• Room to grow

    April 9, 2019 0 comment

    Women in Industry sponsor Rockwell Automation is committed to ensuring that all its employees have room to develop and grow. Logistics & Materials Handling caught up with recently appointed logistics manager Jigna Kumar about her new role and her experience working at Rockwell Automation. How long have you been in your current role? I took … Continue reading Room to grow

  • Australian Trusted Trader

    March 28, 2019 0 comment

    Senator Linda Reynolds, Federal Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, discusses the Australian Trusted Trader initiative and how it can help logistics businesses smarten up their supply chain as well as gain reputational and commercial benefits. According to Austrade, Australia is now in its 26th year of consecutive annual economic growth. Australia boasts the 13th largest … Continue reading Australian Trusted Trader

  • Transforming Galipo Foods through voice-activated automation

    March 26, 2019 0 comment

    You need to be able to adapt to thrive in the business world. No industry reflects this hard fact more than logistics. Enterprises spanning multiple industries need to keep abreast of new ways of working and the latest technology trends – without this insight, outdated operations will eventually grind productivity down. When Galipo Foods began … Continue reading Transforming Galipo Foods through voice-activated automation

  • Something new in the forklift market

    March 25, 2019 0 comment

    Bringing with it new technology like lithium-ion batteries and state-of-the-art automation, Jungheinrich Australia is ready to make a lasting impact on the Australian forklift market. Over the past 35 years not a lot has changed in the Australian forklift market, according to Grant Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director of Jungheinrich Australia. “There has been gradual … Continue reading Something new in the forklift market

  • The future is electric

    March 25, 2019 0 comment

    Zowell’s electric materials handling solutions are set to arrive in Australia through a new partnership with agriculture specialist Vin Rowe.  The global forklift truck market is high-growth industry, with an anticipated 6.4 per cent growth forecast for the period of 2019-2024, according to the Global Forklift Truck Market – Technologies, Market Share and Industry Forecast … Continue reading The future is electric

  • Solving the puzzle of fitting more pallet spaces into less area

    March 5, 2019 0 comment

    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?

    February 26, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 15, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 14, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 11, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 11, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 7, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 5, 2019 0 comment

    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

    February 5, 2019 0 comment

    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

  • Future skills in focus

    January 17, 2019 0 comment

    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

    December 18, 2018 0 comment

    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?

    December 5, 2018 0 comment

    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

    December 3, 2018 0 comment

    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

    November 28, 2018 0 comment

    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