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What is a sideloader?

April 23, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling
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What is a sideloader?

In our latest issue of Uptime Magazine we sent out a reader survey, asking you, our readers, what you thought of our magazine. We wanted to hear about what you loved and how you thought we could do better. We received lots of great feedback so thank you to all those who filled out the survey, and we welcome any more feedback you may have.

One of our readers asked us if we could write an article on sideloaders and how they are used in industries such as the timber industry, so here it is.

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

February 12, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends
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Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

Deloitte has put together a list of 10 trends it anticipates for the mining industry in the year ahead. The market is now demanding change and mining companies must adjust the way they operate in order to cope. Operations in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014 such as rising costs, low commodity prices, imbalances between supply and demand as well as a decline in productivity. The blog today discusses 5 of the most pressing and challenging trends the mining industry is expected to face in the coming year, as suggested by Deloitte.

10 Tips to Help Save you Money in your Warehouse

January 15, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling
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10 Tips to Help Save you Money in your Warehouse

To kick off our blog for 2014, here are 10 tips to help save your business money within your warehouse operation. In recent years, businesses have found maximising profits difficult due to the economic climate and have continued to look for areas in which costs can be cut and productivity can be increased. This week’s blog will focus on 10 simple and effective ways to cut costs from your warehouse operations in order to contribute to the maximisation of profits in the year ahead.

Cycle Counting 101

August 19, 2013
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Cycle Counting 101

Accurately tracking inventory can be an expensive task for many distribution centres. There are two main methods, which are used for maintaining inventory, physical inventory and cycle counting. Today we will cover basic information regarding cycle counting, from what it is, through to its benefits and why it is important.

Order Picking in the Warehouse

April 11, 2013
Filed under: Materials Handling
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order pickingOrder picking is an important aspect within any warehouse. It forms as much as 55% of operation costs within any distribution centre, compared to shipping, storage and receiving stages and has a direct impact on customer satisfaction levels. This week’s blog will determine how you can improve upon order picking processes, as well as, how to choose the correct method of order picking for your warehouse.

How to Lower your Materials Handling Costs

March 07, 2013
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How to Lower your Materials Handling Costs

There are commonalities within many businesses, that when combined, lead to a serious loss of profit. In order to make improvements and further profit margins, it is important to consider, that one of the many benefits of improving efficiency within your business, is an increase in profit. This weeks’ blog will provide you with some useful tips on how to lower your materials handling costs, without compromising efficiency within your business.

A Comparison Of Different Pallet Types

August 24, 2012
Filed under: Materials Handling
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A Comparison Of Different Pallet Types

Pallets are made from numerous materials and sometimes it can be confusing deciding which one best suits your needs based on your specific requirements. We have already looked at the advantages and disadvantages of plastic and wooden pallets; however now we will look at all the different types of pallets that are available. We hope the following information will assist you in choosing the right pallet for your transport applications.

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