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LOCK N POP system is durable, cost-effective and provides a virtually maintenance-free solution over other traditional pallet securing methods

LoCK N’ POP™ Introduces NEW FLOW METER  -Water-based organic cohesive provides greater load containment while reducing waste- Glenview, IL  – LOCK N’ POP™, a premier load containment solution provider from Muller LCS and part of SIG, introduces a new applicator that can monitor application amounts automatically for its water-based cohesive that forms a chemical bond with packaging surfaces and holds firm until it’s time to un-stack the pallets. The new system, named Unitizer 150F, can signal the customer when applied amounts of product are out of range, thereby assuring proper application without having to periodically

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The Importance of Protective Workwear and Equipment

When it comes to protecting your employees, safety is something that cannot be ignored. According to research by law firm Clyde and Co, prosecutions against company directors and senior managers for health and safety offences has more than trebled in a year. The research showed that 46 company directors and senior managers were prosecuted for breaching the law by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the year to March 31, 2016. It has also been reported that almost all of the cases involved the injury or death of an employee and many involved the construction industry. So how can you

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GateHouse Launches Cloud for Live Tracking of Loads at Sea

ghVessel combines satellite and terrestrial AIS data to provide ETA calculations of loads at sea; cloud can be accessed through a web portal or directly integrated into a business system Data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics today announced that it has launched a new cloud service to provide valuable real-time tracking of loads port-to-port. Destined for manufacturers, cargo owners, logistic service providers, container owners and all other players in the supply chain, the cloud service called ghVessel collects vessel AIS (Automatic Identification System) broadcast signals from satellite and land-based systems to calculate estimated time of vessel arrivals of loads at

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Over 30 percent of companies using EDI are missing the value in Value Added Networks

Over 30% of companies using EDI are missing the value in VANs Over 30% of companies that use EDI do not use a VAN (Value Added Network) provider and are therefore failing to reap the benefits from outsourcing the management of EDI. This was a finding of a survey of companies conducted recently by leading EDI company, Data Interchange. It also found that 30% of respondents had multiple direct connections to VAN providers, while almost 40% of companies had a single, direct connection to a VAN provider. “Outsourcing management of the EDI process to a VAN

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Being short of couriers just is not an option anymore

SMS Campaign has launched a brand new way to communicate with regular and freelance couriers through interactive SMS text messages. SMS Campaign are excited to announce the launch of their SMS marketing tool to the courier and transportation industry. Whether you're a small courier firm or a large corporate transportation company, SMS Campaign understand that scheduling your staff and finding immediate freelance resource can be a lengthy process. SMS Campaign have come up with a way to help streamline this process. The automated system, called SMS Campaign, is a bulk message service with

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Health & Safety, the key to a productive warehouse

On average, more than 4.5 million working days1 are lost as a result of work place accidents every year. James Smith, co-owner of A-SAFE, the international safety barrier manufacturer and inventor of the world’s leading polymer safety barriers, offers his insights into the increasing importance of warehouse health and safety and its impact on productivity.  “Warehouses can be dangerous places to work, so it’s imperative that health and safety standards are up to scratch. The nature of a warehouse environment means there is always a high level of both pedestrian and vehicle

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Kalmar delivers horizontal transportation solution with high level of automation readiness to APM Terminals MedPort Terminal in Tangier, Morocco

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with APM Terminals to deliver 30 Kalmar Hybrid Shuttle Carriers with high level of automation readiness as well as the related service and support to the customer's MedPort Terminal in Tangier, Marocco. The order was booked into Cargotec's 2016 fourth quarter order intake and the delivery is estimated to be completed by the end of 2018. This is Kalmar's biggest single order for horizontal transportation to date.   The Tangier-Med 2 port is a greenfield transshipment terminal that is scheduled to be opened in 2019.

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OTTO Motors to Supply Toyota with Flexible Automation

Toyota Mississippi to use the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for tire delivery in assembly plant OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath and provider of self-driving vehicle technology and services, will provide Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi an OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for ground tire delivery in the Corolla assembly plant.   “Toyota has set the standard in lean manufacturing principles and we’re very proud that OTTO has been selected as a means to drive lean, flexible material transport for the Mississippi plant,” said Simon Drexler, Director of Industrial Solutions at OTTO Motors. “We expect the implementation

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AURA LIGHT IMPROVES WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR TNT CROYDON

Aura Light has been involved in the replacement of a new warehouse lighting scheme at TNT in Croydon. TNT, otherwise known as ‘The People Network’, offers a wide range of delivery services to people and businesses internationally. Aura Light’s PerseaLED luminaires were chosen to be installed at the site to reduce energy and improve working conditions. TNT’s preference to install luminaires with energy saving benefits also encouraged the decision to convert the lighting scheme to LED, where Aura Light offers improved and a sustainable lighting solution. Aura Light’s introduction of the PerseaLED was to provide

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59 PERCENT OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT WORKERS DO NOT KNOW BASIC WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

- And 55% ignore the rules they do know - Just 1 in ten workers ‘very confident’ that colleagues would handle an injury correctly A nationwide poll1 and ‘Health and Safety Theory’ test by international safety barrier manufacturer, A-SAFE, has revealed a worrying lack of health and safety knowledge in the workplace. The company polled 1,000 people working in industries including logistics and transport, food and drink, retail and distribution, automotive, and construction, and found that 59% of logistics and transport workers don’t know the basic health and safety rules of their workplace. In addition to this, five out of ten (55%)

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C3 Solutions Releases its New Dock Scheduling ROI Calculator

