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Pallet Storage Rates

Pallet Storage Rates – Are Your Paying Too Much?

Depending on the pallet storage rates, external warehouse storage can often be a highly cost-effective strategy for minimising your overheads or for providing essential additional facilities, such as during peak seasonal periods or during a growth phase. However, if these pallet storage fees become a regular monthly cost, it may be time to consider the … Continued

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Dynamic Pallet Racking

What is Dynamic Pallet Racking ?

Dynamic Pallet Racking is the term used to describe storage solutions which use mechanical or gravitational forces to move pallets within the racking system. These include push back racking, pallet live racking, mobile pallet racking, picking tunnels and radio shuttle racking. These Dynamic Pallet Racking solutions are transforming traditional warehouse storage by enabling companies to … Continued

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Radio shuttle installation Dumfries and Galloway by Thistle Solutions, Scotland.

Ways to Reduce Warehouse Costs

Blame Tim Wood – He is the Reason You Are Losing Money If you are looking for the reason why your operations just aren’t performing at the level you are after – you need to get rid of TIM WOOD. Every organisation has a TIM WOOD but before you go calling HR to find out … Continued

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Cold Store Racking

Cold Store Racking

The construction and operating costs of a cold storage warehouse are such that the need to Max the Cube by maximise storage capacity in the minimum floor area with cold store racking, is absolutely essential. With technology moving on at a pace, the ability to consider dynamic and semi-automated storage solutions in your cold store … Continued

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How To Reduce Warehouse Operating Costs

How To Reduce Warehouse Operating Costs

After studying thousands of warehouse operations in its Max the Cube approach and analysing the impact of racking solutions, Thistle Systems has uncovered one of the biggest warehouse operating costs – and it’s not the racking. And it doesn’t matter whether you are spending a few hundred pounds or hundreds of thousands of pounds on … Continued

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Warehouse Design

2 Factors in Warehouse Design Which May Limit Storage Capacity

The traditional approach to warehouse design, whether it’s a new building or an extension to an existing facility, is to build the warehouse to the sizes specified by the architect or consultant based on a general rule of thumb. Once these are agreed, the client then looks at bringing in a racking solutions company and … Continued

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Warehouse Racking Costs

Warehouse Racking Costs – 7 Hidden Costs

When was the last time you evaluated your true Warehouse Racking Costs? What factors did you take into consideration? Thistle Systems has compiled data from over 3000 installations and projects over the last 10 years in an attempt to identify how people measure their racking systems and what they believed were the costs involved in … Continued

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max the cube

What Is Max the Cube?

Max the Cube is a unique approach which shows companies how they can maximise capacity and productivity within their warehouse, interiors and production facilities whilst dramatically reducing operating costs. We are on a crusade to help companies to capitalise on the huge potential that exists within every organisation to maximise every inch of storage space, … Continued

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Maxi Cube, mobile racking installation in large warehouse in Scotland.

Have You Learned the Biggest Lesson in Recent Years?

Max the Cube is NOT for the Average Company If there is one thing we have learned from the last few years, it’s the fact that simply being average is effectively guaranteeing failure. The seismic shift in the way people now have access to a world of information prior to buying products and services means … Continued

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Narrow Aisle Racking at Asco

How Did We Create Max The Cube?

As part of the initial process for developing Max the CubeTM, we carried out extensive research to understand the challenges being faced by the key sectors in our economy. We found that companies were not maximising the capacity or the utilisation of their warehouse. This meant they were facing unnecessary costs such as external storage, … Continued

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narrow aisle racking

Using the 5S Methodology in Warehouse and Storage

Thistle Systems’ Max the Cube approach has been recognised as the perfect vehicle for companies looking to implement the 5S methodology within their warehouse storage and production facilities. Check out our ultra high density storage solutions – ideal for small components The Max the Cube approach draws upon the key philosophies promoted by the 5S … Continued

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Max the Cube

How Max the Cube Transformed Our Business?

Despite being in business for 20 years, its only in the last 4 where we have truly been able to tell people what it is that we can actually do for their business in a manner they can instantly relate to. This came when we developed our Max the Cube approach which effectively harnessed the … Continued

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