Critical and key issues in material handling, logistics and distribution

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy,legislation,technology,best practice and the some of the most challenging business topics in the world of material handling.The articles in this section have been contributed by senior industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations such as the UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) BIFA (British International Freight Association), the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and the FLTA ( ForkLift Truck Association), as well as many others.

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy,climate change,recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University


Vacuum Lifters and Manipulators

Vacuum lifting devices and workstation cranes are leading ergonomic solutions that promote worker safety and productivity.

Manufacturing sector output is still growing

The first report on the state of UK manufacturing in 2008 suggests that the sector has yet to suffer the slowdown that is affecting other parts of the economy.

Material Handling System: Crane Video

Han-Tek, Inc. Material Handling System Crane and Box Car designed by Han-Tek.

Automated Crane Video

This short video shows just how how accurate an automated crane solution can be.

Forklift Truck Operator - Careers Advice

Forklift Truck Operator - Careers Advice

You do not need any academic qualifications to become a forklift truck operator, but you must complete an approved forklift training course before you can use a truck.

Order Picking: Methods and Equipment for Piece Pick, Case Pick, and Pallet Pick Operations.

The ability to quickly and accurately process customer orders has become an essential part of doing business.

AGV Dispatching Strategies

Automated Seaport Container Terminals

Integrated approach

Successfully integrating logistics systems requires a broad range of materials handling products and an organisation with the core competencies and skills to design and deliver them.

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