May 2008


Cover Story

Editors Comment

Industry News

Strategy & Business

  • SMOOTH SAILING

    Faced with the challenge to keep their vessels constantly on the move, ship owners have to ensure a ready and reliable supply of spare parts.... Read More
  • THE PROCUREMENT FUNCTION MUST BE TRANSFORMED'

    If procurement continues to be focused on reducing costs and negotiating price reductions it is destined to remain an isolated and insignificant component of the business, says JASBIR SINGH.... Read More

Market Moves

Vertical View

  • DRIVERS OF THE INDUSTRY

    Along with design and production excellence, logistics is increasingly recognized as a factor in the success of the world's automotive manufacturers.... Read More

C-Level Conversation

  • CHALLENGING CUSTOMERS

    Today's customers are looking for proactive partners with the expertise to challenge established ways of operating supply chains and to suggest solutions that will increase performance and reduce costs, says TONY HOTINE, Regional Manager, Maersk Logistics. He talks to Bob Gill.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • HOW FLAT IS FLAT?

    Slower speeds and shorter lifespans for vehicles are two consequences of that warehouse floor not being flat enough. So just how do you get to the right flatness level?... Read More
  • LOOKING AHEAD

    Officially unveiled at this year's NA2008 material handling show in Cleveland, the industry's first industrial mobile robot tugger is already producing good returns for early adopters.... Read More
  • MOVING THE AGV WAY

    Automatic guided vehicles can replace lift trucks or conveyors to move product safely around your facility.... Read More

Track & Trace

  • LASER OR IMAGER?

    Deciding which bar code scanning technology – laser scanning or digital imaging – is right for your application requires careful consideration of a variety of factors.... Read More

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