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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

Taking a federal approach to getting the supply chain right

Posted by CeMAT Team on 12-Jul-2016 12:19:46

“We appreciate the value of infrastructure to improve the efficiency and safety of our supply chains” stated Michael Kilgariff, Managing Director of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) at CeMAT Australia 2016.

ALC represents some of Australia’s largest freight companies, and remained quite vocal in the federal election to prioritise infrastructure reform and encourage a national discussion on the importance of a long term strategy.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics

Balancing logistics automation and personalisation

Posted by CeMAT Team on 15-Apr-2016 10:46:08

It’s easy to forget about the human touch when you’re digitising your supply chain management strategy. The efficiencies and optimisation of processes that arise when digitising can make it very tempting to get automation happy.

In 2017, brick and mortar stores are set to represent 72% of retail revenue, with e-commerce representing 18% of revenue, and mobile making up 6% of revenue.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics

Boost your supply chain with wearables and augmented reality

Posted by CeMAT Team on 11-Mar-2016 13:09:25

It’s not new that the logistics industry is transforming. Developments in technology that are being fuelled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, mean that hardware and software applications speak to each other better than ever before.

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Topics: Logistics, Warehouse

Secret success to managing supply chain data? Think big, start small

Posted by CeMAT Team on 19-Feb-2016 09:49:41

 

Mining big data to enhance the efficiency of your supply chain may be seen to be a daunting and scary task. Gleaning the right insights from the mass of information your business is collecting can be challenging, but you’re not alone.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics

What logistics automation trends will dominate 2016?

Posted by CeMAT Team on 11-Feb-2016 16:40:01

 

Many businesses are experiencing changes as a result of the uptake in eCommerce, and logistics automation is no exception. We spoke with Marcus Rose, Sales Manager at Custom Automation about the biggest trends and benefits when implementing logistics automation, and not surprisingly improved safety, improved efficiency and a reduction in costs seem to be the winning factors for more efficient supply chain management. 

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Topics: Logistics