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8 Reasons to Use Air Freight Services for Your Business

8 Reasons to Use Air Freight Services for Your Business

By Ken Jackson, freelance writer

If your business requires shipping high value but low volume cargo, you’re probably considering air freight services. But there is often understandable hesitancy about actually following through with this idea.

Acorn Industrial Services transforms their distribution operation with ‘PODStar’ Proof of Delivery system from Touchstar Technologies

Acorn Industrial Services transforms their distribution operation with  ‘PODStar’ Proof of Delivery system from Touchstar Technologies

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group of more than 120 companies in 28 countries. Supplying genuine, high quality engineering and maintenance products, and with over thirty years’ experience in distribution, Acorn has built a strong reputation for outstanding customer service, product choice and customer solutions.

How ‘vehicle platooning’ could solve our haulage hardship

How ‘vehicle platooning’ could solve our haulage hardship

By Jamil Ahmed, Distinguished Engineer at Solace.

Brexit and COVID continue to cause ripples across the UK, with the record shortage of haulage drivers causing havoc for the country’s businesses. With a shortage of over 100,000 drivers, it’s not surprising the economy is suffering. Heavyweights like Wetherspoons and McDonalds, and Ikea have all reported missing inventory and delivery issues in the last few weeks.  

Fujitsu and NYK streamline stowage planning for car carriers by leveraging quantum-inspired 'Digital Annealer'

Fujitsu and NYK streamline stowage planning for car carriers by leveraging quantum-inspired 'Digital Annealer'

Fujitsu Limited and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a major global shipping company, have announced the introduction of Fujitsu's quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to significantly streamline complex stowage planning for car carriers, leveraging the technology's world-class combinatorial optimization capabilities.

UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public

UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public

The Government's newly announced ‘data reform’ programme aims to “boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public”.

Panasonic Toughbook and TriCIS announce strategic engineering partnership

Panasonic Toughbook and TriCIS announce strategic engineering partnership

Panasonic Toughbook and TriCIS have entered into a strategic engineering partnership to deliver technology solutions designed to meet the needs of the UK Government and its Strategic Defence Review.

ECI Software Solutions acquires Deacom

ECI Software Solutions acquires Deacom

ECI Software Solutions, the cloud-based business management solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of Chesterbrook, PA-based Deacom, Inc., a provider of ERP software for batch and process manufacturers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Brother UK adopts hybrid working after HQ redesign

Brother UK adopts hybrid working after HQ redesign

Business technology solutions provider Brother UK has adopted a hybrid working model and has made a significant investment to redesign its Greater Manchester HQ to support collaborative working and social interaction.

Handheld announces new version of the NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged Android phablet

Handheld announces new version of the NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged Android phablet

Handheld Group, manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has launched a new version of its NAUTIZ X6 ultra-rugged phablet, a handheld computer that combines the big-screen functionality of a tablet with the go-anywhere performance of a rugged phone.

Why RFID is the future: Working more efficiently with DENSO

Why RFID is the future: Working more efficiently with DENSO

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides new and profitable opportunities for increasing organisational, financial and operational performance. For instance, the retail and logistics industries can benefit from the superior RFID technology. DENSO explains why.

Manufacturing M&A shows positive signs after COVID lockdowns

Manufacturing M&A shows positive signs after COVID lockdowns

Levels of M&A involving UK manufacturers increased by 5% in the first six months of this year compared with the second half of 2020 boosted by greater interest from US buyers, according to analysis by Irwin Mitchell.

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