Logistics & Materials Handling

Small batch supply

Confidence in the ability of third party logistics partners to provide flexible solutions is at a high says Tony Suggitt, joint managing director of Redhead International.

IT in manufacturing: Delivering excellence with hi-tech IT systems

in most cases, the major ERP providers can’t actually offer track and trace at a sufficiently granular level to appeal to logistics service providers, with a number turning to specialist software companies such as Inatech for ‘bolt on’ solutions.
Posted on 7 Feb 2012 by

In the world of logistics, hi-tech IT systems are becoming increasingly important, finds Malcolm Wheatley.

Order a barrel of lubricating oil from lubricant manufacturer Fuchs, or a barrel of beer from drinks supplier Matthew Clark, and there’s a common link between the trucks that will turn up …

Going mobile: SCHAD case study

Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by

Roberto Priolo on the advantages of automation and why lean should embrace technology.

Reducing downtime is a very important part of any attempt of a company to improve its operations. The effects of downtime can be devastating: if a piece of equipment stops for a few minutes it’s bad enough, so it…

Plastic packaging company makes firm UK investment

Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Tim Brown

Danish plastics packaging producer Faerch Plast A/S has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North East of England. A large part of its production for the UK market will be moved to the new Durham-based plant as part of an on-going strategy to secure costs, impro