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ISSUE 09| FEBRUARY 2021

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR WAREHOUSE HEALTHY IN 2021 EVALUATING SHUTTLES: THE BEST APPLICATIONS AND ESSENTIAL FEATURES


Warehouse Management February 2021


February 2021 Issue No-09 Publish date: 5th February, 2021

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MAGAZINE

CONTENTS

05   DB Schenker celebrates 25 years in India

21 Automated solution for the BLG Logistics Group

  7 20

25 The next station: Exhibition Center!

5 News 08   Conversation Abhishek Prakash, CHIEF OF LOGISTIC SYSTEMS, Beumer INDIA Pvt. ltd. 14 Features Evaluating Shuttles: The Best Applications and Essential Features 18   Tips Five Tips for Keeping Your Warehouse Healthy in 2021 21     Global News 23   Event Calendar 24 Event The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Intralogistics, Materials Handling and Supply Chain Management 26 Global News 28 Weighing Solutions Forklift Scales – What You Need to Know

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News

DB SCHENKER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN INDIA

weekly freighter, DB Schenker brings its second direct connectivity to the US (Chennai to Chicago via Munich) weekly thereby connecting the Automotive & Industrial verticals, other exports to Europe (Munich) and the MidJanuary 22, 2021: DB Schenker subsidiary of the German railway company Deutsche Bahn. DB west US(Chicago). Additionally, in India commemorates its 25th anniversary since its inception Schenker in India offers a complete the adoption of digital range of international air and ocean technology has always played a in 1996. Over the years, DB freight, contract logistics and global critical role in Schenker India. Schenker in India has Today it is one of the key undertaken various operations supply chain solutions. and expanded into an integrated Strengthening its Contract Logistics strengths for the company as it offers digital solutions such as logistics solutions provider for operations in India, the company recently opened its largest eSchenker and connect 4 ocean customers across verticals warehousing hub in Badli, Gurgaon to help customers across such as automotive, pharma, retail and consumer, industrial, and in Air Freight, after connecting verticals to customize their electronics and aerospace. DB western India to the US & Europe via shipping services and keep realits Mumbai – Frankfurt - Atlanta time checks on the cargo. Schenker is a 100 percent THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH STATES ON LOGISTICS

January 23, 2021: The conference was attended by more than 175 participants from the states and UTs, central ministries and industry bodies. The national conference with states on logistics was organized on January 19, 2021 by the department of commerce, with the objective to initiate a consultative and collaborative framework for the central and state governments to work in a coordinated manner in the logistic sector. The conference was attended by more than 175 participants from the states and UTs,The conference emphasized that states have a key role to play in improving the country’s logistics Warehouse Management February 2021

warehousing development, reducing burden on truck movement and addressing shortage of truck drivers. It was decided that ministry of performance. central ministries and commerce & industry will work industry bodies. The conference with ministry of housing and emphasized that states have a key urban affairs to focus on 50 role to play in improving the cities for logistics planning country’s logistics performance. A initially. A plan for facilitation comprehensive 18-point agenda was to reduce enforcement burden presented to the states to improve on truck drivers will be the logistics. Thrust areas for developed. Many States have logistics improvements in the states already appointed senior were identified as city logistics, officers as nodal officers for simplification of approvals for logistics and others will do the warehouses, facilitation for same in a short period of time.


News

GreyOrange Research Reveals Key Retail Buying Decisions for Consumers in US, Europe

ATLANTA (Jan. 14, 2021) – GreyOrange, a global software provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize fulfillment operations, released research from a survey of more than 2,000 consumers across the US, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg that reveals how product fulfillment impacts retail buying decisions and buyer loyalty across omnichannel retail. The survey also captured buyers’ experience with buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS), their anticipated shopping behaviors postpandemic, the role easy returns play in buying decisions and the importance of operating socially responsible fulfillment centers that protect workers and improve their work lives by equipping them with software, robots and other advanced technology. The research was released at “NRF 2021: Chapter One,” currently underway virtually from Jan. 12-14, 19, and 21-22 at www.virtualbigshow.nrf.com. “The takeaway from these survey results is that uncertainty persists in both the minds of the buyer and in the market, which makes resiliency in product fulfillment operations even more critical to retailers’ success so they can quickly adapt to changing market demands and consumer expectations,” said Jeff Cashman, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, GreyOrange. “Retailers must be able to seamlessly pivot among channels so they can satisfy consumer demand wherever it is – in the store, online, or mixed with buy online, pick up in store. In order to accomplish this, retailers need abundant data to drive fulfillment decisions that offer them the greatest payoffs, especially when it comes to fulfillment that promotes customer loyalty and retention. And they have to accomplish all of this while effectively managing costs and providing a safe work environment for employees.” Warehouse Management February 2021

Burkhard Eling takes up role of chief executive officer at Dachser January 6, 2021: On January 1, Burkhard Eling became the chief executive officer (CEO) and spokesperson of the executive board of logistics provider Dachser. He heads the corporate strategy, human resources, marketing executive unit, which also includes corporate

key account management and the corporate governance & compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as chairman of the supervisory board of the family-owned company in mid-2021. Also moving to the supervisory board with Simon is the former chief operations officer (COO) road logistics, Michael Schilling. In response, Dachser has made further changes to the executive board as of January 1, 2021. Two Dachser managers of many years' standing have been promoted to the logistics provider's operational management body: Stefan Hohm as chief development officer (CDO) and Alexander Tonn as COO road logistics. They are joined on the executive board by Robert Erni, who left DSV Panalpina to join Dachser on September 1, 2020, and has taken up the role of chief financial officer (CFO). The five-man executive board team is completed by Edoardo Podestà, who has been COO Air & Sea Logistics since October 2019. Career as CFO Eling, 49, joined Dachser in 2012 as deputy head of the finance, Legal and Tax executive unit. He joined the Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the following year, since when he has been responsible for the logistics provider's group-wide strategic idea and innovation management program. With a degree in industrial engineering, Eling joined Dachser from the engineering and service group Bilfinger SE, where he was Head of the controlling and internal audit departments, CFO of a US subsidiary and of an international facility management service provider. Eling started his career with the construction companies Hochtief AG and Philipp Holzmann AG. Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser, said, "My fellow board members and I are taking over an extremely robust and fast-growing company that even the challenges of the coronavirus crisis haven't managed to throw off course. With their tremendous know-how and commitment, the people at Dachser have succeeded in maintaining the supply chains of our global customers even under adverse conditions.


