Warehouses reaching capacity require increased rack protection

SHD Logistics News | January 22, 2019

Three-quarters of UK warehouse owners say their warehouses are full to capacity, according to yesterday's report. The threat of a no-deal Brexit sees stockpiling of goods as businesses prepare for delays at ports and increased trade tariffs. In December, a survey of UKWA members reported that there was an 85% rise in Brexit-related inquiries and 75% of warehouses did not have the space to fulfil this increase in demand – turning down new business. The increase in demand has generally occurred throughout all industries, from food products to the pharmaceutical industry. Reported in the Guardian, Richard Perriman, a UK Supply Chain Manager stated “We have seen more unsolicited inquiries from people out of the blue looking for space. We’re having almost daily conversations with clients about the impact of Brexit on them.” Our Business Development Managers, who visit warehouses across the country daily, can confirm this trend and have seen a rise in demand for racking protection. Our North West Sales Representative states “Many of our clients are re-configuring the racking layout in their warehouses to allow more storage and stockpile capacity. There has been an increase in demand for rack legs, and many clients wish to entirely re-arrange layouts to give increased capacity.” However, trends for new build warehouse projects do not align with this. Many newly built warehouses sit empty because companies are struggling to predict which products should be stockpiled. Our UK Sales Director deals with new build warehouse projects, he had the following to say: “Converse to today’s reported stockpiling and warehouses reaching capacity, I see a lot of the new warehouses that our safety barriers protect, sitting empty.

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Producers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices have long tied their success to the development of innovativeproducts. Now they are under pressure to apply the same bold approach to moving their products to market. While known for pioneering drug development and advanced technology, the life sciences and healthcare industry remains remarkably traditional when it comes to getting product into the hands of its customers, be they hospitals, pharmacies or consumers. Healthcare manufacturers still rely, in large part, on a distribution model that has not changed in decades – despite the fact that the state of the art in supply chain management has evolved radically

Spotlight

Producers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices have long tied their success to the development of innovativeproducts. Now they are under pressure to apply the same bold approach to moving their products to market. While known for pioneering drug development and advanced technology, the life sciences and healthcare industry remains remarkably traditional when it comes to getting product into the hands of its customers, be they hospitals, pharmacies or consumers. Healthcare manufacturers still rely, in large part, on a distribution model that has not changed in decades – despite the fact that the state of the art in supply chain management has evolved radically

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