn't just a concern but a priority for consumers and businesses alike. The launch of our Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape and Reflective Tape comes when the demand for advanced safety solutions is at an all-time high.

 

Increased Focus on Safety in Various Sectors

Industrial and Commercial: In the land of industry and commerce, where machines hum and workers buzz, there's a growing emphasis on workplace safety regulations, driving demand for effective safety marking solutions. Our tapes are stepping onto the stage, ready to mark safe passages and highlight hazards in factories, warehouses, and commercial settings far and wide.

Public and Home Sweet Home: Public spaces and residential areas increasingly adopt safety measures, creating opportunities to introduce products like glow-in-the-dark and reflective tapes for broader applications.

 

Rise of Health and Safety Consciousness Among Consumers

The general public's awareness of safety and preventative measures has surged. Products offering enhanced safety features, like our new tapes, will likely see increased interest from individual consumers.

 

Innovation: The Secret Sauce

In a sea of same-old safety gear, our photoluminescent and reflective wonders stand out, offering resellers a unique selling proposition.

 

The Growing Trend of Personal Safety Products

There's a noticeable trend towards personal safety products. The versatility of these tapes, applied to clothing, bags, and personal items, aligns perfectly with this trend, opening up new customer segments.

 

Green is the New Black

With a global shift towards sustainability, products like our photoluminescent tape, which powers up without a plug in sight, resonate well with eco-conscious customers.

 

A Strategic Opportunity for Resellers

By incorporating Beaverswood®'s new tapes into your product range, you align with these market trends and position yourself as a provider of modern, reliable, and necessary safety solutions. This alignment enhances your brand reputation and taps into the growing market demand, ensuring a competitive edge.

Support and Partnership with Beaverswood®

Empowering Our Resellers for Success

At Beaverswood®, we understand our success is the success of our reselling partners. That's why we're committed to providing comprehensive support and fostering strong partnerships.

Here's how we ensure our resellers have all the tools and assistance they need to spread the word, sell our latest wonders, and basically knock it out of the park.

 

Marketing and Promotional Support

Tailored Marketing Materials: We've got a treasure trove of marketing goodies waiting for you, including high-resolution product images and engaging promotional content, designed to help you effectively market our products.

Digital Marketing Assets: Dive into our digital basket of joys - specification sheets that tell you everything short of the tape's favourite colour and PDF sales flyers brighter than a summer's day await. Plus, we can product website banners and social media images upon request. It's all there to boost your online sparkle.

 

Comprehensive Product Training

We offer detailed product training sessions to ensure your sales team knows these products inside out, upside down, and could probably talk about them in their sleep. It’s all about confidence, and with this training, your team will be brimming with it.

 

Competitive Pricing and Attractive Margins

Our pricing structure is competitive yet profitable for our resellers. We offer attractive margins to ensure that adding these products to your range benefits your customers and is lucrative for your business.

 

Exceptional Customer Service

Our dedicated team of customer service heroes is always on standby, ready to leap to your assistance with the grace of a gazelle, the speed of a cheetah, and the determined work-ethic of a trusty beaver! Queries, issues, or just a chat – they’re there for you.

 

Regular Updates and Communication

Stay ahead of the safety game with regular updates from us. Whether it’s a new product development, a tweak to an existing favourite, or trends that are shaking up the safety world, you’ll hear it first.

 

Collaboration Opportunities

Your ideas are music to our ears. We value feedback from our resellers and are open to collaborative efforts to improve and tailor products to specific market needs.

 

Building a Strong Reseller Community

By partnering with Beaverswood®, you become part of a community that values innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. We aim to build lasting relationships with our resellers, ensuring mutual growth and success in the dynamic safety products market.

Ready to Illuminate Your Product Range?

As a Beaverswood® reseller, you're our valued partner. We're committed to providing quality products, excellent margins, and comprehensive support.

Fancy a chat or ready to jumpstart your journey with our Photoluminescent Glow in the Dark Tape and Reflective Tapes? Reach out, and let’s make the safety world a little brighter, one tape roll at a time.

Contact Information:

Email: sales@beaverswood.co.uk

Phone: 01189 796 096

 

Holiday Opening Hours 2023

Ho Ho Ho! It's that wonderful time of the year again, and we're busy as beavers preparing for the holiday season!

As we gear up for a time of joy, gifts, and festive fun, we want to make sure you're in the loop with our holiday hours. Your support has been as strong as a beaver’s dam, and we're eager to ensure our festive schedule aligns with your planning.

 

Holiday Schedule:

  • Last Orders for delivery before the New Year (Dec 20th)
  • Last Dispatch (Dec 21st): For those last-minute 'log-istics!'
  • Office Closes (Dec 22nd): We're decking the halls!
  • Office Reopens (Jan 2nd): Helping you 'branch' out into the New Year!

