Solid support – from MHD magazine

In the current challenging economic environment, consumer spending is tight, business investment is restricted, and infrastructure spending – apart from a few over-publicised projects – is also being largely held back. The conditions are in fact perfect for a recession, and anyone in the trade of supplying high-value machinery for businesses could be forgiven for wanting to adopt a ‘batten down the hatches’ approach. Read more

Spotlight on Promat 2019 - from MHD magazine

Spotlight on Promat 2019 – from MHD magazine

In early April I had the opportunity to visit Promat 2019 in Chicago. Promat is North America’s largest materials handling equipment and systems exhibition, featuring over 950 exhibitors and 150 educational seminars. Read more

Code-breaker

Contamination of product can cause serious issues for a brands reputation as well as regulatory challenges. Darryl Blackeby at ifm efector presents a track and trace solution.
Most major supermarkets now require all suppliers to ensure all supplied products can be traced across the entire supply chain. Contamination, defects, recalls or even tampering can sometimes happen. Having the ability to monitor and check in with the product as it moves around a warehouse, or production line, can meet these requirements and eliminate these risks. Read more

Fork-wear protection – wearing correct clothing for forklift operation

Most industries require workers to conform to some sort of basic uniform standards—forklift drivers are no exception.  Wearing the correct clothing can make your job as a forklift driver safer, more efficient and more productive.  It is also important to realize that wearing inappropriate clothing whilst operating a forklift could lead to injuries or even fatality. Read more

Heartbeat of a business

Logistics & Materials Handling speaks with David Taylor, Director at BusinessHub to find out why an ERP system is a crucial part of growth. Read more

Improving efficiency and workplace safety through innovation

Introducing the next generation of PowerPal power-assist solutions from Dane Technologies, Inc. The PowerPal M2 & M2-HD Cart Movers are rugged, easy to operate power-assist vehicles which significantly increase producitivity, while reducing the risk of injury to employees. This powerful combination allows the proven and dependable M2 & M2-HD to conquer your material handling needs. Read more

Gartner technology=efficiency

Technology => efficiency – from MHD magazine

Government regulations requiring greater compliance, the increasing need for visibility into the status of shipping loads, and an increasing responsibility for driver safety continue to drive demand for mobility technology in transport. It remains a top technology investment, according to a recent Gartner supply chain survey. Read more

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