- Achieving high-bay efficiency with aisle-changing cranes
The latest technology in aisle-changing automated storage and retrieval cranes provide significant advantages compared to using dedicated-aisle cranes in high-bay warehouses.
- How to safely replace pneumatic tyres
A recent fatality in NSW where a container handling reach stacker’s five piece split rim wheel assembly exploded has again brought attention to the danger of wheel removals and replacements on forklifts with pneumatic tyres for the local materials handling industry.
- No fizzle for green forklifts
Demand for more “green” power options is expected to grow as Australia moves to become a more carbon-efficient economy. Annie Dang writes.
- How to give your distribution a competitive edge
Michael Jerogin, general manager, customer service at Dematic discusses the latest initiatives designed to improve logistics systems uptime.
- Driving logistics innovation in Australia: The Living Lab
More than a year after the launch of Australia’s first “Living Lab”, Annie Dang looks at how it has helped shape the logistics and transport industry.
- New standard offers safer, more economical storage systems
A NEW standard covering the design of steel storage racking systems was released on February 29th 2012 and will bring Australia up to date with the latest international knowledge and experience in the design of storage systems and cold-formed steel structures.
- LMH Q&A with MLA Holdings’ first female mechanic
MLA Holdings’ third-year apprentice diesel fitter, Amy Chetcuti talks to LMH about being the company’s first and only female mechanic.
- Dynamic supply chains: a bridge over troubled waters
Reinventing the supply chain to be as adaptable as possible is the best way to fight economic turmoil.
- Basic, better, best: mobile technologies on the road
How to use mobile technologies to achieve best practice deliveries on the road. Tony Repaci writes.
- Has the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement been good for both parties?
The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has just completed its seventh year. The itch is supposed to begin in the seventh year. The fundamental issue is whether the relationship has been good for both parties.
- Rolling out the ‘green’ tyre for fuel economy and sustainability
Tyre manufacturers are continuing to find ways to develop tyres that reduce full consumption, and with the introduction of stricter environmental laws and standards, the need to have a fuel-efficient ‘green’ tyre is becoming imperative.
- 3PL overhaul gives Lion’s Dairy & Drinks division a competitive edge
LION (formerly Lion Nathan National Foods) is a leading beverage and food company with a portfolio that includes many of Australia and New Zealand’s favourite brands. Last year, Lion engaged Linfox to manage the majority of its Australian distribution requirements.
- Lean Manufacturing: What it means for the shop floor
Automation of processes to improve productivity and operational effectiveness is a major key to success for Australian manufacturers in 2012 and beyond writes Tony Repaci.
- Industry experience gets students careers moving
A group of WA high school students recently took part in a unique transport & logistics course at Challenger Institute of Technology.
The students worked with local businesses, gaining practical experience from their industry placements.
- Mercury Awards winners revealed!
The winners of the 6th annual Logistics & Materials Handling Mercury Awards rewarded and recognised Australia’s very best in the logistics, supply chain and materials handling sectors at Waters Edge in Sydney last night.
- Living Lab paves way for ‘ground-breaking’ transport and logistics technology
The Future Logistics Living Lab is Australia’s first high technology “living lab” to test and develop new technology for the transport and logistics sector. Annie Dang writes.