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Logistics Link North returns to Harrogate on 19th September bigger than ever and with a strong focus on the IT sector.

Developments in information technology will be a key theme at Logistics Link North with a whole host of supply chain software suppliers exhibiting at Harrogate for the first time.
Major names exhibiting include: 3M Supply Chain Solutions, Barcode-IT, Catalyst International, Chess Logistics Technology, Consafe, Epicor, Infor, Open Business Solutions, Openda, Slimstock and Snapfulfil to add to regular exhibitors such as Aquitec, ATMS, Central Systems & Automation, Delta Software, EXDS, Proteus Software, RedPrairie, Traderman and VSc Solutions.

Logistics Link North is booming with more exhibitors than ever reflecting the recent growth and investment in the North. The North’s logistics sector has been growing dramatically with new distribution facilities being opened by brands such as Ikea, Next, B&Q, BMW, Wincanton, Unilever and Asda and with millions more square feet coming on stream in 2007-8.
The show takes place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September 2007 at the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC), Harrogate. It is the UK’s leading supply chain exhibition that can help logistics professionals or ‘big shed’ and ‘fleet operators’ to provide the solutions they need to optimise the efficiency of their businesses, cut wastage from their operations and increase their competitive edge.

Visitors will be able to meet more than 100 leading suppliers, see live product demonstrations and learn about the hot topics in logistics. Product demonstrations at Logistics Link North were so successful last year that they have been expanded to help visitors discover what’s new in logistics and find the right solutions.

Bär Cargolift will be demonstrating a vertically folded lifting platform for vans that has a holding capacity of 600Kg, Translift Bendi will be demonstrating the Bendi B3 which can operate in 1.6m aisles, Psion Teklogix will be demonstrating its voice picking system that operates totally hands-free and eyes-free, Hako its cleaning machines, Diamond Phoenix will be demonstrating a fully working range of conveyor systems designed for the transport and sortation of cartons and totes and Shrinkfast will demonstrate its shrink wrapping robot and gas gun.

The seminar programme covers the critical issues facing logistics such as environmental and energy matters, RFID and logistics applications, the implementation of automatic data collection, bringing innovation to 3PL and 4PL service solutions and bringing innovation to the procurement of MHE systems and solutions. Entry to the seminar is free and you can pick and choose which of the 30 minute presentations you sit in on. For the full programme visit

The YEC is located on the outskirts of Harrogate with easy access to road and rail links and is one of the most prestigious exhibition venues in the North with the capacity to cater for a vast number of visitors in comfortable surroundings. There are thousands of free parking spaces on-site along with state-of-the-art facilities, hospitality and catering services. Its well-appointed, businesslike surroundings provide the right environment for suppliers of a wide range of products and services to interact with senior logistics professionals.

Win a free pocket knife
All visitors who pre-register and visit Logistics Link North will receive a free and stylish pocket knife on arrival and in keeping with previous Logistics Link shows, visitors will benefit from free admission, free on-site parking, free show catalogue and free latest copy of Logistics Manager magazine.
Visitors can pre-register to receive a fast track entry badge to avoid queuing on the day they visit the exhibition. All they have to do is visit to register and badges will be mailed to visitors in September. Additional tickets can be obtained by telephoning the complimentary tickets hotline on 0870 744 4984. For further information about Logistics Link North contact Richard Milbourn on 020 7970 6237. Email:

Supply Chain Execution Systems
RedPrairie will be exhibiting at Logistics Link fresh from a major win with third-party logistics provider Christian Salvesen to purchase RedPrairie’s warehouse management system, initially for new site implementations and thereafter on a planned replacement programme as existing systems become obsolete.

