Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Industry big guns set for Logistics Link South

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Sandown Park will be the place to be as leading suppliers show off the latest in IT systems and materials handling equipment at the Logistics Link South exhibition.

 

Logistics Link South returns to Sandown Park on 12-13 February with hundreds of cutting edge software systems and new equipment on display with leading companies covering all areas of logistics.

 

There will also be many live demonstrations taking place both on stands and in the live demo arenas. All of this will mean visitors can compare the latest products and solutions and see for themselves how they can be used to optimise their operations.

 

Exhibitors include UK and international market leaders in warehouse, supply chain and transport IT software and systems, materials handling equipment, safety products and services, packaging, palletising, building services and a whole lot more.

 

There will be plenty of live demonstrations throughout the Show including Jungheinrich displaying their range of warehouse equipment, Flexi-Narrow Aisle showing visitors how to maximise space in their warehouse as well as materials handling solutions from companies such as BS Handling Systems and much, much more.

 

As well as this there will be fascinating insight in the free seminar sessions covering topics including “The Modern Connected Warehouse”, “Integrated Delivery Management for Complex Logistics”, “Making Strategy Pay” and more – sessions are being announced all the time.

 

Registration is free for logistics and supply chain professionals and ensures fast track entry to the Show.

 

Jungheinrich at the show

Jungheinrich offers more than 600 variants of material handling equipment including pallet trucks, electric forklifts, reach trucks, gas & diesel counterbalances, order pickers, and very narrow aisle trucks. The company has just started production of a range of 6-9 tonne capacity ic-engine counterbalanced trucks – marking its move into the heavy segment of the forklift truck market. The diesel- and LPG-powered forklifts – designated the DFG/TFG Range 6 – will be built at the factory at Moosburg, Germany.

 

Enhanced warehouse performance

Access Delta is showcasing its warehouse performance system, featuring new and enhanced pick and pack, voice handling, courier management, KPI features and the distinctive Access Delta graphical warehouse map. Access recently integrated Access Delta with its financial solution Access Dimensions offering improved performance and efficiency. Access Delta claims the largest percentage of 3PL clients of any WMS technology supplier, and is now part of Access Group. Following the recent launch of its cloud product, Access now offers WMS users a new range of SaaS-delivered solutions including expenses, document management, and invoice processing.

 

FLTA to host stand

The Fork Lift Truck Association will be hosting a stand to meet truck owners and operators, and to help them optimise operations by running their trucks more safely and more efficiently. “This is a great opportunity for people to come and speak to us and see how their organisation would benefit from signing up as Safe Users,” said FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey. The FLTA’s Safe User Group provides clear, concise information on all aspects of legislation and best practice for directors, managers and supervisors. FLTA technical manager, Owen Delaney, will be on hand to answer questions from fork truck users.

 

Flexi Narrow Aisle

For over 30 years, Flexi Narrow Aisle has been one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of very narrow aisle equipment. Narrow Aisle manufactures and markets the Flexi articulated forklift truck. Trucks, designed and manufactured at the company’s UK manufacturing plant are distributed world-wide through a fully supported distributor network.

 

Chess Logistics Technology

The Empirica product provides a range of options for companies looking to maximise operational efficiency within their warehouse and logistics operations. All Chess solutions are proven applications which benefit from advanced design and powerful underlying database technology. The Core Plus architecture of the Empirica product range enables solutions built on standard products to maintain full upgrade capability, while also meeting the need for unique functionality.

 

Solar Flare demonstration

Unique ID will be demonstrating the new Solar Flare GPS tracker, which is designed for tracking assets that don’t have a power source. The Solar Flare tracks and automatically sends positional data back, live. Unique ID will also showcase IDSuite, a multi-tiered software solution created to enhance proof of delivery. Visitors will be able to preview products from market leaders in the bar code industry and Unique ID’s own charge & store cabinets, mobile workstations, vehicle tracking devices, lone worker solutions, labelling media, security (RFID) solutions and more.

 

Distribution Planning Software

DPS will be showing the Logix PC Suite which provides vehicle scheduling management, allowing reduction of transport costs while maintaining client service. The flexibility of the system makes it suitable for planning day-to-day multi-drop or trunking routes, producing detailed quotations or assessing alternative logistics strategy. Some of our users are saving up to 25 per cent on their operational expenditure. You too can start reducing your operational costs from as little as £250.00 per month.

 

Women in Logistics meeting

Women in Logistics will be holding a meeting on the 13 February at 11.00am which is a great opportunity for members and other visitors to meet, network and exchange views. This will be followed by a talk from founder, Ruth Waring on how to get the most out of social networking, specifically for logisticians.