News

FM LOGISTIC AWARDED PEPPERFRY CONTRACT FOR OMNICHANNEL LOGISTICS SERVICES IN WESTERN INDIA January 13, 2021 | FM Logistic has

to a faster, more cost-effective

been awarded a contract from

supply chain and a continuous

Pepperfry, India’s no.1 furniture

improvement orientation that

and home products marketplace,

FM Logistics brings to the table.”

to provide omnichannel logistics

“We are committed to helping

and fulfilment services in the country’s western region. FM

network. “Pepperfry is one of the

Logistic will handle warehousing

most recognised furniture brands

operations at the Pepperfry

in India,” says the company’s co-

Bhiwandi warehouse, close to

founder & COO, Ashish Shah.

Mumbai, and help Pepperfry fulfil “What started as a pure play omnichannel orders. From

online furniture store in 2012 has

Bhiwandi, the products will be

evolved into India’s leading

delivered to Pepperfry Studios,

furniture and home decor

where customers can see and test marketplace, both online and the furniture, and to Pepperfry

offline. The partnership with FM

distribution centres across

Logistic India will further help us

India,using its last mile delivery

serve our customers thanks

our customers develop their ecommerce and omnichannel strategies. A fast supply chain is critical for brands to strengthen their identity and relationship with end customers. Therefore we are delighted to help Pepperfry manage their fulfilment operations for the Western region,” says Alexandre Amine Soufiani, managing director for FM Logistic India.

Industrial, warehousing space leasing may grow by 83% in 2021: Savills India Manufacturing, 3PL, e-

continued to drive warehousing

commerce and Tier-II cities

demand, accounting for 60 percent

drove growth in 2020, A 113%

of the total absorption in 2020

increase in supply to 47.9

followed by the manufacturing sector

million sq ft is expected in

at 24 percent. “Growing demand for

2021. Industrial and

cold chain, pharmaceutical

warehousing space absorption warehouses as well as growth in is expected to grow by 83

ecommerce and organised retail are

percent to 47.7 million sq ft in

likely to drive warehousing demand

2021, driven by a robust

in 2021," said Srinivas N, Managing

growth in e-commerce and

Director, Industrial and Logistics,

manufacturing sectors as well

Savills India. In addition, strong

as rising demand in emerging

macro-economic fundamentals and

Tier I and II cities, global

the government’s policy support in

property consultancy firm

implementation would continue to

Savills India has said. The 3PL,

fuel growth for the entire sub-asset

or the third-party logistics, and class of industrial and logistics, he e-commerce sectors

said.

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Conversation

ABHISHEK PRAKASH, CHIEF OF LOGISTIC SYSTEMS, BEUMER INDIA PVT. LTD.

“The one thing that the fastest growing customers have in common is that they are the ones who have embraced ecommerce as more than just a trend. They are the businesses that have looked at aligning the whole business around an omnichannel approach, to fulfil all types of sales, with home delivery and click-and-collect options alongside traditional retail stores.."

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Conversation

"We recently worked closely with Indian company, Future Supply Chain, with the integrating of systems in their new warehouse (High Speed Cross Belt Sorter system - Mihan, Nagpur - YouTube), and we are also developing a similar project with one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies at present...” What are your best-known

and now even grocery which is an area that -

solutions/products/services?

for a long time - people thought could not be

“We’re best known for integrating our multiple

automated to higher efficiency. The one thing

automated systems into bespoke end-to-end

that the fastest growing customers have in

solutions. This means our customers get the

common is that they are the ones who have

benefit of our ability to integrate advanced

embraced e-commerce as more than just a

automated conveying, storage and retrieval,

trend. They are the businesses that have

sorting, picking, packing and shipping

looked at aligning the whole business around

technologies, all linked and working in

an omnichannel approach, to fulfil all types of

synergy. Multi-function solutions like this

sales, with home delivery and click-and-

typically have capacity of up to 40,000 items

collect options alongside traditional retail

per hour, so seamless workflow is key to

stores.

achieving optimisation. Another way we

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major

ensure smooth, optimised workflow is that

catalyst in the development of e-commerce

each segment of the process can be

offerings. We have seen huge transformation

controlled by BEUMER Group’s BG Flow

in online retailing in recent years, and the

warehouse control system (WCS). This gives a

demands of the pandemic have pushed that

clear overview of every section and item within

even further. In terms of innovation, it’s a very

the system, provides centralised control, and

exciting time for the industry.”

importantly, it automatically calculates the optimum routing for each item. Because

What are your most recent product

integration is such a cornerstone for us, we

innovations?

also ensure that the BG Flow can be linked

“Our Warehouse Control System (WCS) is our

with further products and systems that might

way of building innovation into every solution,

be developed in the future. We recently

enabling as-yet unknown tech to be

worked closely with Indian company, Future

integrated in future. From the start we do not

Supply Chain, with the integrating of systems

just adapt the extant customer processes to

in their new warehouse (High Speed Cross Belt

fit the WCS but we adapt the WCS to fit the

Sorter system - Mihan, Nagpur - YouTube), and

customer’s requirements. We can integrate

we are also developing a similar project with

automated solutions from other suppliers,

one of India’s biggest e-commerce companies

whilst adding the flexibility to handle future

at present.”

demand for system growth and change.

Which industry sectors are your customers in, and which ones are growing fastest?