RedPrairie’s warehouse management software was chosen for its scalability and comprehensive functionality. A single, centrally controlled installation will be web-deployed across all of Christian Salvesen’s UK distribution centres, replacing legacy systems at each location and eliminating the cost and complexity of maintaining them. Built on a Service Oriented Architecture the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to more than 25,000 sites worldwide.
Proteus Software will be showcasing its latest innovations in warehouse management and supply chain technology. It has been designing, developing and implementing warehouse management solutions since 1987.
As supply chain demands are ever evolving, technology providers have become experts in providing solutions that pre-empt and solve potential problems. Visibility of stock, reporting, and optimisation of processes are normal requirements from a WMS solution nowadays, and it is vital when selecting a WMS software package that the software chosen encompasses all the required functionality. However, getting the right solution can sometimes be an arduous and time consuming task.
Proteus Software provides solutions that are suited to individual business processes and takes a consultative approach to prospective clients. It can advise on best-fit WMS solutions, based on many years of experience.
Chess Logistics Technology specialises in integrated, real time warehouse management systems. The core of its solutions, Empirica, is an advanced WMS module available for entry and high-end user level. Chess implements real-time solutions via its Task-RF task automation module, and has considerable experience of voice technology implementation. Empirica modules are supported by excellent reporting options and tools, including KPI reporting, standard interface creation and labour targeting and forecasting. Chess also offers a bolt-on product known as Enabler which offers ERP and in-house WMS users a route to sophisticated real-time operations with minimal integration.
OBS Logistics is a leading provider of transport, warehousing and logistics systems. Its clients include many of the leading third party logistics companies, wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers.
Its solutions, based on its Calidus family of products, provide true visibility across the supply chain through comprehensive systems for transport management, warehousing and distribution encompassing key technologies of RF, voice, in-cab communications and integration with automated warehouse technology. OBS Logistics’ services and support are designed to achieve enterprise-wide operating efficiencies through a unique combination of business process knowledge, technology expertise and professional skills.
DeltaWMS is a highly functional solution that can meet the needs of own-goods warehousing environments and third-party/contract logistics.
DeltaWMS is a multi-site, multi-client solution, that can operate in paper-based or radio frequency (RF) modes, including voice picking and RFID. With tried and tested EDI interfaces using Microsoft’s DTS technology, DeltaWMS can integrate with core supply chain applications. These automated exchanges may take place between internal or external systems and may involve purchase orders, sales orders or stock balances.
A web browser module allows companies or their customers to directly manage stock and orders from anywhere in the world. Extensive reporting functions allow them to report on all aspects of warehouse operation including individual performance reporting. Furthermore when integrated with customers’ email server, DeltaWMS can automatically send reports at any time to internal staff or to customers and suppliers.
Minster Logistics has launched its end-to-end voice-enabled warehouse management system, which covers all aspects of the warehousing operation including receipt of goods, put-away, replenishment, picking, marshalling, loading, full stock takes and perpetual inventory stock takes.
Central to the system is the voice management console. This powerful facility allows all warehousing activity to be monitored, controlled and progressed, starting with a high-level view of each activity, with a graphical indication of progress towards completion of the current warehouse workload and drill-down options to monitor the progress of individual tasks and the operators performing them.
The console includes an alerts panel that instantly highlights issues requiring urgent management attention, such as empty picking locations or where a picking shortage has been detected.
The system has been developed in conjunction with a number of Minster’s users, including the Nield Group and 3663, where it has been live for some time and is delivering significant benefits.
Dexterity WMS offers a feature rich warehouse management module used in conjunction with a variety of ERP and accounts packages to enhance stock reliability and reduce picking errors. Many ERP and accounting systems are lacking in flexibility or do not contain the warehousing control functions needed for specific industries. Dexterity is a smart warehouse system that allows management to focus on key areas of the business which affect stock availability, staff efficiency and picking and delivery errors. Supreme Brands in Manchester, reported vast improvements following the installation of Dexterity integrated with the existing Sage system.
Supreme Brands is the largest battery and recordable media distributor in the UK, with its distribution depot based in Trafford Park, Manchester. It offers branded batteries, photographic film and recording media from industry giants like Duracell, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung.
“Dexterity has completely revolutionised our warehouse. We are now able to stock many different product lines and the warehouse is always stocked to full capacity,” says Tony Leach, operations director. “Dexterity WMS has enabled us to become more competitive in the marketplace and without it we might not be here today.”
ABX Logistics has gone live with ATMS’s StockTrack PLUS at its operations in Thrapston and Dublin. ABX reviewed its systems when it extended its UK headquarters in Thrapston and selected Birmingham-based ATMS as its warehouse management system supplier due to the company’s flexibility to meet the specialist needs of its clients and the rich functionality of the STP system.
Stephen Cross, managing director of ATMS, said: “StockTrack PLUS is already widely used in both the apparel and corporate-wear industries and has proven ability to pick by style/colour/style combinations, and to handle pre-packed items. In the case of ABX this means ensuring that products arriving on site can be quickly unloaded, checked and located in a transit warehouse for cross-docking or movement into bulk or picking locations.”
EXDS was formed in 2001 by Steve Grimbley, former UK professional services director for EXE Technologies, the supplier of warehouse management software.
Over the past 18 years Grimbley has designed, developed and implemented WMS systems into the retail arena in varying degrees for Tesco, Superdrug, Kwik Save, Londis, Iceland, John Henderson, Sonae and Halfords. In addition to the retail sector, he has also worked on numerous 3PL implementations including installations for K&N, TDG, Gist, and Maersk and in the manufacturing arena he has been responsible for implementations into Heinz, TDS , LG and Esselte.

