Best practice for logistics and distribution networks
Our use of digital technology in the way we now buy and sell goods today, is transforming how we store and move everything from socks to aircraft parts. It has also given rise to 24/7 mega warehouses, some stretching as far as 500,000 sq ft.
Due to the size of some warehouses, operators have had to introduce more sophisticated sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) in order to help manage surface water run-off. However this may not always be the case on intensive logistics sites. The movement of lorries and other vehicles as well as workforce parking space will need to be factored in as well.
Whether it’s road or rail haulage, warehousing, or distribution by air and sea, efficient and effective logistics operations are vital to the UK economy. The way facilities managers maintain those businesses’ physical assets is equally vital.
When it comes to the drainage infrastructure, there are specific risks associated with logistic sites, but there are also solutions. This has led to Lanes producing a FREE Best Practice Guide to Logistics and Distribution. Detailed within are several areas that will help guide you to a more efficiently and effectively run warehouse unit. The topics covered are:
- What can go wrong
- Legal policies and legislation
- Why is distribution impacted
For more great insights and assistance with your drainage network, simply download your FREE copy of our Best Practice Guide or call 0800 526 488 to speak to one of our advisers.