 

Latest ePOD app from OBS

OBS Logistics will be showcasing its newly-released ePOD app for smart phones at Logistics Link South. The demonstration, at the OBS Logistics stand 166, will highlight the user-friendly features of this comprehensive ePOD system on a tablet device, including signature capture, bar code scanning and photo capture. Mobile technology convergence is making it much easier and more cost-effective to deploy powerful logistics solutions on Android and iOS platforms; flexible, usage based pricing will make them an attractive proposition for automating service and delivery operations. The app is available now and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. OBS Logistics will illustrate how effective use of technology in the supply chain can increase automation throughout the process, reducing the risk of error, duplication and loss and helping to improve the customer experience.

 

iPad reporting tool

Snapfulfil SaaS WMS will be launching and demonstrating its new “Mobile Manager” reporting tool. This is designed to be deployed from an iPad (or other tablets later in 2013) and allows the data from the warehouse management system to be interrogated while on the move around the warehouse, or even remotely. Each reporting Pod can be interrogated in a variety of ways, with graphs, charts and other easy to view options.

 

Technology on show

Warehouse automation specialist, KNAPP, will be at the show to explain the benefits of its OSR Shuttle storage and retrieval system and its new, Pick-it-Easy Pocket solution for multichannel distribution. Pick-it-Easy Pocket allows efficient batch picking of items such as flat-packed clothes, shoes, books and DVDs into a series of hanging pockets and then sortation of these goods – together with any hanging garments – so that they arrive at the packing stations in the correct sequence.

 

ERP from Swift

Swift Computing will be showing its new SwiftContext ERP software at Sandown. SwiftContext uses browser technology to deliver cost competitive solutions that are easily adapted to suit specific operational needs. It provides the in depth functionality, electronic interfaces and desk top integration that today’s agile businesses demand.

 

Seminar: RFID – the time is right

This Inotec presentation with live demonstrations and case studies, looks at how RFID can be used successfully in warehouse and logistics applications. With comparisons of Auto ID Technologies: Bar code, 2D Code and RFID, this seminar will cover all of the key factors which need to be considered for any auto-ID project, giving visitors live first-hand experience of RFID in action. There is even a chance to win a bottle of Champagne in Inotec’s RFID “Chip and Win” raffle.

 

Logistics Planning

Independent logistics consultancy specialising in operations in the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe. The company’s objective is the use of acquired knowledge and experience to assist manufacturers, processors and distributors with practical and achievable methods to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing waste within their supply chains. In addition to consulting, Logistics Planning is the UK representative for Cimcorp Oy, the supplier of wide-area gantry robot systems for internal logistics, and for other European logistics equipment suppliers.

 

End-to-end SCM from Advanced

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) is launching its end-to-end supply chain management (SCM) solution. The solution provides logistics organisations with an integrated IT platform for all their financial management, human resource (HR), payroll, logistics and warehouse management needs. Advanced’s SCM is a comprehensive ERP solution that includes a financial management system (OpenAccounts), an integrated HR and payroll system (OpenHR and OpenPeople), a supply chain system (OpenLogistix) and a market-leading warehouse management system, StockTrack PLUS (from Advanced’s recent acquisition of ATMS plc). OpenLogistix and StockTrack PLUS ensure visibility, compliance and efficiency through the entire supply chain process.

 

Seminar: Click-ON Logistics

Supply chain consultant Kevin Zwolinski will share an insight into a methodology developed in collaboration with a former FTSE 100 main board executive which addresses the divide of business strategy and day to day operations. Too often these are disconnected, leading to all sorts of problems, resulting in poor business performance and failure to deliver “on strategy.” He will share the key steps of the Making Strategy Pay methodology, and then provide some examples of how it has been applied in practice.

 

UKWA

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association is the UK trade association dedicated to serving the warehousing and logistics sector. The Association has more than 650 member companies operating nearly 10 million square metres of warehousing from around 2000 depots across the UK. UKWA membership is comprised predominantly of third party warehousing and logistics service providers, the Association’s membership is not restricted to companies operating in the third party logistics and warehousing sectors and this means that retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers are free to join UKWA. In addition, UKWA now welcomes members from outside the United Kingdom’s borders into its membership.

 

Renovotec

Renovotec is a major provider of mobile computing and automatic data capture solutions. It now partners Vocollect to offer customers the full spectrum of voice products and solutions. The SRX2, Vocollect’s most innovative headset will be available for demonstration.

 

Proteus promise

Proteus, which has over 25 years’ experience of providing inventory and warehouse management solutions, will be offering a free advice centre. Proteus will: listen to your warehousing problems; examine closely your warehouse problem areas; identify warehouse hot and cold spots; make recommendations to improve procedures and processes; and ensure that the technology in place is right for your business.

