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Post Windows Mobile Application Development Advice from Barcoding Inc

Barcoding, Inc. Advises Enterprises on Post-Windows Mobile Application Development   Systems integrator guiding companies through mass migrations, porting Windows Mobile apps to Android and iOS platforms   Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, offers advice on post-Windows Mobile application development. With the inevitable decline in Windows Mobile devices, the systems integrator is guiding enterprises through mass migrations – porting apps to Android and iOS platforms, and recommending development tools.   Although Microsoft extended support for the Windows Mobile platform through 2020, application development tools for the operating system (OS) have not been updated

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Lean logistics approach pays off for US retailers

Remote control In the UK alone, the online retail channel accounts for in the region of 12 per cent of all consumer spending and, incredibly, it is forecast to reach 40 per cent in the not too distant future. In Germany, Italy and France, the picture is similar. E-commerce is booming in the Nordic countries – Norway, Sweden and Denmark – too. So it is perhaps surprising that many of the US’s most successful online retailers continue to overlook the opportunities that exist in Europe, where consumers have embraced internet shopping with the same enthusiasm

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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH FOR PD PORTS NEW POUND 35 MILLION QUAY AT BREAKBULK

PD Ports is formally declaring its 550m deep water quay at Teesport open for business following a £35 million redevelopment. The award-winning ports and logistics company now owns and operates some of the deepest general cargo berths in the UK offering global customers an enviable freight advantage. A topping off ceremony was conducted by Lord Heseltine earlier this year but Number One Quay is being officially unveiled at Breakbulk Europe this week. The investment has created the capability to accommodate two fully laden 235m long panamax vessels simultaneously in water 14.5m deep. One of its many advantages is the ability to take bigger vessels

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Store friendly sequencing Dematic

Store Friendly Sequencing for high street performance “Retailers are facing a tidal wave of costs associated with running high street stores. However, the challenge is, bricks & mortar are a vital part of the Omni-channel mix. Could the distribution centre become the engine of productivity for retailers looking for high street performance?” says Matt Hatson, Business Solutions Sales Director at Dematic. Cost pressures for retailers operating on the high street have ratcheted-up significantly following the online revolution and are expected to increase still further, raising the stakes on maximising shelf space, availability and staff efficiency at retail outlets. According to Retail Economics’

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Nexen Lift Trucks

Nexen Introduces New Models to Innovative X-Range Line Up   Lowestoft-based Nexen Lift Trucks – a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – has launched the FBXT and FBX, the company’s latest electric additions to its premium, UK-built X-Range series.   Commenting for Nexen Lift Trucks, sales director Pamela Oakes says: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the FBXT and FBX to our X-Range.  These eagerly awaited models have undergone exhaustive pre-launch application tests and have exceeded design expectations for stability, reliability, driver comfort, performance and energy efficiency.”   She goes on

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New Inventory and Fulfillment Capabilities Give Store Associates More Time to Deliver a Fulfilling Experience

Manhattan Associates, (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced new capabilities for its omni-channel Store Inventory & Fulfilment solution. The latest offering provides the store associate with real-time views of inventory and enables cross-channel order processing and fulfilment from one mobile device. “Growing consumer expectations are placing increased pressure on retail enterprises to fulfil higher order volumes at faster speeds,” said Vikas Aron, director, product management, Manhattan Associates. “Our latest Store Inventory & Fulfilment release equips associates with new tools to improve visibility and productivity for faster delivery of a fulfilling customer experience, no matter where the purchase originates.” Store inventory operations have

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Logistics professionals seek automated solutions at Multimodal 2016

Automation and real time information were high on the transport management agenda for visitors to Multimodal 2016 according to 3T Logistics who had a stand at this year’s show.   Hundreds of people visited the 3T stand to view the company’s transport management system Solo in action. MD Tim Fawkes reported particularly high levels of interest in the Solo.INFORM and Solo.DOCK applications.   Solo.INFORM is a control application which enables live tracking including current load status, estimated arrival times and GPS quality. DOCK is a loading bay management application which facilitates more effective management of deliveries and dispatch. Both are available as standalone application

