Thursday 20th Jun 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Latest three-wheelers offer productivity benefits

Hyster's new range of electric three-wheel, front-wheel drive trucks - the J1.60-2.00XMT ACX series - combines the latest AC and CANbus technologies with cutting-edge ergonomics. The new truck comes with 1,000-hour service intervals on most major c

Quicker loading with demounts

DIY chain B&Q is using demountable bodies for the distribution of kitchen units direct to customers' homes. The retailer is using the Ray Smith Group's system of quick transfer of short van bodies, already containing the deliveries, to compact truc

Quiet please!

On a tour of a car manufacturer's factory in Germany recently it was perhaps not surprising just how noisy the bodyshop is, as robots meticulously cut a variety of body panels to size for the range of cars being produced. However, what was surprising was

VNA racking maximises storage

The Widdowson Group, which offers a variety of services including storage, distribution and freight forwarding, has been supplied with a very narrow aisle (VNA) racking solution to provide 14,000 pallet

Flexibility and adaptability vital

Coffee supplier Cafeology is using Cert Logistics to manage the warehousing and distribution of its portfolio of Fairtrade coffee nationwide. Cert is managing the contract from its bonded, shared-user distribution centre in Rotherham.

Fuel Saver helps with cost savings

Telemetry provider RTL has developed a dedicated, low cost system of cutting fuel bills and improving drivers' skills. The Fuel Saver system can save up to 11% of fuel costs - about £200 per vehicle per month for a truck that travels 5,000 miles

ITUpdate

Independent tyre wholesaler Bond International is one of the first customers to trial VSc Mobile Solution's integrated supply chain fulfilment and real-time vehicle tracking solution. The company is rolling out the solution to a third of its fleet. Rich

Pick and pack included

Barlows, one of the UK's largest commercial interior contractors, has contracted Bibby Distribution to manage its full logistics operations from inbound international movements, to storage, pick and pack, despatch and delivery.

Stacker fulfils low lift sector

Jungheinrich has completed its range of man-up stackers with the launch of its EKX narrow aisle model. The EKX stacker fulfils the growing market for a man-up truck with the relatively low lift heights of up to 7.5m.