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  • Supply chain professionals prefer customer experience to price September 10, 2019
    Six in 10 supply chain professionals believe that customer experience is more important than price when it comes to the purchase of new technologies. According to a survey conducted by software and services firm BluJay Solutions 61 per cent of supply chain professionals agreed or strongly agreed that customer experience will overtake price and product […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Caljan Rite Hite win national conveyor support contract with Hermes September 10, 2019
    Hermes has selected Caljan Rite-Hite as preferred support contractor for conveyor systems located across its nationwide network of depots. The contract follows what Hermes described as a rigorous tender exercise, with incumbent Caljan chosen to supply national service support. The maintenance contract covers approximately 36 mobile loaders, six fixed booms as well as various third-party […]
    Christopher Walton
  • NHS to use augmented reality inventory management system September 10, 2019
    Ingencia Solutions is working with Scandit to deliver a new inventory management system for the NHS that uses enterprise-grade barcode scanning and augmented reality (AR) for mobile devices. By integrating Scandit’s AR capabilities into Ingenica Solutions’ 360 IM product, NHS workers can scan hospital supplies with any smart device or handheld scanner and view real-time […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Southgate acquires Packaging Aids in undisclosed deal September 9, 2019
    Southgate has acquired packaging equipment business Packaging Aids, better known as Packer, in an undisclosed deal. Southgate commercial director Charles McIntyre said: “Southgate’s acquisition of Packer supports our vision of becoming the UK’s most comprehensive value partner to packaging distributors, for industrial packaging equipment and associated consumables.” The King’s Lynn, Norfolk-based firm has 650 distributors […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Voice-based ePOD system replaces paper at Aliaxis September 6, 2019
    Plastic piping systems manufacturer Aliaxis has deployed a voice-based electronic point of delivery (ePOD) for order picking, consolidation and fulfilment at its depot in Lenham, Kent. Previously it used a paper-based system which included manual paper pick lists and dispatch notes and labels both inside and outside of the warehouse. The bespoke system was developed […]
    Christopher Walton
  • FTA welcomes Spending Review commitment to post-Brexit trade September 5, 2019
    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Chancellor Sajid Javid’s commitment to £2 billion of funding for government departments to help the UK to establish a new relationship with the EU. As part of the Spending Review yesterday (4 September) it was confirmed that £2 billion of core funding would be provided to departments for Brexit […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Hyundai develops wearable robot September 4, 2019
    Hyundai Motor Group has developed a wearable robot – the Vest EXoskeleton – designed to assist workers who spend a long time working in overhead environments. The vest weighs 2.5kgs and is worn like a backpack. It is targeted at production-line workers whose job is primarily overhead, such as those bolting the underside of vehicles, […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Record year for supply chain thefts September 3, 2019
    2019 has been a record year for thefts of products from supply chains in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region with thefts averaging €305,000 (£277,558) a day in the first six months of 2019. According to new incident data reported to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) thefts exceeded €55 million (£50 million) […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Rolls-Royce plans zero emission aviation by 2030 September 3, 2019
    Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has launched a research programme into zero-emissions aviation in partnership with Widerøe, the Scandinavian regional airline. Widerøe wants to electrify its fleet of more than 30 aircraft by 2030. “The development of electric aviation looks promising, but we need to progress faster. We are therefore pleased to have the world’s most renowned […]
    Christopher Walton
  • Zalando tests mobile picking robots August 30, 2019
    A  test project at Zalando with Magazino’s mobile picking robot TORU has been completed – opening the way for the expansion of the robot fleet and the move to a larger operational area are on the agenda. At the test site in Erfurt, the robots were deployed parallel to humans within the Zalando warehouse and […]
    Malory Davies

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