Watch out for the rise of 3D printing – It will radically change the way we manage our Supply Chains

3D printing is an idea that has entered the public consciousness very recently and for a concept so new and novel it has been accepted remarkably quickly. However if you were to mention 3D printing to the public the image that will come to mind is plastic novelties, Star Trek style replication and controversies around guns. The real revolution, however, is taking place in industrial processes and supply chains. When applied to metals the process is more generally described as...

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Distribution

Arco Argos Direct Baker Ross Caravan Club HMV Hatched Network HDNL E-fulfillment iForce Laithwaites Wine MandM Direct Otto UK Palletforce Parcelforce Pure Collection Tesco Direct Tesco Dotcom TNT

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Manufacturing Sector

The world of manufacturing is changing. We have become accustomed to seeing UK manufacturing replaced by imports from fast growing, lower-cost economies such as China, and it is therefore easy to forget that the UK has always retained a significant manufacturing sector, often in high-end industries such as aerospace technology. But recent years have seen a changing pattern, with a wider growth of UK based manufacturing. There are several reasons for this. The falling value of the pound has made...

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Walkers Crisps – Warehouse Automation

The Logistics Business was called in to help improve throughput in an automated picking area that had been linked to an older automated high bay designed by us. Using this, Walkers Crisps were able to greatly improve the performance of the system, which now regularly exceeds its design requirements.

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