 

Upadated range from Easypack

Easypack will be demonstrating its newly updated range of paper void fill packaging solutions. The brand new Packmate Online system combines 20 years of product development, with the market requirement for a compact, online, paper cushioning system. The mobile frame mounting makes it effortless to incorporate it into almost any existing conveyor system.

 

Central Systems & Automation

Founded in 1988, Central Systems & Automation is a major software development and integration company for the intermodal and logistics industries. It operates Autostore sites for clients throughout the UK and Ireland to France, Scandinavia, as well as across the Baltic, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Australia. Autostore’s software WMS product family includes: material flow control; voice picking; automated crane control and conveyor control – all suitable for greenfield and refurbishment projects. Autostore is available in multiple variants: for warehouse and distribution centre management; for port-based container and cargo management; and inland terminal container management.

 

Seminar: Integrated delivery management for complex logistics

For companies running a complex logistics operation, either for their own business or as an outsourced logistics service provider, keeping track of products on order and their progress through to final delivery can be time-consuming and costly. OBS Logistics will illustrate how effective use of technology in the supply chain can increase automation throughout the process, reducing the risk of error, duplication and loss and helping to improve the customer experience.

 

Logistics skills academy

The Academy is a unique partnership between logistics companies, government and other key stakeholders, including logistics training and skills development specialists. A new one-stop-shop service will be key to the Academy’s success by ensuring that employers can quickly find relevant training solutions to meet their business needs. The Academy will help employers to develop solutions to address skills needs that are unique to the logistics industry, and will tackle many of the long-term problems that the sector faces in maintaining a skilled workforce and continued business success. In addition, the national network of Academy Licensed Partners will provide high quality, demand-led solutions that meet employers’ requirements.

 

Seminar: Making the most of social media

Would you like to get better results from social media? Make contacts that result in business, rather than tweeting about your last cup of tea? Ruth Waring will look at how to upload card contacts in seconds to LinkedIn, run successful groups and get genuine real-world benefits from LinkedIn and twitter.

 

Intexion

The Intexion team has over 22 years of experience in materials handling specialising in warehouse systems, including pallet racking, shelving, and mezzanine floors. It offers complete turnkey solutions including sprinklers, lighting, labelling, rack protection, warehouse barriers. The Intexion catalogue has more than 4,000 products for the warehouse or office.

 

Storage solutions at the Link

For more than 60 years, Link 51 has specialised in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of pallet racking, shelving, lockers and other storage systems for organisations large or small, to local and international clients. With an annual turnover well in excess of £80 million, it is a major manufacturer and supplier of steel shelving, pallet racking and lockers. The company offers a comprehensive range of products and services to fulfil the requirements of storage management in every type of organisation, large or small.

 

Linkx Systems

Linkx Systems delivers packaging systems, equipment, machinery and stand alone packaging machines. It designs, develops and manufactures packaging machinery using the latest technology and innovations. Central to Linkx Systems’ business is the concept that, by making best use of modern automation technology, the company can provide its customers with packaging machines that not only offer outstanding value for money, but also easily outperform machines available from other sources.

 

It’s a wrap

Eurofilms is a major independent manufacturer of stretch film / pallet wrap in the UK and a market leader in Europe for pre stretched films. It can optimise the stretch film in use for customers products, pallet configuration and pallet wrapping equipment as well as defining a process and procedure for best wrapping practice and issue bespoke guidelines for load stability legislation. It provides project management of film savings with updates and reports, and offers site audit reports on film suggestions with a comparison to current usage.

 

Unique ID

Unique ID has been developing mobility and RFID solutions for more than ten years – from standard bar code label printers, hand held bar code scanners, and portable data capture terminals to the latest wireless mobile computers. It supplies products from market leaders such as Motorola Solutions, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, Zebra Technologies, and Toshiba.

 

@logistics reply

@logistics is part of the €500 million Reply Group and focuses on developing and deploying supply chain execution solutions on-demand. Based on the cloud-based, SideUp WMS solution, the SideUp suite also includes proof of delivery, transport planning, supply chain replenishment, delivery scheduling/dock management and a hub/cross dock module. With clients including Bakkavor Foods and Costco Online, the SideUp suite is rapid to deploy and with a monthly pay as you grow model, offers payback in a matter of months.

 

Red Ledge

Red Ledge specialises in bar code, RFID, voice and sensor technologies which it has integrated into many industrial sectors across the globe including warehouse and production facilities. With expertise in both application software and engineering it offers customers a one-stop-shop for their business processes including automated scanning systems or bespoke machinery.

