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[Video] Olivier Janin’s interview at CeMAT AUSTRALIA

Posted by CeMAT Team on 26-Aug-2016 15:25:36

The CeMAT AUSTRALIA Team were lucky to interview FEM’s Secretary General, Oliver Janin to talk about the current state of play of the European materials handling industry.

Olivier gave us a glimpse into the European materials handling industry and how the EU can both support and obstruct companies in the region. You can view the video here or read the transcript below.

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5 tips to successfully digitise your warehouse

Posted by CeMAT Team on 19-Aug-2016 09:52:35

The digitisation of everything is upon us, so it’s now an imperative for businesses to digitise their manual processes to remain relevant to their customers.

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Topics: Digital warehousing

Amazon is serious about drone delivery, so how will it change retail?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 16-Aug-2016 17:01:07

It’s not new that highways in the sky will soon be an incredible force in our automated logistics future, but as with everything, the devil is in the detail.

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Topics: Amazon, Drone Delivery

Enabling a dynamic supply chain through digitisation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 05-Aug-2016 12:41:08

Digitally-enabled technologies are drawing attention across industry because of the value they provide users. The nexus between products like smart cars, and data tools and analytics technologies, has spurred innovation within Industrie 4.0, and it's gaining global attention.

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Topics: supply chain digitisation

Why forklift battery regeneration shouldn’t be just an afterthought

Posted by CeMAT Team on 01-Aug-2016 09:40:11

There is no doubt that innovative technologies have created an ‘always-on supply chain’ for many businesses, but smart warehouses also need smart solutions to keep momentum going. There is no time to spare when customers always want things faster and cheaper, so delaying the decision on efficient charging technologies for your forklift is only going to cost your business time and money.

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Topics: forklift battery regeneration

CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2016: highlights from the Knowledge Theatre and Show Floor

Posted by CeMAT Team on 25-Jul-2016 13:03:17

For three days, Melbourne was home to Australia’s logistics and supply chain elite. CeMAT AUSTRALIA opened its doors on the 12th of July, and holding true the CeMAT global brand, this event brought the latest in automation and materials handling to the showfloor.

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Topics: CeMAT Australia, CeMAT Keynote Presentations, Logistics Global Trends, Logistis Exhibition, Logistics Conference

How the customer is changing retail

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2016 14:12:01

“What do we need to do to help customers face the challenge of omni-channel?”

Michael Kemeny, Business Area Manager – Australia at Knapp posed this question at the CeMAT Knowledge Theatre to demonstrate the importance of placing customer demands at the heart of retail logistical strategy. 

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Topics: omni channel

Is solar panel technology ready to deliver cost savings for business?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2016 11:32:05

When it comes to electricity costs within Australia, it’s easy to see why many people have taken a dim view.

Electricity prices have risen somewhat dramatically over the last ten years, with a 90% increase in costs from 2010 to 2015. That’s a period of just five years, and costs are still set to rise.

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Topics: smart warehouse, solar panels

Managing assets in distribution centres

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2016 11:19:22



It might sound as though it comes straight from George Orwell’s 1984, but John Collyer, Country Manager at Apex Supply Chain Solutions has quite an interesting take on managing assets in distribution centres.

You may have heard about the Hawthorne effect before, but essentially is “the alteration of behaviour by the subjects of a study due to their awareness of being observed.”

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Topics: distribution centres, smart lockers, managing warehouse assets

Reducing operator travel time through goods-to-person automation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 14-Jul-2016 10:34:38

“For those of you familiar with manual warehouses, the main issue is travel. Walking across the floor and manually picking goods. So how can we tackle travel?”

Pas Tomasiello, Director of Integrated Systems Group at Dematic asked during his presentation at the CeMAT Knowledge Theatre.

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Topics: goods-to-person, dual-purpose workstations, picking automation

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