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”
“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.
Custom furniture fitting specialist, Blum, has consolidated its Australian distribution into one warehouse with a Swisslog automation solution designed for operational efficiency, reliability and optimum storage utilisation.
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.
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.
Scania New Zealand has announced achieving number one position in market share for heavy trucks (heavy truck registration GVM over 16,000kg) in 2021.
Manawatū has emerged as one of New Zealand’s most resilient regions to come out of Covid-19, with some of the country’s leading companies heavily investing in the region.
The year 2022 will be known for the RAT, or rapid antigen test. It’s not the most elegant of product names, but for businesses the hunt is on for an ongoing and steady supply of RATs, to keep their staff healthy and at work and the steering wheel of the economy.
In many ways, 2021 was more challenging than 2020 and businesses are now turning to technology at rapid pace. So what will 2022 look like?