Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt

Maybe it is me, but I can watch this for hours. Anything happening in buildings with high walls and little to no windows, grabs my attention. I love the intricate web of movements of people, machines and goods in a warehouse environment. Regular complex conveyor belt systems are great to see in action, but these Intralox multi directional conveyor belts […]

Is Google Going to Make a Move into Logistics with Robots?

The past months there has been a lot of buzz about amazon turning into a logistics service provider, by in-sourcing increasingly more supply chain and logistics functions. It seems Google is looking into making moves into a similar direction. They have already followed amazon when it comes to delivering goods with drones. Now it seems it wants to follow them into […]

Ever wondered what happens to your bag after you check it at the airport?

The internal logistics operation of an airport is very complex. If you travel regularly you know how annoying it is if you have to wait for your luggage, or even worse: if your luggage got lost! Have you ever wondered what happens to your suitcase after you check it in at the airport? You can stop wondering thanks to the good […]

Fork Lift Safety – Serious Business!

Fork lift safety is serious business. Accidents and incidents with fork lifts often result in serious injuries. Just last year the Fork Lift Truck Association (FTLA) in the UK urged all fork lift operators to step up and pay more attention to fork lift safety. The FTLA noted, for the first time in years, an increase of 4% in fork […]

New Supply Chain Certification from CSCMP Supported by CHEP

SCProTM program delivers knowledge to the supply chain leaders of tomorrow LOMBARD, IL & ORLANDO, FL April 26, 2012: CHEP, the industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, has joined with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and other industry members to develop and test a new qualification for managers. The SCProTM is a three-level certification that […]

See the Robots at Work That Amazon Just Bought

Amazon spent around $1.2 billion on Zappos.com, a large online shoe retailer. Recently they took out their wallet again, and this time for the second biggest spend in their history. Amazon will pay $775 million for Kiva Systems, which produces robots that move around goods in warehouses. Will the robots start replacing all personnel in the Amazon DCs? No, but […]

SCALA helps Toyota Material Handling towards supply chain excellence

Logistics and the supply chain process thrive on collaboration and now two leading companies have teamed up to promote excellence in these fields. Toyota Material Handling, the world’s foremost name in materials handling solutions, is partnering with SCALA’S Fresh Connection in order to enhance the performance and organisation of customer supply chains. The company is investing in training through SCALA’s […]

Keystone Distribution Operator Selected for Euro Fork Lift Championship

Keystone Distribution employee Adrian Bradbury is set to represent both company and country in the 2011 Stapler Cup, an international fork lift operator competition taking place in the German town of Aschaffenburg this September. Adrian, 25, a fork lift operative in Keystone’s Heywood distribution centre, will travel with his UK teammates on an all-expenses paid trip to Germany having secured […]

BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment

BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment 11.10.2010 Press Release Information from editor: Photos coming soon. Company’s Commitment to Sustainability Also Focused on Facilities Spartanburg, S.C. – October 11, 2010…BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today it is implementing a new alternative fuel platform to use hydrogen fuel cells to power the plant’s material handling equipment. Hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklifts, […]