 

Please remember, during these festive days, our customer service and delivery operations will take a little holiday hibernation. We’ll be back, bright-eyed and eager as beavers, on January 2nd.

To avoid finding yourself up a creek without a paddle (or a product), please place your orders well in advance. Our team will be working harder than a beaver in a wood shop to process all orders efficiently.

If you have any special requests or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team before our short winter’s nap.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this jolly season. From all of us at Beaverswood®, we wish you a happy holiday and a 'dam' good New Year!

Thanks for continuing to build great things with us. You can see our 2023 highlights below, which wouldn't have been possible without your continued business!

Warm holiday regards,

Your friends at Beaverswood®

IWS Group Welcomes Richard Harden as New Chief Executive Officer

IWS Group is thrilled to announce the appointment of Richard Harden as Chief Executive Officer. This appointment comes as part of the group’s ongoing strategy to drive innovation and growth, ensuring sustained leadership in the market.

Richard brings a wealth of experience to IWS Group with a solid leadership background, holding CEO and MD positions in previous companies, Stuart Turner Ltd and WILO, alongside the role of President to the trade organisation BPMA. He has built a successful career around improving top-line growth for private equity-backed firms, leveraging strategic partnerships and driving innovative sales and marketing strategies to achieve significant growth milestones.

Under Richard’s leadership, a key focus will be on amplifying the collaborative strengths of IWS Group to provide complete, seamless integrated solutions to customers in the industrial workspace. This cohesive approach is aimed at enhancing customer satisfaction and bolstering the overall impact and efficacy of IWS Group’s proposition in the market.

Commenting on his new position, Richard said, “It’s clear IWS Group is a very ambitious company with a strong track record of organic and acquisition-driven success and a clear vision for growth, which is what attracted me to the position. The future of the group excites me, and I am delighted to lead it into its next phase of growth and innovation”.

“We’re extremely excited to have Richard on board as our new CEO,” commented Neil Stephenson, Chief Financial Officer for IWS Group, “Richard’s extensive leadership background and his proven track record of accelerating market share aligns perfectly with our strategic vision for IWS Group. His dynamic leadership and innovative approach is just what we need to navigate the evolving market landscape and propel IWS Group to new heights. We look forward to the fresh perspective and the boundless energy he brings to our team, and we’re confident that under his leadership, IWS Group will continue to thrive and achieve great success.”

 

About IWS Group:

IWS Group is a family of market-leading product brands, manufacturers, and service companies providing essential services and supplies to the logistics, material handling, and other industrial sectors across Europe and beyond. The IWS Group portfolio of companies currently consists of Beaverswood®, Brandsafe, Rack Group, and Anco Storage.

The Future of Warehousing: Trends to Watch Out For

 

Hey there, fellow warehousing enthusiasts! 📦✨

If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that the warehousing industry never stays still. From the humble beginnings of storing goods in old barns to the high-tech warehouses of today, things sure have come a long way. And guess what? The journey is far from over!

Now, we know what you're thinking: "Another day, another tech trend. How do we keep up?" Well, that's precisely why we're here! We've got our fingers on the pulse of warehousing, and we're excited to share the latest and greatest trends with you.

Whether you're a reseller looking to sprinkle some futuristic magic into your product offerings or a curious soul like us, this post is your golden ticket to what's next in the warehouse world. Let's roll! 🚀🏢

Warehousing Trends Contents

  1. Automation and Robotics
  2. The Rise of Smart Warehouses
  3. Sustainable and Green Warehousing
  4. Durability and Reusability: The Unsung Heroes
  5. Augmented Reality (AR) in Warehousing
  6. Integration of AI and Big Data
  7. On-Demand Warehousing
  8. Enhanced Safety and Health Protocols

Automation and Robotics

"The global warehouse automation market size was valued at $13.6 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $57.6 billion by 2031" - Allied Market Research, Warehouse Automation Market 2022

 

Beep, beep, whirr! 🤖

That's not just the sound of our morning coffee machine (though, trust us, it's a close second). It's the sound of our first warehousing trend, and it's already resonating throughout warehouses globally!

The days of manual labour for every warehousing task are dwindling, and in their place are robots. Fortunately, we're not talking about the sci-fi, take-over-the-world kind. No, these robot pals are friendly, efficient, and designed to make warehousing processes smoother than ever, from self-navigating forklifts to drones that manage inventory from above. Not only this, but software bots can even answer customer queries about delivery status or help manage product returns.

And why the buzz about automation? Well, think efficiency, accuracy, and speed. Automated systems, from conveyor belts to advanced robotic pickers, are helping warehouses handle more goods at lightning-fast rates. The bonus? Fewer errors! Every warehouse manager's dream, right?