For more than 15 years, Slimstock has been synonymous with improved demand forecasting, effective inventory management, clearer inventory analysis and continuous improvement of inventory reliability.
Over 250 companies in Europe – across a wide range of industries, covering large, as well as medium and small enterprises – use Slimstock’s solutions, allowing them to increase productivity and deliver a higher return on investment.
Slimstock offers the complete inventory planning solution, Slim4. On average, its clients achieve a reduction in their inventory by 25-30 per cent, while simultaneously increasing their service level. A well balanced stock will satisfy your customer requirements, eliminate shortages and excesses, free capital and space and minimise risk. Slim4 will balance your inventory.
Consafe Logistics designs, develops and implements knowledge-based solutions for the supply chain. The offerings it provides are system solutions for the supply chain, business mobility solutions, consulting and process improvements.
Consafe Logistics Group is a member of the JCE group of companies. Its business is divided into four areas: supply chain consulting, warehouse management systems, mobile solutions and manufacturing. It serves customers in more than 20 countries from its offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK.
Its customers include names such as Carlsberg, IKEA, Canon, Rema 1000, DSG International, Dahl International, ICA, JYSK, Nestlé, SKF, ADPO, Ahlsell, El-Giganten, Hitachi, COOP, Dagab/Axfood Group, ANWB, Lövenskiold, Arla Foods, Netto, Onninen, Harper Collins, Volvo, Norway Post, Glud & Marstrand, Ferring, SCA, Akzo Nobel, Electrolux, Asda-WalMart, Unilever and Michelin.
Kronos systems are designed to help customers manage employee absence and holidays; manage annualised hours and flexi-time schemes; optimise employee scheduling by matching labour resources to demand; collect real-time work data against activities in a multi skilled environment; and provide KPI reporting of productivity. Customers include: DHL Exel Supply Chain, ASDA, Tesco, Bibby Distribution, NDL Logistics, IKEA and many other logistics organisations use Kronos to reduce absence, reduce the number of shifts, reduce labour turnover and increase productivity.
TallyGenicom, which makes business printers, will be demonstrating a selection of its printing solutions for the warehouse and logistics market at Logistics Link North.
Visitors to TallyGenicom’s stand will be invited to enter a draw to win the new 9045N 45 pages per minute, networked mono laser printer with Duplex for double sided printing.
It will demonstrate the 6306 line printer, 2265+ dot matrix printer, MIP480 mobile printer and 9035 mono laser printer. All of the printers come with barcode printing capabilities and are network ready.
The MIP480 is TallyGenicom’s second-generation mobile printer that supersedes its already popular MIP360 with an additional 120 characters per second print speed. Any visitors interested in the MIP480 mobile printers are provided with the chance of receiving a free trial of the printer.
Document management specialists, Gestetner, has introduced innovative new software which can help achieve faster turn around on invoiced payments. Called Gestetner TransForms and specifically designed for any size business in the logistics and transport industries, this unique package speeds up business processes, enables quicker response times and vastly improves overall day-to-day efficiency.
TransForms has been developed in response to the demand from logistics organisations for efficient networked information solutions capable of storing, accessing and retrieving complex legal, shipping and customer documentation. By integrating hardcopy information into existing business processes and applications, the flow of day-to-day documents can be radically simplified and improved. TransForms combines this with a fast and scalable client/server database, which enables all types of scanned and digital documents to be easily handled.

