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  • 22/10/2015   Plant Access Grows Its Competitive Edge: Industry-First RFID

    Plant Access is a specialised logistics services provider, catering to the green life industry. Plant Access provides a highly efficient service utilising a unique, innovative steel stillage design used to pick, cross-dock and deliver nursery plants to Bunnings Warehouse locations across Victoria and South Australia.

  • 28/04/2015   4PL Solution Fuels HERO BX Logistics

    Justin and Chris (from Logistics Plus) have been invaluable members of our team. I can't imagine what it would have taken for us to develop these same skill sets and level of expertise in-house.

  • 12/08/2014   Dexion partners with DHL Supply Chain Hong Kong to create Interlink MegaHub – Hong Kong’s largest logistics warehouse

    DHL Supply Chain Hong Kong (DHL) is a world leading global logistics provider specialising in warehousing and distribution. DHL operates in 220 locations and employs over 285,000 staff globally. DHL’s clients include major brands such as LG, HP, National Semiconductor and TE Conductivity.

  • 10/07/2014   Case Study: Manufacturer Saves Space, Improves Efficiency with Akro-Mils Bins

    A major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment looked for a solution to improve storage efficiency and inventory control within its 700,000-sq.-ft. master parts distribution center. The distribution center is responsible for providing parts and responsive customer service to its many customers worldwide. The site operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year to keep up with demand.

  • 17/12/2013   Compound interest - Material Handling Case Study

    The company receives bulk quantities of plastics including, for example, post consumer plastic bottles that have been washed and crushed into ‘flakes’ and ground mouldings and uses state of the art extrusion technology to convert these materials into granules that go on to produce a range of industrial components and packaging materials.

  • 11/12/2013   Dexion delivers real time distribution solution for global UAE Retailer

    In a distribution centre located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, 3.5 million garments patiently hang, waiting to be worn. There are almost enough garments here to clothe the entire population of Dubai twice over. And clothe them very well too: the labels include some of fashion’s most sought after names. During a busy week, anywhere up to 1 million garments will leave the building, only to be replaced by a million more.

  • 07/12/2013   SDI Group has helped TNT Fashion Logistics double its current sortation capacity at its facility

    SDI Group has helped TNT Fashion Logistics double its current sortation capacity at its facility at Bergen op Zoom in West-Brabant, The Netherlands, by installing an exact copy of its existing FSU (Flexible Sortation Unit) sorter right above it, on a 5.5 metre high mezzanine.

  • 22/10/2013   Jack Richards & Son drives growth with Equator software

    When national road transport service company Jack Richards & Son started out with just one lorry in 1956 the directors would not have dreamt that it would one day become a national company with a multi-million pound turnover and a customer base that includes many of the country’s leading household names.

  • 11/10/2013   Creating a consistent standard of excellence: Crown Worldwide Records Management and Dexion in Kuala Lumpar

    In 1965, Jim Thompson adopted this simple philosophy to transform $1,000 of capital and a small Yokohama office in Japan into a multi-million dollar business 50 years later. The Crown Worldwide Group now operates in almost 60 countries and employs more than 5,000 staff globally.

  • 11/09/2013   Real time distribution systems: Solving storage and retrieval challenges for FMGCs

    For FMCG distribution centres, the most difficult challenge is completing orders that cover high volume, fast moving and fluctuating quantities of goods, many of which are subject to regular promotions and strict use-by-dates. This, coupled with an economic climate that demands greater efficiencies at lower cost, means that more than ever before these networks require sophisticated storage and retrieval systems.

  • 18/07/2013   Amer Sports/Wilson Sporting Goods - Case Study

    While most people recognize Wilson Sporting Goods and the Wilson brand, not as many realize that today Wilson is part of Helsinki, Finland-based Amer Sports, a global company with roughly $2.7 billion in net sales for 2012 and a sales network in 33 countries. Amer Sports uses five “strategic cornerstones” to achieve this success, one of which is operational excellence. But they were having difficulty fulfilling customers’ orders from their Nashville distribution center – so they turned to Outsource Equipment Company to provide a solution.

