Archive for November, 2015

STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES – LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE EXPLOSION OF Rui Hai WAREHOUSE IN CHINA

STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES – LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE EXPLOSION OF Rui Hai WAREHOUSE IN CHINA

Explosives are hazardous materials and need specially designed storage area for the safety of the materials stored in the store as well as the safety of people working in such areas. The storage and handling practices for explosives are different from the storage and handling practices of the normal materials. Strict safety measures are taken to avoid any mis-happening due […]

by · November 30, 2015 · Distribution, Supply Chain
Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

With the industrialization, materials handling in industry has undergone complete change from manual handling of materials to mechanized handling. Forklift truck is widely used in the industry as well in business for lifting, unloading and moving materials from one place to another place. Manufacturing units, warehouses and other activities in different walks of the daily life are using forklift truck […]

Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Forklift truck is one of the most important material handling equipment in our daily life. One can see forklift trucks operating day and night in road construction activities, repair activities, at various places like airports, shipyards, railway stations, manufacturing plants, bus repair workshops or any other places where materials are to be lifted, carried, unloaded, pushed and pulled. Forklift trucks […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Logistics, Manufacturing, Transportation
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New Metal-Organic Framework fuel tanks could revolutionize the future for natural gas driven vehicles and supply chains

Although much has been said about reducing transportation costs in supply chains and lowering CO2 emissions through the use of natural gas trucks for transporting goods, implementation has been slow. The slowness of the take-up of natural gas trucks is due to several factors, including: The high cost of natural gas trucks as opposed to diesel trucks The lack of […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Transportation
Cultivating “big data” and “advanced analytics” to widen procurement window of opportunity throughout the supply chain

Cultivating “big data” and “advanced analytics” to widen procurement window of opportunity throughout the supply chain

Much is being said right now on the subject of “big data” and advanced analytics although the majority of supply chain managers are not quite sure what either of these terms means that is why Patrick Connaughton and Chris Sawchuk of the Hackett Group have created and issued a new research note entitled “What Chief Procurement Officers Need to Know […]

by · November 2, 2015 · Procurement