Industry 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the recent Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference noted that Industry 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising industry, can be […]

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Stavros Evangelakakis new chairman of Cool Chain Association (CCA)

Stavros Evangelakakis has taken over the chairmanship of Sebastiaan Scholte, who served as chairman of the CCA for 5 years. Stavros Evangelakakis, currently global product manager of Cargolux Airlines, has been a board member of the CCA since 2012. Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics comments; “I have served as chairman for 5 […]

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Seatrade Gains Energy Efficiency EDGE

Expanding its refrigerated container capabilities with an eye toward reducing energy consumption, Seatrade Group N.V. has acquired more than 2 400 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units, This includes 2 000 featuring EDGE energy-saving technology. “The PrimeLINE units were selected for their reliability and performance as well as Carrier’s extensive support network,” says Gerben van Zwieten, […]

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Supply Chain for Everyone: Real world lessons that really make a difference

Applying supply chain management (SCM) principles makes the world a better place. From saving money when stocking the pantry to helping others by regularly passing on the things we don’t need. Once we start benefiting from the application of supply chain principles, it can become addictive. US-based business scientist and supply chain consultant Keith Launchbury […]

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Overcoming the barriers in Pharmaceutical Logistics

The Logistics Chain is as strong as its weakest link and this stands especially true for “temperature controlled” services. Irresponsible handling can easily destroy a shipment of tremendous value and pharmaceutical companies are depending on a flawless service when it comes to sensitive goods.   New EU Regulations like the “Good Distribution Practices” (GDP) or […]

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