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  • 17/03/2015   Eight key facts on the link between disasters and hunger

    Disasters disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger and malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition increase people's exposure to risk. Because of this, disaster risk reduction is a central priority for the World Food Programme.

  • 23/01/2013   Smart Telematics Systems To Help Push Towards a Greener Future

    The UK Government have been pushing, for some time now, the use of hybrid vehicles by incentivising buyers with offers such as a £5,000 grant on all new electric or hybrid cars, both private and fleet.

  • 18/12/2012   How Social Media is Changing Supply Chains

    Supply chains are a major part of every business, right from small start-ups to the most recognisable brands in the world.

  • 18/12/2012   Retail Logistics: Why Physical Stores Are Essential

    With internet shopping growing at an incredible rate, it seems like an unlikely assertion to make. More and more businesses are becoming an online-only presence, maintaining no physical retail centres; only offices and warehouses.

  • 04/11/2012   Vehicle Tracking Could Help Save £1,000's on fuel

    Vehicle tracking, uses GPS signals to relay real time data for the location of a vehicle, including where a vehicle is, the speed that it is travelling, the distance they have travelled and how far away they are from the next customer. Reports can be made of this data to highlight information that will be useful for the end user. In order to improve performance, you must first be able to measure it.

  • 02/10/2012   Frabelle Cold Storage: Moving up with mobile racking

    With more food products and other perishable goods entering the country, the importance of cold storage providers has never been greater.

  • 02/09/2012   Use of technology in improving logistics

    Logistics include everything from movement of a product to the management of incoming raw materials, production, storing of finished goods, its delivery to the customers and after sales service

  • 05/08/2012   Moving the Magic: UPS Freight helps put Disney Artifacts on Display

    Making logistics seem like magic is the norm for UPS, but we don’t always get to move actual magic

  • 01/08/2012   Should You Consider Insurance When Sending A Parcel?

    We all love receiving parcels and packages in the post. However, isn’t it frustrating when you open your parcel and discover that the contents are damaged? Or worse still, if your package never actually arrives in the first place. Whilst these scenarios may not be that common, unfortunately, from time-to-time problems can arise. So what can be done about it? Compulsory Cover

  • 30/05/2012   “Critical Process” – Reality Check

    “Critical Process” as we commonly know is a process or path that takes the longest time for execution or completion. In case of assembly lines this is commonly assessed in terms of the backlog of work for a particular assembly station, during continuous flow of work.

  • 06/04/2012   The Road Freight Industry is Growing

    The road freight industry is showing huge signs of recovery from the damage caused by the national recession in 2008/09.

  • 05/09/2011   The Impact of September 11 2001 on Aviation

    On September 11, 2001 anyone associated with aviation knew that the industry would never be the same. What we did not know was how resilient the industry would be in the aftermath of the tragedy or the direction in which it would change.

  • 22/04/2011   Core competence v Core business

    Having recently concluded a survey on outsourcing on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (¹) I’m always surprised that companies continue to suggest that one of the main reasons for outsourcing their logistics is because it isn’t their core business and that it is a non- core activity.

  • 30/03/2011   LSPs plan increase in outlay on IT - Survey

    Looking to improve operational efficiency to remain competitive

  • 30/03/2011   Asia Pacific Supply Chain Director Survey 2011

    “Analytiqa’s research identifies that over one-fifth of Supply Chain Directors intend to change their logistics providers between 2011 and 2012.”

  • 16/12/2010   How to Get Value Out of Your Returns

    As businesses gear up for the holiday shopping season, the focus is squarely on stocking shelves. Right now, every business is scrambling to meet increased demand and maximize sales

  • 02/11/2010   What is Manifest Picking? (Oracle)

    Many of you following the latest WMS release information, asked me about Manifest Picking

  • 29/10/2010   6 tips to ensure your real-time system is genuine

    For those in the warehouse management business there is an emerging trap to look out for, and that’s the difference between real-time systems and data syncing – getting it wrong could lead to some costly and embarrassing outcomes.

  • 20/10/2010   The Benefits of Automation in the Distribution Centre

    Experience has shown that automated storage and order picking systems can deliver substantial operating savingsExperience has shown that automated storage and order picking systems can deliver substantial operating savingsExperience has shown that automated storage and order picking systems can deliver substantial operating savings

  • 13/10/2010   Full speed ahead for port reform

    New Zealand ports need to respond quickly to a hard-hitting and comprehensive review of the country’s international supply chain, says Chris Money, PricewaterhouseCoopers director and transport economist.

  • 02/10/2010   Coca-Cola has ‘significant plans’ to expand in Malaysia

    The construction of American beverage giant The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling plant at Bandar Enstek’s techpark in Nilai, Negri Sembilan, is 75% ready and expected to be completed by January, according to a top official.

  • 02/10/2010   China's customs inspections increase on Japan goods

    Logistics companies said China has stepped up customs inspections of goods shipped to and from Japan, checking 95 percent of goods in a shipment instead of the usual 2 percent to 10 percent.

  • 17/09/2010   EPCglobal Provides Guidance for Container Tags

    The organization's new guidelines specify the performance and usage of EPC Gen 2 RFID tags designed for tracking cargo, and are intended for tag vendors as well as logistics companies.

  • 17/09/2010   The Council launches a new benchmarking initiative on 3PLs capabilities in China

    In an effort to help its members in selecting the best logistics service provider in China,

  • 17/09/2010   Logistics players eye buyouts in Germany, China, UK

    The logistics players are scouting for acquisitions in the US, China, the UK and Germany

  • 14/09/2010   China builds cold chain standards with US help

    As China begins establishing cold chain national standards to boost the industry's development, the US is lending a helping hand to create a win-win situation for both sides

  • 13/09/2010   The Benefits of Automation in the Distribution Centre

    Experience has shown that automated storage and order-picking systems can deliver substantial operating savings in the DC,

  • 13/09/2010   Sustainability in the Supply Chain

    Coco Cola is taking measures to ensure that while business grows (especially its global business which is set to grow exponentially

  • 08/09/2010   Handling it – Geoff Wheatley’s frank assessment of the year that was

    The year that was - 2009 - was tumultuous, the recession sparing none.

  • 08/09/2010   The Recession and changing business models

    As the effects of recession ripple through the economy

  • 07/09/2010   Asia’s Supply Chain Revolution

    It is hard to believe, but just 15 years ago Asia’s supply chain had barely any standardisation at all.

  • 06/09/2010   Food spoilage rate still high in China

    THE National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has revealed that 20 per cent of fresh fruit and vegetables

  • 06/09/2010   Chinas’ Logistics real estate bounces back, however there is a catch

    CBRE’s Executive Director of Industrial and Logistics Services, Asia – Andrew Hatherley predicts higher rents and fewer available properties over the next 12 months.

  • 03/09/2010   Logistics Recruitment, what you need to know

    I work as a specialist Head hunter in the Middle East, my main area of expertise is within the Supply Chain and Logistics Sector sourcing mid to senior level management for key strategic roles..

  • 01/09/2010   7 Practical tips to make your mobile solution work.

    Major research predicts that more than 1 billion workers will be using mobile enterprise tools of some sort of another by 2011. Investing in mobility has the potential to raise productivity and quality of output.

  • 16/08/2010   Kalamazoo Group adds Wickliffe to its stable

    The Kalamazoo Group of Companies, arguably the largest printing house of its type in New Zealand

  • 31/07/2010   Managing Freight Pricing - Where companies hit the wall?

    Pricing and business development teams in any reasonably sized freight forwarding company handle around 200 bids in year.