“Our warehouse and logistics customers are largely retailers in sectors such as fashion, consumer electronics, FMCG, lifestyle products, Warehouse Management February 2021


Conversation

"The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major catalyst in the development of ecommerce offerings. We have seen huge transformation in online retailing in recent years, and the demands of the pandemic have pushed that even further. In terms of innovation, it’s a very exciting time for the industry.”.." This factors in the rapid growth of warehouse

automation a necessity. Larger scale

automation, and unleashes greater potential

intralogistics operations can reap great

for optimising as many processes as

benefits from Automated Storage and

possible. Robotic technology is a great

Retrieval (ASRS) and high speed multi shuttles

example. In warehousing, robotics tech is still

in the storage and picking function, and loop

in its infancy but the scope for its

and pouch systems for sortation. These will

deployment is seemingly limitless, so for

automate core processes while simultaneously

BEUMER Group it is very important that

sorting multiple flow routes from in-feed

future examples of this new technology will

through to despatch. However, automation is

work with our systems. We have been

not a panacea, it won’t fix everything by itself.

developing our automated sortation

It is important to take a holistic approach, and

processes for some time, but we are now

invest in the people who form the operational

seeing robotics used in container tipping to

logistics team. It is also imperative to take into

pick-and place units working to singulate

account the individual characteristics of the

inbound bulk items. We are also developing

business, so that the selection of automation is

robot inductions to handle bulk items from

optimal. What kinds of goods are being

roll cages and trucks. This gives benefits such

handled? Is there a mix? What fulfilment

as exact alignment and spacing on the

methods will be used? How much can

conveyor, smoothing flow and eliminating

volumes fluctuate? How much warehousing

manual handling.”

space is available? How much growth consider.” can we predict? These are all

What are the major trends and

questions that BEUMER Group consider.”

developments affecting your category and your customers, and how are you

What’s your strategy for succeeding in the

responding?

current climate?

As we said earlier in this regard.

“Our strategy has been to focus on integration;

“Next-day delivery used to be an impressive

not just linking a wide range of products

promise, but customers now expect it as a

together, but to integrate the resulting

minimum. Service levels are a major priority

physical system into the overarching IT which

for retailers, with many aiming not just to

provides a robust base for future development

react fast but to actually anticipate sales with

and growth. We customise our solutions for

“demand sensing” via machine learning

each customer to reflect their unique

technology embedded in social media for

requirements.”

example. Harnessing the sales potential of ecommerce also means huge spikes in sales

Can you tell us about any of recent

volumes are to be expected. Because of this,

customer contracts and how you helped

retailers no require unprecedented levels of

the customer meet their challenges?

speed, flexibility, and accuracy which makes

“The Indian third-party supply chain and logistics company, Future Supply Chain took

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Conversation

"Our strategy has been to focus on integration; not just linking a wide range of products together, but to integrate the resulting physical system into the overarching IT which provides a robust base for future development and growth. We customise our solutions for each customer to reflect their unique requirements.."

on BEUMER Group to deploy our WCS to

requirements of our customers,

support its state-of-the-art warehouse

particularly in e-commerce.”

operation in order to optimise its end-toend logistics business. warehouse and distribution operators to grow with the

Can you tell us about any areas where you’re currently making technical

market.”The BG Flow WCS links the

advances?

existing warehouse management system

“We believe the future of software

with all the automated equipment

architecture is to provide a robust

working in the warehouse. The WCS then

framework for future integration, to keep

smooths inbound and outbound flows,

systems operationally relevant. We

picking, packing, labelling and even

continue to invest in a flexible and

shipping. In this way, smarter routing can

dynamic IT structure which enables

optimise the entire system. We also

integration with diverse and future

worked on a similarly high-end project

interfaces.”

for the Polish automotive parts and components supplier Inter Cars at its European Logistics Centre, near Warsaw.

Could you please share your views on the Warehousing & Intralogistics sector

This incorporated a pick-by-light system

for our magazine readers?

to optimise its inventory of some 7 million

“Historically India has been very

items. We have supported NIKE's China

dependent on its labour, and it has not

Logistics Centre since designing and

suffered from the shortages of labour that

implementing their system in 2012, which

many other nations contend with.

helps NIKE to drive continuous growth

However, the challenge is that market

and sustainability in their distribution

demands are developing beyond what is

centre."

physically possible for humans to fulfil. As intralogistics becomes increasingly labour

What’s the latest news from your

intensive, businesses are waking up to the

company?

possibilities of automation, and the

“BEUMER Group is launching some new

industry has matured very quickly. There is

automation technology in 2021, and

a growing appreciation for the

developing new products to answer the

dependability and efficiency that automation offers, and how it supports.

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News

WELSPUN ONE LOGISTICS PARKS LAUNCHES RS 500 CR WAREHOUSING FOCUSED FUND

Jan 19, 2021 | Welspun One Logistics Parks, backed by the Welspun group, has launched a Rs 500 crore warehousingfocused alternate investment fund (AIF) for domestic investors. Named Welspun One Logistics Parks Fund I” the fund is a SEBI-registered Category II AIF. The fund has a target size of Rs 500 crore with a tenure of

four years and a hurdle rate of 15 per cent. Welspun promoter family office has put in Rs 75 crore. The investment thesis of the fund is to acquire land parcels in high demand, pre-identified markets, and develop Grade-A warehousing parks which will be leased on a long-term basis to ‘AAA’ credit tenants from sectors such as e-commerce,

FMCG, third-party logistics (3PLs), pharma and auto-ancillaries. On completion, these assets would be divested to institutional investors including private equity, pension and sovereign funds, REITs, and so on to provide an exit and deliver the targeted returns to fund investors. Speaking at the launch of the AIF, BK Goenka, chairman, Welspun Group said, “India’s logistics sector will continue to be the backbone of economic growth, and warehousing is a key component of this ecosystem. Presently, domestic investors can only invest in this high growth sector by investing directly in warehouses. Through this AIF, the investor can reap the benefits of the returns by owning units of a fund, instead of an asset.”

INDOSPACE CONTRIBUTES TO LUHARI COVID CARE CENTRE TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Patauda-Luhari | Jan. 7, 2021 | IndoSpace, India’s largest investor, developer, and manager of Grade A industrial and logistics real estate, extends its support to the Covid Care Centre in village Patauda in Luhari. The company donated PPE kits, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, and other consumables, which were handed over in the presence of Jagwinder Singh Jhakhar, Senior Medical Officer, Jhajjar District. This initiative is a part of the IndoSpace’s CSR program, through which it has been actively supporting local communities around its parks pan-India for COVID-19 related relief work. Rajesh Jaggi, Vice Chairman, Real Estate, Everstone Group, said:"The frontline warriors have been our

real heroes in the difficult times of the pandemic and we feel fortunate to do our bit for them. We always strive to serve the ecosystem we operate in and contribute to its growth and safety. . With three IndoSpace parks spread across 3.4 million square feet, Luhari is at the heart of our presence in North India, and is a strategically important location for us. We hope that this

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initiative will help the communities at Luhari to combat the menace of COVID19. ” Jagwinder Singh Jhakhar, Senior Medical Officer, Jhajjar District said “We acknowledge IndoSpace’s contribution for the people of Luhari which will help us fight the pandemic. This gesture will also motivate the staff at the Covid Centre who have been working tirelessly for the betterment of the Covid patients and prevention of Covid-19 through implementation of precautionary measures.” Currently, IndoSpace has six parks in NCR with large scale distribution and warehousing requirements, catering to Indian and global companies including Nissan Motors, DHL, Delhivery and Reliance among others. IndoSpace has a portfolio of over 40 million square feet across 38 industrial and logistics parks under various stages of development in nine major consumption hubs in India.