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Miquest delivers fully integrated solutions to address any asset management requirement including, tracking logistic assets (such as totes, stillages and roll cages), maintenance and service management. Technologies include RFID and barcode options and customisable interfaces for in cab, POD, GPS and monitoring systems. Miquest Mobile is highly flexible and configurable for use with a wide range of hardware and communication options.
Miquest software solutions are entirely scalable and deployable over any mobile network, intranet or the internet. Miquest has successfully delivered many high-profile projects to clients in services, utilities, manufacturing, engineering, service delivery, government and local government, NHS, defence (MOD) and the emergency services.
Miquest also provides a comprehensive range of support and training services. Maintenance and support is available, 24/7 if required, including constant product development. All upgrades for new features, functionality and technology are included.
Psion Teklogix has just won an order from retailer Wilkinson – worth over £1.4 million for a new order picking solution using voice technology. The system is set to go live at Wilkinson’s two main distribution hubs – at Magor, South Wales, and Manton Wood, Worksop, by the end of October this year in readiness for the Christmas rush.
Psion Teklogix TekSpeech speech recognition is an end-to-end solution that provides speech-directed interaction between the mobile worker and the host system – was chosen as the interface with Wilkinson’s existing AS400 and the company’s warehouse management system which was developed in-house.

Knapp UK designs, supplies and maintains automated logistics solutions, specialising in paperless order fulfilment systems. Knapp solutions typically employ intelligent conveyors, sorters, A-frames, pick-by-light systems, mini-cranes and handling robots. The company offers its own powerful WMS, as well as integrating its logistics equipment with WMS products from other suppliers.
Visit Knapp’s stand to find out more about the company’s revolutionary OSR (Order Storage and Retrieval) system. Specifically designed for handling slow-moving products, the OSR combines AS/RS with pick-by-light technology to provide up to 1000 picks per man-hour. There has been considerable interest from diverse applications in this innovative solution, and OSR systems have been supplied to top companies including AAH Pharmaceuticals (UK), British Gas (UK), Koch (USA), Richter (Austria), Stroumsas (Greece) and Office Depot (France).
Graham Boner, sales director at Diamond Phoenix UK, says: “We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Logistics Link North event, as it provides a key opportunity to meet potential customers face to face and demonstrate how Diamond Phoenix can work in partnership with them to increase productivity and maximise return on investment.”
From picking and sorting solutions for retail distribution through to innovative workflow mechanisms for automotive or engineering industries, Diamond Phoenix is showing a fully working range of conveyor systems within the demo area at the exhibition this year. In particular, there will be a wide range of conveyor system technologies designed for the transport and sortation of cartons and totes.
Interroll has developed a cart push back system. Manufactured in Dublin, it can handle up to six pallets deep in a low profile configuration using structural steel for a robust product. Health and safety has rightly become a primary concern and Interroll has included many safety features, including lift-out protection, linked carts, loading guides and pallet strip-off plates.
Push back is a high density solution that should be considered along with other systems such as pallet flow, drive-in or double-deep rack. Using push back in a variable SKU location solution means that utilisation figures of 90 per cent are possible.
Time is a major factor in warehouse design, and push back offers savings of more than 30 per cent over rack solutions such as drive-in, narrow aisle and double-deep. This can mean considerable savings in truck and personnel costs or cost per pick.
Other exhibitors include: Daifuku, Egemin, George Utz, Keymas, and Linpac Allibert.

Packaging and recycling is becoming an increasingly important cost issue in logistics. bpi.films manufactures quality pallet stretch wrap developed to meet the most demanding storage and transit conditions. Its products provide high strength and durability while being easy to use and consistent in application. Whatever your stretch film requirements, it can offer a reliable and cost-effective solution together with technical expertise.
The company’s knowledge of using films to protect and store products has helped countless customers to deliver goods securely. bpi.films has helped many companies to reduce their transit packaging costs and has now launched a free consultancy service to give companies a complete stretch wrap audit. The audit process includes a review of film choice and application processes, helping firms to maximise wrapping efficiency and to reduce wrapping costs.
Flexible Reinforcements will be showcasing the Tranzorap range of reusable packaging for the first time in Harrogate. Tranzorap is a range of reusable protective packaging designed to reduce both the financial and the environmental costs of packaging waste and product damages, particularly for brown and white goods.
Aetna UK will be exhibiting the Rotoplat 506 which for the past 3 years has been the best selling semi-automatic pallet stretch wrapper in the UK. With more than 3000 machines currently in operation in the UK alone, this model has proved popular across a wide scope of industries. It has become a particular favourite within the logistics market as more contracts are being outsourced, which has led to an increase in the number of distribution centres.
The Rotoplat gives 250 per cent stretch on the film and will save a minimum 50 per cent on film costs compared with hand wrapping, while improving the pallet stability and reducing packaging waste. Features include power Pre-Stretch, 4 Programmes and 11 adjustable parameters in conjunction with “parental control”, which means that any type of pallet can be wrapped without the operator having to change the settings.
Other exhibitors include: Cyklop, Flexible Reinforcements, Orion Packaging and Ranpak as well as Easypack, Mil-Tek and Shrinkfast.