  • 04/12/2012   Taking parts - Case Study Jungheinrich UK

    By opting for a combination of new and refurbished trucks at its new DC, automotive components supplier, First Line, is enjoying cost benefits -without sacrificing productivity or safety

  • 07/10/2012   Southwest Airlines Cargo and Quick Courier Case Study

    Quick International Courier is a full-service priority transportation and logistics provider, specializing in the transportation of life saving organs, blood and bone marrow for transplant and research, investigational drugs, medical implant devices, and critical parts to repair diagnostic equipment for the medical industry.

  • 24/09/2012   Southwest Cargo Case Study: LaserShip and Southwest Airlines Cargo Deliver

    LaserShip provides same day delivery services that support mission critical operations in a number of industries, including aviation and life sciences. “Our business is based on timeliness and reliability,” states Joseph G. Jarvis, Vice President of Global Critical Delivery for LaserShip. “Companies come to LaserShip when there can be no exceptions when it comes to delivering their cargo on time.”

  • 04/06/2012   Businesses must learn to manage change more effectively - Case Study

    Companies need to be agile – capable of changing in response to movements in the business environment in which they operate. Those companies that are attuned to their markets, competitors and customers – and that have the inherent ability to change quickly to market demands or opportunities – are in a far stronger position to compete successfully.

  • 29/02/2012   SEEGRID - Daimler Trucks Case Study

    Several important goals of Daimler Trucks North America’s Truck Operating System (TOS), a system-wide continuous process improvement initiative,were to streamline parts inventory management, reduce excessive labor and improve fulfillment processes. Specifically, Daimler Trucks looked to decrease waste in terms of time and better match the exact parts requirements with accurate stock levels.

  • 08/02/2012   Case Study - MBH Trucking adopts Prophesy Software

    Case study illustrates Michigan tanker operation’s transition from manual, paper-based dispatching methods to advanced transportation management system

  • 04/12/2011   Case Study: Pumping Up Forklift Operator Visibility

    Peerless Pump wanted to improve visibility for its forklift operators. What the company got was improved visibility for its operators, as well as improved visibility into its entire operation.

  • 12/10/2011   Global bank picks DHL to pioneer carbon neutral courier service

    DHL’s pioneering carbon offset solution DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service is a positive new asset for environmentally-savvy financial institutions. DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has contracts with several major banks for DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral services regionally and recently secured one global account. The fully-audited service enables customers to offset carbon emissions generated by international courier services by reinvesting in certified carbon management programs.

  • 12/10/2011   CrimsonLogic Case Study: Panama Colon Free Zone

    The Colon Free Zone (CFZ) is the largest free trade zone in the Americas and also the second largest in the world. Located in Colon, Panama, the commercial hub services offered by the CFZ include importing, storage, reassembling and re-exporting of products for global customers. The Colon Free Zone generates USD $14 billion in imports and re-exports each year.

  • 04/10/2011   ERL Adds Up to Many Happy Returns For Philips - Case Study

    With ECN’s innovative web-based ERL solution, Philips now has a more effective and cost-efficient method for handling returned goods

  • 04/10/2011   Panasonic gets smart solution for product returns - Case Study

    Panasonic required an alternative solution to the paper-based process of handling product returns, which was causing problems for their warehouse staff, finance department, retailers and consumers…

  • 31/08/2011   Technology that transforms

    Technology solutions for transportation and logistics industry

  • 15/08/2011   Supercheap Auto Case Study - GRA

    Supercheap Auto were experiencing rapid growth which was putting pressure on existing infrastructure


    Computers Unlimited is Europe’s leading distributor of Apple accessories and represents more than 100 vendors with 3,000 resellers throughout Europe.

