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Swiss - American Partnership Enhances Supply Chain Security Between the United States and the European Union

The Swiss Arviem AG and the American Powers International LLC announced their partnership to verify cargo and monitor its movement on global shipments between the United States and the European Union. Arviem’s market leading real-time cargo monitoring technology along with its American partner’s chain of custody solution will enable global cargo to come with a ‘digital passport’ that will serve as a verifiable transcript of the shipment’s journey. This control technology can be integrated with government servers and various other government requirements, serving as an electronic audit of the cargo’s movement, access and control from the cargo’s origin to its destination. Arviem’s partnership with Powers International has

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New research reveals grocery retails supply chain is slowing down decision-making and not matching the clock-speed of the customer

Customer expectations are higher than ever and grocery lacks confidence in the delivery of their customer experience Research by Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive analytics and automated decisions for retail, has revealed that most retailers are struggling to keep pace with customer demand, leaving them at risk of failing to deliver on their brand promises in the omnichannel era. The research was the result of interviews with 750 grocery managers and directors across the globe – in the USA, UK, Germany and France – about their customer experience delivery.   The research uncovered that

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How to Logistics: Practical Tools That Work

Susan Grinsted and Gwynne Richards, authors of Supply Chain and Logistics Toolkit have launched a web site to complement their book. The web site provides all the tools you need to improve your supply chain and logistics.   Tools include Warehouse and Transport audits, ABC analyses, inventory forecasting tools and decision tables and mind maps.   A number of the tools can be downloaded free of charge!       http://howtologistics.com/    

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Manhattan Associates Provides Perfect Prescription for Omni-channel Growth at Chemist Warehouse Retail Group

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), today announced that Chemist Warehouse Retail Group, operator of the ‘Chemist Warehouse’ and ‘My Chemist’ branded pharmacies and one of Australia's largest retailers, has successfully deployed Manhattan’s Supply Chain Commerce Solutions to enable new supply chain processes and maximise service levels across its omni-channel pharmacy retail operations in Australia. Chemist Warehouse Retail Group, which is a private family business, consists of Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, My Beauty Spot, ePharmacy and the Discount Vitamin Warehouse. The Group operates more than 400 retail stores across Australia and

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Warehouse KPI blog

The Warehousing Education Research Council in the U.S. recently published their annual 2016 Distribution Centre survey on Key performance indicators. This survey is sent to warehouse operators globally however there is a significant focus on the United States (88% of responses). There were 315 responses in total. The largest segments were Retail, manufacturing and third-party warehousing accounting for over 74% of the responses. The survey participants were as follows:   Just under 69% of the respondents operated their own warehouses The remainder either solely used 3PLs or a mix of owned and 3PL 31%

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WLI Magazine

Great selection of CEE outstanding logistics and supply chain solutions at TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2016 Austrian professor Dr. Sebastian Kummer 5th time in the Programme Advisory Committee of TRANSLOG Connect and lead jury member of the 4th Central Eastern European Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence Award   As a result of previous year’s enormous success TRANSLOG Connect will be organized for the 6th time this year on 23-24 November in Budapest. The outstanding event will be again a great hub for logistics professionals to network, discuss operational developments, share best practises in the field of transportation, logistics and supply chain management and establish

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The adidas Group automates with KNAPP

KNAPP AG has won a major order to automate the new Campus North distribution centre of the adidas Group in Germany, which supports the company’s European e-commerce business. The adidas store in Beijing – ©adidas   The adidas Group, international player in sportswear manufacturing with the brands adidas and Reebok, has commissioned KNAPP to automate its new e-commerce centre in Rieste, near Osnabrück in northwest Germany. With the provision of a new, high-performance all-in-shuttle solution, KNAPP will support the adidas Group in handling the flow of e-commerce goods, enabling strong growth in the business and making it possible for the organisation to

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RTITB promotes talent in logistics at IMHX

Visitors to the RTITB exhibition stand at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) in September discovered how LGV and materials handling training can improve safety, maximise efficiency, reduce operational costs and boost ROI.   “With so many visitors to our stand, being part of IMHX 2016 proved to be extremely valuable,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, the preferred workplace transport training regulatory body.   “Our expert team had countless conversations with all different kinds of businesses about the benefits of our approach to delivering our bespoke LGV and materials handling training solutions.”    Laura

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DKFs MD is cut out for charity role

Logistics services and online order fulfilment specialist, DK Fulfilment Ltd (DKF), has come up with a novel way of raising money for the Armed Forces charity, Turn to Starboard. The company is encouraging staff at its West Midlands storage facility and head office to take a life-size cardboard cut-out of its managing director, Mark Elward, with them the next time they are planning a holiday, family day-out or business trip. The plan is for the cardboard ‘Marks’ to be photographed in a variety of unusual places and the images posted on a dedicated

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SNAPFULFIL LANDS TWO SIX FIGURE DEALS IN ONE MONTH

Snapfulfil has signed two major licence deals in the last month, with a combined value of more than £2 million.   The two deals – one in the UK and one in the US - are both with existing customers migrating from Snapfulfil’s all-inclusive Software as a Service model to perpetual licence agreements.   Both companies are major retail businesses who have successfully scaled their fulfilment operations with Snapfulfil’s subscription-based model and have now taken the decision to capitalise their investment in the system.   Snapfulfil will continue to provide hosting and support for

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Spiralling interest in Nerak Wiese at IMHX