Products

News

GUBBA COLD STORAGE WILL OPEN THREE NEW COLD STORAGE FACILITIES IN TELANGANA

January 5, 2021: Gubba Cold Storage announced that it has spent ₹30 crore and will open three new cold storage facilities in Telangana with a capacity of 10,000 pallets for Covid-19 vaccines in next three months.“We are unveiling our cold storage facilities in Medchal, Yellampet and Annaram in Telangana with a

Our vaccine cold storage facilities are designed to function in 3 temperature zones of 2-8 degree centigrade, 15-20 degree C and --20 degrees C and relative humidity (RH) in the 50 to 70 percent range,” he said. The company is planning to expand the pharma-compliant cold storage facilities at Vizag and Mumbai. “The vaccine capacity of 10,000 pallets for storage facilities will conform to Covid-19 vaccine preservation WHO GDP (Good Distribution before January-March 2021. Practices) with online These facilities have a capacity of temperature monitoring system,” 3 crores vaccine doses,” said he added. While there are more Gubba Kiran, CEO of Gubba Cold than 10,000 cold chain storage Storage, to BusinessLine. “We facilities spread across various have 18 cold storages with 1.32 parts in the country, barely 0.5 crore cubic feet capacity, across per cent of these centres are 10 locations of Hyderabad and capable of vaccine Aurangabad. storage/compliant, he explained.

BGSB ACQUIRED AN INDUSTRIAL LAND IN NCR (INDIA)

Jan. 20, 2021 | BGSB acquired an industrial land in NCR (India) for development of its dedicated service centre facility in July 2020, started construction in October 2020 and is now nearing completion. This facility will help them centralise the scheduled service and re-calibration of their machines and equipments, which further adds up to the superior quality of Industrial floors produced by them.

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Features

EVALUATING SHUTTLES: THE BEST APPLICATIONS AND ESSENTIAL FEATURES January 26, 2021

“Shuttles have a number of strengths that make them ideal for a wide range of supply chain applications. Understanding these strengths can help ensure shuttles are used in the right applications and environments..."

C

ompanies who are seeking to automate the

Throughput Shuttles are known for their

handling of cases and totes have a variety of

ability to support high throughputs. Features

options available to them today. A prime

such as optimizing travel paths generates

contender is the case-handling shuttle,

market-leading throughputs. Instantaneous

particularly suited to today’s demands for high

throughput is important for peak periods,

performance. In the right application, shuttles

but sustained throughput is critical for

such as the Swisslog CycloneCarrier, can

operations departments to be able to rely on

deliver outstanding performance, density and

technology. CycloneCarrier’s ability to adjust

reliability.

to misplaced totes and self-correct exception conditions provides higher throughput for

Choosing the Right Application for Shuttles

longer periods of time. Shuttles are

Shuttles have a number of strengths that

sometimes compared to mini load cranes –

make them ideal for a wide range of supply

for example Swisslog’s Tornado – when

chain applications. Understanding these

evaluating options. In short, for the same

strengths can help ensure shuttles are used in

number of cases or totes, both occupy

the right applications and environments.

roughly the same footprint but shuttles are

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much faster. Performance equates to cost, of


Features

“Shuttles are extremely versatile as they can handle cases, cartons and totes – within the same system. Case/carton storage adds additional density as narrow cases can be stored close to each other, creating the ability to store more cases per linear foot..." course: some systems are made up of a

Balancing throughput with efficiency

combination of shuttles and miniloads to fit both

reduces long-term costs. Automated

budget and performance desires.

systems need to be able to keep up with or be ahead of peak demands, but during

Case handling and item picking

slower parts of the day (or year) don’t need

Shuttles are extremely versatile as they can handle

to operate at full speed. CycloneCarrier’s

cases, cartons and totes – within the same system.

dynamic performance management adjusts

Case/carton storage adds additional density as

shuttle speed based on system demand,

narrow cases can be stored close to each other,

reducing wear-and-tear and energy

creating the ability to store more cases per linear

consumption.

foot. If your storage requirements include primarily cases or a mix of cases, cartons, trays and

Storage density

totes, a shuttle is often the best choice.

Shuttles offer a blend of excellent storage density combined with selectivity – the

Cases and cartons can arrive at a warehouse all

ability to access any individual case or tote

beaten up. Versatility is not much use unless the

in a short amount of time. This combination

design of the shuttle enables it to accommodate

can significantly expand the storage

variability without intervention. Swisslog’s

capacity and extend the life of existing

CycloneCarrier uses intelligent fingers and variable

warehouses. Because they are linear systems

slides that allow the system to handle various

that utilize horizontal and vertical space in

widths and challenged cases, cartons and totes.

buildings better than other technologies, shuttles tend to work best in longer and/or

Total operating cost

taller spaces where their flexible height and

Selecting the best shuttle is more than focusing

depth can be maximized.

on the best specifications. The operating cost over the life of the shuttle matters a lot to purchasing

Cold storage

companies. What maintenance does it require?

