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logistics

How to double up grocery logistics productivity

With growing labour availability issues, how can grocery logistics operations significantly boost performance? Vincent Jacquemart, CEO at French AMR designer and manufacturer iFollow, offers a solution. Faced with the likelihood of long term staff shortages and resulting rises in pay rates, warehouse and distribution centre operators in grocery and many other sectors are turning sometimes …

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strategy

Strategy for countering supply chain uncertainty

Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting, draws on the team’s experience to set out a strategy for supply chain leaders. New challenges and constantly evolving operating models are nothing new for supply chains – they are expected to be everything to everyone – resilient, fast, cost-effective, convenient, sustainable, responsible, responsive. The …

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Jerseytex

Jerseytex invests in forklift technology

Manufacturer, importer and supplier of high-quality fabrics to the fashion industry, Jerseytex, has developed a new very narrow aisle high-density storage solution at its Midlands warehouse facility based on Flexi Truck articulated VNA forklift technology from Narrow Aisle. A long-standing Flexi Truck user, Jerseytex has operated Flexi Truck VNA trucks at its site in Tipton …

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AGILOX

A new CEO at AGILOX

AGILOX makes new top management appointments. Helmut Schmid takes over as CEO in January 2022, as successor to the previous CEO Franz Humer. Schmid will continue the AMR manufacturer’s ongoing strategy to expand its global market share. As the sole Managing Director of AGILOX, he also adds three new authorised signatories to the management team, …

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electric

Toyota’s new electric counterbalance range

Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new range of electric counterbalance forklifts. Designed for both indoor and heavy-duty outdoor applications, the Traigo80 80-volt electric counterbalance range is offered with a choice of lithium-ion, lead-acid or fuel cell power solutions. Customers that opt for lithium-ion batteries can select two intelligent energy packs based on Toyota’s …

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COP26

eCommerce packaging must meet COP26 objectives

Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager, at Sparck Technologies discusses how eCommerce packaging must change to meet COP26 objectives. The recent COP26 summit has focused new attention on the contribution that supply and distribution chains, especially in e-commerce, make to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental ills. Many companies have publicly committed to change but, …

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ship

Dutch wind ship company opens funding round

EcoClipper, a shipping company which has developed a wind-driven, innovative, emission-free cargo ship, has started to raise capital in cooperation with blockchain partner Bondex, to fit out a sustainable fleet. After a turbulent 2021, with increasing public attention towards the fragility of the global supply chain and shipping industry as a whole, companies are looking for …

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