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 Britain we’ve watched mayhem at the petrol pumps as they ran out of fuel due to a shortage of truck drivers. Watch and learn New Zealand, this could be us before long.
In Budget 2021, the government delivered $1.3 billion to rail, to build trains and boost freight capacity.
The ongoing discussions and debate around the world’s climate ‘emergency’ will not abate. As a result, you will continue to hear from me on this topic and I won’t apologise for that.
According to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the trade in counterfeit goods now represents 3.3% of global trade. Unfortunately, this figure is on the rise, even as overall trade has declined. Here, John Young, APAC director at obsolete parts supplier EU Automation APAC, offers his verdict on theContinue reading “Industrial equipment: The truth about counterfeits”
The two largest costs in a cold storage or deep freeze warehouse environment are labour and energy. As a global leader in automated warehousing and logistics technologies and systems, Swisslog has developed resources to assist companies planning on utilising automation to achieve efficiency benefits and cost savings in both areas. Automation, when tightly integrated withContinue reading “Five best practices for cold storage warehouse design and management – By Arijit Biswas”
We are now into the final quarter of a year that can be described as one of uncertainty and disruption. But despite the ups and downs, there are encouraging signs about what is to come in the search for and recruitment of supply chain, operations and procurement professionals. There are less roles on offer rightContinue reading “Encouraging signs in the supply chain recruitment market, despite uncertainty – By Wayne Fry”
In a year to forget for international airlines, the hits keep coming. From 28 August, air carrier liability for loss, damage or delay significantly increased. Now, freight forwarders and others who contract for carriage by air will be impacted by this 13.9% increase, and exporters and importers can expect the cost of airfreight to furtherContinue reading “Significant increase in liability for airfreight – By Chris Dann and Joshua Oh”
In this, the last of a three-part series of articles on site safety and traffic management, Keith Robinson looks at the issue in relation to trucks, worksites and facilities. According to WorkSafe NZ, 31% of all vehicle-related fatalities between 2013 and 2017 involved trucks – and 12% involved trucks ‘off-road’ (i.e. in site yards andContinue reading “Site and facility traffic management – By Keith Robinson”
Conversations with a dozen experienced New Zealand and Australian chairs, board members and chief executives has revealed six key themes that boards should consider in a crisis. Trust, relationships and agile decision-making figure highly as key considerations when managing crises, say authors Erica Seville and Richard Ball in the newly-published guide, ‘A Board’s Role inContinue reading “New guide for boards for managing a crisis”