But hey, it's not just about the cool robots (though, let's be honest, they're awesome!). It's about transforming the way we think about warehousing. 🕺🤖🎉

The Rise of Smart Warehouses

"The Internet of Things increases a manager's awareness of every single item stored in the warehouse. Thanks to connected sensors and data storage platforms, you will know the location of all goods, get low-stock alerts, be notified if a product is misplaced, and more" - Digiteum, Internet of Things for Smart Warehouses

 

Lights, sensors, action! 💡🔌

Step aside, traditional warehouses; there's a new kid on the block! Introducing: The Smart Warehouse. Sounds fancy, right? That's because it is! Let's unpack this buzzing trend together.

First, let's demystify the term. A smart warehouse integrates technology at its core, using devices, sensors, and systems to optimise real-time operations. Think of it as the warehouse having its own brain, constantly adapting and reacting to the environment. Mind-blown yet? 🤯

Now, what's sparking this smart revolution? Global supply chain instabilities, such as the conflict in Ukraine, rising gas prices, labour shortages, and increased raw material costs, are all driving a focus on digitalisation to enhance the resilience of supply chains. 

So, how do smart warehouses work? As it turns out, IoT (Internet of Things) devices are the superheroes behind the scenes. These little devices collect data, communicate with each other, and ensure everything runs smoothly. Need to monitor temperature-sensitive goods? There's a sensor for that. Want real-time inventory updates? IoT's got your back.

Oh, and did we mention the added perks? With a smart warehouse, you're not just optimising processes but also reducing costs, minimising waste, and, most importantly, keeping up with the ever-evolving consumer demands. Win-win-win!

The future is smart, and we're here for every intelligent moment of it. 

Onwards and upwards! 🚀🧠💼

Sustainable and Green Warehousing

Warehouses and distribution centres are focusing more on improving their environmental performance. One of the primary motivations for this shift is the potential for cost-savings, as greener warehouses are often cheaper to run due to lower energy and resource usage - WhichWarehouse, 'Warehousing Goes Green - How Environmental Issue Are Changing Warehousing'

 

Go green or go home! 🌿🌎

Alright, eco-warriors and warehouse wizards, it's time to combine our passions and discuss something close to our hearts: Sustainable and Green Warehousing. And trust us, this isn't just another passing trend—it's a movement, and it's here to stay!

So, what's the big deal? As we're all becoming increasingly aware, our planet needs some TLC. And while logistics and warehousing might not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think "eco-friendly," it's rapidly becoming a front-runner in the sustainable revolution.

Why? Well, despite logistics being vital to the local and global economy, it's also unfortunately one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases and is responsible for a whopping 20% of global CO2 emissions. As such, it's time to think big when it comes to sustainability in warehousing!

How? Let's break it down. With their vast spaces and endless shelves, warehouses consume many resources, from energy to materials. But what if we told you there's a shift happening? Warehouses across the globe are adopting green practices, and it's nothing short of spectacular.

For starters, there's the energy angle. With solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and smart HVAC systems, warehouses are drastically reducing their carbon footprints. And the savings? They're not just environmental - going green can also be kind to the wallet!

But wait, there's more! The move to sustainable warehousing isn't just about energy. It's about materials, waste segregation, reduction, and recycling, and even the landscaping around the warehouse. Think rainwater harvesting systems, recyclable packaging materials, and green spaces that support local biodiversity.

So, whether you're looking to make your warehouse a beacon of sustainability or help others achieve their green goals, we're here, cheering you on every step of the way. (Plus, our racksack® waste segregation bins can really help with recycling initiatives while also saving valuable warehouse floor space!)

Let's make warehouses - and our planet - a little greener, one sustainable choice at a time! 🌱📦💚

Durability and Reusability: The Unsung Heroes

racksack® is reusable, which means it contributes significantly less waste to landfills compared to single-use black bin liners. This is a step towards more sustainable waste management practices. Plus, over time, the cost of continuously purchasing disposable black bin liners can add up. In contrast, investing in racksack® is a one-time expense that leads to cost-savings in the long run as they can be used over and over again. - racksack® waste segregation sacks

 

Ever heard the saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to"? 🛠️🔄

In an age of disposable products and fast fashion, durability and reusability have, unfortunately, taken a backseat. But guess what? In the warehousing world, these principles are making a strong, commendable comeback, and it's music to our ears!

Let's focus on one shining example that beautifully encapsulates both these principles: warehouse ticket holders. These handy, robust accessories might seem simple, but their impact is profound. By embracing durable ticket holders, warehouses can effortlessly switch out labels for years to come. This means less waste, more savings, and ease of updating information on the go. 

The best part? Ticket holders are built to withstand the hustle and bustle of a busy warehouse, proving that durability doesn't compromise functionality.

