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Centralised palletising is sweet

By Rick Pendrous

Confectionery firm Cadbury, now part of Mondelēz, has contracted CKF Systems to install a new palletising system at its plant in Sheffield.

How space-efficient and safe are warehouses?

How does your food store score?

By Paul Gander

More space-efficient warehousing means investment. Paul Gander looks at the cost, efficiency and safety of systems

Yearsley has doubled the capacity of its Newark site and created 120 jobs

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

By Rick Pendrous

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

Narrow aisle trucks for speedy warehouse operations

Narrow aisle trucks for speedy warehouse operations

Road haulage and warehousing firm John Hackling (Transport), which is based in the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, operates a 12,077m2 shared-user warehouse, which provides in the region of 10,000 pallet locations for storing anything from hazardous...

The accident was entirely avoidable, said the HSE

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

By Michael Stones

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

Bamboo is just one of the green packaging materials being explored

DHL highlights four core packaging trends

By Rod Addy

Green materials including mushrooms and bamboo are being explored as one of four core packaging trends, according to Paul Young, director and head of packaging services DHL Supply Chain.

The campaign aims to increase 'retail-ready' formats

Pallet project to slash food industry costs

By Rick Pendrous

Pallet specialist CHEP is to lead a campaign to bring manufacturers and retailers into agreement on a standard pallet size, which it claims offers huge potential cost savings.

Kellogg implements barcode scanners

Scanners crack the barcode link

Kellogg has implemented Honeywell radio frequency barcode scanners as part of its automated supply chain. Supplied and supported by Peak-Ryzex, Kellogg uses the scanners at its UK distribution centres and warehouses. Its barcode-driven processes are dependent...

More than 4,000 workers suffered major injuries after falling from height at work last year

Food manufacturer ordered to pay £9k after fall

By Mike Stones

The boss of a Leicester food manufacturing firm has been ordered to pay nearly £9,000 after a teenaged employee fell two metres while unloading a shipping container attached to the back of a heavy goods vehicle.

Better by design: the simulator is designed to improve the efficiency of warehouse design

New virtual warehousing tool for food manufacturers

By Rod Addy

A futuristic 3D virtual reality warehouse simulator has been launched enabling food manufacturers and logistics providers to explore different warehouse designs and make more informed business decisions before committing to them.

Pallet consolidation could lead to savings worth millions of pounds each year

Chep highlights pallet savings worth millions

By Rod Addy

Millions of pounds of savings are on offer across the grocery supply chain through pallet consolidation as global specialist Chep’s project targeting the topic builds momentum among manufacturers and retailers.

Carton gives pouring an edge

Carton gives pouring an edge

Tetra Pak has reinvented the world's most popular carton design with the launch of its Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge.

Cushion saves cash

Cushion saves cash

A leading brewer has solved a costly stock damage problem by fitting innovative load cushions to its gas-powered counterbalanced forklifts.

Master of the house

Master of the house

By Rick Pendrous

New technology has much to offer warehousing in terms of raising the supply chain game. But beware of quick fixes, reports Rick Pendrous

Economic quantities - or a pallet's tale

Economic quantities - or a pallet's tale

By Hugh Williams

This is the story of an old but wise pallet. Over the years, it has seen supply chain thinking evolve and lived through many changes.Many years ago...

Start-up patents new pest-control pallets

Start-up patents new pest-control pallets

By Elaine Watson

A Paisley-based start-up company has launched an innovative device, which enables manufacturers and distributors to identify and isolate contaminated...


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