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Clearpath Named 2016 Edison Award Winner

Clearpath wins Silver at New York Ceremony for OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle   Clearpath, provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, was named a Silver Winner for their OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle by the prestigious Edison Awards. The award program celebrates 29 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. The announcement was made at an annual award gala on April 21st at The Capitale in New York City. “The OTTO self-driving vehicles leverage new technologies to enable factory operators with a more cost-effective, safe, and efficient method

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University of Northamptons key role in multi million pound project to improve the way Europe transports goods

  The University of Northampton is playing a key role in the development of a multi-million pound project which aims to revolutionise the transportation of goods across Europe. Currently, the logistics sector across the continent is very fragmented, with little collaboration between the organisations involved. Improving communication between all parties would unlock huge potential for pan-continental logistics to be much more efficient and sustainable. A consortium including the University and international partners, aims to address the issue by launching the AOELIX project, which has just received €16.2m funding from the European Union. AOELIX will establish a

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CASE STUDY TOTAL RELIANCE

   Background Total Reliance is a third party logistics (3PL) business providing logistics, order management and fulfillment solutions. After 20 years of working together in various leading organizations, Brian Kirst and Adam Napoli formed Total Reliance in 2014 with the goal of providing state of the art fulfillment and e-commerce services to brands striving to extend their influence beyond the sales transaction. The company is headquartered in South Brunswick, New Jersey. The company’s mission statement is to be a proactive and strategic business partner leveraging innovative technologies and custom solutions, backed up by dedicated support teams to create effective results. As their website

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SAFETY BARRIERS SECRET BONUSES

Polymer safety barriers provide protection, but did you know they can also boostfacility performance and productivity?   It may be logical to assume polymer-based safety barriers perform a simple but somewhat one-dimensional function in the workplace: They protect things – people, vehicles, equipment, structures. But when they are implemented properly, they actually provide a range of benefits that can enhance facility performance and productivity. It starts with layout. At the architectural stage or when upgrading or redesigning a facility, polymer safety barriers will protect the things that matter, but they will also guide, segregate, streamline and organise. And if a facility is organised,

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All new Hiab equipment to be connected by 2018

Hiab, part of Cargotec, announced in the Bauma exhibition its vision to unlock the full potential of on-road load handling by having all new Hiab equipment connected by 2018. HiVision(TM) being tested at the Hiab stand   "Urbanisation will inevitably make cities more crowded, meaning that our customers have more loads to manage in less time and in tighter spaces," said Roland Sundén, President, Hiab. "This will require a new way of thinking about our products, solutions and services. As a technology leader, it is a challenge we gladly accept. Our target is that all of

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Invata delivers omni channel fulfillment to worlds largest retailer of maternity apparel

Invata Delivers Omni-Channel Fulfillment. Invata announces the completion of a new omni-channel fulfillment center for the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel.   The Invata designed, built, and controlled omni-channel system solves complex logistics challenges in ways not seen before through enhancements in efficiencies to systems design, the automation process, and the Warehouse Execution System. Featuring simultaneous and continuous execution of distribution and fulfillment processes across all channels, the Invata WES has delivered dramatic improvements in throughput, capacity, and time to fulfillment, while reducing transportation costs by 5% and labor related expenses by 30%.

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New BITO UK facility officially open for growing business

BITO Group owner Fritz Bittmann cut the ribbon to open the impressive new facilities of UK group company BITO Storage Systems, during a ceremony that also celebrated his 80th birthday. Retired from management in 2009 but remaining an integral part of BITO, Fritz Bittmann took over the then small family business some 56 years ago and developed it into a global leader in intralogistics, storage and order picking solutions. There to help mark this happy double occasion were BITO Group directors and management from throughout Europe, along with company staff and key suppliers. Also in attendance were prominent members of the

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Thomas Cook Deploys Manhattan Associates for Tax-Free Seat Delivery

Sit Tight – Duty Free to You Thomas Cook Deploys Manhattan Associates for Tax-Free Seat Delivery                Thomas Cook Airlines has completed a successful implementation of Manhattan Associates, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: MANH) software for its pre-flight seat delivery service for duty-free items ordered online.   Thomas Cook Airlines, a charter airline serving destinations around the globe and part of Thomas Cook Group plc, sought a proven, world-class order fulfilment capability that would enable it to deliver on its operational and business objectives. Thomas Cook selected Manhattan based on the company’s 26-year track record working with the world’s leading

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Schoeller Allibert partners with Hatteland

The European leader in returnable transit packaging (RTP) to supply Hatteland’s fully robotised AutoStore systems with customised stacking bins Schoeller Allibert, leader in returnable transit packaging (RTP) since 1959, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hatteland, inventor of the AutoStore cubical automated warehouse system. “Our team is very proud to be working with Hattelandtowards a more efficient and sustainable future in logistics,” said Ludo Gielen, Schoeller Allibert’s Chief Innovation Officer. “What we have designed fits perfectly with AutoStore’s innovative system, and handles the heavy workload without any issues. And our two companies are a perfect fit, too: two innovators with a

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World market launch Copal Mobile Unloading & Palletizing Solution

Unloading and palletizing goods from containers automatically The Mobile Unloading and Palletizing Solution unloads jute bags or cartons from containers, and palletizes the goods with a perfect stacking quality. It is a unique and innovative solution, for a worldwide know problem: the heavy physical work when unloading and palletizing bags out of containers.  Fast and flexible, no loading dock needed The Copal Mobile Unloading & Palletizing Solution is operational within 15 minutes and can be deployed at any location. The system is suitable for indoor- as well as outdoor use, and is simple and fast

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Market making technologies to extend reach of outsourced logistics

