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Successful Warehouse Automation depends on more than technology

There is a view in some quarters that warehouse automation doesn’t work and does not pay for itself. For some, automation means lack of flexibility and constant breakdown. This view has been fuelled by some high publicity failures over the years, where multi-million pound investments have been abandoned as automation is removed to be replaced by manual, labour intensive systems. The fact is that there are many successful automated warehouses and there are very few genuine failures; and by successful...

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Indian State Government

The Logistics Business has recently been commissioned to analyse and develop fresh food supply chains in India by the State Governments of the major fruit and vegetable producing areas. Fresh food supply chains in the developed Western Countries are known to be fast, efficient and deliver good quality produce with little waste. In countries like India where there are far higher ambient temperatures, multiple handing of produce and high levels of waste, there would appear to be a lot to...

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Por qué utilizar The Logistics Business?

The Logistics Business es una empresa británica de asesoría especializada en logística y cadenas de abastecimiento, con experiencia en proyectos repartidos por todo el mundo. Trabajamos a todos los niveles desde el estratégico hasta el  día a día. Ayudamos a nuestros clientes a encontrar nuevas formas de gestión de sus cadenas de abastecimiento. Ofrecemos soluciones innovadoras y accesibles. El servicio cubre todo el abanico logístico con inclusión de Estrategias de Cadena de Abastecimiento,  Diseño y Planificación de Almacenes, Dirección de...

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Reducing Supply Chain Risk

Who would have thought that the Japanese industry could be brought to a halt on the scale we saw following the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011? The impact on the stock market was catastrophic, with some of the world’s biggest brand names being hit with unfathomable force; Sony slumped 9.2%, Mitsubishi Motors were down 11.8% and Toshiba and Hitachi both plunged more than 16%. Clearly an earthquake of this magnitude is fairly rare. It was the double impact of...

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Using Zone Manager with an Offsite Holding Park

With limited space on a site there is often not enough room to hold waiting delivery vehicles. This can mean that at times, for example first thing in the morning, they are forced to wait in the street causing disruption to traffic. A common answer to this problem is to have an off-site holding area. All deliveries are directed to this area. From here they can be transferred on-site at the appropriate time, ensuring a smooth flow of traffic through...

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