Forest Freight is a privately owned independent company providing innovative warehouse, storage and transport solutions since 1972. It supports more than 400 customers in the UK, including many blue chip names, with a comprehensive portfolio.
The company’s northern facility specialises in warehousing and storage, including container devanning, loading, pick/pack and associated value added products, plus long and short-term storage of goods, bulk stacked and APR.
Based at the NDC are approximately 15 HGV (17T and artics) all curtain-sided, plus 60 supporting lorries at Rainham, Essex.
E Pawson & Son has more than 500,000 sq ft of warehousing. It is a comprehensive warehousing and distribution centre offering controllability, traceability and reliability down to the last item, from full pallets down to cased units. The logistics supply chain process does not consist of a single operation. It is a formation of various elements, such as transport, warehouse and inventory management, packaging, forwarding and information management.
Also exhibiting are 3P Logistics and SW Group Logistics.

Increased storage and reduced costs is the mantra for Aisle-Master articulated forklifts. By replacing a combination of reach and counterbalance forklifts with Aisle-Master, aisle-widths in warehouses can be drastically narrowed down for space savings of up to 50 per cent. The trucks can also work outside for offloading and eliminate the double handling associated with the reach/counterbalance combination for increased productivity. LPG and electric Aisle-Masters are available, with capacities of up to two tonnes. All LPG models are fitted with three-way catalytic converters as standard. The Aisle-Master range has an excellent track record for build quality and superb reliability.
Translift Bendi has been designing and manufacturing forklift trucks since 1965. Its ‘Affordable Narrow Aisle’ machines such as the Retreva and Easistak set the tone for its commitment to cost-effective, very narrow aisle storage. Its services and innovation in the industry were recognised in 2003 when it was presented with the Queens’ Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Visitors to Logistics Link North will be able to see the Flexi Generation 4 Very Narrow Aisle articulated truck from Narrow Aisle – winner of the British Materials Handling Federation Safety Award 2007. Narrow Aisle’s sales and marketing director, John Maguire, says: “Operator safety is a key consideration within any materials handling operation and with forklift trucks implicated in around one-quarter of all serious workplace transport-related injuries and some ten fatalities a year, it’s easy to understand why.
Avery Weigh-Tronix will be showing how its forklift truck scale ensures safe weight distribution on trailers to avoid overload fines.
The forklift truck scale transforms lift trucks into mobile scales that deliver trade approved weight verification of each pallet as it is picked up – so an organisation can now lift, weigh, move and invoice loads within its existing process.
This can be combined with a bar code scanner to provide a complete pallet weight and data collection system for the freight industry. Developed in conjunction with Erwin Sick this track and trace system allows operators to check the progress and loading of freight without having to leave the safety of their cab.
Reports can show the pallet’s weight, time of unloading and reloading, its origin and destination, its contents and the total number of pallets in that consignment. The system also records who loaded and unloaded the pallet, providing accountability if there is any damage.
Other products on show on the stand include a platform scale and indicator and a pallet truck scale.
The pallet truck scale has a heavy duty construction with an on board weighing system. Its applications include checking the weight accuracy of goods received or dispatched, inventory management and ensuring even vehicle and axle loading.
Traka improves shift start up times by 10 minutes and reduces damage costs by 50 per cent in a year. Traka ensures that only licensed drivers can operate the relevant equipment and that companies monitor and audit their fleet without the stress of paperwork.
The Traka team is always willing to engineer and customise systems. Users can collate accident and damage reports within minutes rather than days and make sure RDT/scanner units are monitored as well.
Crown Lift Trucks is also exhibiting.

