Best Practices Magazine

Issue 8 - January 2018

Best Practices rings in the New Year with 8 case studies that take an in-depth look at how some cutting-edge businesses have improved their logistics processes by working with Mecalux. Reduced logistics overhead, optimised picking and more storage capacity are some of the aims fulfilled by the solutions set up in each facility.

Our company magazine, as in previous issues, also includes the latest sector news, and a featured article about the benefits of electrified monorail systems (EMS) –one of the fastest goods transport systems a warehouse can run. An interview with Xavier Pascual, Director of Hispack 2018, tops things off, with an extensive look at what the seventeenth edition of this benchmark event has in store for sector professionals with regards to logistics in packaging.

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Issue 7 - November 2017

Do you run an e-commerce business but don’t know how to speed up order picking? Do you want to save on electrical costs in your frozen storage installation? Do you need to make the most of your warehouse space? Best Practices issue 7 includes 10 case studies that explain how the different installed storage solutions were tailored to each customer to achieve high logistics efficiency.

Inside, it features an automated warehouse with 140 m long aisles, an installation that combines various warehouse fulfilment solutions to house more than 73,000 pallets and how a leading e-tailer topped out its warehouse’s product throughput. In addition, the magazine includes the latest sector news and an in-depth article from our experts in which you will gain knowledge about the types, advantages and features of pallet conveyors.

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Issue 6 – June 2017

Do you need to streamline picking operations, expand storage capacity, adapt a supply chain to e-commerce tasks, earthquake-proof your racks? Look no further. The 6th issue of Best Practices features diverse examples of installations, with solutions for all kinds of logistics workflows.

In-depth articles from sector experts round out this quarter’s content, per usual. In this instance, the issue delves into the advantages of cloud-based software; the systems that best provide thermal insulation in cold storage installations; as well as the seismic calculations of racks in Europe.

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Issue 5 - March 2017

From large automated installations looking for top storage capacity, to warehouses using pallet racking and conveyor circuits to streamline order preparation, Best Practices 5 offers up 16 case studies with examples of all kinds of solutions for supply chain optimisation.

The magazine also includes two new in-depth articles: one scrutinises advances in the structural behaviour of racks during earthquakes, focusing in particular on Chile; while the other explains some keys to reducing energy consumption in automated warehouses.

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Issue 4 - December 2016

The final 2016 issue includes 18 case studies, which illustrate a wide variety of projects adapted to the constraints of leading companies in the following sectors: food and beverage; transport and logistics operators; plastics; health care; chemical and cosmetic products; and hardware and industrial supply.

All this is rounded off with the most important quarterly news and two new articles from our experts, with an in-depth analysis of the benefits of new batteries and supercapacitors for automatic handling equipment, and a closer look at the various types of existing finishes in the market to protect metal racking from corrosion.

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Issue 3 - September 2016

This third's edition includes 15 new case studies with different types of storage projects implement around the world. Each of the presented examples shows the best solution for each specific need.

From custom pallet racking to locate and maintain 50,000 rolls of cloth, or the design of a "warehouse model" for all the Renfe maintenance centres, and even a massive picking installation with conveyors to streamline the online sale of shoes, the featured storage projects in this quarterly edition encompass all sorts of logistics operations.

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Issue 2 - June 2016

This edition includes 18 case studies showing different challenges and the storage solutions adopted to resolve them in the most efficient way.

The companies represented (such as Cepsa, Bodegas Protos or Schneider Electric) belong to diverse sectors: food and beverage, chemical and cosmetic products, transport and logistics operators, construction, paper and derivatives, electricity and electronics, etc.

The issue is complemented by two interesting articles written by our experts: "Choosing the ideal system for storing pallets", and "The advantages of intelligent warehouse management".

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Issue 1 - March 2016

The Best Practices magazine was created to show the actual implementation of Mecalux storage solutions and warehouse management software in selected projects. In this way, companies from any industry or of any size can follow these success stories to solve their own logistics needs.

The case studies included in this first issue range from the spectacular 46 m high clad-rack automated warehouse built for Hayat Kimya, to the installation of a high-density automated warehouse with Pallet Shuttle and stacker crane for the meat company Hemosa.

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