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New at ProMat 2017- Bolzoni Auramo showcases damage-free handling solutions, including Forest Product and Carton and Appliances Handling

BOLZONI-AURAMO_Inc will highlight its damage-free logistics and material handling solutions at ProMat 2017 in Booth S4232 at McCormick Place’s South Hall, April 3-6, 2017 in Chicago. Well-known in the forest product handling logistic chain, Bolzoni Auramo is also a point of reference for the beverage industry, for palletized load handling, such as soft drink industries, breweries, and for the white goods industry, where Bolzoni Auramo delivers tailor-made solutions, taking into consideration the different combinations between load types and configurations. Bolzoni Auramo is strongly focused on the continuous development of innovative products to boost the productivity of material handling, to increase the

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Panama Canal to launch state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resources management system

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that its software has been selected by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to plan, schedule and optimize all vessels transit operations through the Canal to reduce costs, improve safety and increase overall efficiency and reliability.   “For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a proud legacy of innovation,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “This system will help carry that legacy forward, allowing us to tap the potential of technology to provide better solutions for our customers as we increasingly manage

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Descartes to Demonstrate Efficiency and Compliance Gains of Deploying Collaborative Transport Management Solutions at Multimodal 2017

Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, will showcase its suite of transport management solutions at Multimodal 2017, taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 4-6 April 2017.   In an increasingly inter-connected, regulated and yet uncertain world, transport operators and their customers face mounting pressure to ensure efficient fleet management with route optimisation, compliance and just-in-time supply chain operations. Coupled with the omnipresent security threat and increasing congestion, achieving complete visibility and a ‘control tower’ capability to optimise assets in real-time is more important than ever.   Paperless collaboration between carriers, transport operators and customers

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Managing fork lift safety in changing times

FLTA announces theme for 10th annual National Fork Truck Safety Conference With the world in a constant state of change, it’s important to ensure that fork truck employers are prepared for what lies ahead, according to the Fork Lift Truck Association, announcing the theme for the 2017 National Fork Truck Safety Conference. The award-winning event, which is sponsored by Jungheinrich, has been designed to give delegates the practical and invaluable advice they need to adapt to changes in the workplace.  Peter Harvey MBE, FLTA Chief Executive, says: “The Safety Conference has become one of the most important events on the industry

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Yale Invites Attendees to Break Free from Inefficiency with Innovative Solutions at ProMat 2017

Technology is driving change at an unprecedented pace in supply chain operations. Solutions based on technologies that first emerged only a few years ago are now almost status quo. At the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America, Yale Materials Handling Corporation presents an innovative lineup of lift truck solutions designed to help attendees take control of their future. From April 3-6 at booth #S1003 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, attendees can see the efficiency advantages of robotic lift trucks firsthand, experience the value of virtual reality technology for operator training, see how telemetry enables data-driven fleet

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Linde MH tailors individual solutions to 200,000 customer requirements

Customised options for an optimal material flow Linde Material Handling, manufacturer and solution provider aims for a material flow solution perfectly matched to each customer and application. This week saw the delivery of 200,000 customised options to our customers. Linde Material Handling has a broad product range, offering 85 different product lines as part of its industrial truck portfolio, with over 6,000 equipment variants. But this manufacturer and solution provider is capable of much more, addressing customer needs individually and offering tailored modifications directly ex works.   In focus at all times: The customer and their specific requirements. “Each order is different“, says Klaus

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Future of Warehousing

Gwynne Richards Blog: “The challenges faced by warehouses and fulfilment centres and what are the answers?” This week I was invited to speak to over 80 students at Cardiff Business School on the subject of “The challenges faced by warehouses and fulfilment centres and what are the answers?” At the beginning of the talk I asked how many students were planning on a career in Warehouse Management and only one person put their hand up! So challenge number one was how to attract more people into the industry – at all levels! By the end of the talk there were eight hands in

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7 Ways to Use a TMS to Add Flexibility in a Multichannel Environment By Shane Manning, Director, EMEA, TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

The location of most middle-class consumers is shifting, and retailers are developing channels to adapt. Increased competition and the quest for growth are driving the need to react quickly to changing market demands. These drivers are especially strong in multichannel supply chains, where the pressure to serve different delivery channels leaves little room for error. Omnichannel aims to deliver first-rate buying experiences to consumers, maintaining a high service standards for fulfillment, all while continuing to meet consumers’ rising expectations—even as shipment volumes increase. TMS technology can play a key role in helping companies develop new multichannel capabilities and improve existing

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Kracht selects Jungheinrich to centralise its intralogistics

Kracht, a global manufacturer of gear pumps, flow pumps and hydraulic components, has commissioned Jungheinrich to build a 3,500m² logistics centre at its headquarters in Werdohl, Germany.   Scheduled for completion in May/June 2017 and costing approximately 7.8 million Euro, the new centre will consist of a fully automated high rack warehouse for 5,100 Euro pallets and 12,000 small parts bins. In addition, an order picking hall is being built directly adjacent to the warehouse, with a capacity to pick Euro pallets and 140 small parts bins.   As the general contractor, Jungheinrich is responsible for the external build, including the steel structure, roof

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Yale powers up lithium-ion across EMEA

Yale Europe Materials Handling aims to offer customers working in intensive applications improved efficiency and reduced total cost of ownership as it announces its collaboration with Midac SpA to provide a range of lithium-ion power solutions for the EMEA market.   This collaboration with a leading European supplier of batteries and chargers means that Yale® customers will now be able to benefit from the advantages of lithium-ion battery power.   “We are all now used to the benefits that lithium-ion power can deliver in terms of convenience for many day-to-day applications. When applied to lift trucks it translates into improvements in productivity, efficiency, and