But the beauty of durability and reusability extends beyond ticket holders. Think of pallets designed to last decades, storage bins that can be repurposed, shipping containers that can be reused, and machinery constructed to be robust with minimal maintenance. Plus, the racksack® waste segregation system is a great way to implement recycling initiatives while reducing the amount of black bin liners sent to landfill. Every reusable item is a nod to sustainability, a gesture that says, "We care about the planet."

For our valued resellers, a golden tip: products championing durability and reusability are not just in demand but revered. Warehouses are actively seeking solutions that are built to last and can adapt to changing needs. And in this realm, from robust ticket holders to multi-use storage systems, many opportunities are waiting to be explored.

In wrapping up this segment, it's vital to acknowledge that durability and reusability are more than mere trends. They're a statement, a commitment to a greener, more sustainable future. It's about leaving behind the throwaway culture and embracing a mindset of longevity and adaptability.

So, here's to the warehouses championing this shift and to the products that stand the test of time. Together, we're not just storing goods; we're safeguarding our planet! 🌏❤️📦

Augmented Reality (AR) in Warehousing

"By the end of 2023, there will be 1.4 billion AR device users, with 70% of technology leaders anticipating that the AR market will surpass the VR market in revenues... The AR market is a rapidly growing industry with an estimated market value of $50 billion by 2024" - threekit, 23 Augmented Reality Statistics You Should Know in 2023

 

Grab your virtual goggles, folks! 🕶️🌐

No, we're not about to embark on a video game marathon (though that does sound fun!). We're diving headfirst into one of the most exhilarating trends in the warehousing universe: Augmented Reality (AR). If you envision sci-fi movies with holograms and floating screens, you're not too far off!

Let's break it down: What's AR, and why is everyone in the warehousing community buzzing about it? At its core, AR overlays digital information on the real world. Imagine, for a second, warehouse workers wearing AR glasses that guide them to specific products, showing them the quickest route or even helping with complex assembly tasks. Yep, that's the magic of AR.

One area where AR truly shines is in picking and packing. Rather than relying on paper lists or handheld devices, workers can now see digital overlays directly on their AR-equipped eyewear, highlighting items to pick or locations to visit. Talk about efficiency!

And there's an even cooler side to AR: training! New employees can be onboarded with interactive AR tutorials, helping them learn the ropes without the risks. No more "learning the hard way" when you can safely practice in an augmented environment.

In a nutshell, AR is transforming warehousing from a game of guesswork to a streamlined, interactive, and, dare we say, fun experience!

The future is not just bright; it's augmented! 🌟🔮📦

Integration of AI and Big Data

"97.2% of businesses are investing in big data and AI... Companies that use big data solutions increase profits by an average of 8%" - Zippia, 26 Stunning Big Data Statistics [2023]

 

Ready for a data-driven deep dive? 🖥️📈

Hold onto your spreadsheets because we're venturing into a realm where Artificial Intelligence (AI) meets the vast universe of Big Data, right within the confines of our beloved warehouses. Sound complex? Don't fret! We're here to guide you through this dazzling dance of digits.

Let's start with the basics. What's the hype about AI and Big Data? Simply put, it's like giving your warehouse a super-smart brain. AI allows warehouses to analyse, learn from, and act upon the enormous amounts of data they generate daily. And when we say 'big' in Big Data, we're talking about colossal amounts of information that traditional methods could never process effectively.

But with AI? It's a whole new ball game. For instance, imagine predicting inventory needs months in advance with razor-sharp accuracy or having real-time insights into every nook and cranny of the warehouse to optimise workflows. That's the power of AI-driven analytics!

Now, let's sprinkle in some practical magic. With AI, warehouses can forecast demand like never before. Overstocking? A thing of the past. Running out of popular items? Not on AI's watch! Plus, AI can help identify inefficiencies, predict equipment failures before they happen, and even optimise energy consumption.

To wrap it up, integrating AI and Big Data into warehousing isn't just a fancy trend—it's a revolution. A revolution that promises smarter decisions, increased efficiency, and a glimpse into the future of warehousing.

On-Demand Warehousing

"On-demand warehousing has emerged as a way for modern warehouses to increase their storage capacity. Like Airbnb for warehouses, shared warehousing monetizes unused space using new app tools. The pay-as-you-go model matches the variable needs of shippers that need space in the short-term, without long-term commitments" - easyship, 4 Modern Warehouse Trends to Watch in 2022

 

Pop quiz: What do our favourite streaming services and modern warehousing have in common? 🤔🎥

Give up? It's all about the "on-demand" life! Just as we've grown accustomed to binge-watching our favourite shows whenever we want, the warehousing world is embracing the flexibility and convenience of on-demand solutions. Intrigued? Let's unravel this together.

