CHEP Australia has announced a mobile equipment transfer trial. The technology used in the trial will enable customers to transfer equipment accountability at the same time that merchandise passes through their receipt and dispatch docks.
Researchers have turned the traditional 'first in, first out' approach to fresh produce distribution on its head, suggesting that a 'first expired, first out' approach would be more suitable when dealing with delicate fruits and vegetables like strawberries.
Yearsley Logistics, the UK's largest distributor of frozen foods, is expanding its cold store facilities to create a northern 'Super Hub', where stock will be consolidated for more efficient delivery into major retailers and food service organisations.
The transition from a small to a larger business is not simply a matter of producing more; it poses many challenges and requires a long-term growth strategy. Finance, storage, distribution and staffing are just some of the key barriers to expansion.
MTI Qualos introduces its commercial and industrial insulated traffic doors. The rugged doors operate smoothly, require little maintenance and are built to survive in even tough applications, ie, supermarkets, hospitals, restaurants, laboratories and coolrooms.
Schweppes Australia changed its paper-based picking system over to a voice-operated system in its Archerfield distribution centre. The new system has improved efficiency, accuracy and worker safety.
Inecom’s AccellosOne Warehouse Management System (WMS) version 6.5 workflow technology enables end users to modify WMS functionality without source code modifications or proprietary scripting languages.
Dexion's high-density satellite pallet storage solution is suitable for businesses requiring high-density storage of multiple pallets. The solution optimises storage against available volume by leveraging available depth space.
Dexion's Clearspan Heavy Duty Cantilever has been designed to support items that are heavy, long and cumbersome to store. It enables fast and direct retrieval of stored products. It is designed to accommodate items that cannot be palletised.
Bates Cargo dunnage bags are used to fill cargo voids, preventing unwanted cargo movement and damage to goods.
The SpotMe safety system was designed to guard against collisions at 'blind' intersections within a warehouse. It can guard against both forklift-to-forklift and forklift-pedestrian collisions.
DMF supplies the Efaflex STR High Speed Door, which it claims is the fastest in the world, with an option to open at 4 m/s. The doors are custom manufactured in Germany and can be made to suit openings up to 6 x 7 m.
MBD99 desiccant from Australian Warehouse Solutions can protect container shipments by keeping cargo dry. The clay-based desiccant comes in a variety of sizes to protect shipments in boxes or individual pallets, through to full container loads.
Wiley has signed a contract with Cerebos Australia to expand and refurbish its warehouse at Seven Hills in Sydney. The upgrade will provide Cerebos with a larger, optimised warehouse space and address current logistics, safety and storage issues.
Around 700 million people in Africa and Asia rely on yams and cassava for food and income. But harvesting these staple crops isn’t easy: losses during harvesting and processing are exceptionally high, at 60% for yams and 30% for cassava.