- Solving the puzzle of fitting more pallet spaces into less area
Return on Investment (ROI) is becoming a more common concept in evaluating material handling equipment and storage solutions. Company owners and shareholders are asking ‘how can we fit MORE into LESS?” In the Australian market, company executives are expecting more and more from their investment with greater density and increased retrieval speeds. One way to … Continue reading Solving the puzzle of fitting more pallet spaces into less area
- Windows is ending support for enterprise mobility devices, are you ready?
Less than a year left until Windows end of support leaving 77% of enterprise mobility devices at risk. Are you prepared to make the switch? Did you know there’s just under 10 months left before Windows ends support for enterprise mobility devices? With Microsoft’s plan to exit the enterprise device market they announced they will … Continue reading Windows is ending support for enterprise mobility devices, are you ready?
- Next generation warehouse solutions
QHDC has launched a safer and smarter warehouse solution for picking and packing with the introduction of Dane Technologies products in Australia. Given the size, quantity and weight of much of the goods moved in the logistics industry, it is not surprising to learn that many workers are exposed to a series of risks to … Continue reading Next generation warehouse solutions
- Unlikely hero
Logistics & Materials Handling caught up with Anthony Jones, CEO, LINX Cargo Care Group, to find out why we need to be thankful for the work that the logistics industry does to make the silly season happen. A record number of gifts, food and alcohol was consumed this Christmas, with Australians spending a collective $25 … Continue reading Unlikely hero
- World-class facility
VISA Global Logistics has opened a new warehouse in Melbourne’s East to better serve its customers and enhance its national footprint. Logistics & Materials Handling caught up with Tony Baxter, National Warehouse Manager, to find out more. VISA Global Logistics is Australia’s largest privately-owned, international freight forwarding company and the nation’s third largest wharf cartage … Continue reading World-class facility
- The changing face of logistics in the Australian automotive sector
While Australia’s car manufacturing industry has closed after more than a century, other opportunities are opening in the sector for design and logistics. In recent years, we have seen the closure of Toyota, General Motors Holden, Ford and Mitsubishi’s manufacturing plants. Since reports first surfaced of the planned closures back in 2013, many analysts have … Continue reading The changing face of logistics in the Australian automotive sector
- Gamifying the warehouse
For Bondi Labs, its human plus machine rather than human vs machine as they apply 3D simulated virtual reality to improve safety in logistics. Video games may traditionally be regarded as entertainment, or even child’s play, but a recent study by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association found that at least a third of Australians … Continue reading Gamifying the warehouse
- Xero for the logistics industry
When Vincent Fletcher and Nic Comrie went to market for a warehouse management system for their logistics business, they couldn’t find a suitable solution – so they made their own. Xero, a New Zealand-based software company, has revolutionised the accounting sector with its cloud-based accounting software solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Established in 2006 … Continue reading Xero for the logistics industry
- The winning formula
Linde Material Handling’s enduring partnership with Australia’s Winning Group is based on shared values. The Winning Group is one of Australia’s business success stories, transforming itself from a carriage and saddlery trade business in 1906 to an online and bricks and mortar powerhouse. Its Winning Appliances, Appliances Online, Winning Services and Home Clearance businesses have … Continue reading The winning formula
- Still Working – ifm cables
ifm takes pride in how robust and reliable its sensors are. In this video Glenn Thornton and Roland Denholm from ifm Australia test the products in some fun but challenging ways, all the while showing that their products are still working.
- Future skills in focus
With advancements in technology re-shaping the logistics industry, L&MH looks at the affect this is having on the workforce and what skills the logistics manager of the future will need to succeed. The logistics sector has already started embracing emerging trends such as autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, robotics and the overarching use of big … Continue reading Future skills in focus
- Logistics Outlook
As we move towards the end of 2018, Logistics & Materials Handling looks further into the future at the trends and issues set to shape the sector. Artificial intelligence The Queensland Government recently announced that it will build a cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) hub as part of a plan to upskill more local workers to … Continue reading Logistics Outlook
- 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