ARE YOUR CHEMICALS SAFELY STORED? Massive chemical explosions in China’s Tianjin Container Port and Lebanon’s Beirut Port killed nearly 400 people, including 200 emergency responders, injured thousands, left many more homeless and caused an estimated US$206b in property damage. “Couldn’t happen here,” you say? Here, Barry Dyer, chief executive of Responsible Care NZ looks atContinue reading “ALL SAFE? ALL SECURE?”

Woolworths Selects Vanderlande’s StorePick solution for new Sydney DC

Vanderlande has signed a new contract with Australia’s largest food and grocery retailer, Woolworths, to deliver StorePick, a robotised, end-to-end automated case picking (ACP) warehouse solution. The system will be installed in a new, innovative regional distribution centre (DC) in Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney and will supply over 200 stores in New South WalesContinue reading “Woolworths Selects Vanderlande’s StorePick solution for new Sydney DC”


How to improve your supply chain resilience through automation Traditional supply chains are struggling to keep up with heightened customer expectations, increased regulations, and outside influences on the market — including how to pivot operations in response to global pandemics. Today, Australasian businesses must look at their work processes and how these can be streamlined,Continue reading “SWITCH ON TODAY…”


FLEXIBLE, CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM SPURS GROWTH, INNOVATION One of the largest building materials suppliers in Australasia has partnered with Google Cloud and TCS to move mission-critical workloads to accelerate business transformation. Google Cloud and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced they have partnered with Fletcher Building to build a flexible, Google Cloud-based enterprise platform to supportContinue reading “CLOUD COVER”


NEW CHEMFREIGHT SPECIALIST FLAMMABLES STORAGE WAREHOUSE PROJECT TO BE GAME CHANGER The soon-to-be opened $20 million project – dedicated to flammable storage classes – will add five million litres of storage capacity to 100% Kiwi-owned company Chemfreight, growing flammable storage capacity to over 8,000 pallet spaces. This will provide better service to existing storage clientsContinue reading “BIGGER, BOLDER… JUST BETTER”

Customer experience the trend for 2022

“The retail landscape is significantly challenged today. With supply chain issues impacting on stock levels, increasing volumes of returns and increased customer expectations in relation to online deliveries – local brands will have a hard time in satisfying customers in 2022,” says Raghav Sibal, Manhattan Associates’ managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

Hyperautomation: What’s the hype?

According to Gartner, the tech trend of 2021 was hyperautomation — a business approach of automating as many processes as possible. Gartner predicts that, by 2024, hyperautomation will help organisations reduce operational costs by 30%. Successful execution of hyperautomation promises increased efficiency and reduced costs, but what are the barriers to pulling it off? Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of pioneer in edge analytics and integration, Crosser, explores.

Electrification powers operational performance

Sustainability is playing a more significant role in driving operational excellence strategies with electrification of processes and equipment seen as the most important trends, a new report from leading independent research and advisory firm Verdantix shows, and warehouse equipment is no different.