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DK FULFILMENT SELECTS SNAPFULFIL TO SUPPORT STRATEGIC GOALS

Fast-growing third-party fulfilment business, DK Fulfilment has selected the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS to support its ambitious growth plans.   Part of the DK Group, DK Fulfilment provides a complete range of fulfilment services, helping e-commerce and subscription commerce businesses reduce costs, increase revenues and provide customers with a premium service. The company has clients worldwide and operates from a 168,000 sq ft facility in Coventry and also from a larger facility in Germany, handling around 850,00 items per month outside of peak periods across the two sites.   DK Fulfilment previously used the WMS

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ESSential BI software improves efficiency and profitability for logistics businesses

Enterprise Software, experts in IT and management information for the logistics industry, have used their ground breaking ESSential BI tool to help Canute Logistics to improve their profitability by more efficient operation.  Sally Gilder, of Enterprise Software explains: “ESSential BI is a management information tool which has been integrated into our TMS solution. It provides business intelligence around planning orders, building loads and route planning which allows logistics companies to plan their operations and analyse performance much more effectively and quickly.”   Developed following six months of detailed evaluation, the tool can identify issues such as

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Dextra Group returns to Draper Tools HQ for extensive LED roll-out

Pleased with Dextra Group’s high-quality and reliable T5 products and fast efficient service back in 2009, Draper Tools contacted Dextra Lighting once again to provide the next generation LED lighting for their warehouse and packing facilities at different locations in Hampshire. The upgrade was driven by Draper’s continuous commitment to operational efficiency and environmentally sustainable practice throughout.   Founded almost a century ago, Draper Tools is one of the leading distributors of professional and consumer tools in the U.K. Seven years ago the company outgrew its HQ in Chandler’s Ford and had to

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Fronius Perfect Charging: USER REPORT-Linde Hungary is relying on Switch Box technology from Fronius to charge its fleet of rental forklift trucks

Linde Hungary is relying on Switch Box technology from Fronius to charge its fleet of rental forklift trucks Improving the availability and service life of traction batteries in the long term Alongside its purchasing option for new and used devices, the Hungarian subsidiary of forklift truck manufacturer Linde has a rental fleet consisting of around 1,500 forklift trucks, 230 of which are for short-term use, at its site near to Budapest. To ensure that the majority of the electric-powered vehicles are always ready for use, the dealer is placing its trust in innovative technology from Austrian

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Zone 2-reach trucks to handle flammable solvents at Kommerling UK

Kommerling UK has improved safety and productivity at its Lancashire (UK) site with a new fleet of explosion protected forklifts. A switch from a “Zone 1” reach truck to “Zone 2” has also helped to greatly reduce costs.   “We are storing a variety of flammable, solvent based materials in IBC containers, plus 200 litre and 25 litre drums, to be used in our manufacturing process,” says Mick Ollerton, Warehouse Manager at the Kommerling site in Preston. The company’s main activity at the site is the manufacture of the CILBOND range of high-performance primers

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Last Mile Fulfilment Asia

Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia), the region’s premier trade show for the retail, ecommerce, logistics and parcel industries, returns with the 3rd edition on 2nd to 3rd March 2017. Themed “Go Global, Deliver Local”, the event aims to drive and strengthen a borderless fulfilment process, where in-market industry players fortify their business locally whilst expanding their foothold in the region through perfecting the last mile beyond borders. Amidst a backdrop of economic uncertainties today, Southeast Asia ecommerce market continues to grow to 16 times and will reach $88 billion by 20251. The two-day conference and exhibition, organised by SingEx Exhibitions will

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2017-Year for Smart Logistics Connectivity

This decade has already seen much written about the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution - soon, everything in homes, shops and factories will be connected. Businesses are revamping the way they operate to open new connected revenue streams, factories are becoming smart, and people are changing the way they work, rest and play. The transport industry is no exception. But it's not just about having smart trucks or intelligent reefer containers on the road. The smart use of logistics data is just as important. And there's a growing mountain of data already

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Rocket helps rapid roll-out of new warehouse management systems at Arla Foods

Proven implementation methodology developed by SAP supply chain and digital transformation specialist enables rapid roll out of EWM to distribution centres in Leeds and Bristol Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has used the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) blueprint and template developed by Rocket Consulting for its distribution centre in Hatfield in 2013 to rapidly roll out two new SAP EWM systems for the dairy food company.   Adopting a template approach enabled Arla’s distribution centres in Leeds and Bristol to benefit from proven systems that could be reproduced within a short timeframe

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Wildeck Receives-Most Valuable Supplier-Award

Commitment to business excellence earns MVS award from MHEDA.   Material handling equipment and safety products manufacturer, Wildeck, Inc., has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2017.  The MVS Award is granted by the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association).  According to MHEDA, this newly initiated Award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community. To qualify for the MVS Award, Wildeck was required to meet a series of criteria in a number of areas important to its distributor companies.  In addition to confirming an

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Huddersfield professor in UK logistics top 100

Professor Samir Dani makes the SHD Logistics list for the top 100 most influential people in the logistics industry A PROFESSOR from the University of Huddersfield has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential people in the logistics industry. Samir Dani, a Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, has been named in the elite Logistics 100 by the UK’s leading supply chain magazine, SHD Logistics.  Just three academics made it on to the list. Every year an expert panel chooses the finest specialists the UK’s logistics industry has to offer and SHD

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Uni plays key role in multi-million pound Low Impact City Logistics project developing electric powered bike and walker trailers