Shuttles are one of the few automated case

How many employees should be available, and

handling systems that have proven

what qualifications should they have? When doing

reliability in cold storage environments: both

maintenance, does the whole system need to be

chilled and frozen. CycloneCarrier’s low

shut down? CycloneCarrier includes the ability for

temperature range – always good in chilled

a single person to replace shuttles if needed, for

environments – has now been adapted to

the maintenance lift to raise or lower shuttles into

freezer applications as low as to -30°C /

place while the aisle is operational, and single

-22°F.

maintenance-level shutdown on access. All contribute to lowering operational cost. Warehouse Management February 2021


Features

“Shuttles are particularly well-suited for receiving and palletizing applications where buffering is required. In these applications, shuttle software offers the ability to release cases and totes based on different criteria...." Availability and uptime

Shuttles can also be configured

When evaluating throughput,

with pick stations to support

it’s important to not only look

goods-to-person fulfillment,

at system specifications but

particularly where ceiling heights

also features that will allow

enable shuttles vertical density

the shuttle to deliver the

advantages. This makes shuttles

highest availability. Another

ideal for omni-channel

feature that can improve

warehouse environments

product handing is automatic

supporting store replenishment

error correction. Products that

and direct-to-consumer

sit in shuttle storage for longer

fulfillment. They can be easily

Colman Roche heads Sales and

periods can shift their position

inserted into existing

Consulting for Swisslog’s E-

due to vibration from the

warehouses, which need to

commerce/Retail business unit.

system. A system capable of

convert toward ecommerce

He brings more than 20 years of

recognizing and correcting

growth and/or declining retail

supply chain and material

misaligned products can

sales. Of course, shuttles are also

handling industry experience to

significantly reduce the

often the right choice for frozen

the role, having served in senior

manual intervention required

food distribution in case

leadership roles for material

by the system..

quantities.

handling systems suppliers as well as consulting and systems

Shuttles are particularly well-

No automation system is right for

integration firms. His vast

suited for receiving and

every application but shuttles

experience includes designing

palletizing applications where

such as CycloneCarrier can meet

machines, processes and

buffering is required. In these

the needs of a wide range of

systems and implementing

applications, shuttle software

applications. Choosing a shuttle

ASRS, order fulfillment and

offers the ability to release

system that delivers design

manufacturing systems in retail,

cases and totes based on

flexibility, intelligent product

hospital, governmental, semi-

different criteria. For example,

handling, dynamic performance

conductor and pharmaceutical

the system should be able to

management and high

sectors. Colman earned his BSc

collect and order all products

availability ensures you get the

in Mechanical Engineering from

associated with an order

most from your investment in

Dublin Institute of Technology,

before sending the order to

shuttle technology. Swisslog

Ireland, his MBA from Rutgers,

packing or collect enough

stands ready to help you match

The State University of New

product to fill a shipping unit

the right technology to your

Jersey – Newark, and completed

(e.g., pallet) before presenting

application and tailor an

the Program for Leadership

product to stacking/

automation solution to the

Development at the Harvard

palletizing. Alternately, order

specific needs of your

Business School.

release can be time-based, for

organization.

truck routing purposes, etc. Warehouse Management February 2021


Tips

FIVE TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR WAREHOUSE HEALTHY IN 2021 January 5, 2021 By Derek Lang, Vice President of Customer Service - Americas, Swisslog Here are five actions warehouse managers can take now to maintain high levels of uptime in the coming year and ensure they are prepared for the next peak.

T

he peak holiday season can be a stressful time for warehouse personnel —and equipment. In many organizations meeting peak demands requires that automation equipment run at maximum capacity, often without regularly scheduled system maintenance. This tendency to defer maintenance due to high demand was even more prevalent in 2020 as many organizations saw above-normal demand for extended periods during the pandemic. Now, as demand ebbs, it’s a good time to evaluate the previous year and address vulnerabilities that may have emerged. Here are five actions warehouse managers can take now to maintain high levels of uptime in the coming year and ensure they are prepared for the next peak. 1. Get back on schedule with regular maintenance The first concern is always minimizing downtime. Material handling systems, like any mechanical system, require regular maintenance to stay in peak operating condition and minimize the risk of unexpected failures. It isn’t always practical to schedule maintenance during peak periods, but it is important not to wait too long to get back on schedule once demand drops to more manageable levels.

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That makes the early part of the year an ideal time to get back on schedule and catch up on needed preventive maintenance. This same philosophy holds true for software and IT systems. The beginning of a new year is a good time to evaluate the health of IT systems and perform basic maintenance, such as defragmenting databases and ensuring software is up to date with the latest patches. If these tasks are a continual challenge for your organization, it’s also a good time to consider making the transition to a managed services relationship with your automation supplier. Managed services can free up internal resources from the responsibility of maintaining a dynamic software platform and the IT assets that support it. With Swisslog IT Managed Services our experts assume responsibility for managing all of the IT systems and software required to keep your equipment running at peak performance. With services ranging from patch management to complete “blackbox” infrastructure management with disaster recovery validation, you can tailor the level of support to the needs of your organization.

“The beginning of a new year is a good time to evaluate the health of IT systems and perform basic maintenance, such as defragmenting databases and ensuring software is up to date with the latest patches...”


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“The worst time to figure out whether you have the right spare parts on hand is when you need them. That’s why the beginning of the year is an excellent time to audit your parts inventory and make sure you have what you need while also clearing out any dead stock..." 2. Identify opportunities to unlock value

4. Evaluate new maintenance technologies

While the peak season is still fresh in your

Maintenance practices continue to evolve with

mind, take some time to assess what worked

technology. Business intelligence tools, for example,

well and where there are opportunities for

can enable more efficient and effective system

improvement. Did you experience higher

maintenance. Swisslog’s Availability Manager, part of

than expected break-fix events during the

our SynQ Software platform, calculates system

peak season? Did bottlenecks emerge as

availability across different flows, such as picking or

volumes ramped up? For systems that have

inbound, and presents a holistic view of availability

been in operation for multiple years, it may be

at a glance. Event Manager, also part of SynQ,

time for a system expansion, leveraging the

provides fast and automatic troubleshooting alerts

modularity of your automation system to add

to enable early detection of events that could result

more robots, pick stations or storage capacity.

in downtime. Another relatively recent development

For newer installations, the issues may be

is the use of augmented reality to provide

related to legacy processes that haven’t been

maintenance support. Using special AR headsets,

fully aligned with the automation system.

on-site technicians can open pre-configured self-

Starting discussions with your automation

service tutorials and get remote, hands-free

supplier on these issues early in the year can

guidance and support from Swisslog technical

help ensure they are resolved before the next

experts. Using AR often enables issues to be

peak season.

resolved faster and eliminates the need for a technician to travel to your site. Now is a good time

3. Identify needed parts and obsolete

to invest in AR technology and work with your

components

supplier to get comfortable using it.

