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Logistics automation: Why it will save your operators travel time

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: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Warehouse

Why omni-channel businesses need tailor-made distribution centres

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Jul-2016 15:48:17

A lot of businesses today are omni-channel, so they have eCommerce as well as traditional brick and mortar stores. So to Michael Jee, Sales Director at Vanderlande Industries Group, there is no one size fits all solution for distribution centres.

“eCommerce is becoming a huge growth market, and one of the things, apart from the fact that we all need clothing, is the fact that men are spending more online.”

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Logistics Automation, Warehouse

Being smarter with industrial lighting

Posted by CeMAT Team on 13-Jul-2016 15:25:17

“We are in a new era of energy awareness. If you are a large energy consumer you need to understand the evolution of energy consumption, generation, storage and control.”

Bo Christensen, Manager of Sustainability, Linfox for Vivid Industrial focused his presentation on LED smart lighting that he estimates will be the next big thing in industrial lighting for Australia. 

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Topics: Warehouse

Why warehouses are being transformed by robotics

Posted by CeMAT Team on 11-Jul-2016 10:24:37

Imagine if you could reduce the time it takes to fulfil an order from a matter of hours to minutes. 

This was the idea behind Amazon’s purchase of the Kiva robotic system in 2012 when they chose to invest $775 million to acquire the company.

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Topics: Robotics, Warehouse

OPINION: Slow and steady forklifts win the race

Posted by CeMAT Team on 03-Jun-2016 09:35:46

This post was written by Forkliftaction blogger Nick Welch is Senior Technical Development Executive for RTITB, the largest forklift training accrediting body in the UK and Ireland, recognised by the HSE, HSA and HSENI.

Forklifts account for around 25% of workplace incidents, and while it’s fair to say that speed doesn’t play a role in all incidents, reckless speed is a significant contributing factor in many of the things that affect both safety and productivity. 

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Topics: Intralogistics, Warehouse

Logistics Automation: 3 Things to Know

Posted by CeMAT Team on 27-May-2016 09:15:17

This is a guest post that has been provided by Mohammad Shaban, Logistics Consultant for Bastian Solutions.

Peace of mind, organisation, simplicity. These are things we all strive for in life, in work, and of course, within the four walls of a warehouse or distribution centre. To achieve these goals in your operation, here are 3 steps to help you achieve logistics automation in your supply chain.

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Topics: Logistics Automation, Warehouse

Restructure your warehouse in 3 easy steps

Posted by CeMAT Team on 10-May-2016 10:46:46

If you’re finding your warehouse needs more space or more efficient ways of operating, you don’t need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Warehouse restructures can benefit your business in a variety of ways, but undoubtedly it can be seen as a large and daunting task with no beginning or end.

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Topics: Warehouse

Do you have a green warehouse? Here's why you should

Posted by CeMAT Team on 24-Mar-2016 13:46:07

Going green isn’t just a buzz word that makes business owners feel like they’re doing their bit; green warehouses actually offer a lot of benefits by streamlining processes and introducing cost-saving initiatives.

Logistics centres and warehouses are becoming more intelligent and more efficient, and each new innovation in technology is bringing new opportunities for warehouses across the nation to improve operations and lower operational costs by utilising energy conservation technologies.

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Topics: Warehouse

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

5 top five tips for great warehouse safety

Posted by CeMAT Team on 04-Mar-2016 16:43:39

When it comes to warehouse safety, it is easy to overlook the simple things that make the workplace a lot less hazardous for everyone. Establishing safety procedures in busy environments is key to ensuring that employees are in a safe environment, and productivity can continue on without any delays.

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Topics: Warehouse