Spiralling interest in Nerak Wiese   Vertical elevation specialist, Nerak Wiese, found considerable interest among IMHX visitors in its new range of spiral conveyors, which will be officially launched in a few weeks’ time.     An operating pallet lift and box lifter drew the interest of visitors on Nerak Wiese’s stand at IMHX   Explained Simon Musgrave, Sales Director, “Although we did not exhibit the new range of spiral conveyors at IMHX, we had very interesting discussions about them with a number of visitors. Full details of the new range will be revealed shortly.”  On its stand in hall 12 of the four-day show,

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TomTom launches indoor maps for fleet & logistics companies

  TomTom Indoor for Enterprise: Now Available on the TomTom BRIDGE Platform   A seamless navigation experience for logistics companies – on the road, and in the warehouse     TomTom (TOM2) today announced the availability of TomTom Indoor for Enterprise, highly detailed, accurate and customised indoor maps of public and private venues for site operators, facility and location managers. The feature will integrate with the TomTom BRIDGE platform, a ruggedised device that seamlessly connects business applications with TomTom’s navigation technology. It will enable users to increase efficiency, cost savings and an improve customer experience.   TomTom Indoor maps entire

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The big squeeze

Faced with the multiple challenges of consolidating dry-food goods from several warehouses into a non-food distribution centre, Coop Denmark turned to Dematic for an innovative solution that could offer the compact footprint, flexible scale and high performance needed to match demand.   Coop is Denmark’s largest retailer, a cooperative with an annual turnover of DKK 50 billion, 38,000 employees and 1200 stores. Its retail chains are well-recognised brands to Danish shoppers – names such as Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Dagli’Brugsen, and coop.dk. As in most geographies grocery retail is a highly competitive market and Denmark

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WCS and 3pl Haul & Store, sign On Demand WMS deal

WCS (Worldwide Chain Stores) offers CSnx, its on demand enterprise-level WMS, to support rapid growth by Haul & Store Camberley, UK: 21 September, 2016 WCS, (Worldwide Chain Stores) a dedicated provider of comprehensive supply chain execution technology, has signed a deal with Haul & Store, a Surrey based third party logistics provider (3PL), to give full cloud-based access to its enterprise level WMS platform, CSnx.   In a first of its kind pay as you go transactional deal, WCS will allow Haul & Store on demand access to its functionally rich platform. This will help Haul & Store maximise

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TOUGH HYSTER HANDLING SOLUTIONS SHOWCASED AT IMHX 2016

At the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016, visitors had the chance to see how tough Hyster® trucks are meeting the needs of demanding applications at various stages of the supply chain – from ship to store to factory floor.   “With built-in quality and toughness, the broad range of Hyster® trucks ensures that the right truck can be chosen for the specific needs of a materials handling application, no matter how big or small,” says Kate Pointeau, Brand Manager for Hyster.  “Visitors to IMHX saw how this can help reduce fuel usage, optimise fleet

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Manhattan Exchange EMEA 2016 to Shine Spotlight on Delivering a Fulfilling Customer Experience

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has announced a powerful line-up of keynote speakers for its Exchange EMEA conference to take place October 5-6 at Hotel du Collectionneur in Paris, France. The conference will provide more than 300 industry and supply chain leaders from the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors with an opportunity to share insights, experiences and solutions associated with the challenge of delivering a fulfilling experience for customers in the dynamic worlds of B2B and B2C omni-channel commerce. Sponsors of Exchange 2016 include Accenture, Capgemini, CenturyLink, Dicitas Consulting, Fortna, MetaPack,

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SICK RFU650 Series Delivers Easy, Stand-Alone RFID

SICK has launched the RFU650, a long-range read/write RFID device that delivers compact, stand-alone RFID identification and traceability without requiring complex programming or separate external antennae. The RFU650 offers a rugged and affordable device with a typical sensing range of up to five metres that can distinguish accurately between transponder tags on assembly parts, goods or packages, even when they are moving in opposite directions.  For the first time, direction of entry and movement, as well as the position and angle of product assemblies, goods and packages can be reliably detected in a goods handling or logistics environment with standards-compliant communication

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BREAKTHROUGH in parcel delivery box design

  Never Miss a Parcel Again! A startup company called Brizebox is making sure online shoppers receive their orders when not at home. They have designed a simple Parcel Delivery Box that requires minimum courier intervention, keeps parcels totally secure and continues to receive parcels until full. Brizebox has hit the ground running and their products are available in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada with Australia and New Zealand to follow soon. Their products come in three sizes and are the first to be adaptable for use in apartments.  brizebox.com.

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eDelivery Conference 2016

Internet Retailing Conference (IRC) - Board - Level Conversation Shaping Multichannel Retail IRC 2016 will host for its 11th time over 1,000 C - Level multichannel professionals involved in the on-going change modelling retail. Now into its second decade at the forefront of multichannel, the 11th Annual Conference will explore ‘New Horizons’ that the modern digitally-enabled retailer can scan to satisfy the demands of the connected, savvy customer. Hear over 20 speakers from leading companies including:  Home Retail Group, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Urban Outfitters and more sharing their experiences and analysing the strategies for overcoming the challenges in multichannel retail. IRC

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Combilift IMHX info

IMHX new product launches. Combilift. New safety device from Combilift at IMHX Combilift premiered a number of new developments at this year’s IMHX, one of which will make a substantial contribution to safer working practices. Live demos of the new Combilift Safe-Lift  showed how drivers can avoid the pitfalls of tip-overloading. There are several factors that can influence a forklift truck to become overloaded and these include the load centre, the weight of load, lift height and the type of load. The load centre – the distance from the face of the forks to the centre of gravity of load

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