Crown Equipment putting the customer first

Crown Equipment’s customer-centric philosophy is shaping the way the company develops its products, as well as how it interacts with its current and prospective customers.

New supply chain expo coming in August

With so many innovations being brought to supply chain sectors, an expo is set down for August this year – Extending Supply Chain into the Future.

Companies face real threat from cyber crime – By Dave MacIntyre

For any company that thought it was immune from the cyber attacks that are increasingly sweeping the business world, the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017 should have been a brutal wake-up call.

When nobody delivers your stuff – By Nigel Parry

High tech and driverless – autonomous vehicles are heading our way!

Scale, flexibility and the need for automation – By Martin Kohl

What will the warehouse of 2030 look like? As technology advances and society changes, consumers are demanding faster and more readily available service.

The Warehouse achieves carbon neutral certification

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is officially carbon neutral through certification, which came into effect on 15 February.

Mainfreight uses Spark’s IoT asset tracking service to locate hazardous containers

Kiwi businesses now have the ability to track valuable assets with Spark’s new Internet of Things (IoT) asset tracking service.

Shane Macbeth – “Putting learnings into practice”

Shane Macbeth left school as soon as he could to take up farming in Taranaki, but ambition, a thirst for learning and an interest in transport has led to his current role as distribution supervisor at Balance Agri-Nutrients at Kapuni. This is his story.

Global demand for NZ cherries drives orchard investments

Emerging New Zealand horticultural investment company Hortinvest is capitalising on an unprecedented global demand for premium New Zealand cherries to offer new investment opportunities in cherry and other orchard developments in the Central Otago region.

“There’s a positive ‘smell’ about the place” – By Iain MacIntyre

A joint KiwiRail management/Rail & Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) initiative to evolve the company’s culture from a traditional managerial hierarchy to one based on an empowered workforce is delivering demonstrable benefits in productivity, quality and overall morale.

Thought slavery was dead? Think again – By Lynne Richardson

Mention the term slavery and images of men, women and children in chains spring to mind, forcibly removed from their homelands and shipped overseas to a life of servitude on a rich man’s plantation. That form of slavery was abolished in many parts of the world during the 1800s. However, slavery didn’t end then.

Cost vs convenience – what consumers really want from ecommerce delivery – By Michael Dyson

Consumers’ expectations regarding ecommerce deliveries are changing, so how can logistics providers adapt, and what do they need to do to meet these expectations?

New NZ distributor announced for Aisle-Master

Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of the world-renowned Aisle-Master articulated forklift, has appointed an exclusive New Zealand distributor for the Aisle-Master product range.

Netlogix and Oji Fibre Solutions launch large-scale shipping solution

A new joint venture aims to provide Kiwi SME exporters a greater presence and an improved representation at the negotiation table with the world’s largest international shipping companies in the wake of changing global trends.

New H&S strategy launched to keep Kiwis healthier and safer at work

A new Health and Safety at Work Strategy that commits New Zealand to better practices in the workplace for the next decade has been announced by Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

Rob Pakes – “There’s no better teacher”

Rob Pakes’ career has been spent in freight transport, honing his management skills over more than two decades, but a major health scare and some terrible family news changed everything. This is his story.