  • 15/06/2011   Preston becomes home to Fashion Biz - Case Study

    Since establishing in 1997 Fashion Biz has continued to grow at a remarkable pace and the opening of the Preston Distribution Centre (DC) in New South Wales marks their place as the largest and fastest growing wholesaler to trade of corporate and promotional clothing in Australia.

  • 12/04/2011   A Story of How a SME Logistics Company Transformed to a 3PL in China

    For logistics industry, there are many Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) participate in the Supply Chain as different roles, for examples, warehouse operator, transportation, freight forwarder and shipping agent

  • 06/04/2011   Would your racking survive a 7.1 Richter Scale Earthquake?

    On Saturday 4th September 2010 at 0430 a significant earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit the Garden city of Christchurch in New Zealand

  • 07/01/2011   Gideon Hillman Consulting Provides a Tailored Solution

    The Weird Fish clothing brand was born in 1993 and has grown its core business of wholesaling theirunique and quirky range to 400+ independent retail outlets, with a significant increased growth rate in the last 2 years

  • 15/12/2010   Pelican Increases Export Efficiency by 80 Percent With SAP BusinessObjects Governance, Risk, and Com

    With over 1,200 employees and more than $300 million in revenue, Pelican Products Inc. — the global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment

  • 08/12/2010   MTN WMS Implementation Story

    MTN uses Oracle WMS to manage its distribution activities and its sizzling growth

  • 01/12/2010   Saving Labour and Turnaround Time

    Based in Cyprus, the distributor of Kleenex and Lucozade, C.A. Papeleinas, have chosen the SSI Schaefer Orbiter System to meet their future demands after considering several options.

  • 27/10/2010   Volkswagen Group Australia expands with new Genuine Parts DC

    Following massive growth in recent years to automotive parts and accessories for Volkswagen, AUDI and SKODA, the New South Wales National Distribution Centre

  • 13/10/2010   New materials handling system is the cat’s meow

    With a new DC and a materials handling system from TGW, the pet retailer has reduced its handling costs and the cost of operating a distribution network.

  • 13/10/2010   A new mini-load system from TGW Systems

    A new mini-load system from TGW Systems led the transformation of Fastenal’s Indianapolis distribution center.


    Project Objectives: To store the maximum amount of pallets in the allocated 1. area whilst maintaining maximum throughput of client’s consumer goods

  • 24/09/2010   The ‘lean’ challenge - Kimberly Clark

    Lean’ thinking is presenting many opportunities for consumer packaged goods manufacturer, Kimberly Clark

  • 20/09/2010   Coles Group Limited NDC’s are world-class

    When you enter the National Distribution Centre (NDC) of Coles Group Limited in Somerton, Victoria you will see the ‘best-of’ SSI Schaefer split case picking solutions under one roof

  • 18/09/2010   Softlink's Logi-sys to deliver end to end solutions (case study)

    The study focuses on the adoption of technology by a first generation logistics company, Logistic Integrators (I) private limited (LIPL).

  • 18/09/2010   The most effective way to handle your parcels

    The process of unloading floor loaded sea containers is a time- and money consuming activity. The only way to unload these containers is by hand

  • 17/09/2010   Sage ERP Accpac helps small importer grow their business

    The Challenge Jeremy comments, “As we grew, it became apparent that our systems and processes were becoming increasingly labour-intensive, and beginning to hinder our growth.


    Diet Chef engaged the specialist Warehouse team at Gideon Hillman Consulting

  • 04/09/2010   Departure from Automation for Corporate Express

    As one of the largest suppliers of office products in the world, Corporate Express

  • 12/08/2010   Volkswagen Group Australia expands with new Genuine Parts DC

    Following massive growth in recent years to automotive parts and accessories for Volkswagen, AUDI and SKODA, the New South Wales National Distribution Centre (NDC) of Volkswagen Group Australia simply ran out of space.

  • 12/08/2010   SDI solves high density storage problem

    When TT Logistics (Australasia) was contracted to coordinate the tyre and wheel assembly for their customer they were given the following parameters.