- Global 3PL industry worth $1.2 trillion by 2020
According to ReportsnReports.com’ Global and China Third-party Logistics Industry Report, 2016-2020, published on 10 February, the global third-party logistics industry will be worth US$900 million ($1.2 trillion) by 2020. The market research firm reports that the global third-party logistics market hit US$721 billion in 2015 ($940 billion), occupying 8.2 per cent of the logistics market … Continue reading Global 3PL industry worth $1.2 trillion by 2020
- Swings and roundabouts in the logistics industry
Volatile yet potentially very profitable, the logistics industry is full of opportunities to seize, and threats to overcome. Here are some of the current trends to consider and the challenges that port operators face in their quest to become more efficient. The lay of the land Consolidation via mergers and acquisitions appears to be the … Continue reading Swings and roundabouts in the logistics industry
- Warehouse management system market – worth $4.2 bn by 2022
The warehouse management system (WMS) market size will reach US$3,112 million ($4.2 billion) by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 15.2% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. The growth is expected to come as a result of the increase in inventory and workload of WMS in warehouse … Continue reading Warehouse management system market – worth $4.2 bn by 2022
- Amazon takes 1 in 5 warehouses leases in UK in 2016
Amazon leased seven million square feet of warehouse space in the UK in 2016, 19 per cent of the region’s total letting for the year until mid December. Real estate consultancy Gerald Eve’s Prime Logistics report analyses the UK’s 50,000+ sq ft warehouse market. Amazon’s dominance was particularly pronounced, it found, during Q3 2016, when … Continue reading Amazon takes 1 in 5 warehouses leases in UK in 2016
- Harvey Norman founder on Amazon in Australia: the battle plan
Gerry Harvey, one half of the founding duo behind household goods retailer Harvey Norman, recently spoke out against the rise of Amazon, the fall of small businesses and why he’s confident Harvey Norman will weather the storm. Speaking to 9news’ Eddy Meyer, Harvey bemoaned the lack of corporate etiquette present in Amazon’s operating practices that have … Continue reading Harvey Norman founder on Amazon in Australia: the battle plan
- Aus ranked 34 out of 140 for global connections
DHL has released the fourth edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalisation around the world, which has ranked Australia 34th out of 140 countries. The 2016 report shows that global connectedness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, surpassed its 2007 pre-crisis peak during … Continue reading Aus ranked 34 out of 140 for global connections
- Case study: Innovation in Freight Transportation
Australia has a significant challenge ahead to meet its future freight task, with this task predicted by the 2011 Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) Report 123 to almost double between 2010-2030. With the overwhelming dominance of road transportation of the non-bulk market (more than 78 per cent), the pressure in meeting this … Continue reading Case study: Innovation in Freight Transportation
- Why the mining industry needs weighbridges
Having a solid, reliable weighing system in place is essential for operational efficiency, cost control, regulatory compliance, and revenue management of all mines. Visit any quarry or mining site and it is easy to see why weighbridges are indispensable to the industry. Weighbridges utilise advanced technology to provide accurate and precise weight data. Having more … Continue reading Why the mining industry needs weighbridges
- How to prevent warehouse accidents
Within the logistics arena, there are a myriad of scenarios where safety can be compromised. In a highly controlled environment like a warehouse, accidents are still highly likely to occur and even more so if the cargo stored consists of hazardous goods. In the US alone, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicated that … Continue reading How to prevent warehouse accidents
- Majority of Aussies want self-driving cars
Seven in ten Australians want a self-driving car to take over when they feel tired or bored and just under half already recognise autonomous vehicles will be safer than a human driver. The inaugural study coordinated by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) and its academic partners surveyed more than 5,000 Australians aged 18 and … Continue reading Majority of Aussies want self-driving cars
- How will transport succeed in a ‘higher expectation’ future?
How will transport look in the future? Will people and governments ever accept driverless b-doubles careering through city streets? Will we see flying delivery vans? Near-instant drone deliveries, or delivery by particle beam, Star Trek-style? Change won’t be smooth. Driverless trucks might be available, but the regulations will take some time to catch up. Innovations … Continue reading How will transport succeed in a ‘higher expectation’ future?
- How supply chain management affects a company’s risk management strategy
External volatilities and natural disasters such as hurricanes, extreme weather, and political unrest can cause significant disruption to businesses, often with devastating impact. Consider environmental change as a factor: natural disasters have already caused major economic losses in vulnerable, developing regions such as Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and we estimate that by 2030 the … Continue reading How supply chain management affects a company’s risk management strategy
- Why Hanjin’s ships are stranded around the globe
The collapse of South Korean company Hanjin Shipping has left ships, cargo and crews stranded around the globe. It highlights the complex consequences of a shipping company going bankrupt, with Hanjin’s creditors and customers waiting to see whether the business can be saved. Hanjin Shipping Co is one of the world’s top ten container carriers, … Continue reading Why Hanjin’s ships are stranded around the globe
- Examining Lagging Friction
Does your lagging optimise your convey’s performance? Flexco chief engineering Brett DeVries explains: Conveyor lagging has long been used to both protect conveyor pulleys and to increase the available friction for driving the conveyor belt. A primary consideration in the choice of lagging is the coefficient of friction. Designers use the friction coefficient in the pulley … Continue reading Examining Lagging Friction
- The Rise and Rise of Terminal Operating Systems
Complexity, competition and throughput drive adoption of TOS
- Freight Needs Equal Consideration
From the perspective of the logistics industry, greater Federal Government focus on the workability of our cities is a positive step. It has the financial muscle that many state and territory governments simply don’t have to invest in projects to improve the economic efficiency and liveability of our capitals.
- 2015: When Tier 1 tools become accessible to all and level the playing field
Robert Frandsen, Managing Director of InfoMotion explains how the barriers between market players are coming down.
- 2015: Disruptive innovation hits process improvement
Although mentioned on the edges of business for years, the word “disruption” really came into its own in 2015, used by everyone from the CEOs of digital businesses, to Quality Managers of manufacturing companies, and even the newly-minted Australian Prime Minister. But what exactly do these people mean when they talk about “digital disruption”, “creative … Continue reading 2015: Disruptive innovation hits process improvement
- Injecting data science and big data into the wireless supply chain
One of the biggest complaints from telcos is they are drowning in customer rich data and are struggling with effectively using the insights to improve day-to-day operations and their supply chains.
- Pickering Transport Group and the Mobicon TF2
Mobicon ECO Top Lift Two High Straddle Carrier Model is perfect for companies that require speed in their operation and where yard conditions may not allow the operator to exit the cabin and where space is at a premium.