Mike Wilshaw


Looking to relocate?

In our experience companies looking to relocate don’t always take sufficient time or have the right skill set to analyse their current business operation and what it can do to improve itself before deciding on new premises. A need to expand on a physical level can often influence, wrongly, on the size and shape of the new building. All too often we see clients struggling with outdated IT solutions that can’t give them the right information to plan for the future.

Analysing Your Requirements

Before looking at any new building it’s wise to sit back and look internally before making decisions on what your new building will look like. The old adage of “we’ve always done it like that” can cause you the same problems in the future as you have now. Bringing in a second pair of eyes, such as ourselves, can help you question why you do something the way you do and what you can do to change that in a positive way. Most companies will look at their logistics partner very closely but ignore their own intralogistics and this is where an outside company can help. With many years’ experience of similar situations we are able to advise and help you navigate a path to the best solution.

Getting the Right Solution

Start with a blank piece of paper and decide what it is you’re going to need to grow, be it more space, a different storage solution or different handling equipment. Having a long-term strategy based on a short-term solution isn’t going to allow your business to grow in this day and age.

Whereas increasing the number of bodies on a site worked in the past, in today’s marketplace this only adds cost to your business and stifles growth. If you’re working on a project like this, be a magpie, take ideas and information from as many sources as you can. Information is free, and if it isn’t don’t take it.

There are so many new and innovative storage solutions available today that getting the right impartial advice is critical to understand how it can help your business grow and reduce your running costs, but also the whole life costs of your warehouse.

Whoever you seek advice from also needs to understand the bigger picture for your business. With ever changing health and safety regulations and changing regulations for buildings, fire suppression solutions and CDM, it’s important that you choose the right company and one that has the in-house experience and skill sets to give you the “one stop shop” you need.

Moving Forward

Warehouse Storage Solutions have the experience to help your company to make the next step. Be it with warehouse management solutions and IT, storage solutions in manual, semi-automated and fully automated or to act as your principal designer or contractor. Our team of designers and project managers have all the qualifications needed to advise you correctly and give you the confidence to know that you are in safe hands on any project you may have.

If you would like any further impartial advice on how we can help to grow your business, please contact us on 01423 819 057 or email sales@warehousestoragesolutions.com

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