On-demand warehousing is, in essence, the Uber for storage space. It's a model that allows businesses to rent warehouse space as needed without being tied down to long-term contracts. It's all about adaptability, scalability, and, most importantly, meeting fluctuating demands in real time.

But why is this so groundbreaking? Well, picture this: It's the holiday season, and a business is flooded with orders. Instead of panicking over space constraints, they tap into an on-demand warehousing platform and voila—additional storage sorted for the needed duration. Once the rush fades, they return to their regular setup without excess costs. Pure genius, right?

And, hey, there's more! On-demand warehousing is about more than just space. Many platforms offer a whole suite of services, from transportation to inventory management. It's like having a fully equipped warehouse at your fingertips, ready to spring into action whenever called upon.

In summary, on-demand warehousing is reshaping the foundation of storage and distribution. It's all about being agile, responsive, and prepared for every twist and turn the market might throw.

Enhanced Safety and Health Protocols

Warehouses have adopted wearable smart devices like glasses, watches, and helmets to monitor various safety parameters. These devices can track the location of workers within the warehouse, their vital signs, and even the air quality around them, providing real-time feedback and alerts, which in turn helps in fostering a more proactive safety culture - randstad, Catching Up with the Latest in Warehouse Safety: What You Need to Know

 

Safety goggles on and sanitisers at the ready! 🥽🧴

If there's one thing the past years have reinforced, it's the paramount importance of safety and health, not just in our daily lives but in our bustling warehouses. We've seen a monumental shift, with warehouses stepping up to ensure their environments are as safe as possible.

The world of warehousing, by nature, comes with its set of challenges—machinery, towering shelves, and a continuous flurry of activity. But now, with the added layer of health concerns, there's an even more significant emphasis on creating safe havens for all warehouse workers.

First up: Tech to the rescue! Advanced safety tech is taking centre stage. Think of wearable safety gadgets that alert workers about potential hazards or smart cameras that monitor and ensure compliance with safety protocols. There's even AI-powered tech that can predict and prevent potential accidents based on data patterns. How cool is that?

But it's not just about preventing accidents. Health has taken the spotlight. Touchless tech to minimise contact and improved ventilation systems are becoming the norm, not to mention enhanced sanitation procedures. This has led to innovations such as Modulean Rack End Boards - a series of shadow boards that can provide sanitation stations, among many other designs/uses, at the end-of-aisle racking without taking up floor space. The lesson learned? Health and safety go hand-in-hand, and warehouses are leading the charge in ensuring both are top priorities.

In conclusion, while efficiency and productivity will always be at the core of warehousing, the well-being of the people behind the scenes is gaining the attention it deserves. 

Here's to safer, healthier, and more resilient warehouses! 🎉🔧🩺

Conclusion

What a whirlwind of a journey, right? 🌪️🎢

From robots zipping around to AR glasses transforming picking processes, the warehouse of the future seems like a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie. But here's the most beautiful part: it's happening right now, and we're all a part of this incredible transformation.

As we close this chapter (or blog post, to be precise!), let's not see it as an end but as a launchpad. The future of warehousing is a vast, exciting landscape, and we're thrilled to journey through it with all of you. 

So, strap on those safety helmets, fire up those forklifts, and let's drive into the future together! 🚀📦🌟

Until the next trend, stay curious and keep warehousing on! 🎉🔍💡

How to Implement a Zero-Waste Strategy in Your Warehouse

 

Are you thinking about going zero-waste in your warehouse? Awesome! It's a challenge, but the rewards are worth it. The name of the game here is all about teamwork and getting creative to cut down on waste.

So, what's the deal with a zero-waste strategy? Well, it's basically about doing everything you can to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials so you're not generating a bunch of waste.

But hold up a second. What should you do to make this zero-waste thing happen in your warehouse? And are there any tips and tricks to make it work smoothly? Well, we're about to dive into that, so stay tuned!

What is a Zero-Waste Strategy?

‘The zero waste ideology involves minimising the number of wasted materials and resources. This encompasses the whole production process, from manufacturing to consumption. It also encourages reusing and recycling instead of landfills and incineration or recovery, which is often referred to as energy from waste.’ - Acquisition International

Put simply, to implement an effective zero-waste strategy, businesses must focus on the ‘3 Rs’:

  • Reduce: This means you're doing your best to generate less waste. Try to cut down where you can and for everything else... 👇
  • Reuse: Whenever you can, give things a second life. Don't toss stuff if it's still got some juice left in it. Get creative and use things again and again.
  • Recycle: If you can't reuse something, don't fret. Recycling comes to the rescue. It takes an item and gives it a makeover, turning it into something fresh and new. Our racksack® waste segregation bin is a great way to sort waste materials to make recycling a breeze.