 

Mercareon

Mercareon has been designed to improve the inbound flow of goods, reduce waiting and un-loading times and make the whole communication process more transparent. By using the Mercareon time slot management system from the initial retailers order to the supplier and then to the carrier the whole inbound goods process is transparent which results in improved efficiency. Carriers have the opportunity to view all available delivery time slots at the warehouse via Mercareon internet access and book the most convenient time slot for their vehicle. With Time Slot Management, warehouse staffing can be planned more efficiently, vehicle waiting time is reduced and peaks are avoided at the warehouse all of which results in cost savings for the supplier, carrier and retailer. A time slot can only be booked by a carrier when they have received an order. This avoids advanced block bookings.

 

One-stop floor resource

Grimsby Resin Floors offers a one-stop resource for warehousing and logistics companies to provide an efficient and safe working environment inside and out. Correct specification is at the heart of GRF philosophy. By ensuring that clients get the right flooring surface to meet their individual needs it has been able to save our clients money and reduce disruption and production down time. GRF’s client base covers food, textile, chemical, engineering and commercial sectors. It is an approved contractor for all the major resin flooring manufacturers in the UK such as Sika, Ucrete, Altro, Resin Surfaces.

 

Interroll Dynamic Storage

Interroll offers storage solutions requiring minimum handling and offering guaranteed FIFO operation for both palletised product and cartons. Interroll pallet and carton storage and picking solutions offer flexibility to store fast turnover stock with applications in all sectors of industry including food & drink manufacturing and distribution, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical, electrical, and so on. Pallet flow systems incorporate innovative technology to provide greater reliability and safety with “wear-less” speed controllers and “time-delay” pallet separation. A range of carton flow systems, including the Versi Flow, offer flexibility to handle a vast spectrum of carton and product sizes for quick and ergonomic picking operations.

 

AGM Telematics

Making the most effective use of the fleet has long been a priority within the transport industry. Many companies are now finding that by using telematics applications they are finding new ways to save money, boost efficiencies and generate additional revenue.

AGM Telematics will be showing its Interlink fleet management tool which provides multi-vehicle live tracking in real time. Benefits include: improved fleet deployment; cost effective journeys, reducing time wastage and fuel costs; and reduced idling.

 

BS Handling Systems

BS Handling Systems are providers of conveyor, warehouse and storage solutions across industries. The company has 40 years experience in the materials handling industry and can deliver bespoke systems and solutions to customer requirements. BS Handling Systems offer a comprehensive range of conveyor, warehouse and storage products across every industry. From automated picking systems to simple shelving in retail outlets, our knowledge and experience enables us to select from a broad supplier base, ensuring you get quality and reliable products.

 

Datalinx

Datalinx supplies barcoding systems that integrate into all levels of Sage business software providing fully functional business process capabilities that complement and extend the depth and breadth of Sage functionality. This can provide a significant increase in stock accuracy of up to 99.9 per cent and deliver real-time knowledge of a product’s status with Sage.

 

Dynamic Storage Systems

There are many solutions and storage products on the market, and Dynamic Storage Systems offers free and impartial warehouse and office design advice. Managing director Howard Gillard says: “Being independent from suppliers and manufacturers allows us to offer the most effective solutions to each client’s requirements, focusing our expertise on design and implementation, not manufacturers’ interests. As well as achieving the best value for each project, our impartial approach develops a greater long-term relationship built on trust” The UK based independent company has an established client base that includes Pepsico, New Look, Pegler Yorkshire, Winterhalter, Travis Perkins, Wickes, Coca Cola, Greene King and Westland Horticulture.

 

Hörmann Doors

The Hörmann Group is an internationally-oriented company in the construction supplier industry. Doors, hinged doors, frames and operators are manufactured for the markets in Europe, North America and Asia at 16 highly-specialised factories. Employing more than 6,000 staff, the family-owned company has achieved over one billion euros in sales.

 

Free Supplier Seminars

The Free Supplier Seminars provide an opportunity to see a showcase of some of the latest solutions on offer at the Show. They include revealing and useful case studies on how our leading suppliers have helped clients make big improvements to their logistics operations. Seminars are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Inform

Inform specialises in software that uses intelligent process optimisation logic to improve the productivity of your business. It adds best-of-breed solutions based on operations research, fuzzy logic and other optimisation technology to existing IT systems.

 

London Electronics

London Electronics celebrating its  20th year in industry are specialists in demurrage management & despatch control solutions. Its  hardware & software solutions are designed to enable loading and unloading operations to run more efficiently by providing crucial information in real time. It designs and commissions real time bay information displays and software that assist you and your team in the management of the despatch area. The large LED displays are very visual, clearly highlighting the status of the loading or unloading process, allowing you to instantly allocate resources to ensure the despatch time is met, every time.

 

Institute of Couriers

The Institute of Couriers seeks to encourage knowledge sharing and development of individuals’ own competence in the application of courier skills. It is the individuals with the appropriate knowledge, energy and skills that make the difference and can effect the provision of, delivery of and the standard of skills the industry shows to its clients.