THE E-GROCERY EVOLUTION:

moving automated fulfilment from strategy to execution The growing demand for e-grocery services is driving increased consideration of automated micro fulfillment centres (MFCs) and e-grocery fulfillment centres (EFCs) says Cuong Vo, head of sales and consulting Australia and New Zealand at Swisslog. The MFC concept first surfaced as a strategy for automating e-grocery fulfilment inContinue reading “THE E-GROCERY EVOLUTION:”

Datalogic ultra-rugged industrial scanners

Datalogic, a global supplier in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, is introducing its new PowerScan 9600 series of industrial handheld scanners for manufacturing, warehousing, and retail environments. The new scanners – available in corded or cordless models – are designed to enhance productivity and efficiency through best-in-class scanning performances, and a reducedContinue reading “Datalogic ultra-rugged industrial scanners”

Roundabout puts SH22 on road to safety

Safety improvements have come full circle on SH22, with a notorious intersection known for risky manoeuvres and crashes replaced with a $16.4 million roundabout. The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project saw the old “Give Way” intersection at SH22/Glenbrook Road replaced with a roundabout, making the route immediately safer by reducing speeds, and eliminating dangerousContinue reading “Roundabout puts SH22 on road to safety”

Rail on the rebuild post Budget 2022

Budget 2022 keeps the rebuild of our national railway on track with $661.5 million allocated for rail, KiwiRail acting chief executive David Gordon says. The investment includes $312.3 million to continue the Government’s commitment to raising the standard of the national rail network and $349.2 million to complete the like-for-like replacement of KiwiRail’s aging locomotivesContinue reading “Rail on the rebuild post Budget 2022”

New partnership to provide strategic advisory service

Argon & Co and Colliers join forces to deliver new industrial service in New Zealand. Industrial advisory specialist Colliers and supply chain expert Argon & Co have announced what the two-companies say is an industry-first collaboration to provide a full end-to-end industrial advisory service across New Zealand and Australia (ANZ). The partnership will see leadingContinue reading “New partnership to provide strategic advisory service”

DRIVING CHANGE…

DIVERSITY THE CHALLENGE AND CHAMPION IN TRUCKING Driving diversity in trucking, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand (Transporting New Zealand) and Teletrac Navman have brought a “ground-breaking initiative” to the road transport industry in New Zealand to drive diversity The 2022 Driving Change Diversity Programme – which has just closed for nomination – will developContinue reading “DRIVING CHANGE…”

PROJECT POWER…

Maynard Group builds leading international transport design practice Maynard Group has announced the acquisition of Transport Design Consultancy (TDC) in a merger that brings together the two original “pioneers of the multi-disciplinary transport design consultancy sector”. The company says it will become the most experienced multi-disciplinary design consultancy in the transport sector with over 400Continue reading “PROJECT POWER…”

UNDER PRESSURE

Industry body highlights freight forwarders’ limits being stretched The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation (CBAFF) says freight forwarders across New Zealand are working tirelessly to minimise additional supply chain disruptions caused by the Omicron outbreak but they are under plenty of pressure. CBAFF chief executive Rosemarie Dawson says consumers are understandably concerned about risingContinue reading “UNDER PRESSURE”