So, remember these 3 Rs, and you're on your way to being a zero-waste champ! 🌍♻️

Implementing Your Zero-Waste Strategy

Check Where You're At

So, first things first, take a good look at what's happening in your warehouse. Be honest with yourself. You may already be doing some great stuff to reduce waste - kudos for that! But there's likely room for improvement, too. Take stock before moving on to the next step.

Set Clear Goals

Don't jump straight into the zero-waste superhero mode. You've got to set some smaller, bite-sized goals along the way. Think of these as your pit stops on the road to zero-waste greatness. For instance:

  • Start by getting cosy with the 3 Rs - reduce, reuse, and recycle.
  • Teach your team the ropes on why zero-waste matters.
  • Consider swapping out those not-so-eco-friendly materials for some greener options.

Sort That Waste Out

Waste can be a messy business, right? So, make life easier with designated waste sorting stations. You know, big, labelled bins for recyclables, regular trash, organic stuff, and anything hazardous.

And here's a handy tip: check out our racksack® waste segregation solutions. They help you keep your warehouse clean, safe, and green. Plus, they don't hog your precious floor space. In fact, here's five reasons why your warehouse should use racksack®.

Team Up With Your Suppliers

Don't go solo on this mission. Team up with your suppliers and let them in on your zero-waste game plan. Ask them to go easy on the packaging and push for eco-friendly materials.

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Our Beaverswood® products are all about durability and reusability, which is great for your pocket and the planet.

Need more info? Hit us up to talk warehouse recycling sorting bins, fully recyclable impact protection, and reusable products, such as our super durable ticket holders!

4 Common Warehouse Hazards and How to Prevent Them

Making sure your warehouse is running smoothly and keeping your employees safe is absolutely crucial.

It's pretty alarming when you hear that in the UK alone, 123 workers lost their lives in 2021/22 because of workplace injuries. That's a pretty stark reminder of how important it is to step up safety measures, right?

So, let's dive into it a bit. We'll chat about 4 common warehouse hazards - things like fires and forklift accidents. But don't worry, we won't leave you hanging without solutions – we'll also discuss what measures warehouse managers can implement to prevent accidents and fatalities from these hazards.

Contents

  1. Warehouse Fires
  2. Slips and Trips
  3. Falling Objects
  4. Forklift Accidents

Warehouse Fires

A fire anywhere can be devastating, and a warehouse fire is no different. They can quickly spread and cause multiple fatalities among staff and damage stock and equipment, potentially forcing a whole business to close permanently.

Regular fire risk assessments and PAT testing are critical factors in preventing warehouse fires.

In addition, warehouse managers should encourage workers to report any equipment faults or defects and ensure all fire alarms are working, fire extinguishers are easily accessible, and all fire doors are closed.

A great way to keep fire extinguishers, fire blankets, and fire alarms easily accessible is by using Modulean® Fire Safety Shadow Boards. These boards come in various highly-visible 5S colours, ensuring they stand out in the warehouse, and keep fire equipment neatly organised and stored. They also come in a Rack End Board version, which makes fantastic use of otherwise redundant end-of-aisle racking space.

Slips and Trips

Slips and trips are another common warehouse hazard, usually caused by loose wires, tools left where they shouldn't be, and spillages that haven't been cleaned up.

Although the above may sound like easy issues to fix, the Health and Safety Executive states the following:

'Statistics show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces, and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.'

A key factor in preventing these sorts of accidents is ensuring you don't assume someone else will fix the problem - if you see a hazard, report it immediately or remove it if you can safely do so. Warehouse managers can also use anti-slip tapeline marking tapes and floor signs to highlight hazards.

Falling Objects

Falling objects in a warehouse can prove fatal in some cases - especially if the accident involves heavy stock or equipment too heavy for the racking it's placed on.

In this case, weight-load notices become essential. They're crucial for maintaining a safe and efficient warehouse environment as they provide employees with clear information about weight limits and load capacities, helping to prevent accidents.

Combining weight-load notices with ensuring all items are fully secured can prevent many tragedies.

Forklift Accidents

According to The UK Material Handling Association, the industry experiences over 1,300 forklift truck accidents annually, leading to an average of five accidents every workday in the UK alone.

Often, accidents are due to a lack of training or safety-conscious behaviour by the forklift operator. Warehouse managers can help reduce the risk of such accidents by providing all employees with up-to-date forklift training, ensuring all equipment is regularly checked, inspected, and maintained, and encouraging a clean and tidy warehouse.

Additionally, graphic floor signs are a simple, effective, and highly visible way of warning pedestrians about forklift truck areas.

Plus, while accident prevention is the ultimate goal, impact protection solutions such as rack-end barriers and Rack Armour® upright racking protection can help mitigate injury or damage in the event of a collision into warehouse racking.

