News,case studies and product information relating to material handling,supply chain and distribution.

All the latest news and views from the world of material handling, logistics, freight forwarding and distribution. This section of the site carries articles relating to new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community as well as case studies of material handling integration projects across Europe.

All key equipment sectors are covered, ranging from AGVs (Automated Guided vehicles) ForkLift Trucks, Automated Storage Equipment, Conveyors and Sortation, Dock EquipmentOverhead Handling Equipment, Packaging and Labelling Solutions, Pallets & Containers,Transport and Distribution, Racking & Shelving as well as Trade Shows and Industry Events.

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How telematics keep automotive logistics running ‘just-in-time’

How telematics keep automotive logistics running ‘just-in-time’

Logistics is the heart of our production system, a BMW board member stated recently. Under pressure to reduce cost, respond faster to bespoke customer requirements and deliver more complex products, the automotive industry has led the way in developing complex logistics that support lean manufacturing processes with a ‘just-in-time, just-in-sequence’ delivery of materials.

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The Supply Chain of the Future

The Supply Chain of the Future

Supply chains are modernising at a rapid rate as organisations look to capture the opportunity and potential offered by new technology and digitalisation.

6 ways materials handling can help increase production capacity

6 ways materials handling can help increase production capacity

The future is bright for the paper industry – 39% of forest, paper and packaging CEOs are very confident of revenue growth over the next 12 months. In the midterm, that confidence increases further with 50% of CEOs expecting growth over the next three years. To deliver on this optimism, however, will involve increasing the productivity of materials handling in the paper industry is improved. And that means deploying more efficient manufacturing techniques.

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FORS accreditation opens up new business for Fortec member LHT Logistics

FORS accreditation opens up new business for Fortec member LHT Logistics

Achieving FORS Silver standard has opened up new business opportunities for Chingford-based LHT Logistics, a member of the Fortec Distribution Network.

Increasing pressure on small business as London Mayor's deadline approaches

Increasing pressure on small business as London Mayor's deadline approaches

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would damage small businesses while delivering limited air quality improvements, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business representing all of logistics.

Oman Air Cargo goes live with CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB

Oman Air Cargo goes live with CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB

Oman Air Cargo has gone live with CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB solution after adopting the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) electronic air waybill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper air waybill. The airline has partnered with CHAMP for its global messaging needs.

Vanderlande presents evolutions for omni-channel warehouses at LogiMAT

Vanderlande presents evolutions for omni-channel warehouses at LogiMAT

Vanderlande will showcase its next generation of scalable solutions for the fashion, food and general merchandise markets at LogiMAT 2019. The company’s evolutions have been specifically designed to meet the challenges facing ecommerce and omni-channel warehouses.

Hines has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre in Bristol

Hines has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre in Bristol

Hines, the international real estate firm, has acquired Cribbs Causeway Distribution Centre, a value add-profile logistics investment located in Bristol, a key UK distribution hub, on behalf of the Hines European Value Fund (HEVF).

Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Safety company Pyroban has warned that lift truck drivers are being left ‘blind’ to the presence of an explosive atmosphere in Zone 2 areas as some operations are specifying passive rather than active explosion protection technology.

EV Cargo confirms executive appointments and management changes

EV Cargo confirms executive appointments and management changes

EV Cargo, the UK privately-owned logistics group, has announced a series of executive and management appointments after a successful group-wide festive trading period.

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