FLEET MANAGEMENT provides a standalone locating solution that can effectively track trailers and all mobile assets independently or as part of a wider asset protection programme. This device possesses its own long-life power source, with unique power management technology, offering a truly flexible solution that can track what you want, when you want. enables total visibility at a touch of a button – via the Internet, a mobile phone or existing fleet and asset management tools.
DLoG UK will be showing its X series range of vehicle mount and mobile terminals. “Our vehicle mount and mobile industrial terminals offer users significant performance-related benefits within warehouse and logistics operations,” says John Davis.
Vehicle fleet management, telematics systems, tracking, routeing, scheduling and mobile solutions suppliers continue to grow their presence at the show with Cybit,, Mandata, Minster Computer Systems, Miquest, SIA and Tecsys exhibiting to add to the printer, barcoding, labelling, wireless and RDT system suppliers including ASG Services, Belgravium, Inotec, Hand Held Products, NRG Group, Psion Teklogix and Tally Genicom.
Bär Cargolift’s FreeAccess range of tail lifts allows you to do just that! When stowed, the FreeAccess Cargolift offers greater flexibility that a standard unit. It fits against the rear left hand side door, thus leaving free access through the right rear hand side door.
The lift is hydraulically operated and manually unfolded with just a single movement, creating a full-width tail lift. The panel van version has a capacity up to 600 kg, only weighs 179kg and offers a 1810 mm x 1330 mm platform. This innovation gives delivery vehicles a level of flexibility previously unknown.

Property fund manager, Highcross, has chosen Logistics Link North to market its expanding portfolio of industrial/distribution warehouses.
Focused primarily in the north of England, Highcross currently has availability at schemes in Knowsley, Crewe and Melton Mowbray, plus new speculative development opportunities.
Known as The Big Rack, Highcross’ 456,350 sq ft scheme at Knowsley, is back on the market, following a £2.6 million refurbishment. It is located 6 miles from Liverpool, just off the intersection of the M57/A580 East Lancs Road, on Highcross’ 740,000 sq ft Deacon Park estate.

Fit-out and refurbishment specialist Welconstruct offers supply chain solutions for the national and regional distribution centre marketplace.
Its strong focus on this sector enables it to meet clients’ individual needs, and to work with end users, third-party logistics providers, developers and agents to complete projects successfully.
Chums, a mail order clothing company, approached Welconstruct with a view to increasing the daily throughput of its parcels from 3,500 to 9,000. Welconstruct designed and installed a 13-lane drop-belt sorting machine, which handles a parcel every 2.5 seconds, a number of conveyors to feed the machine from the existing packing line and the associated automatic control and monitoring systems.
Mar-Key Industrial can provide safe, secure, dry and heated storage space virtually anywhere you have an available piece of land. It can build on hard surfaces, so even your car park might be the solution you are seeking.
Mar-Key not only supplies marquees for the fun things in life; it also caters for business, industrial and commercial requirements.
Safe, secure, dry and insulated – today’s temporary structures feature solid sides and steel roofs to bring a whole new raft of applications to the modern marquee. The company can install heating, glass sides and windows, fire exits, wide sliding doors, alarms, lighting (including emergency lighting), sprinkler systems and all the adjuncts of modern manufacturing, warehouse, showroom, or even office space. It could even save you the cost of a move to larger premises.
Searching for sites and premises couldn’t be easier. Imagine a place where you can search through a vast selection of information without moving an inch. A domain you can visit anywhere, any time to view comprehensive and up-to-date information on commercial and industrial properties, land waiting to be developed or design and build opportunities throughout the county of Lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire Property Directory is a free and confidential online database providing information through the Invest Lincolnshire Enquiry Service.
Beaver International has been established for more than 35 years. An in-house make-up, embroidery and print service supports extensive off-shore production facilities. Beaver specialises in the manufacture of bespoke ranges creating the right corporate look for particular needs, backed up by a range of stock supported quality work wear garments that can be embroidered with a company logo.
Leading cleaning, mezzanine, temporary storage and other specialists including Aganto Building Solutions, High Cross, Ro Dor, SRS Cleaning Equipment, and Terminic give a flavour of what is a comprehensive range of other leading specialist suppliers.

The Institute of Operations Management (IOM) represents the professional community of people involved in production, operations and supply chain management. It exists to foster professionalism, promote best practice and disseminate information through its events and publications.
Recently, the IOM has reviewed the ways in which members can benefit. The members’ journal has been renamed “Operations Management” to better reflect their interests, and has been made bigger, providing even better value for subscribers.
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