At Beaverswood®, we make the workplace work smarter with our range of visual management products, suitable for lean manufacturing and 5S - or any workplace that needs to be safe, productive, and in order.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your warehouse a smarter and safer place to work.

Introducing racksack® nano: A Revolutionary Waste Bag Solution for Forklift Trucks

Beaverswood® is thrilled to announce the launch of racksack® nano, a cutting-edge waste segregation product designed to revolutionise warehouse waste management. This small and sturdy waste segregation sack is the perfect size to attach to forklift trucks and pallet truck handles. This makes it ideal for collecting paper, plastic strapping, shrink wrap, and other waste generated during forklift operations.

Once full, this forklift truck waste bag can be effortlessly emptied into a standard-size racksack® or straight into the central waste collection point on-site, streamlining waste management processes.

One of the standout features of racksack® nano is its ease of use and secure fixation. It comes with ties at the back and bungee loop fixings as standard to quickly and securely attach it to your location of choice. Additionally, to eliminate any snagging concerns while the forklift or pallet truck moves around the warehouse, racksack® nano comes with a hook and loop fastening on the mouth, ensuring a firm closure.

"We're excited to introduce racksack® nano to the market," said Jim Roberts, Commercial Manager at Beaverswood®, "This product is based on direct customer feedback for a waste bag solution on forklift trucks which eliminates the issue of haphazardly securing black bin liners to the cab enclosure. With its user-friendly design and eye-catching front symbols for easy material separation, racksack® nano greatly improves warehouse waste disposal practices, ultimately leading to a greener and more sustainable future."

racksack® nano is part of the well-established racksack® range, the original market-leading solution for waste segregation in the industrial workplace. This growing family of products delivers a simple and cost-effective system to keep you compliant with UK and EU waste segregation legislation, as well as saving you valuable floor space.

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Key Features of racksack® nano

  • The perfect forklift truck waste bag or pallet truck handle waste bag.
  • Convenient emptying into standard-size racksack® or main waste collection point on-site.
  • Quick and easy fixation with ties at the back and bungee loop fixings.
  • Hook and loop fastening on the mouth to prevent snagging during movement.
  • Eye-catching front designs for effortless waste material separation.
  • Part of an expanding family which includes racksack® blue, racksack® mini, racksack® clear, racksack® rollcage, and racksack® trolley.

Find out more about the racksack® nano and racksack® range or become a reseller to add this exciting product to your catalogue!

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Top 5 Warehouse Labelling Errors to Avoid for Better Efficiency

Warehouse labels are one of the most underappreciated aspects of warehouse management. And look, we get it; they're less exciting than the automation and robotics revolution, with all its fancy drones and remote-controlled lift trucks. 

However, despite their simplicity, labels are no less relevant today than in the 1930s when R. Stanton Avery invented them (or the adhesive kind, at least). Warehouse barcode labels can improve productivity, help optimise the flow of goods, and keep your day-to-day operations running smoothly – ultimately boosting your bottom line.

So, whether you're a seasoned warehouse manager or a newcomer to the world of warehouse labelling, we've got some tips and tricks to help you avoid common labelling mistakes that can lead to inefficiencies, picking errors, and increased costs - giving you more time to focus on other aspects of your warehouse operations. Or it might give you extra time to catch up on all our other fantastic blog posts; we're not fussy.

So, let's explore five warehouse labelling errors to avoid! 👇

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Mistake 1️⃣: Not having a clear labelling strategy

Picture this: a warehouse where employees wander around scratching their heads, searching high and low for products that seem to have disappeared into thin air. Sounds chaotic! Unfortunately, this is the reality for many warehouses that need a clear labelling strategy.

Think of a labelling system as a GPS for your warehouse, guiding employees to the correct location and ensuring picking is a breeze (and, unlike Google Maps, it won't keep sending you down horrible single-track lanes with no warning - huzzah!). 

Without a clear label strategy, your warehouse can quickly become a labyrinth of confusion, wasted time, and increased errors - a recipe for disaster.

So, don't let your warehouse become a maze of mayhem! Instead, develop a labelling strategy for your unique needs, whether using alphanumeric codes, colour coding, or barcoding. Ensure the labelling system is consistent throughout the warehouse and easy for employees to understand.

Not sure where to begin? Read our Warehouse Labelling System 101: A Beginner's Guide to help you through the process!

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Mistake 2️⃣: Choosing the Wrong Type of Label

Labelling products and locations in a warehouse seems straightforward. You just peel and stick, right?

But choosing the wrong type of label can cause many issues. For example, poorly printed or illegible labels bring obvious problems, leading to difficulties with barcode scanning and location identification. Or perhaps the labels give up the ghost entirely and fall off due to extreme temperatures (such as cold stores - brrr!).

These problems can prove costly, leading to wasted time and reduced productivity.