New market making technologies turn up with almost daily frequency in the consumer sphere. It started with Amazon and E-bay in the 90s, with the likes of Uber, Airbnb and Just Eat growing from mavericks to mainstream in recent years. Within the logistics industry several market makers exist for backloads such as Haulage Exchange and Returnloads. But now similar technologies aim to re-shape the warehousing market. Flexe Inc in the United States and Zupplychain in the United Kingdom are set to transform finding warehouse space on the internet. Both go beyond the listing and introduction models that currently exist for finding

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CeMAT 2016: Sharp focus on IT

CeMAT 2016 with sharp focus on IT Hannover, Germany. Under the umbrella of the CeMAT IT Roundtable (which took place at the new headquarters of the intralogistics specialist “viastore” in Stuttgart on 6 April) the speakers and journalists engaged in an intensive dialogue. The focus was on the role of IT at CeMAT and the growing convergence of the physical and digital worlds in the logistics sector. “The quality of the hardware and its smart integration into IT systems have a decisive impact on the success of intralogistics solutions,” explained Wolfgang Pech, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Messe. “In Hannover numerous

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CRONUS AHEAD OF THE EU CURVE ON EMISSIONS

European regulators have been alarmed by the disproportionate share of CO2 trucks generate despite the fact they make up only 5% of the total traffic on European roads. CO2 emissions have continued to rise since the 1990s due to increasing road freight traffic and this issue is currently being discussed by EU leaders, who are focusing on measuring and reporting fuel consumption as a first step to cap CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, see: www.euractiv.com/section/transport/linksdossier/hold-what-is-the-eu-doing-about-truck-co2-emissions/#ea-accordion-background Cronus Logistics, one of the most innovative supply chain companies on the Irish-UK gateway understands the importance of reducing the amount of time spent travelling on

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Interroll counts on innovative solutions for growth

Investment over thirteen million euro into new innovation campus Sant'Antonino/Switzerland, April 14, 2016. Interroll will present innovative products and technologies, as well as state-of-the-art methods for handling internal corporate processes at its Innovation Summit in Baal near Cologne, Germany. The world's leading manufacturer of intralogistics products is strongly committed to excellence and efficiency. Innovative drives and sorters, as well as processes such as the auto-industry-based Interroll Production System (IPS), underscore this determination. "Lasting successful growth requires innovating not only results, but also processes," says Ralf Garlichs, member of Interroll's corporate management board responsible for products and technology. Since 2015, Baal has

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Introducing Raptor HPL

Muller LCS Introduces RAPTORTM HPL high profIle turntable stretch wrapper WITH LOGO WRAPTM AND ROPING DEVICE   —Intuitive design loaded with personalized features— Glenview, IL (April 14, 2016) – Muller LCS, a leading manufacturer of both innovative equipment and material load containment solutions, introduces an economical solution for wrapping pallets with its new RaptorTM HPL high profile turntable stretch wrapper. The Raptor HPL is an intuitive and reliable wrapper that has the additional benefits of having Muller’s popular branding tool, Logo WrapTM, and a roping device built in. Logo Wrap, previously only available as an option

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The maintenance stores dilemma

The storage of maintenance parts is a significant challenge for managers. These parts are kept just in case rather than just in time. Until 3D printing becomes the norm and parts can be produced on demand within a very short timescale, these maintenance stores facilities are here to stay. The challenges faced by these maintenance stores managers include the number of stock lines to be stored, the total number of items per line and the time frame for storage. These stores also have to deal with product returns which are not always packaged securely, and having been out in the field may well

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va-Q-tec presents the 100th va-Q-tainer TWINx and a bigger production site at the LogiPharma conference

Wuerzburg, 14th April 2016: va-Q-tec, one of the leading providers of high efficiency products and solutions in the field of thermal isolation will be participating in the upcoming LogiPharma in Montreux, one of the biggest supply chain events worldwide for pharmaceutical experts. From April 19 through 21, the company will be presenting the 100th container of its newest and largest product class va-Q-tainer TWINx. In 2015, the product va-Q-tainer TWINx was first introduced into the market as part of the container rental service ‘LOAD & GO’ where the containers are preconditioned to a desired

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Jungheinrich holds Student Insight Day on Intralogistics

Jungheinrich UK recently held a ‘Student Insight Day’ on Intralogistics at its Warrington offices as part of the company’s engagement programme with young people - highlighting the huge career opportunities available in the Intralogistics sector to school leavers. Sixteen sixth-form students from West Derby Academy attended the event which consisted of a series of interactive sessions, talks and fun activities, all aimed at offering an insight into the exciting and dynamic world of logistics, intralogistics and the wider supply chain. An introductory overview from Steve Richmond, Director of Systems & Projects at Jungheinrich UK, outlined the importance of the intralogistics sector

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Kalmar starts a digital business development programme with Linnaeus University in Sweden

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 13 APRIL 2016 AT 2 PM (EEST) Kalmar starts a digital business development programme with Linnaeus University in Sweden Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has started a unique research programme in collaboration with Linnaeus University and the Center of Information Logistics (CIL) in Sweden. The programme focuses on developing new, intelligent services for industrial products.   The cooperation comprises at least two full time researchers from the university's post doc services. They work closely together with a dedicated team of Kalmar specialists.   "We are excited to start this unique cooperation to accelerate our digital transformation. Linnaeus University will provide us

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Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference

April 7, 2016 -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has announced a number of product innovations to the Descartes Logistics Technology Platform at Evolution 2016, the company’s 11th annual Global User and Partner Conference taking place in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 5-7, 2016. The Logistics Technology Platform combines the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), one of the world's most extensive logistics networks covering multiple transportation modes, with one of the industry's broadest arrays of modular, interoperable web and wireless logistics management solutions. Some of the key innovations

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