Covid-19 has affected the sector of shelving and racking too. Projects are returning back to normal but companies are looking to reorganise existing space and respond quicker to the increased online demand. Jonathan Ellis, Head of Sales at BiGDUG spoke to The Logistics Point about trends and best practices.
Have you seen any change in attitudes because of Covid?
Larger projects that may have been on hold in the early months of the year seem to be being approved, and often now with a much shorter lead time as Companies return to something approaching their normal business models.
We’re also seeing an increasing amount of space optimisation, rather than new builds where elements such as Mezzanine Floors, repositioning existing storage systems to add additional runs are widely prevalent.
The continued rise of Internet shopping has also caused a huge upsurge in demand for racking and shelving, whereby retailers are experiencing issues with the amount of stock that they have to take in, store and dispatch. We’ve seen a lot of web-based retailers use this period to increase and improve their in-house operations rather than rely on 3rd Party logistics businesses to handle this increased throughput.
The Logistics Point September 2020
What best practices do you follow and would advise?
Safety is paramount in all aspects of our work; from initial site visits through design and through to supply and installation. All products meet the highest quality standards and all staff have appropriate qualifications and registrations in addition to the many years’ experience within the team.
Close involvement with the end user at the customer site, and liaison with their H&S and Facilities staff results in a solution that is both workable and to the highest safety standards.
Read more of the interview HERE…