The worst time to figure out whether you have the right spare parts on hand is when

5. Reinforce training

you need them. That’s why the beginning of

With turnover rates remaining high in warehouses

the year is an excellent time to audit your

today, the need for training is constant. Ask your

parts inventory and make sure you have what

automation supplier about the availability of

you need while also clearing out any dead

learning management systems that simplify the task

stock. Key components within your

of keeping maintenance personnel up to date on

automation infrastructure may also be facing

best practices and onboarding new operators. For

obsolescence—or already obsolete. Control

warehouse management, the beginning of the year

system manufacturers are constantly evolving

can be a time to recharge batteries and possibly get

their systems and introducing new models to

some much-needed rest and relaxation. For

replace existing components. Make sure your

automation systems, it’s a time to restore health by

CMMS is updated with the new components

catching up on needed maintenance and

and that differences between the new

addressing the core issues that limit performance.

components and those they replace that may

Swisslog customer service is always available to

require engineering modifications are

provide the support you need to maintain system

identified.

health and the expertise to help you unlock the full value of your systems.

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News

JNPT is developing a multiproduct Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

Flipkart in partnership with Logistics Skill Sector Council

Jan. 28, 2021: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is developing a multiproduct Special Economic Zone (SEZ), an initiative under the Sagarmala programme of the ministry of ports, shipping & waterways, built on JNPT owned freehold land of 277 hectares at Navi Mumbai, and it is now close to the process for finalisation of its draft

January 8, 2021: Flipkart announced an MoU with the Logistics Skill Sector Council (LSC), an organisation set up by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC) and

development proposal.The work of developing the draft

Karnataka Skill Development Centre (KSDC). As part

development proposal for JNPT SEZ area is underway and

of this MoU, Flipkart has launched an industry-first

as per the laid down procedure of regulatory authority

Centre of Excellence (CoE) to build a skilled and

(urban development department of GoM), the draft

trained workforce for the e-commerce industry in

development proposal for JNPT SEZ was put up for objections and suggestions from the public during the period of December 3, 2020, to January 1, 2021. On January 15, a five-member committee headed by Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, deputy chairman, JNPT heard out the

India. Introduced to augment skill development for the logistic industry, Flipkart’s CoE will be open to aspirants who want to work in the logistics industry. The centre aims to bring the spotlight on the

suggestion received from M/S NSBPPL with regards to the

importance of skill development for the sector and

draft DCPR, other than that, no objections or suggestions

complement its growth in the coming years. Spread

were received on the existing land use map, proposed

across an area of 1,500 sq ft, the CoE for e-

zone plan and report.

commerce supply chain in Bengaluru hosts new-age classrooms equipped with computers and projector-

Operational updates The multi-product port-based JNPT SEZ aims to boost exports by enabling port-led industrialization under Sagarmala and is currently

based learning for the all-round development of the candidates.

operational with 20 MSME and one Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) co-developer who have been

Flipkart has co-developed this extensive training

allotted plots till date. Five units have started their

module along with LSC & KSDC, to train candidates

construction activities and amongst them, two units have

on the various nuances of storage and distribution,

recently started their operations in SEZ successfully. Three

customer management, and material handling.This

units in JNPT SEZ namely, OWS LLP, OWS Ltd and Krish

also includes imparting knowledge on local

Food Industry (India) have completed their first phase of operational activity and are declared operational units by development commissioner, SEEPZ, SEZ in June 2020.

Apart from these three companies, four more companies

transportation laws and regulations and giving students holistic knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain. Karnataka Kaushalya Mission, which is part of the Department of Skill Development and

have started their construction activities in the port. JNPT

Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Karnataka

is ensuring world-class infrastructure and facilities to units

Government, and LSC is helping mobilise aspirants for

in the SEZ. JNPT-SEZ, the game changer“With the

the Centre of Excellence.The training also covers the

introduction of JNPT-SEZ, the port aims to slash cost, help

necessary “soft skills” required to interact with

in moving goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively to increase the competitiveness of the Indian goods globally. With the introduction of the portbased SEZ, the hinterlands of JNPT are being industrialized and this is prompting an economic transformation,” says the release.

customers. In addition to the above training, selected candidates will also get an opportunity to join an apprenticeship program with Flipkart under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme to work on various aspects of a supply chain. This 60-day training will also increase the candidates’ employment prospects in the e-commerce sector in

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India.

SWEN

As part of this MoU, Flipkart has launched an industryfirst Centre of Excellence (CoE) to build a skilled and trained workforce for the e-commerce industry in India.


Global News

JUNGHEINRICH'S AUTOMATED SOLUTION FOR THE BLG LOGISTICS GROUP

Jan 12, 2021 | Bremen/Hamburg: The BLG Logistics Group is investing in an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system from Jungheinrich at its Bremen site. Two ERC 213a automated trucks will take over the supply and disposal of materials for a coating line in the Bremen

logistics centre, from which BLG provides comprehensive services for the automotive sector. The order represents the first automation project of this kind for BLG. Christian Reining, Senior Project Manager for Innovations & Digitisation Projects at the BLG Logistics Group explains: "We are delighted to have found a partner

like Jungheinrich to help us implement our first AGV project. This project serves as a beacon and will hopefully demonstrate further opportunities for use within BLG." The aim of using AGVs at BLG is to automate parts of the internal pallet transport system in the Bremen logistics centre. Thanks to its laser scanner, the ERC 213a can navigate independently through the warehouse. At the same time, the AGVs are able to recognise different load carriers, even if they are oversized, and stack empty pallets. The AGVs are connected to the BLG Warehouse Management System via the Jungheinrich logistics interface. Thanks to this interface, the transport orders generated by the Warehouse Management System are transmitted directly to the ERC 213a and processed by the AGVs. Vehicles and warehouses thus form one comprehensive intelligent system.

SSI SCHAEFER BUILDS A HIGH BAY COLD STORAGE FACILITY FOR KLOOSTERBOER

Jan 20, 2021 | Kloosterboer, one of the leading logistics service providers in Western Europe, commissioned SSI SCHAEFER with the supply and construction of steelwork for an impressive deepfreeze warehouse located in Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The logistics service provider offers innovative and sustainable supply chain solutions for temperaturecontrolled storage and distribution of food related products, such as fish, meat, fruit, fruit juice and juice concentrate, milk and potato products. SSI SCHAEFER has proven to be a reliable partner in past joint projects, which led to the awarded project. A fully automatic, deep-freeze logistics center will call the City Terminal Rotterdam home – Cool Port 2. SSI SCHAEFER will supply Warehouse Management February 2021

about 4,100 tons of steel to erect a 6-aisle high bay warehouse with impressive dimensions too; 69 m length, 139 m width and 41 m height. The high bay warehouse consists of a silo design with the lateral walls and roof cover attached directly to the steelwork. Being a steelwork supplier, SSI SCHAEFER has erected numerous high bay warehouses with this type of silo design worldwide.

