- Hype or reality?
Drones, driverless trucks and robots are commonly discussed in the logistics sector as game-changing factors, but are these concepts largely hype? LMH finds out. When Amazon made its first-ever public Prime Air drone delivery in the US last year, people in the logistics sector started to consider and ask questions around whether this would be … Continue reading Hype or reality?
- The Coca-Cola Amatil Way
Delivering Australia’s most popular refreshments is a challenging job. Carly Cummings, Coca-Cola Amatil’s National Linehaul and Network Optimisation Manager presents her experience and advice for success. Globally recognised soft drink, Coca-Cola, first appeared on Australia’s shores in the early 1900s. Initially the drink was imported to Australia from the United States, but in 1938 The … Continue reading The Coca-Cola Amatil Way
- Rethinking safety and wellbeing
Logistics & Materials Handling recently spoke with Paul Graham, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Woolworths Group and others about the initiatives that are changing the way the industry approaches the safety and well-being challenge. A recent Monash University study has revealed that transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work … Continue reading Rethinking safety and wellbeing
- Logistics and data: It’s a match!
At a recent logistics roundtable discussion, Louise Robertson from Australian last-mile solutions provider Localz declared that tech in the logistics industry’s should be more like Tinder. Logistics & Materials Handling finds out why. Consumer behaviour is changing drastically. The taxi and hotel industry, the music industry and the media industry have all experienced significant disruption … Continue reading Logistics and data: It’s a match!
- Meet the experts – Darryl Blackeby
Meet Product Sales Manager Darryl Blackeby – an expert in the vision and identification product range of ifm (such as sensor cameras). Darryl is inspired by how customers use ifm sensors and is always interested in finding new applications for sensors that can help businesses improve and increase their efficiency.
- Why one size doesn’t fit all
As more of the logistics industry becomes dependent on machines for primary operations, Linde has ensured that all customers, regardless of size, can take advantage of its materials handling solutions. According to George Pappas, Senior Director Sales and Service at Linde, the logistics marketplace has significantly changed over his 16-year tenure with the business. “The … Continue reading Why one size doesn’t fit all
- The cost of poor labelling in logistics and the supply chain
Labelling is a primary component of any supply chain, from product to pallet. However, when not done effectively poor labelling can come at a great cost. Regardless of industry, labelling is a key component of any supply chain. It ensures the traceability and accountability of every product throughout the entire process from the manufacturer to … Continue reading The cost of poor labelling in logistics and the supply chain
- A lasting legacy
From the very beginning, Clark Forklift has been at the forefront of technological developments in the forklift truck industry. From inventing the world’s first-ever forklift truck in 1917, to being the first company to manufacture over 1 million forklift units worldwide, progression, innovation and quality has always been at the forefront of the organisations values. … Continue reading A lasting legacy
- Meet the ifm experts: Syed Ahmad
One of the key reasons Syed Ahmad is passionate about working with ifm is that the company is always generating innovative, technologically-advanced products. As an Internal Product Specialist, Syed sees the difference that ifm solutions can make to businesses, helping them with preventative maintenance of machinery and automation. Hear what Syed has to say about … Continue reading Meet the ifm experts: Syed Ahmad
- Reducing risk by improving supply chain resilience
Building prevention and recovery programs for minimising supply chain risk is vital, according to commercial property insurer, FM Global. Here the company offers tips on how to identify and analysis potential risks. Supply chain concerns are big news when they reach national scale. Earlier this year, shivers were sent through the business community when reports … Continue reading Reducing risk by improving supply chain resilience
- Build it and they will come
By engaging Vaughan Constructions in the delivery of its new facility, GMK Logistics was ready to expand its business and meet new demands sooner than expected. When GMK Logistics, one of Australia’s largest logistics suppliers to the warehousing flooring industry, outgrew its warehouse at Smeaton Grange in Sydney the company knew it wanted to … Continue reading Build it and they will come
- Meet the ifm experts: Roland Denholm
Roland Denholm is a Sales Engineer with ifm who has vast experience working with the food and beverage manufacturing industry and in managing automation and contractor accounts. He explains how the company’s approach to a customer’s business is entirely customer-centric – “It is about them, not about what we do.” Roland enjoys working with customers … Continue reading Meet the ifm experts: Roland Denholm
- Driving Australia’s digital future
Leading industry experts across the manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure and energy sectors met in Melbourne to discuss the opportunities that digital transformation will provide for Australia. Digitialize, an annual conference organised by Siemens, was held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) this year. The theme this year was ‘unlocking the potential’ and featured a line-up … Continue reading Driving Australia’s digital future
- Beyond the border
Bordertown, to the uninitiated, might sound like something out of Mad Max. It evokes images of red soil, cracked riverbeds and a dust-blown outpost exiled to the outer rim of a desert, not yet named by colonial explorers. The reality, however, is a picturesque, diverse farming region located between national park to the north, the … Continue reading Beyond the border
- Meet the ifm experts — Harsh Zala
Meet Harsh Zala, a systems solutions engineer at ifm. Harsh works across ifm’s range of products and is responsible for complete technical delivery of products on time and on budget. Hear Harsh talk about IoT (the Internet of Things), the importance of offering tailored solutions and more.
- Addressing industry-wide equipment supply issues
Delivery delays and stock availability are common difficulties for logistics businesses operating in Australia. George Pappas at Linde Materials Handling presents a solution to dramatically improve this issue. Local material handling equipment users have for years found themselves in a unique situation when it comes to sourcing the appropriate machines for their needs. On one … Continue reading Addressing industry-wide equipment supply issues
- A rising force in freight movement
Sydney start-up Yojee has been developing technology solutions for specialised logistics organisations both at home and abroad. LMH speaks with Ed Clarke, co-founder and CEO. The Australian start-up scene is lively and booming. Investment in start-ups is growing faster in Australia than in Europe or the US, growing 65 per cent between 2016 and 2017. … Continue reading A rising force in freight movement
- Delivering the goods: a freight plan for Victoria
Premier Daniel Andrews met with the logistics and transport industry to discuss the future of freight in Victoria. Logistics & Materials Handling was on-hand to report. Over the past few years there has been an unprecedented road and rail infrastructure investment across the state of Victoria. This sentiment has been backed up by the recent … Continue reading Delivering the goods: a freight plan for Victoria
- Going nuts for blockchain
Blockchain has the potential to offer a whole range of benefits across the supply chain. Here LMH demystifies the concept by talking with logistics and blockchain specialists at one of Australia’s leading banks. Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionise any market it touches. In the world of logistics, where real-time data and transparency are … Continue reading Going nuts for blockchain
- Boosting efficiency
SEW-EURODRIVE uses a unique process to increase efficiencies and productivity. You’ve heard of SAP system, let SEW introduce you to SLAP systems. At SEW-EURODRIVE, precision, efficiency and productivity are key. Working with the head office in Germany, Fred Pizzicara, National Procurement Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE Australia, has implemented a new logistics process that aims to boost … Continue reading Boosting efficiency