Warehousing & Logistics

Exoskeletons will transform manufacturing

A Paris-based start-up recently helped a woman with partial paralysis to use an exoskeleton to walk. Breakthroughs like this are allowing exoskeleton technology to be used in more varied environments, with potential benefits for manufacturers. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at industrial…

🕘 06/02/2020

MRO Consolidators: What are they and why might you need one?

When it comes to managing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products, many organisations go down the traditional route of in-house stores management. This includes ordering MRO supplies directly from manufacturers or through a distributor to then be collected from a local branch or delivered…

🕘 04/02/2020

Data process expert urges businesses to use simple maths to manage Brexit uncertainty

Continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is causing widespread pressure on warehouse space as businesses stockpile to mitigate supply risks. But a data process expert believes simple maths can help companies reduce stock, making space for Brexit risk mitigations. In a post-Brexit environment, it…

🕘 04/12/2019

Yale dealers merge to form Grupo Dynamo Hispaman

Yale Europe Materials Handling dealers Hispaman and Dynamo Eco Manutención, have combined forces in Spain to form Grupo Dynamo Hispaman. The merger of the two companies offers Yale customers across the two territories a streamlined service and one point of contact for all their materials…

🕘 31/10/2019

Harting commissions new European Distribution Centre

A day of celebrations marked the Harting Technology Group's official opening of its state-of-the-art European Distribution Centre (EDC) in Espelkamp. Up to 20,000 order items will be processed every day, with goods dispatched to customers on the day of order. Costing an estimated €45 million…

🕘 16/08/2019

State-of-the-art automated warehouse and logistics centre for MISUMI

MISUMI, a global manufacturer and leading provider of mechanical components and indirect materials for special machine construction and assembly automation, has commissioned SSI Schaefer to implement a new logistics centre in Frankfurt/Main. From now until the beginning of 2020, the distribution…

🕘 02/07/2019

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team extends the partnership

The Alfa Romeo Sauber Formula 1 (F1) Team today announced the extension of its promotional partnership with Interroll. The successful collaboration between the two companies began in 2012 with the goal of optimizing the team’s logistical processes, a critical factor in operating successfully…

🕘 17/01/2019

How and why businesses must automate inventory management processes

Nike’s poor inventory management practices in 2001 resulted in an excess stock of low selling shoes and insufficient numbers of the popular Air Jordans. This led to a catastrophic loss in sales of $100 million, demonstrating the importance of effective inventory management for businesses.

🕘 05/06/2018

Dematic launches Robotics Center of Excellence

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, today announces the formation of the Robotics Center of Excellence business unit, dedicated to the development and engineering of robotic automation. The new business unit is…

🕘 26/04/2018

Modula Vertical Storage Solutions for Lean Manufacturing: Eight types of waste that VLMs can eliminate

Lean manufacturing is based on identifying and eliminating waste. In lean manufacturing, waste is any expense or effort which doesn’t generate a product or a service that a potential client is willing to pay for. One area where such inefficiencies are often observed is in warehousing.

🕘 20/04/2018