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Containing costs while improving efficiencies in the supply chain

Posted by CeMAT Team on 23-Jul-2018 16:07:17

CHEP’s solutions unlock value in Cerebos’ supply chain

Cerebos Australia and New Zealand is part of Cerebos Pacific Limited, and is wholly owned by Japanese global food and beverage group, Suntory Limited. In 1925, Cerebos Limited of England set up an Australian branch to directly market Cerebos salts and Bisto gravy powder in Australia. In 1953, Cerebos (Australia) Ltd was established, and continues to grow. Its brands include Gravox, Saxa Salt, Asian Home Gourmet, Tandaco spices, Fountain sauces, Foster Clark custards, Toby’s Estate, and Mocopan coffee.

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Topics: Logistics

How your supply chain can help Amazon-proof your business

Posted by CeMAT Team on 23-Jul-2018 09:48:34

Retailers may be feeling a little less anxious after consumers’ somewhat lukewarm reception to Amazon’s Australian launch in December last year, but make no mistake – Amazon is just getting started.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Intralogistics, Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain Automation, warehouse management

Interview with CeMAT speaker Professor Booi H Kam, School of Business IT and Logistics - RMIT University

Posted by CeMAT Team on 20-Jul-2018 09:20:26

We spoke with Professor Booi H Kam, Program Director of Supply Chain & Logistics Management at RMIT University about opportunities offered by technological advances and digital transformation to the logistics industry.

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Topics: Logistics

How supply chain managers use mobile technology to keep employees safe

Posted by CeMAT Team on 17-Jul-2018 10:04:12

Any supply chain is fraught with risks for employees – in any given warehouse, there are forklifts whizzing around, pallets flying overhead, and all manner of heavy machinery and freight that could potentially cause major injuries.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Freight, Wearable Technology

Great Expectations – A 2018 outlook of the food industry

Posted by CeMAT Team on 25-Jun-2018 10:00:00

What a significant year 2017 has been for the retail industry. If you listen carefully, you can almost simultaneously hear the racing of hearts and long deep sighs as we near the end of yet another financial year.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Intralogistics, Warehouse, Logistics, Supply Chain Automation

The Connected Engineer

Posted by CeMAT Team on 22-May-2018 16:24:16

First published in the Forkliftaction.com News ‘Your Focus’ column.

Steve Shakespeare is director of customer service at Jungheinrich UK. He oversees an extensive, customer service support network that comprises specialist technical engineers and product quality managers, with a dedicated UK parts centre and tailored service and maintenance packages.

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Topics: Logistics

How optimising global freight forwarding can lead to big supply chain savings

Posted by CeMAT Team on 09-May-2018 10:00:00

The multichannel retail business model, along with increasing levels of global sourcing, have created staggering opportunities for importers and exporters around the world, whether they be huge multinationals or small companies shipping globally for the first time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Freight

Logistics in the era of Industry 4.0

Posted by CeMAT Team on 23-Mar-2018 16:44:41

This post was written by Volker Glöckle, Logistics Automation Industry Management, SICK AG, Waldkirch, Germany

Digitalisation, networking, cloud computing, data security – the fourth industrial revolution is underway – even concerning logistics – and is at the level of prompt and consistent data and information. Making logistics-related object properties available to all members of the supply chain, reveals a whole host of potential for efficiency. The prerequisite for this is a secure data space that is regulated and standardised across the board.

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Topics: Logistics

Two tales of drone delivery speeding up order fulfilment

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-Feb-2017 10:00:00

It does sound like something out of The Jetsons, but with a prototype from Amazon, and fierce competition coming from Australia Post, it’s looking like Jeremy Clarkson was right when he referred to drone delivery as “a miracle of modern technology”.

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Topics: Logistics

4 quick tips to help you reduce freight spend

Posted by CeMAT Team on 27-Jan-2017 10:32:23

 It’s not new to those in the material’s handling and manufacturing industries that there is increasing pressure to deliver goods quickly, while also reducing costs. Although at first driving down transportation costs may seem like an unsurmountable hurdle, there are a few easy tricks you can start introducing today to help you reduce freight spend and overall transporation costs for goods.

  

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Topics: Logistics