This is the hybrid assistive limb, or HAL, exoskeleton and is the invention of the Japanese company Cyberdyne (yes, like in Terminator) that can be worn by anyone. It can be used to improve and augment the users natural strength and by physically impaired people to improve their mobility. The full suit provides additional supportContinue reading “Are exoskeletons the future of warehousing?”
Author Archives: A Kennedy
What is an EORI Number?
As many UK and European companies prepare for the UK transition period to end, this has been one of the most googled questions lately. See the ‘What’ and ‘How’ below and, if you trade between the UK and EU, take action. What does EORI stand for? EORI is an acronym and stands for Economic Operator RegistrationContinue reading “What is an EORI Number?”
What is 7PL?
In the rapidly advancing logistics industry, party logistics (PL) services are continuing to evolve. Many customers are still just becoming familiar with 4PL and 5PL as workable supply chain solutions – let me introduce 7PL. 7PL, like 4PL, is a management service but it can also incorporate 3PL services. So it is in essence theContinue reading “What is 7PL?”
The Six Rights in Procurement
At a time when international companies are focused on Supply Chain resilience and security the ‘six rights’ of procurement can play an important part. Procurement is a large part of any business and supply chain disruption can very quickly impact on the procurement operation of any business. What are the six rights? The six rights areContinue reading “The Six Rights in Procurement”
Can a 3PL provider be a 4PL?
This is an interesting question that has been put to me in the past – can a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) company operate as a 4th Party Logistics (4PL) service provider? Lets look at how it might happen in the real world: Imagine your company approached your 3PL airfreight service provider and asked for aContinue reading “Can a 3PL provider be a 4PL?”
Focus on Airfreight
With many direct and indirect options, airfreight is by far the quickest way to ship goods internationally around the world. There are few locations that cannot be reached quickly and efficiently using its services.
What is a binding tariff?
A binding tariff or binding tariff information (BTI) is a classification decision made by the local customs authority in UK and Europe on the classification of goods. The BTI outlines the commodity code or harmonised standard (HS) number the goods are classified under and the associated duty rate plus any required licenses, quotas or quantitativeContinue reading “What is a binding tariff?”
Which is the best Internationally – Air, Sea, Road or Rail Freight?
Part of being an International Logistics Manager is to ensure your company shipments are transported in the most efficient and the most cost effective way. High freight costs can very quickly erode the profit margin on your goods and, after all, the aim of business is to make a profit. Having the experience to knowContinue reading “Which is the best Internationally – Air, Sea, Road or Rail Freight?”
Are we in Industry 4.0?
There have been considerable shifts in industry throughout history as new technology has been invented and implemented. When new technology is applied on a large it can cause a dramatic change in how all industry works – this creates a new ‘version’ of industry. So what are the previous Industry versions? What is Industry 1.0?Continue reading “Are we in Industry 4.0?”
Shipping Consolidation services
Inefficient shipping can increase your company’s costs and have a big impact on your company’s profit. Using freight consolidation services to streamline your logistics within your supply chain can give you big rewards. What is a consolidation service? A consolidation service combines all your company orders into one shipment for accurate and efficient shipping. ThereContinue reading “Shipping Consolidation services”