C3 Solutions, a global leader in yard management and dock scheduling systems announces the launch of its revamped Dock Appointment Scheduling ROI Calculator. The C3 ROI Tool is a free online analysis tool to help business determine dock appointment scheduling cost savings opportunities.   The ROI Calculator is available on the company’s website at: https://www.c3solutions.com/dock-scheduling/roi-tool/   The online evaluation takes approximately five minutes to complete and, as a result, you'll receive a full ROI Calculator Report including: 1.      Current estimated appointment scheduling cost 2.      Total estimated savings per year   Also included below, a link to a whitepaper, Understanding Dock Scheduling, intended to help companies build their business case

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SNAPFULFIL TO DEMONSTRATE NEW HTML5 USER INTERFACE AND ENHANCED REPORTING CAPABILITIES AT INTRALOGISTEX 2017

Supply chain professionals attending IntraLogisteX 2017 will see a range of enhancements to the Snapfulfil Cloud warehouse management system (WMS). Synergy Logistics - providers of the multi award-winning WMS - will be providing demonstrations of Snapfulfil’s redesigned interface and advanced reporting tool during the show.   The new Snapfulfil application – built entirely in HTML 5 – offers enhanced mobile capabilities, allowing users to easily manage their warehouse from low cost mobile devices. Planning and forecasting will also become more intuitive and accurate with the solution’s new control tower reporting tool. While Snapfulfil currently powers a robust suite of reporting capabilities, leveraging

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Linde Material Handling: Autonomous lifting to heights up to twelve metres

Warehouse equipment manufacturer and solution provider Linde Material Handling has added a new, state-of-the-art model to its range of standard robotic vehicles: The driverless Linde K‑MATIC VNA order picker with 1.5-tonne load capacity enables pallets to be autonomously stored at and retrieved from heights of up to 12 metres.   Independently operating industrial trucks, which can be flexibly integrated into existing intralogistics systems and gradually expanded in number, are meeting with steadily growing customer interest. “We assume that in the future robotic equipment will increasingly become part of multi-stage autonomous process chains,

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Logistics companys staff development plan

To ensure that staff at all levels of the business have the skills sets required to sustain the company’s rapid growth, leading online fulfillment company, Walker Logistics, has embarked on a ‘People Development Plan.’ Undertaken in partnership with Newbury College, the development programme aims to support Walker’s employees by building their confidence and competence and increasing their motivation as well as their sense of wellbeing. A cross section of staff from different departments were invited to attend a series of confidential consultation sessions at which they were asked a range of questions

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B&B attachments find a solution for West Coast Sea Products bespoke material handling

West Cost Sea Products Ltd specialise in Queen and King Scallop processing. It is ideally located only 500 metres from the harbour in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. The company takes landings from all around the UK, but specialises in Irish Sea fishing, which yields the world famous Pecten Maximus scallops. The company began as Galloway Shellfish back in 1968, with 14 employees. In 1971 the company changed its name to West Coast Sea Products Ltd. Today, it continues to thrive under this name as a family run business, moving into its third generation of Managing Directors under the family name King. It now employs

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Reduce Packaging Machine Downtime Through Open Source Controls-See it at ProMat; Booth S3535

Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. to Showcase Open Source HSF Friction Feeder in Booth S3535 at ProMat, April 3 - 6, 2017   Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. eliminates proprietary electrical components, making HSF the only open source Friction Feeder on the market with smartphone app capabilities.   Reduce packaging machine downtime through open source controls.  Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. is the only manufacturer of Open Source Friction Feeders with smartphone app capabilities; reporting real-time machine data.  Built with 100% non-proprietary electronic components, Pineberry Manufacturing Inc.’s Open Source HSF Friction Feeder demonstrates an unbeatable level of operational simplicity, reliability, robustness and cost efficiency.

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International Transport and Logistics Week Paris 2017

The meeting for transitions in transport and logistics SITL Paris 2017: speeding up the deployment of competitive technological innovations The International Transport and Logistics Week is the reference event that, over 30 years, has brought together the entire range of innovations linked to the transportation of goods, freight forwarding and the logistics chain. Held simultaneously with Intralogistics (the exhibition for handling equipment and automated systems) and Transport Next Generation (the exhibition for innovative transport equipment), it is the only event that covers all the transport modalities and specialities that address the demands of users from manufacturing, retail and distribution. In 2017, SITL will

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New 2 Tonne Pallet Stacker From Hyster

Hyster® has launched a new 2 tonne capacity pedestrian stacker for stacking and retrieving loads from racking up to 4m high. Ideally suited to the storage rooms of supermarkets, DIY stores and for small scale warehouses or manufacturing operations, the new S2.0 model completes the range of seven other stackers previously launched in the summer of 2016. Reliable, tough and compact, the S2.0 is reported to offer among the lowest energy consumption levels in its class.  With fast acceleration at the full 2 tonne capacity and travel speeds of up to 6km/h, it gives superior performance and increased productivity over short and

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Interroll to take center stage at the Tire Technology Expo 2017

Interroll is affirming its keen commitment to the global tire manufacturing industry by operating a large stand at the sector’s most important trade fair. Interroll conveying technology provides the basis for automated production and distribution systems in this market – a market which is growing and constantly changing. Interroll will be showcasing its very own technologies and solutions for tire production and distribution at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover (14-16th February 2017), where you will find them at stand 2007 in hall 01. The tire production industry is gearing itself up to make great use of automation for increased

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Jungheinrich receives fifth consecutive IFOY Award with lithium-ion stacker

Jungheinrich has continued to impress with its advances in energy saving technology at the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award, which has recently announced that the EMD 115i electric high-lift stacker is one of two Jungheinrich solutions in the final round of 2017. Since the first IFOY Award, Jungheinrich has featured as a finalist of at least one category year-on-year, and has accrued six wins to date on account of each solution’s innovative quality, technology, safety and sustainability.  Representing Jungheinrich in this year’s ‘Warehouse Truck’ category, the EMD 115i

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