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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
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
Supply Chain Station reviews Day 3 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 3 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Day 3 at the CSCSMP 2015 conference (which concluded at 12 noon) began with a couple of so-called “Mega Sessions” which last approximately 90 minutes and are dedicated to specialist topics. One session was geared towards motivation techniques while the other focused on supply chain initiatives at the Port of Los Angeles, aimed at improving container flow. The Port of […]

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station reviews Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Here at Day 2 of the CSCMP 2015 conference part of the opening session expounded what CSCMP advocate; namely supporting young supply chain professionals and helping them to further their careers through the Circle of Excellence they talked about in Day 1 – getting young people still in the education system involved in supply chain as early as possible and […]

Supply Chain Station review Day 1 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Supply Chain Station review Day 1 of the CSCMP 2015 conference

Following hot on the heels of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2015 conference, held in the San Diego convention centre, Supply Chain Station brings you the first of 2 reviews recounting how the conference went down and the notable events and keynote speeches from Day 1. The Circle of Excellence This year’s CSCMP conference was a well […]

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
Supply chain immediacy requires an overhaul of logistics infrastructures

Supply chain immediacy requires an overhaul of logistics infrastructures

The demand for faster service and the extremely rapid pace with which change is taking place will need to be addressed by all companies and many will need to completely reinvent their supply chains over the coming years to cope and to stay in business. The current trend for businesses to offer an almost instantaneous delivery is being adopted all […]

by · July 28, 2015 · Logistics
Supply Chain Logistics Board Game – Educating the next generation of professionals

Supply Chain Logistics Board Game – Educating the next generation of professionals

Just over 12 months ago, London, England witnessed the launch of an innovative supply chain logistics board game entitled “Business on the Move.” Since its initial debut, the game has sold more than 80% of its initial batch of 2,800 to schools and colleges all over the UK, and the games founders, Patricia Smedley and Andy Page, are now urging […]

Delivery by drone – are we ready for it?

Delivery by drone – are we ready for it?

If you’re under the impression that products you have ordered online recently could be delivered by drone, you’ll have to think again. In spite of all of the speculation in recent months it looks as though delivery-by-drone (DBD) is a long way from being a legal reality. Companies like Amazon, (who have been conducting research into DBD), will first have […]

by · June 15, 2015 · Distribution, Logistics
The impact of the MHI Roadmap to the Material Handling and Logistics industry

The impact of the MHI Roadmap to the Material Handling and Logistics industry

In recent years the MHI (Materials Handling Institute) has reinvented itself. Originally founded back in 1945 as the MHIA (Materials Handling Institute of America), when it first came on the scene it was primarily focused on the core aspects of material handling. This meant that they centered their activities round things like AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), Conveyors, and WMS (Warehouse […]

by · June 9, 2015 · Distribution, Logistics