Blog

Picking Tower E-Fulfilment

The Exponential SKU Challenge Facing Warehouse Managers

The exponential growth of SKUs is a challenge facing many warehouse managers and none more so than those operating within the wholesale market. The challenge is further compounded by customers looking for greater flexibility in ordering, resulting in more mixed pallets being created and, as a result, more broken/split/half pallets needing to be stored. The … Continued

Read more
Automated Racking System

How Much Additional Capacity Will Automated Racking Systems Provide?

Automated Racking Solutions can deliver a number of significant benefits; however, the one thing that gets people turned on to the concept is how much additional capacity it can deliver. Once the potential to increase capacity, often exponentially, is established, the supplementary benefits such as improved throughput, improved safety, reduced operating costs and reduced energy … Continued

Read more
Problems Automated Storage

Automated Racking Myths 3: If the System Breaks Down, We Are Screwed

Welcome to the third part of our series on the myths associated with Automated Racking and Automated Storage Solutions. We have already discussed the myths surrounding the costs of automated storage solutions and automated storage being seen to be only suitable for large warehouses and large cold stores. One of the biggest concerns we get … Continued

Read more
Warehouse Automation Pallet Carrier

Automated Racking Myths 2: Automated Racking is Too Expensive

The growing interest in automated storage has accelerated rapidly over the last 12 months. However, too many companies have either quickly dismissed or not even considered the concept, believing the myth that Automated Racking is Too Expensive. At Thistle Systems, we have been developing a range of semi-automated and automated storage solutions for the last … Continued

Read more
Automated Warehouse System

Why Your Warehouse Needs to Take One Giant Leap to Automation

The massive changes in the economy and the significant developments in automation, robots and technology is challenging businesses to think differently and effectively to achieve a step change in their operations. Whilst senior managers and boards of directors are looking at incremental changes to improve capacity through improved design and dynamic systems such as push … Continued

Read more
Automated Fulfilment Centres

How Agile Is Your Fulfilment Solution to Cope With the New Normal

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the anticipated future growth and demands on fulfilment centres which have been driven by the dramatic growth of internet sales. This has resulted in a growing interest in automated storage solutions and goods to person systems which can deliver major improvements in efficiency and costs savings … Continued

Read more
Industrial Shelving UK

The Growth of Goods to Person Storage Solutions

The demands being placed on distribution centres are at an all-time high as customers demand even shorter lead times, with many companies being forced to offer next day or even same day delivery service just to compete. Much of this is being driven by the continued growth in internet sales which reached an all-time high … Continued

Read more
Automated Racking System

5 Benefits of Automated Cold Storage Warehouses

Automated Cold Storage is one of the hot topics in the food and drink sector as companies look to improve efficiency and reduce costs in their cold store warehouses. The increase in energy and running costs is presenting operators and food companies with complex challenges which may be restricting growth, profitability, and service. To remain … Continued

Read more

Transforming the Despatch Process in Finished Goods Warehouses

The traditional approach to managing your own finished goods warehouse is fairly common. The warehouse stores a combination of full and broken pallets. These may be block stacked with the broken pallet at the front or in different types of racking depending on the number of SKUs. The process of preparing loads ready for despatch … Continued

Read more
Automated Racking System

Transforming Your Finished Goods Storage with an Automated Racking System

In our ongoing discussions and feedback sessions with clients, we have seen how the demands being placed on a finished goods and dry goods warehouses in today’s market has changed dramatically from those they faced 10 or 20 years ago. Warehouse Managers are facing the challenge of a seemingly never-ending increase in SKUs, growing capacity … Continued

Read more
Cold Store Racking

Cold Store Racking

The construction and operating costs of a cold storage warehouse (or cold room) 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 … Continued

Read more