Logistics

Need for professionals in material handling

Need for professionals in material handling

Materials handling is one of the most important activity in every industry. The requirement of each industry for efficient handing of materials differs except some common types of materials handling equipment applicable to every industrial sectors. The types of materials handled in the industry include raw materials, spare parts, consumables, components, semi-finished products and finished products. Classification and characteristics of […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Logistics, Manufacturing
Why have a Safety Policy for Forklift Trucks?

Why have a Safety Policy for Forklift Trucks?

Forklift truck is the most important material handling equipment in the industry. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (2012) reports that there are 855,900 Forklifts in US alone. The Forklift trucks have a history of accidents in almost every industry. OSHA‘s report suggests that about 85 fatal accidents occur every year in US. The number of serious injuries and non-serious […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Logistics, Manufacturing, Warehouse
Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Road, rail, air, and water modes of transportation are used for transporting materials such as raw materials, tools, plant and machinery, spare parts, oils and lubricants from one place to another place. The choice for the transportation mode depends on the types of materials to be transported, distance involved, whether conditions, urgency in delivery and the cost. Air transportation is […]

by · December 2, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
SOLAR ENERGY – AN OPTION FOR SAVING COSTS IN LOGISTICS

SOLAR ENERGY – AN OPTION FOR SAVING COSTS IN LOGISTICS

Cost of transporting raw materials, fuels (coal, gas, and petrol), spare parts, components, and semi-finished good from source of supply and finished goods from the manufacturing units to market is a substantial part of the total cost of finished product. Selecting strategic location for supply chain activities is the trend in the global supply chain. Companies are buying materials from […]

by · December 2, 2015 · Logistics
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
The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

If there was to be a new shooting war in the near future of one scale or another, would your supply chain be able to cope? When many people conjure up visions of a Pacific island they often think about islands such as Tahiti or Fiji or perhaps Gilligan’s Island. But when it comes down to global supply chains it’s […]

Will the fall in oil prices be reflected in supply chains in terms of lower fuel surcharges?

Will the fall in oil prices be reflected in supply chains in terms of lower fuel surcharges?

With the recent re-acceleration of dropping oil prices, the latest indication from the American Trucking Association is that this year’s industry diesel fuel bill will amount to $42 billion less than last year’s bill; an enormous boost for the financial well-being of the  logistics industry and the health of global supply chains too; or is it? According to their estimates […]

by · September 9, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
In light of eBay’s withdrawal of “Now” delivery (Same day delivery)

In light of eBay’s withdrawal of “Now” delivery (Same day delivery)

As the pressure from consumers continues to mount for same day delivery from suppliers and services providers, fast supply chain execution is coming under greater pressure. It has resulted in one of the major players in the auction arena, eBay, pulling out of the race of competing with the likes of Amazon. All that is left of EBay’s same day […]

by · September 7, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
The Urban Mobility Scorecard Annual Return could be the best way forward for the logistics industry to reduce traffic congestion

The Urban Mobility Scorecard Annual Return could be the best way forward for the logistics industry to reduce traffic congestion

Having lasted many years the international recession has at long last come to an end and urban areas of various sizes are facing traffic congestion challenges not seen since the early 2000s. It comes as no great surprise as a result of the growth in the world economy and indeed the world population. Transport is inextricably linked to both phenomena. […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
The era of the i.Car (Apple Car) could be dawning sooner than anybody thinks

The era of the i.Car (Apple Car) could be dawning sooner than anybody thinks

According to documents recently obtained by the Guardian, supply chain logistics could be in for its some exciting changes in the not too distant future as Project Titan, (the name given to the project for the development of Apple’s i.Car), appears to be further along the road than previously anticipated, with reports surfacing that the company is currently looking for […]

by · August 18, 2015 · Logistics, Manufacturing