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The 3Ps of IOT in delivery: How pallets, packages and products are talking back

By Ian Jindal, experienced multichannel retailer and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing The Internet of Things (IoT) promises big things in the world of consumer goods, but even bigger things in the evolution of the supply chain. Research firm Gartner says IoT will completely change the world of delivery operations and that a thirty-fold increase in Internet connected physical devices by the year 2020 will significantly alter how the supply chain works. Morgan Stanley estimates that 75 billion devices will be connected to the IoT by 2020. The numbers are certainly mind-blowing, but what will its impact on the supply chain actually be? In

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Linde Material Handling: A drone will take care of stocktaking in the future

The use of drones can dramatically simplify the stocktaking of inventories in the future. At the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart, manufacturer and solution provider Linde Material Handling is presenting the prototype of just such a stocktaking drone. By coupling the drone with an automated pallet stacker, continuous power supply and tracking in the hall are guaranteed. First of all, there’s a buzzing sound and then the stocktaking drone “Flybox” from Linde robotics and Balyo takes to the air. Approximately 50 centimetres wide, equipped with six rotors, camera, barcode scanner and

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Top 4 Trends to Supply Chain Digital Transformation

HighJump Unveils Top Four Trends for Supply Chain Evolution at Elevate 2017 Digital transformation key to streamlining workflow and exceeding customer expectations HighJump, a global provider of supply chain network solutions, today announces how supply chain professionals can digitally transform their workflows to stay at the forefront of today’s competitive landscape. At HighJump’s Elevate User Conference, Chief Strategy Officer Ross Elliot will unveil what the company has outlined as its top four digital trends for supply chain companies to follow in 2017. These trends are based on ongoing research to meet the unique needs of each of HighJump’s more than

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Dematic Announces Egemin Automation Integration Plan That Will Create the Worlds Leading Provider of Automated Guided Vehicle Technology

Following the acquisition by the KION Group, Dematic, a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today the plans for integrating Egemin Automation into its organization. The integration, which is targeted for completion by the end of calendar year 2017, will result in the world’s largest Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) supplier while enhancing Dematic’s system integration capability in Europe. The resulting combination of technologies, talent and experience will provide customers enhanced warehouse automation and AGV solutions.  Egemin Automation had been acquired by

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Make loading and unloading faster with a Push Pull Attachment

Make loading and unloading faster with a Push Pull Attachment  The Push Pull from the UK’s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, B&B Attachments, is a cost effective solution to ensure optimum performance and maximum productivity when handling materials on slip sheets. The B&B Fork Mounted Push Pull was developed to help unload containerised products that are not on pallets. Traditionally, containers that do not use palletised loads can take hours or days to unload. Now, with the use of slip sheets under the product, the push pull attachment can unload a container in a fraction of the time, using minimum

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Refresher training: how to stay safe, legal and profitable

Forklift refresher training: how to stay safe, legal and profitable Refresher training is a vital part of ensuring site safety but so many companies approach us unsure of how often it should be carried out. Stuart Taylor of Mentor Training explains what you need to know to comply with the law and shows how investing in refresher training can actually save you money, as well as keeping your staff safe in the long term. Regular training helps to keep drivers at their best. That’s a fact. Indeed, study after study shows that regularly trained operators are more productive (and profitable) than untrained

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ACUNIS builds cargo terminal at Nairobi airport-Mitchell Cotts optimizes handling of perishables and dry cargo

Logistics services provider Mitchell Cotts has expanded their capacity at the Nairobi airport in the East African country of Kenya. The company has commissioned a new cargo terminal for perishables and dry cargo. In its first construction stage, the facility is designed for an annual throughput of 80,000 tons. Plans are already in place to expand to 150,000 tons per year. ACUNIS, a joint venture of Unitechnik and AMOVA specializing in air cargo, is responsible for implementing the project. Delivery of the 9,000 m² terminal is scheduled for May 2017. Mitchell Cotts is one of the largest logistics enterprises in

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Health & Safety clients

Dangerous jobs in the UK According to research by the Health and Safety Executive 142 people died at work in 2014/2015. At first glance one might think that these unfortunate victims worked in industries perceived as more dangerous, boasting roles such as stuntmen, bodyguards, and sporting activities. One would be wrong; most of them are far more common jobs, in agriculture, construction and public service. It’s almost impossible to eliminate danger completely for a number of reasons; the cost and time of attending to every minute detail would render jobs impossible. However, there are a few methods for helping prevent danger: Farming The most dangerous

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Hyundai Dealer-Acclaim Handling wins FLTA Dealer Member of the Year Award 2017

Hyundai dealer Acclaim Handling was awarded the Dealer of the Year 2017 by the Fork Lift Truck Association for their contribution to the industry.   On March 4th, the materials handling industry’s most accomplished movers and shakers gathered at Telford’s International Centre to discover who would be taking home its most prestigious honour: an FLTA Award for Excellence. The glittering ceremony and gala dinner had a distinct circus flavour. Noted broadcaster and raconteur Gyles Brandreth dusted down his top hat and tails to play ringmaster for the night – bullwhip and all! The FLTA Awards

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Apex Supply Chain Technologies at Multimodal and Home Delivery World Europe

Apex to showcase asset management solutions at Multimodal 2017 Three different automated, self-serve lockers on Stand 5082 Apex Supply Chain Technologies® will be at this year’s Multimodal exhibition to showcase its range of automated dispensing solutions to manage, track and control critical assets, including supplies, tools and handheld scanners. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 4-6th April, Multimodal is a key event for the logistics sector and numerous vertical markets. Apex’s team will be on stand 5082 to demonstrate the benefits of its locker solutions, suitable for the likes of MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) equipment and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment),

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