Melanie Stark

Following the leader

From working night shifts on ground, to becoming Director of Operation at Victorian Freight Specialists, Chris Collins reveals the importance of the company’s high-performing Jungheinrich EFG forklift trucks.

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Optimised DC positions Blackwoods for future growth

Supply chain consultancy ThreeSixty was engaged to work with Blackwoods, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of tools, safety gear, workwear and industrial supplies, on the largest project for the leading retailer in 20 years. The project included the consolidation of two DCs as well as the seamless integration of an upgraded Warehouse Management System (WMS) and new automated mobile robot (AMR) solution, leading to a 15 to 20 per cent increase in productivity in the first eight months of operation.

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The changing face of warehouses

Will social distancing, swipe cards and shift patterns become the new norm? Raghav Sibal, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at Manhattan Associates offers his thoughts on how warehouses are set to change during and post COVID-19.

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Cost reduction through efficient energy-saving motors

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed a new synchronous motor with significantly higher energy efficiency (IE5+). It is a supplement to the standardised geared motor variants of the LogiDrive systems and is particularly suitable for reducing the number of variants. This makes the IE5+ synchronous motor particularly suitable for use in intralogistics. Read more

Tennant’s T7AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber receives design award

Best in-class cleaning robotics

The Tennant T7AMR has been recognized for its design with a 2019 Good Design® Award. The awards program, celebrating its 70th year, and organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design along with Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., recognizes and honors industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have created innovative products in the marketplace.

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Omnichannel strategy during a pandemic

A recent study revealed 20 percent of retailers don’t think they have the right technology to execute their omnichannel strategy. MHD reports how the current pandemic is encouraging retailers to rethink omnichannel technology.

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