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How better employee comfort can improve warehouse productivity

Why your warehouse doors can improve efficiency and  employee retention

Staff in a large manufacturing facility or warehouse will tell you that temperature control in these areas is commonly forgotten and that the working conditions can often be uncomfortable during the cold winters and/or hot summer days.

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6 Tips For Workplace Health & Safety - What Are Your Obligations?


Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), often referred to as Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) involves the assessment and migration of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your workplace.

This may include the health and safety of your customers, employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers and suppliers. As a business owner there are legal requirements that you must comply with to ensure your workplace meets WHS obligations.

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, OH&S, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, WHS

The 7 Habits of Effective Maintenance Managers


 

In any workplace, maintenance and upkeep throughout the site is crucial to keeping operations flowing successfully. Even more so, in a fast-pace, production-line system where one fault or issue could cause a huge knock-on effect to operations.

How effective is your maintenance team, do they make a positive contribution to the bottom line or are they consistently fighting one issue after another? Perhaps it is time to hit the reset button on maintenance management.

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Tags: warehouse doors, warehouse operations, maintenance costs, warehouse managers, warehouse management, maintenance manager

4 Things About Rapid Doors Your Boss Wants To Know


How do you know that you are getting suitable Rapid Doors for the site?

And more so, how do you sell your preferred product to the boss?



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Tags: warehouse doors, maintenance costs, warehouse managers, rapid doors, capital cost, maintenance manager

5 Building and Construction Trends


One of the key ways to predict the direction of Australian growth in a sector is to look at the skills shortage lists for each state. Each year the Australian states research and release a list of skills shortages whereby the state would be willing to sponsor overseas workers in lieu of a lack of local skills. This not only reveals the level of local skills shortages but it also gives an interesting insight into the growth of particular industries including: Hospitality, Education, Tourism, Trades, Health, Construction, ICT, Automotive etc.

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Tags: sustainability, green business, warehouse managers, automated warehouses, thermal garage doors, full vision workshop doors, double glazed garage doors, thermal workshop doors, double glazed workshop doors, temperature control, energy consumption, construction, construction trends, BIM, Green Star Rating, energy efficient

Temperature management in automotive garages and workshops

How to choose a better door for your workplace

Staff in a workshop environment will tell you that temperature control in car servicing and automotive workshop areas is commonly forgotten.

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Automate for Savings


As the cost of energy, land and labour climbs, operators of cold storage warehouses are increasingly looking to automation to control costs.

“There are a growing number of automated point solutions that can drastically reduce escalating operational costs,” says Jeff Hedges, director of business development for Dematic. In some instances, automation can reduce space requirements by as much as 50%, reduce energy consumption by 80% and labor as much as 70%.

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Tags: warehouse managers, fresh produce, warehouse hygiene, contamination prevention, food processing, Automate palletizing, coolroom, automated warehouses, frozen storage, freezers, AS/RS, cold storage warehouses, automation, 3PL, Automated storage and retrieval systems, Palletizing, frozen goods, energy consumption, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics

Best practices for managing a cold storage warehouse

Solutions for maintaining temperatures in your cold facility

Shippers have been managing the challenge of transporting temperature-sensitive goods since the 1700s, when British fishermen began using ice to preserve their catch while at sea.

Today, the global market for cold chain products is expanding rapidly. As worldwide demand for perishable products grows, efficient and effective cold chain management requires strong partnerships and quick reactions.

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Tags: cold storage, warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, cool room,, fresh produce, coolroom, frozen storage, cold storage warehouses, refrigeration, 3PL, Palletizing, frozen goods, frozen food storage, cold chain logistics, third-party logistics, dense storage

5 Important Lessons to Learn from Listeria Recalls in Food Processing


It takes just a couple of minutes on Google to find case studies of very costly food recalls caused by Listeria. Most notably this topic is rife in the USA, and actually the stone fruit recall in 2014 (peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots) was first detected when it was found on some fruit shipped to Australia.

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Tags: warehouse managers, warehouse mishaps, fresh produce, contaminated produce, food poisoning, listeria, contamination, warehouse hygiene, stone fruit, food recall, contamination prevention, cantaloupe listeria, listeria monocytogene, preventing listeria on produce, food processing

Have you adjusted your warehouse to the "New Normal"?


Tips for adjusting to historically lower sales 

At some distributorships, lower warehouse staffing continues to result in mistakes that are costly to correct. These mistakes understandably anger customers; or worse, result in loss of sales or customers.

Yet few distributors want to spend much money to prevent these mistakes - even though you don't need to spend a lot of money to adjust for the new normal. Today, inventory levels have crept up, but warehouse staffing levels remain historically low. 

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Tags: warehouse profitability, warehouse managers, warehouse accidents, warehouse mishaps, receivables, warehouse normal, the new normal

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