Stock Control

Revolutionizing Warehouse Management Software System

Revolutionizing Warehouse Management Software System
Alchemy Admin, October 11, 2019

This month Alchemy Recruitment has collaborated with Lincoln Distribution, taking a look at how warehouse management systems (WMS) are revolutionizing warehouse technology...

In the last few years, there have been several shifts and advancements in the use of warehouse technology. As a result of this, Warehouse Managers must also adjust with the changes in technological advancements to provide faster deliveries to customers, thereby improving customer satisfaction. Warehouse processes are usually complex and intertwined, so the use of a warehouse management software system can make each process faster, easier and more efficient.

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The Logistics of Easter Eggs

The Logistics of Easter Eggs
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

Sweet treats!

Chocolate is arguably the UK’s favourite treat. We are ranked 4th in the world league tables of per capita consumption, and the average Brit consumes approximately 9.5kg of chocolate per year (although my waistband tells me I consume a lot more than that)!  Britain’s first chocolate factory opened in 1657 – making it 50 years older than the UK’s first tea shop!

The UK chocolate Easter egg market is worth over £220 million – so as you may expect, ‘egg-xtra’ special care is required to deal with the extra demand around Easter. How do logistics professionals stop themselves from ‘cracking’ under the pressure? 

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Roses are red, violets are blue... How are flowers transported to you?

Roses are red, violets are blue... How are flowers transported to you?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, February 26, 2019

Flower Power!

Flowers are a major part of many events all year round, including birthdays, weddings and funerals, but findings show that sales spike in the UK at this time of year thanks to Valentine’s Day in February and Mothers’ day in March. As with all perishables, a great deal of care must be taken in the transportation of the flowers from the field to a loved one's hands – so how do logistics professionals deal with the increased demand for this fragile package this time of year? 

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Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!

Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!
Danielle Williams, December 14, 2018

Christmas is coming…

Christmas is fast approaching, and the general population are getting ready to sit back with a mince pie in hand, to order their festive shopping online, but do we ever stop to think about the logistics involved in ensuring that our parcel arrives on time for Christmas?

Logistics companies start planning months in advance of the big day; this involves hiring additional warehouse staff, longer working hours, early promotions, superfluous warehouse space and extra delivery vehicles driving more routes.

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The Art of Stock Control

The Art of Stock Control
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, January 22, 2015

Stock control is a central part of the logistics chain to any business. There are many different stock control methods but selecting the right one for your business is an art form.

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