Feature Articles

Here is a list of our in-depth feature articles, written by the News team based on interviews with industry experts about latest business trends, new technologies and challenges.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Warehouse lifting solutions: faster, higher and more versatile
28 September 2017
When deciding on a materials handling solution in your warehouse, what do you take into account? Melissa Barnett spoke to equipment suppliers to find out what common problems are encountered in the warehouse environment and what solutions are currently available, the impact of e-commerce on warehousing and what the future holds.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
ICE forklifts – staying strong
11 May 2017
In a world where industry is being forced to become cleaner, how does technology such as the internal combustion engine stack up against its perceived greener counterparts? Melissa Barnett spoke to logistics specialists, manufacturers and dealers about the current state of the market for ICE forklifts and where it might be heading.
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Feature Article 8 minute read
Materials handling in the USA
23 February 2017
Slowing domestic manufacturing, a general global downturn in the oil and gas industry, a relatively strong US dollar, slow global growth, Brexit and volatility in US equity markets, as well as uncertainty regarding the incoming government's trade and fiscal policies have made forecasting the general state of the materials handling sector in the USA over the coming year a tricky business. Melissa Barnett looks at how 2017 could shape up for the industry.
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Feature Article 16 minute read
Another big year for materials handling
5 January 2017
There was plenty of activity in the materials handling market in 2016 - and the market growth looks like continuing in 2017. Allan Leibowitz looks at the A to Z of the past year.
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Feature Article 12 minute read
Easy lifting with attachments
17 November 2016
What if you have something that is not an ordinary load? Melissa Barnett takes a look at the world of attachments, why they are such vital pieces of materials handling equipment and how technology is influencing current attachment design. Attachment manufacturers are born problem-solvers. Show them a load-lifting problem and they'll more often than not find a solution. Lifting an awkward size or shape presents the forklift driver with a distinct set of problems; these are exacerbated when the load is large, heavy or bulky. Product damage is most commonly the result of a poorly lifted item, but safety and efficiency can also be compromised
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Lean Warehousing: Practice makes perfect
15 September 2016
What is a lean warehouse, how is it achieved and what tools can be used to make your warehouse lean? Melissa Barnett looks at the theories behind lean thinking and some of the ways in which modern warehousing brings theory and practice together.
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Feature Article 13 minute read
Container handling – managing the move
21 April 2016
Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention, which come into effect on July 1, have caused consternation for some in the global supply chain sector. Melissa Barnett looks at what the SOLAS amendments will mean for container handling manufacturers and suppliers, the options available to meet the new standards and other container handling challenges.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Sideloaders - Moving with the times
18 February 2016
The sideloader market seems to be in flux. Changes in sideloader technology and the economy over the past few years have forced the market to re-examine what it really needs in sideloaders. Melissa Barnett looks at what these changes are and what they might mean.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Industry poised for modest growth in 2016
31 December 2015
As the forklift industry looks to 2016, there's a sense of optimism. Allan Leibowitz looks at expectations for the year ahead, and reviews the year that has been.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Forklift safety – managing risk
19 November 2015
Melissa Barnett looks at rising awareness of the need for forklift safety and some of the latest innovations.
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