Professor Rakesh Mishra’s expertise on sensors has been sought for the multi-million pound Low Impact City Logistics project UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield scientists are collaborating on the development of a powered trailer that will enable cyclists to deliver large quantities of goods bought online.  It is expected that the breakthrough will help ease the mounting traffic congestion caused by the e-commerce boom. The University’s Professor Rakesh Mishra is part of a consortium of organisations and businesses with plans to develop and trial an innovative electric powered bike and walker trailers to deliver packages in the centre

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Hiab appoints Scott Hall as head of Hiabs global Sales and Services

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Scott Hall as Senior Vice President, Sales & Services as of 24 January 2017. Scott Hall will lead Hiab's global Sales & Services function and drive sales and services excellence across Hiab's global network. He will report to Hiab's President Roland Sundén and be a member of the Hiab Leadership Team.    Scott Hall brings with him extensive experience from leading positions in international sales and business management at globally operating companies. Before joining Hiab in 2015, he worked more than ten years at Volvo Construction Equipment being

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IDS offers groundbreaking fuel management capabilities

IDS iAccount application offers groundbreaking fuel-management capabilities to European haulage firms   Europe’s hauliers and road-transport companies can now monitor and manage their entire fleet’s fuel consumption in real-time, thanks to the advanced technology from IDS. It represents a win for logistics firms as they seek to be more fuel-efficient and achieve greater security in their own resource management, while potentially also benefitting Europe’s manufacturers and retailers with lowered freight costs and helping the overall environment via reduced emissions.   Fuel consumption is serious business for inland freight and haulage companies in Europe, representing up to

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e-Fulfilment - adapt or get left behind

Warning retailers of the need to meet the demands of our omni-channel world, Gavin Parnell, director at Go Supply Chain Consulting offers advice on how to adapt e-Fulfilment operations.     Retail has transformed over the last decade, with the development of omni-channel operations to serve increasingly demanding and techno-savvy customers. As the consumer goods market continues to re-shape, retailers, wholesalers, and other service providers must adapt to the new e-commerce business environment – and quickly. Physical facilities must be able to handle multiple sales channels with separate picking operations, replenished from a common inventory. Without this, retailers risk getting left behind. A flick

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People in Logistics Celebrated at New Conference and Awards

  Talent in Logistics, a new and unique conference and awards event, will take place on 22nd June 2017 to recognise, celebrate and reward the people that are essential to the success of the UK logistics sector. This is the only event in the UK completely dedicated to training, learning and development for the 2.2 million people working in transport, warehousing and logistics. It is estimated that an additional 588,000 workers will be required to support this growing sector over the next 6 years. However, the transport, warehousing and logistics industry is not widely regarded as an attractive career option for

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Kalmar introduces a new range of light forklifts to help customers improve productivity and save fuel

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is launching a new range of diesel forklifts. The Kalmar DCG50-90 range, comprising seven models, has been updated to provide better uptime, productivity and savings. Kalmar's light forklifts have a strong worldwide reputation for performance and adaptability, with 87% of existing customers saying they would repurchase. All models in the new range feature the state-of-the-art EGO cabin for excellent 3600 visibility as well as an optional reverse camera for an even clearer rear view. Along with climate control, ergonomic features make the EGO cabin a safe and comfortable

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TouchPath adds Microsoft NAV & GP ERP systems to its WMS-ERP integration

TouchPath’s ‘TouchWMS’ software now integrates with six leading ERP systems   “The key business benefit of our WMS-ERP integration is the ability to post transactions back from the warehouse to the ERP system, in real-time” says TouchPath International CEO David Myers    International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is increasing the power of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management solution by adding Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP to its WMS-ERP integration portfolio. TouchWMS software now integrates with six ERP systems: M3, SAP, BPCS and MAPICS plus Microsoft Dynamics, its latest addition. “The key

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ExpatFinders Top Moved Items 2016 Report Reveals Behavioural Trends from the Expat Market

ExpatFinder.com released a comprehensive report that shows the top moved items of expats in 2016. The data for this report was extracted from 8,000 international move enquiries on ExpatFinder’s website. The report also features an infographic that shows interesting consumer trends such as the top moved items, the least moved items, popular box sizes, unusually moved items and a guide on what you can fit in moving containers and households. The findings in this report are supported by, Mr Sébastien Deschamps, CEO and Founder of ExpatFinder.com and experts from international federations in the logistics industry, Jesse van Sas, General Manager of FIDI (Fédération

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Health & Safety Laws are you compliant?

There has been a big rise in the number of company directors and senior managers who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released figures that showed 46 people were prosecuted for breaching the law in this area in the year to March 31 2016. That was more than treble the rate of the year before when there were 15 prosecutions. Of those prosecuted, 34 were found guilty and 12 were sent to prison. These are extreme examples of transgressions of the law and most involve the injury or death of an employee – the end result of not keeping up

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SNAPFULFIL PROVIDES SIMPLEHUMAN WITH TOOLS FOR EFFICIENT WAREHOUSING!

Simplehuman – the multi-award winning designer and manufacturer of ‘tools for efficient living’ – has gone live with the Snapfulfil Cloud WMS.   Established in the US in 2000, simplehuman started out making and selling high-end kitchen bins and has since diversified to offer a range of kitchen and bathroom products, including sensor activated bins, soap dispensers and LED mirrors. The company set up shop in the UK in 2004 from where it currently fulfils all European B2B and B2C orders.   simplehuman had previously outsourced its UK-based warehousing and fulfilment operations

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