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Trade Tech Unveils Syrinx e Shipping Portal to Help Shippers Comply with the SOLAS VGM Regulations

Trade Tech, a global leader in cloud-based solutions for the international shipping and logistics industry, today announced the roll out of its SOLAS VGM solution, Syrinx™ e-Shipping Portal (Syrinx). Syrinx leverages embedded workflow technology in a cloud-based environment to distribute the collection of vital VGM data to the vendors who are the source of the information such as the load facility, the scale or the trucker. Syrinx’s collaborative platform connects parties in an environment that works much like social media sites where vendors are invited by shippers and freight forwarders to

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CeMAT to be co-staged with HANNOVER MESSE

CeMAT to be co-staged with HANNOVER MESSE every two years, starting in 2018 Hannover. CeMAT, the world-leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is to be co-located with HANNOVER MESSE every two years, starting in 2018. Featuring about 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, CeMAT is the international market flagship of a fast-growing industry which in 2015 produced 20.1 billion euros worth of equipment in Germany alone. The main drivers of this growth are eCommerce and integrated production – two trends that are placing enormous pressure on intralogistics systems, forcing

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Renovotec launches US operation to exploit major rugged HaaS hardware as a service opportunity

RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES U.S. OPERATION Rapid US software-as-a-service (SaaS) market expansion creates major rugged hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) sales opportunity “The USA is ahead of the UK on software-as-a-service but behind on its hardware-as-a-service equivalent. Renovotec will fill that gap” says managing director Richard Gilliard"  Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware provider for warehousing and distribution, retail and manufacturing companies is launching a US operation to meet accelerating market demand for rugged hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) following the rapid US expansion of SaaS, its software equivalent. Renovotec is responding to a major sales opportunity, according to the

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BT Staxio family is extending with 3 new stackers

The BT Staxio family from Toyota Material Handling Europe is further extending with 3 new stackers   The SPE120XR, SPE120XRD and SWE120XR will join the BT Staxio P- and W-series from Toyota Material Handling Europe. Equipped with retractable masts, a compact chassis and the ability to handle different types of pallets, these models are designed to save space and increase efficiency.   This unique range combines the compactness of a stacker with the flexibility of a reach truck. This results in a versatile solution that can handle any pallet type up to a height of 4.8

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HY DYNAMIX LAUNCHES PORTABLE SOLUTION FOR CONTAINER WEIGHING AS NEW SOLAS RULES COME INTO FORCE

Four corner hydraulic jack system Hy-Weigh™ raises containers in situ and takes ten minutes to deploy and complete weighing   County Durham, UK, Thursday 12th May 2016 - Hy-Dynamix™ has launched a new mobile container weighing solution called Hy-Weigh™, which gives digital read outs within ten minutes at point of packing.   The system can weigh containers up to 35 tonnes and uses four corner hydraulic elevation jacks, raising the container in situ and displaying the weight in increments of 50kg via a digital read-out.    Designed by engineers at Hy-Dynamix™ parent company Dyer Engineering, which has a 40-year pedigree in the

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TOUGH NEW HYSTER XT FORKLIFT SERIES FOR EVERYDAY OPERATIONS EVERYWHERE

Hyster® is introducing into European production a tough and durable series of 2.0 – 3.0 tonne capacity forklift trucks, built in the UK to suit a variety of everyday indoor and outdoor applications in logistics, distribution and manufacturing.   The Hyster® H2.0–3.0XT series, available with either diesel, LPG or dual fuel engines, give maximum uptime that businesses can depend on, while offering a continued low cost of ownership.     “The XT series is perfectly suited to the majority of everyday applications and we anticipate that the wide appeal of this machine will make it a

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PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT C3 Solutions re invents Yard Management with the latest addition to its logistics cloud platform

