Crown Equipment celebrates 75 years of innovation

Crown Equipment is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. With the help of some of the company’s senior executives from the Asia Pacific region, we look back on the forklift provider’s past and its goals for the future. READ MORE >>

Doomsday demolition – will 3D printing demolish parts and spares inventories? – By Nigel Parry

Imagine a world where there is no parts inventory. Anywhere. Manufacturers make whatever they want, instantly, onsite or close by. Your washing machine repairer has the part they need ready to collect as soon as they tap the order on their smartphone, without it ever sitting on a shelf. No need for warehouses. Pretty scary, huh? Should we be frightened? READ MORE >>

The logistics of cybersecurity – By John Donovan

According to the latest (at the time of writing) Cert NZ quarterly report from 1 July to 30 September 2019, 562 organisation incident reports were made – up 16% from the previous quarter. This equates to more than $1.8 million in reported direct financial losses for New Zealand businesses in the quarter, bringing the total losses for businesses during the first three-quarters of 2019 to $4.4 million. READ MORE >>

Air Chathams’ freight offering set to lift off – By Dave MacIntyre

An attitude of ‘if it fits in the door, we’ll carry it’ is behind a drive by Air Chathams to significantly expand its air freight profile in the New Zealand market, particularly in key regions and on its sole international route to Norfolk Island. READ MORE >>

Key issues with coronavirus and the legal implications for our supply chains – By Chris Dann and Chantal Stewart

As the Covid-19 coronavirus continues its global expansion, the economic impact from the disruption to the supply chain is being keenly felt. READ MORE >>

Site and facility traffic management – By Keith Robinson

According to WorkSafe NZ, traffic management was a factor in 14% of fatal work-related vehicle accidents between 2013 and 2017, mostly involving pedestrians and heavy vehicles or equipment. In this, the first of a series of articles on traffic management, we look at sites and facilities. READ MORE >>

Food, supply chains and the effects of coronavirus – By Dr Helen Darling

The current grip of the Covid-19 coronavirus on the world reinforces many things – one of the most significant is our reliance on other nations for trade and, specifically, the reliance on transportation systems to move manufactured goods, food and ingredients around the globe. READ MORE >>

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