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13/2/19

Logical Automation can save your business time and money

When a UK based business, which stores a wide variety of goods on a 3PL basis, came to us requiring automatic instructions to keep their pick faces replenished, how could we say no? The Project MW Fulfilment, based in Bolton, is a relatively new business, but have been taking on 3PL clients in all areas… Read more »

31/1/19

5 Benefits of Automation in the Warehouse

If your business is expanding and you’re looking to deliver more services in new markets to more customers then you might consider outsourcing your shipping and fulfilment operations in order to meet greater customer demand. The successful deployment of 3PL automation often relies on close integration with your warehouse management system (WMS) to help direct,… Read more »

Storage

21/1/19

3PL Automation can prevent businesses being left out in the cold

  A cold-storage business installed an automated warehouse which output pallets in an unexpected order. Optima developed integration with the Netherlands-based control system and custom picking functionality while discovering that suit trousers are inadequate for -27 degrees. The Project 3PL, or Third Party Logistics, is used in supply-chain management to outsource part or all of… Read more »

January

03/1/19

Five New Year Resolutions for Your Warehouse

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make improvements to your warehouse and to create a safe, efficient, and productive work environment. So if you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to making improvements to your warehouse in 2019, here are some great New Year’s Resolutions to get you started. 1…. Read more »

06/12/18

Optima are Proud to be Supporting House of Bread this Christmas

Christmas is all about giving, so we decided to spread a little festive cheer in the local community. As well as putting on our own festive fashion show, we also donated food that we have collected to House of Bread which will be passed onto some underprivileged local children on Christmas Day. House of Bread… Read more »

EU

04/12/18

UK running out of warehouse space amid Brexit fears

Britain is fast running out of warehouse space to store frozen and chilled foods amid fears of a no deal Brexit. In a stark warning industry leaders have revealed that the necessary storage facilities are now fully booked for the next six months at least and companies were now being turned away following an unprecedented… Read more »

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16/11/18

Enhance your picking process with WMS Wave Picking

What is WMS Wave Picking? Wave Picking is used by management and workers via a warehouse management system (WMS) in order to support the planning and organising of the daily flow of work in a warehouse or distribution centre. Essentially, Wave Picking is an application of short-interval-scheduling as groups of orders are scheduled into short intervals… Read more »

17/10/18

New WMS Proves to be a Smash Hit with BSI Merch

Optima recently undertook a chart-topping warehouse management software project for Backstreet International Merchandise Ltd. and it’s fair to say that both we and our client are delighted with the outcome. Background BSI Merch has over twenty years’ experience at the forefront of merchandising and e-commerce for the music and entertainment industry, selling band merchandise for many top-selling… Read more »

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17/8/18

Yes, you can implement a WMS before Christmas

Could you have a new WMS before Christmas? If you’re not thinking about Christmas yet, perhaps you should. Remember the chaos in your warehouse last Christmas? The mad dash to get all of those last minute orders shipped out in time for the big day? The trouble you had getting extra staff in December? Well,… Read more »