Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Live demos for Logistics Link Live

A series of live demonstrations at Logistics Link Live means that visitors will have the chance to see for themselves how the latest technology can ensure they are fit to face an uncertain market.

Vestas chooses Kalmar for Colorado hub

Vestas Towers A/S has signed a contract with Kalmar, part of the Cargotec group, to provide eight lifting and handling machines at its new production facility in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.

Out of africa

Does Africa have the potential to be the next major low-cost manufacturing region, following in the footsteps of Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia? It is certainly possible and quite probable as well.

Product recalls soar, says report

New research from Navigator CM has found that the amount of product recalls issued in the UK has been soaring over the last few years, rising from 112 in 2004 to 253 in 2007, an increase of 125 per cent in just four years. Non-food consumer goods have see

UK manufacturers defy economic gloom

Figures just released by the UK Office for National Statistics show that UK factory output has risen at its strongest annual rate in more than a year.

SDI buys into Germany for €2.76m

SDI Group plc, the automated materials handling company has acquired four companies from Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (‘PEP’) in Germany for €2.76m.

Bosch takes Flexi

Narrow Aisle Flexi has become a global supplier of articulated forklift trucks to Bosch, the manufacturer and supplier of automotive technology, consumer goods and industrial technology products.

Jungheinrich ups production capacity

Jungheinrich is to open a new factory in Leipzig in 2009. The new facility will produce low-level warehouse equipment and is part of the company’s strategy to increase its overall global manufacturing capacity to over 100,000 units per annum.

‘Green not a priority for manufacturers’, says survey

A survey of IT decision makers at top UK businesses conducted by the SAS Group, an international provider of IP-based network and communication infrastructure services, has revealed that the manufacturing industry is trailing behind other UK business sect

Study reveals link between manufacturing and SC agility

Research and advisory firm, Manufacturing Insights, an IDC company, has released a new study, EMEA Supply Chain 2008 Top 10 Predictions. According to these latest findings, being agile comes out on top over being demand-driven, and real-time manufacturing

Rates of change

At one time, exchange rate movements dominated the news. Those of us of a certain age remember Prime Minister Harold Wilson''s ''the pound in your pocket has not been devalued'' speech as vividly as we do the shooting of JFK.

How to perform better

For many years the Supply Chain was seen just as a cost centre, an activity focused on cost reduction through standardisation and complexity reduction.

Procurement automation brings results, says Aberdeen report

E-procurement has delivered measurable value to enterprises by improving cost savings, streamlining internal processes, and enhancing supplier relationships, while continuing to capture more spend under management, according to a new study published by an

Corus cuts through cross border complexity

Corus International, the global supply chain service business focused around steel, is implementing a software system that will manage the administration and compliance associated with moving goods across international borders and will speed up the proces

Institute of Operations Management joins with CILT

The Institute of Operations Management has joined with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK and will in future operate as a membership body within the CILT (UK).

Construction sector needs better logistics

As British MPs contemplate the unwelcome prospect of decamping from the splendour of the Palace of Westminster to a nearby building while building work is undertaken on the mid-nineteenth century structure, construction logistics comes very much to mind.

Modular concept deal for automotive sector

Recaro, a manufacturer of seat systems for the automotive industry, and DHL Exel Supply Chain have signed an agreement for cooperation concerning the modular manufacturing and logistics of car seats. The deal will facilitate their future joint development

New generation sorters offer energy savings

FKI Logistex has launched its next-generation sorters. The new LS-4000E tilt-tray and LS-4000CB cross-belt models offer a common platform designed for system flexibility and incorporate a new, advanced, energy system.

Mind the gap

Product portfolio management is correctly understanding demand and allocating resources to achieve optimal product offerings. But the equation for effective product portfolio management is simple, isn't it?

Nissan Motor acquires Atlet

Swedish warehouse truck manufacturer, Atlet AB, has been acquired by Nissan Motor Co of Japan. The move which makes great strategic sense, giving Nissan access to a range of highly developed and ergonomically designed warehouse trucks to match their Nissa

Keeping a watchful eye on your suppliers

Big brand manufacturers have been struggling over recent years to monitor working conditions and practices in distant supplier factories. A media report uncovering the use of child labour can have a major damaging impact on a brand’s market position. But

Winner: Rexam Beverage Can Europe

This category produced probably the most closely fought contest among the sector categories and included – Ducati Motor Holdings of Bolgna, Italy, Lafarge Nida Gips (partly French-owned but located in Poland), Philips Lighting in Eindhoeven, the Netherlan

Winner: Rexam Beverage Can Europe (2)

From the shortlist three organisations were recommended by the assessors for consideration in the Sourcing and e-Procurement category: Lafarge Nida, Rexam, and NHS Logistics Authority, while the judges also opted to consider Ducati – interestingly, three

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