Choosing the best and most cost-efficient route for transporting goods is even more problematic when the goods are dangerous. A new system has been developed in Europe which could make these calculations easier.
The International Food Chain Integrity and Traceability Project is project designed to achieve end-to-end supply chain system assurance.
A software package developed by researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics calculates different variants and transport configurations to find the optimum solution that fits the specified criterion: costs, time or, in a future version, least environmental burden. It even factors in the time and costs for transhipment.
Syscan International has developed a solution for the cold chain industry: iCE — a wireless RFID device that allows reliable data acquisition based on IEEE 802.15.4.
Life just got a whole lot easier for Australia’s vision impaired with the release of a portable talking bar code scanner.
The Leuze electronic bar code reader family has increased to include the BCL 500/i, a series featuring a range of more performance features.
Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0 is designed to help companies in the food and beverage industries improve product quality and help prevent and manage potential food safety and quality risks.
Unique Micro Design has released the SkyeTek range of RFID developers kits.
Has anyone else noticed that 2008 is already shaping up to be a bad year for logistics in Australia?
Ceva Logistics has won the Information Management Award at the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) annual award ceremony in London, for its solution to capture and automatically analyse tachograph data.
Australian companies with the expertise and resources needed to fill the gaps in China's inadequate cold chain logistics stand to benefit from a projected USD$160 billion in annual cost savings that a modernised system could deliver