Since Kloosterboer already did several successful projects with SSI SCHAEFER, it was an easy decision to award the contract to the reliable intralogistics experts. The requirements of the British sustainability certificate BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) are adhered to during the construction.


News

METAFLEX PRESENTS NEW CA DOOR

6-1-2021 | The Metaflex CA Door is an unique combination of the robust design of the Metaflex sliding doors and a complete gastight closing system for Controlled Atmosphere (CA) and Ultra Low Oxygen (ULO) rooms. This creates a reliable and gastight refrigerating sliding door, which is perfectly suitable for the storage and ripening processes of potatoes, vegetables and fruits. HIGH-PRECISION IRRADIATION INSTEAD OF A SCALPEL: KUKA ROBOTICS FOR MODERN TREATMENT OF TUMORS

Jan. 25, 2021 | A Munich therapy center uses a medical product with an integrated KUKA robot as a high-precision instrument in tumor treatment. The CyberKnife® system of Accuray, a kind of virtual knife, is an alternative to conventional radiotherapy. Thanks to highprecision robot- and imageguided irradiation, the CyberKnife Center in Munich is able to treat tumors anywhere in the body – from the brain to the spinal column to various organs, such as the lungs, liver, kidneys or prostate. Faster, more precise and less physically demanding First of all, image data are generated by means of computer and magnetic

resonance tomography and then loaded. The doctor tells the medical physicist what dosage to use for irradiation of the tumor. On the basis of this information, the medical physicist then creates a treatment plan that is transferred to the software. The treatment is subsequently started and is executed fully automatically. This is where the KUKA robot in the CyberKnife system of the medical product manufacturer Accuray comes in. “I always compare it with a pilot in the cockpit who also switches very quickly to autopilot. For us physicians, the main job is now already done; we merely monitor the patient jointly with the medical technicians.

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With this system, we perform radiosurgery – i.e. a treatment that applies radiation with the utmost precision. Thanks to the integration of an image guidance system with robotic technology, we achieve accuracy of less than a millimeterProf. Dr. Alexander Muacevic, radiosurgeon and neurosurgeon at the CyberKnife Center Munich


Event Calendar 2021

LogiMAT 24-26 November, 2021 Impact, Bangkok, Thailand LogiMAT

Material Handling Middle East

8-10 March, 2022

2-4 November 2021

Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre

Dubai, UAE

Germany CeMAT Australia India Warehousing Show

19-21 July, 2022

23-25 July, 2021

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Pragati Maidan New Delhi, India

CeMAT Russia 21-23 September 2021

CeMAT ASIA

Russia, Moscow, Crocus Expo

26-29 October, 2021 SNIEC, China

CeMAT Eurasia 10-13 November, 2021

India Warehousing & Logistics Show

TĂźyap Fair Convention and Congress Center

18-20 November 2021 Helipad Ground, Gandhinagar,

Logistics & Automation

Gujarat, India

21-22 April 2021 IFEMA, Madrid

Asia Warehousing Show 1-3 December 2021

Handling Expo

BITEC, Bangkok

4-7 November, 2021 Egypt International Convention Center

IMHX 2021 14-16 September 2021

Global Logistics Show

NEC Birmingham, UK

25-27 February, 2021 Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

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Event

THE WORLD’S LEADING TRADE FAIR FOR INTRALOGISTICS, MATERIALS HANDLING AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

"Held in six countries, CeMAT is the world’s leading trade show covering intralogistics and materials handling. Organised by Hannover Fairs Australia, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe." Australia | China | Indonesia | Russia | Italy | Turkey CeMAT AUSTRALIA will be held on the 19-21 July 2022 at the

BRIDGING THE GAP: CEMAT AUSTRALIA – DIGITAL 2021

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fourth year, CeMAT AUSTRALIA will be the platform for the latest industry innovations and for exchanging ideas and insights on the warehouse of the future. The CeMAT exhibition will be a onestop-shop of the leading technology and service providers in the materials handling and warehousing industry. CeMAT will pair these organisations with visitors from logistics, warehousing, supply chain, IT & finance job functions from a wide variety of industries ranging from FMCG through to resources. As well as cutting-edge product demonstrations on the showfloor, visitors will also be able to access our Solutions Theatre, which will offer attendees practical take-away solutions to challenges facing end users in the logistics and warehousing industry. CeMAT will welcome VIPs and exhibitors officially at the Industry Leaders Drinks Reception. Network in an informal atmosphere with drinks, canapes and special keynote speaker.

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"Ahead of the much anticipated CeMAT AUSTRALIA 2022 will be a one-time virtual conference and exhibition planned for 16 February 2021. This free-toattend event will be a point of connection and learning for the intralogistics and materials handling industries. Attendees will have exclusive access from anywhere in the world to thought provoking content, networking opportunities and product demonstrations.."


Event

THE NEXT STATION: EXHIBITION CENTER!

'"Mass vaccination and ease of restriction measures against exhibitions in Russia."

Vaccination of Russian citizens against coronavirus could be completed by June, said Denis Manturov, head of thе Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko reported that the mass vaccination, which started on January 18, is already underway in all regions of the country. By the summer, the country's regions should receive about 70 million doses of Sputnik V. Russians receive the vaccine free of charge. Vaccinations, a decrease in the number of detected infections and the availability of free hospital beds in specialized clinics allow us to look with optimism at the spring season of business events. For example, on January 21, 2021, the website of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin posted information about the lifting of the ban on entertainment events, exhibitions, educational, mass physical culture, sports, advertising and other similar events. The first industrial exhibition in the Moscow region will Warehouse Management February 2021

open on January 26, it will be an exhibition of equipment for dairy production. There is no doubt that by September 2021, the business exhibition climate will be restored, and the CeMAT RUSSIA exhibition will bring together leading manufacturers of intralogistics solutions at one site.“Even if the borders are still closed, foreign manufacturers have the opportunity to take part in the exhibition through their dealers,” says Natalya Kalmykova, director of the CeMAT RUSSIA exhibition. “The main thing is that this approach allows us to solve the main business problem - to present the products to Russian customers and find new customers. ”CeMAT RUSSIA in its industry has been and remains the most representative and cost-effective event tool in Russia.


