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Warehouses and Logistics Centers - Inspiration & Education

Warehouses and distribution centers are often very large, consisting of several floors and sometimes even separate buildings. The waste handling and transportation can be a major challenge in this environment. When building a new or extending a warehouse, it is important to organize waste management strategically and efficiently to optimize logistics and achieve a sustainable solution. Unfortunately, waste management is often down-prioritized or forgotten about and that is something we want to change!

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Cases study: Warehouse giant DAGAB increases productivity through smarter waste solutions

DAGAB is the food giant Axfood’s logistics company and it acts as the central warehouse for Axfood and delivers goods to the retail chains Hemköp, Willys and Tempo in Sweden. In other words, DAGAB handles large quantities of food items every day – something that also generates large quantities of waste. Joakim Berggren is the site manager at DAGAB in Jordbro. When he realised how many working hours they spent on handling waste, he decided to do something about it.
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Cases study: AGV forklifts optimize logistics at large warehouse

In order for waste management to be as efficient and time-saving as possible at your warehouse, it is not sufficient to just focus on what machines you need but also to pay attention to the internal logistics. The entire waste stream has to be optimized. This article presents how a large e-commerce warehouse invested in AGV (Automated Guided Vehicles) forklift trucks and improved internal logistics and increased productivity.
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How to optimize waste management at your new warehouse

Learn more about what is important to consider regarding waste management solutions when building a new warehouse or adding a new section to it. Unfortunately, waste management might be forgotten or at least less prioritized at the planning stage, which can result in unnecessarily expensive and ineffective solutions later.
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Building new or extending warehouses and logistics centers? Start planning waste management from the beginning!

The primary focus when building a new warehouse is the inbound and outbound delivery of goods, while there is less focus on the quantities of packaging material that must handled. This approach can create poor conditions for optimal waste management and frequently results in special solutions that become unnecessarily expensive, but this trap can easily be avoided if you plan ahead.
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“It is always cheaper to sort the waste”

How you handle your waste at your warehouse and logistics center can make a big difference in cost and time. For the cheapest and most efficient waste management, it is highly recommended that you sort all your waste and separate it in different bins. Depending on the type of waste you deal with, there are solutions optimized for your situation.
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Manage your warehouse waste – a constant development project

The work is not done just because your new waste management solution is in place and in use. The baler and the briquette press must be cleaned regularly and serviced at least once a year to ensure that they are still functional and safe. It is also important to continuously monitor the operations and the waste streams in your business in order to adapt waste management to possible changes in waste volume and type of material.
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