To avoid this labelling mistake, it's essential to consider various factors when choosing labels. 

  • The Environment 🥶 - will the labels be subject to extreme temperatures or moisture? If so, you must choose labels that can withstand these conditions.
  • Readability 👀 - this goes without saying, but labels are useless if you can't read them quickly and accurately. A label's print quality has a massive impact on this, so it's well worth researching a reputable label manufacturer to partner with.
  • Size and Format 📏 - teeny tiny labels are challenging to read from a distance, and poorly formatted labels cause confusion and errors. Try to avoid both!

To ensure you choose the right type of label, assess the needs of your warehouse and the products you store. Next, consider the environment where you'll use the labels and choose a type that's easy to read, durable, and fits the needs of your employees. With the correct type of label in place, you can ensure your labelling system supports efficient operations and reduces errors for many years to come!

For more info, you can read about different varieties of labels in our blog post: Writings on the Racking: A Guide on Rack Labels, and Types of Ticket and Label Holders to protect them.

Labels for every occasion!

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Mistake 3️⃣: Messy Label Installation

You can have the best labels in the world (they usually come with the Beaverswood® name, just saying), but they're only as good as their installation.

From labels placed in the wrong location to misaligned or poorly adhered labels, these mistakes can cause you a real headache. For instance, incorrectly placed labels will result in misplaced products, inaccurate inventory counts, and higher error rates, leading to wasted time and increased costs (a nightmare, basically).

The easiest way to avoid messy label installations is to let the experts handle it instead. You might be tempted to get your in-house team to label everything, but we guarantee a DIY installation project won't go smoothly given the following:

  • Loss of productivity 📉 - warehouse workers are brilliant but can't be in two places at once. So, if they're labelling your warehouse, that means a labour shortage in other areas such as goods-in, dispatch, or picking and packing.
  • Overruns ⏲ - DIY installations often take longer to complete than those done by specialists due to lack of experience.
  • Mistakes ❌ - any label printing or placement errors will mean costly reprints and re-installations - taking up more time and labour resources.
  • Poor results 👎 - through no fault of their own, in-house workers rarely have the experience to install labels effectively. This leads to labels curling, peeling, and eventually falling off.

Let the labelling installation experts handle it...

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Mistake 4️⃣: Failing to keep labels up-to-date

In the dynamic environment of a warehouse, neglecting to update labels can lead to chaos. Just one out-of-date label could lead to hours of searching and confusion or, worse still, the wrong goods being picked and shipped!

One way to avoid this mistake is to establish a regular labelling review process. This can be as easy as walking around your warehouse to identify labels that need to be updated or replaced.

Another effective strategy is using a labelling system that allows easy updates. For example, you might use magnetic easy wipe racking strips, which you can update and relocate on the fly - all you need is a wet wipe marker pen to amend the label information. You could also use magnetic-backed ticket holders or label holders, which allow you to lift and relocate labels as necessary. Additionally, barcode systems that can be updated through software help ensure that product codes remain accurate and up to date.

By keeping labels up-to-date, you can maintain smooth operations, save time, and reduce costs.

Warehouse Label Inspection

Mistake 5️⃣: Neglecting to train employees on the labelling system

After going through all the effort of installing a great warehouse labelling system, you want to ensure it's successful. And this will only happen if your employees understand how to read and use the labels correctly.

That's where training comes in! It doesn't have to be anything too flashy or spectacular, but employees should be trained on:

  • How to use any labelling software
  • The layout of the label coding system
  • The information included on each label, such as: product information, location information, and safety information.
  • Guidelines for updating and maintaining labels (Don't forget to read our Tips for Maintaining Your Warehouse Labelling System)

Such training can include sessions with experienced employees, interactive video tutorials, or engaging online training modules. Plus, providing written guidelines for using the labelling system can help employees reference and reinforce their understanding. Regular reviews should back all of this up.

By properly training employees on your labelling system, you can ensure the system is used efficiently, effectively, and accurately. Ultimately, this will reduce errors, increase productivity, and support efficient warehouse operations - nice!

Warehouse Labelling

Conclusion

Labelling might not be as jazzy and exciting as AI or robots, but it's no less important. In fact, it can be the difference between a well-oiled machine and a complete disaster area. 

So remember, a well-executed labelling strategy includes:

  • Choosing the right type of label
  • Ensuring proper installation
  • Updating labels regularly
  • Training your employees to be label experts

By avoiding the common labelling mistakes highlighted in this article, you'll save time and money and improve accuracy in inventory counts, which can significantly impact your bottom line.

So, take the time to review your labelling system regularly and take action to address any issues. Then, with a little effort, you'll have a labelling system that supports your warehouse operations effectively and efficiently. 

Thanks for reading, and we wish you all the best in your labelling endeavours!

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