C3 Solutions, a leading provider of yard management & dock scheduling solutions, is proud to announce the worldwide availability of C3 Yard, the newest component of its SaaS logistics optimization product suite - C3 Hub.   Since its founding in 2000, C3 has gained the confidence of clients around the world and across many industries including retail, grocery, distribution, manufacturing and parcel post. Throughout the past 16 years, C3’s mission has been to provide fully advanced applications that transform logistics operations into dynamic flow-through centers.     Planning and Execution - Under a Single Roof The new C3 Yard

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RTITB Announces Winners of Lift Truck Instructor of the Year Competition

RTITB crowned the winner of its first Lift Truck Instructor of the Year competition at Foodex exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on 20th April.  The Lift Truck Instructor of the Year competition celebrated the hard work and skill of the UK’s top instructors and was watched by interested industry professionals throughout the day.    The Champion was Ken Saward of Mentor FLT Training Ltd, who received the prize of an iPad Mini, donated by UniCarriers and presented by Mitch Broadstock, Sales Manager of William Reed, representing Foodex.    The 1st runner up was Lee Knight of

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Go Supply Chain Consulting article on optimising logistics networks

Five steps to an optimised logistics network Optimising the logistics network to deliver customer service edge at the lowest practical cost is a vital process - but it’s also far from straightforward. Craig Ryder and Gavin Parnell, Directors at Go Supply Chain Consulting, recommend a five-step approach. When is the right time to look at optimising the network? The glib answer is ‘constantly, because change never stops’. But there are times when optimisation is more than usually important. This may be during or anticipating periods of rapid growth, after significant mergers or acquisitions. It might

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Rapid Install for Serco Vertical Lift Commercial Doors Now Available

Saves time on installation, lowers labor costs and improves safety The new Serco www.sercoentrematic.com Rapid Install is a faster track installation system for vertical lift commercial door applications, Entrematic (Loading Dock Products) announced today.  Designed specifically for commercial warehouse and dock doors, the Serco Rapid Install for Vertical Lift Commercial Doors uses quality standard Serco 2-inch or 1-3/8-inch steel sections and a simplified track and hardware configuration.  Tested to more than 10,000 cycles to ensure long-term performance, the Rapid Install system also uses a durable, heavy .063-gauge one-piece track.  Self-lubricating nylon rollers and

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Back to the future of supply chain

A student led conference exploring the future of supply chain management was the grand finale of a week long series of events at the University of Huddersfield held to celebrate European Supply Chain Day. Third year NOVUS students organised the conference with expert industry speakers from Arla, BiS Henderson, CEVA, Cummins, DB Cargo, PZ Cussons, XPO Logistics and Yusen Logistics discussing past and future innovation in the supply chain in a 'back to the future' themed event. After a series of presentations the conference culminated in a lively ‘Question Time’ style panel debate featuring NOVUS Chair Andy Kaye; Phil Whiteoak,

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Joloda Hydraroll exhibiting at the Cemat Exhibition Hanover Germany 31ST May to 3rd June 2016

Joloda International Ltd, the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of loading, handling and logistics systems for the transport and warehouse sectors, are exhibiting on stand F25, Hall 27 at this year’s Cemat show in Hanover. This exhibition is highly important in the exhibition calendar of Joloda because this is the leading fair worldwide for materials handling and truck loading Joloda will be exhibiting all their automatic Factory to Vehicle Loading systems (AVL’s) at this exhibition to show other potential customers just how they can save money as well as reducing their carbon footprint! Many UK and European companies already utilise

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Descartes UCC comment ahead of Multimodal

Retailers who import or export products through UK and EU borders need to be aware of the changes that came into force from 1st May 2016, with the introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC). Many appear to be unaware and potentially unprepared for this change, which is arguably the most significant change to UK and European customs procedures affecting Retailers in the last 20 years.    Martin Meacock, Director Product Management, Descartes, outlines the objectives behind the UCC; the current state of play; and opportunities that the UCC brings to UK businesses.    The introduction

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