• Meet the ifm expert – Glenn Thornton

    July 9, 2018 0 comment

    National Product and Brand Manager for ifm, Glenn Thornton, explains what differentiates ifm from other high-tech electronics businesses. Besides offering quality well-priced products and quick turnaround of service, Glenn says what really drives the company and his colleagues are the relationships they develop with customers. Originally an electrician by trade, Glenn appreciates that while getting … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Glenn Thornton

  • Meet the ifm expert – Freddie Coertze

    June 25, 2018 0 comment

    Meet expert Freddie Coertze, the Product Manager of Industrial Communications at ifm. Freddie talks about why he loves being part of ifm’s family culture and working with such high quality products. He is particularly inspired by the customers he works with and extending the ifm values of good service to customers, gaining satisfaction from finding the … Continue reading Meet the ifm expert – Freddie Coertze

  • Without a hitch

    May 29, 2018 0 comment

    Parcel shipping volumes in Australia are rapidly increasing, mounting pressure on delivery networks. From 2015 to 2016, the number of parcels shipped in the country rose by 13 per cent to 794 million parcels1, representing a nine-billion-dollar spend. Research carried out by technology company Pitney Bowes found that by 2021, over one billion parcels will … Continue reading Without a hitch

  • Winning the race: behind the scenes at Formula 1

    May 21, 2018 0 comment

    The Formula 1 season is an exciting time for motoring enthusiasts and tourists alike. It is considered the pinnacle of automobile motor sports and takes fans across the globe and this year is no exception. Starting in Melbourne and covering 21 races across five continents this is one of the most complex and impressive logistics … Continue reading Winning the race: behind the scenes at Formula 1

  • It all stacks up

    April 3, 2018 0 comment

    This article appeared in the April/May 2018 issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. After two decades building its reputation for reliable storage solutions for the timber industry, BHD Storage Solutions has its eyes set firmly on becoming the materials handling industry’s go-to manufacturer and supplier of reliable storage equipment. Since 1999, Victoria-based BHD Storage Solutions has … Continue reading It all stacks up

  • Renewed focus

    March 27, 2018 0 comment

    This article appeared in the February/March 2018 issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. Australia’s rail freight industry has been in the spotlight in recent months, with the Inland Rail project on track to bring back the mode’s visibility – and, importantly, its viability. AusRAIL PLUS 2017 looked to champion the mode’s successes, and potential. All … Continue reading Renewed focus

  • CMC CartonWrap makes peak season distribution a breeze for Catch.com.au

    March 14, 2018 0 comment

    Packaging manufacturer Abbe Corrugated finds the perfect solution to help Catch.com.au keep up with demand in the busy season. When e-commerce organisation Catch.com.au set out to purchase new packaging system, productivity and efficiency were key considerations. The company processes over 10,000 orders each day, from its distribution centre that holds over 40,000 products ranging from … Continue reading CMC CartonWrap makes peak season distribution a breeze for Catch.com.au

  • Linde helps Paramount Liquor keep warehouse costs down

    March 14, 2018 0 comment

    Privately owned on-premises liquor wholesaler, Paramount Liquor, has made large-scale use of refurbished Linde Material Handling forklifts to help minimise costs in a highly competitive industry. The family company competes successfully in a market contested by major local and overseas players. Paramount Liquor founder Mark Rowe has seen plenty of competitors in the on-premises wholesale … Continue reading Linde helps Paramount Liquor keep warehouse costs down

  • Parkes National Logistics Hub

    February 27, 2018 0 comment

    Parkes Shire Council is releasing further information about the opportunities available at its national logistics hub.     You may remember Parkes Shire Council from its cheeky video back in May 2017, bidding for Amazon to choose the area for its first Australian distribution operations.

  • Championing change

    February 13, 2018 0 comment

    One Australian logistics professional has launched her own networking events to encourage, mentor and champion women working in the industry.  After noticing that men were overrepresented at networking events she was attending in Brisbane, Queensland, logistics professional Melissa McDonald decided to create a unique space for women in the industry to meet, share knowledge and … Continue reading Championing change

  • Australia’s new freight capital?

    February 6, 2018 0 comment

    This feature appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. Uniquely positioned to support the movement of rail freight between the east, west and south of Australia – and soon, with Inland Rail, north too – Parkes in New South Wales has set its sights on becoming the hub of choice for … Continue reading Australia’s new freight capital?

  • Eyes on the prize

    February 1, 2018 0 comment

    This feature appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. In the increasingly complex world of supply-chain logistics, ensuring end-to-end visibility of product movements is no longer just a possibility – it’s becoming a necessity.  Real-time traceability of transport services offers consumers a sense of control in order deliveries – it’s now … Continue reading Eyes on the prize

  • Refurbished Linde forklift is a pools winner

    February 1, 2018 0 comment

    Queensland company Shipping Container Pools proves the benefits of recycling and re-use right down to the certified refurbished Linde forklift at the heart of its operations. Millions of Australians saw the company’s approach demonstrated when TV program The Block featured one of its above-ground pools made from a repurposed shipping container. That marked the current high … Continue reading Refurbished Linde forklift is a pools winner

  • We can’t delay the hard decisions

    November 19, 2017 0 comment

    This article first appeared in the August/September issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. By Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council. In the lead-up to the 2016 Federal Election, the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) urged the development of a comprehensive National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy to address these challenges. The Federal Government subsequently agreed … Continue reading We can’t delay the hard decisions

  • Do you understand CoR?

    October 19, 2017 0 comment

    This article first appeared in the August/September issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. By Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director, Australian Logistics Council. Speculation about the impact of Amazon on the Australian retail market kicked up a notch in late June, when news emerged that the company had acquired upscale grocery chain Whole Foods – effectively acquiring … Continue reading Do you understand CoR?

  • CCTV 2.0

    September 26, 2017 0 comment

    This interview first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Logistics & Materials Handling.  For many years now, images captured by closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems, whether on public or private property, have been used to secure convictions, establish timelines, and identify suspects after crimes have been committed. The technology’s main limitation until now has been the … Continue reading CCTV 2.0

  • Back on track

    September 5, 2017 0 comment

    This article appeared in the August/September issue of Logistics & Materials Handling. Over the next decade, Australia’s new Inland Rail is going to reinstate rail as a viable option for the east coast’s rural producers. The new InterLinkSQ Intermodal Terminal and Industrial Precinct in Toowoomba, Queensland, is strategically positioned to connect the country’s exports by road, … Continue reading Back on track

  • Highlighting the industry’s view

    July 18, 2017 0 comment

    With the Federal Government having announced the composition of the expert panel that will advise on the development of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, the real work of shaping its content is now well and truly under way. It’s not indulging in hyperbole to say that we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get … Continue reading Highlighting the industry’s view