- 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.
- The paperless supply chain is becoming a reality
The end of paper has arrived. Technology has reached the point where ‘bits’ can replace ‘ball points’ at every point in the supply chain. As well as removing cumbersome manual processes, this shift also allows the automation of both internal and external workflows.
- The rise of manufacturing warehouses
Manufacturers are seeing value in rolling out intelligent software platforms that deliver optimised visibility and control across the entire supply chain; from manufacturing right through to delivery, as David Rubie writes.
- Nelson Pine combines control and safety to minimise production downtime
Rockwell Automation helps Nelson Pine integrate control and safety with minimal production downtime
- The Rise and Rise of Terminal Operating Systems
If you want a more efficient port and a TOS is key to achieving that, you need to find a solution that really fits your business, rather than attempting to “make do” with a generic TOS.
- Yellowtail’s efficiency overhaul
After an 18 month search for the right candidate, Casella settled on a partnership with logistics specialists Manhattan Associates, which has seen implementation of the SCALE (Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution) software at Casella’s distribution centres.
- Why port privatisation plans are in deep water around the country
Recent plans the privatise a number of Australian ports have become very messy, with opposition to plans for the transfer of port assets to a new lease holder for 50 years.
- Supply chain and mobile warehousing in one
Seabox has devised a sea-container loading platform that reduces loading and unloading times, swaps the Franna for a forklift, and all but eliminates manual handling hazards for the crew.
- Are you breeding customers or victims?
We can talk delivery statistics all we like but at the end of the day when an order isn’t delivered on time, or is wrong for whatever reason, there is a very human outcome; we turn a perfectly good customer into a victim.
- The Voice of Reason: Hands Free in Cold Storage
The cold, hard facts of cold storage, and the benefits of voice technology.