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KNAPP HAS BEEN AWARDED A CONTRACT BY TRADE LOGISTICS TO PROVIDE AN OMNI-CHANNEL SOLUTION FOR INTERSPORT IN GREECE

The logistics provider Trade Logistics has commissioned KNAPP to supply an automated omnichannel solution for Intersport Greece. The latest OSR Shuttle Evo technology gives Trade Logistics the necessary flexibility to ship both online orders and shop orders quickly and costefficiently from their warehouse. This investment at the Oinofyta site in Greece by Trade Logistics, a member of the Fourlis group, will automate the entire logistics of the Intersport sports equipment business with brick-and-mortar stores as well as online stores all across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus. Both companies are delighted about this renewed

delivered to stores as well as online orders from a central warehouse. The cutting-edge, ergonomic Pick-it-Easy work stations are supplied with goods by the OSR Shuttle Evo according the goods-to-person principle, with each work station being able to access every item. This makes it easier to respond to order fluctuations and to adapt work schedules. “Together with Trade Logistics, we developed a customized collaboration. “The mutual trust we have have design that is precisely tailored to built in the course of our long-standing the needs of the omni-channel partnership and the availability of state- business and the market”, of-the-art technologies were the main emphasizes Sven Waldhaus, reasons why we opted for KNAPP once Director Mobile Subsidiary at again,” explains Anestis Partalidis, KNAPP AG. “The system offers Managing Director of Trade Logistics. maximum flexibility for processing replenishment requests and Highly dynamic OSR Shuttle Evo for rush online orders.” The solution is omni-channel logistics expected This highly dynamic shuttle system will early 2022.to go into operation in be used for processing orders that are

KITE PACKAGING LAUNCH PLASTIC FREE BOTTLE PROTECTION

Jan. 20, 2021 | The employeeowned packaging business has 7 sites located around the UK and have always focused on bringing innovative solutions to market. Their latest two product launches involve plastic free bottle protectors, both 100% recyclable and biodegradable, they make the perfect solution for protecting delicate items. Flexi-Hex With its unique patented honeycomb design, Flexi-Hex is a great alternative to plastic and other protective packaging solutions such as polystyrene, and is much more costeffective than other paper solutions such as ‘pulp‘ packaging.

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Extremely strong and adaptable, it is suitable for glass, bottles, homewares, ceramics and much more. Simply place between the two-honeycomb structures and use in conjunction with Kites single wall outer box for ultimate protection during transit. Corrugated sleeving Designed to mould itself around a variety of shapes, our 100% recyclable and biodegradable corrugated sleeving is suitable to protect a wide range of products, from glass, bottles, ceramics, jars, homeware and much more. Moisture resistant, adaptable, and extremely easy to use they are a great lightweight plastic free alternative.

Simply place in-between the cylinder shape structure and use in conjunction with Kites tailor-made postal boxes, for added protection during transit fill any voids with Kites paper bubble or SpeedMan paper.


Weighing Solutions

FORKLIFT SCALES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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By Kevin Hill, Quality Scales Unlimited, United States

hat is a forklift scale?

A forklift scale is a weighing scale that is built into the forklift. The scale uses the hydraulic sensor system of the forklift to measure the resistance to whatever the forklift is lifting, thus weighing the object in the process. The scale is typically used for checking the weight of the product when it is loaded into the cargo/transport vehicles. How does a forklift scale work?

Forklift weighing scales use the hydraulic sensor of the forklift to weigh the object that’s being picked up by the forklift. As the forklift scale allows data management and weight into your operation, without the addition of route changes or extra steps, it benefits the bottom line by reducing the cost involved in cargo shipment and loading.

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Weighing Solutions

How much can a forklift lift?

Features and Benefits of Forklift Scales

A typical forklift scale can accurately weigh

Cost-effective as it efficiently saves the ride

pallets up to 3,000 lbs or 1,500 kg.

to the vehicle scale Portable scale

Industry Applications of Forklift Scales

Designed for safety and uptime

Industrial factories

Determines the weight of the product

Agriculture

during the loading process

Production floor

Allows optimal loading of transport vehicles

Food handling

Prevents overloading penalty

Distribution centers

Maintains high accuracy regardless of

Truck Loading

environmental disturbances

Produce storage and coolers

Provides a wide range of data collection

Cargo Loading

options Easily installation and maintenance On-board diagnostics and predictive warnings

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Global News

IPTOR AND HARMAN EXPAND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Jan. 19, 2021 | Iptor, a global leader in enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, planning and logistics software and services, announces an expanded strategic partnership with HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for

automotive, consumer and enterprise markets. The partnership includes both technology development and extensive user experience work with HARMAN’S New York based design division, Huemen, which de facto becomes Iptor’s Agency On Record for an Experience-centric product vision. This will form the key

elements of the upcoming Iptor DC1 v12, its flagship ERP solution for distribution companies, as Iptor puts user interface and experience at the heart of all future solution development. The partnership and Iptor’s continued technology investments mark another important element in the on-going, successful execution of the company’s Iptor 22 strategic growth plan, driving towards a full cloud and leading User Experience for Distribution, Pharma, and Publishing businesses.

BRANDSAFE SPECIFIED FOR DHL’S NEW EAST MIDLANDS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

Jan 27, 2021 | Package of impact protection measures maximise safety. New safety and impact protection equipment from specialist Brandsafe has been specified to support operations at a major strategic distribution centre in the East Midlands. The move sees the UK based company installing a range of safety and protection equipment at DHL Supply Chain’s new 538,280 sq. ft. campus in Manton Wood, near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, including systems designed to provide safer routing and parking for more than 150 heavy goods vehicles using the site. Working on the specification side with project architects UMC Architects and main contractors TSL, Brandsafe’s

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also providing consultancy and project design services alongside a comprehensive aftersales support package as the multi-storey development gears up to operational capacity in 2021. Located close to the A1 and M1 national road networks, the centre reflects DHL’s commitment to reduce logistics-related emissions

to net zero by 2050 and features several energy-saving innovations that exceed current regulations for a building of its type. These include daylight harvesting, intelligent LED lighting, solar thermal hot water, grey water harvesting for welfare facilities and landscaping irrigation.


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