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How is Covid-19 affecting warehousing?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant and lasting impact on many areas of industry, not least warehousing. While some of these changes are temporary, others are likely to have a long-term effect. A year on since the first UK nationwide lockdown, we explore how the pandemic has affected warehousing. Social distancing Over the past… Read more »


How to choose a fulfilment services vendor

When selecting an outsourced fulfilment service for your business, there are several things to look out for to ensure they are the most suitable fulfilment company for your business. You need to find a company that can seamlessly work with you to store, pick and deliver your product efficiently, whilst up-keeping your quality and time… Read more »

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Five ways to improve warehouse efficiency

An efficient warehouse plays an integral role in an effective supply chain. Not only is warehouse efficiency crucial for customer satisfaction through timely order fulfilment, but it can increase productivity, reduce costs and impact significantly on your bottom line. Here, we reveal five ways to improve warehouse efficiency and explain the benefits they can bring… Read more »

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Coronavirus: what is the impact on warehousing?

No one in the warehousing sector is likely to forget 2020 anytime soon. The challenging and unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have unquestionably impacted the warehousing industry. With its global lockdowns, tier systems and continuing economic challenges, we explore the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on warehousing. The new COVID-19 variant At the time… Read more »

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Five ways to speed up order fulfilment in your warehouse

The key to a successful fulfilment company is efficiency. Without it, you risk delaying orders, upsetting customers and losing clients. To run efficiently as a fulfilment company, you need to always look to improve and evolve alongside your clients, ensuring you can deliver the high standards of service they require for their customers. For customers… Read more »

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Laptops For School Kids

Optima donates laptops to local school During the summer Optima upgraded their staff to new laptops to help improve the service we give when staff are working from home during the various Covid-19 lockdowns. This mean that we had a number of perfectly useful devices that were no longer being used. Chris Roberts (Managing Director… Read more »

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What is 3PL software for warehouses?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact across all industries and sectors, and warehouse operations are no different. The warehousing industry has had plenty to contend with, from record numbers of online orders and unpredictable order patterns, to the need for tech that safeguard workforces and constantly changing staff rotas. To cope with the… Read more »

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What is warehouse optimisation?

Warehouse optimisation is the process of improving efficiency and accuracy through automation and planning of warehouse operations. Here, we discuss its many benefits and how this invaluable process will improve your customer’s satisfaction and warehouse operations. 2020 has taught us that life can be unpredictable and at times, completely out of our control. The warehouse… Read more »

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How can you stay ahead in a changing world?

How Can Optimiser WMS change with your changing business? We understand that we are currently in uncharted waters when it comes to working in a warehouse during a pandemic, with social distancing rules, fluctuating and unpredictable order patterns and delivery routines. This is a time of significant change for many businesses, but change can come… Read more »

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Optima is still here for you

Above anything else and most importantly, we are here to help. We’re all in this together. As the global impact of the COVID-19 outbreak becomes more widespread, we have thought very carefully and have made sure that we are able to continue to support our customers with an uninterrupted service. We are committed to the… Read more »