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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #990
3 September 2020
One of the big trends in 21st century materials handling has been the rise of automation. Rising labour costs were one of the main drivers of this development, but it is clear that social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 is forcing organisations to think more broadly about how they...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #989
27 August 2020
Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen a lot of business activity move online. This spans everything from virtual conferences and trade shows to remote warehouse design services, training courses and sales activity. None of this, of course, would be possible without the Internet and almost universal online...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #988
20 August 2020
Most organisations have a lot on their plate at the moment. COVID-19 has placed a strain on operations, supply lines, sales and, not least, personnel. But as our Safety First blog this week points out, routine tasks cannot be overlooked just because of the unprecedented circumstances. Fleet managers need to...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #987
13 August 2020
We report this week on a dealer acquisition and a dealer appointment, reflecting ongoing healthy activity in forklift retailing in the United States. Co-incidentally, this newsletter also includes coverage of a new logistics consulting operation by a major dealer group. So, despite some market contraction, things are still happening at...
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Forklift Diaries 3 minute read
Inspiration and motivation - tweaks while isolating
13 August 2020
Forkliftaction's Rodger Lamb reflects on alternatives to social time at the office as we continue to endure COVID-19 isolation.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #986
6 August 2020
How the world changes. Six months ago, manufacturers were reporting record revenues and orders. Now, they're revealing negative trends as the impacts of COVID-19 - the shut-downs, supply chain disruptions and adverse trading conditions - make their way to the order books and sales channels. As the half-year reports filter through, there...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #985
30 July 2020
It's an interesting time for forklift drivers. The proliferation of online shopping and e-commerce has driven up demand for operators in many markets, improving job prospects for those with forklift licences and experience. But, at the same time, job cuts in many industries has seen drivers losing jobs and intense...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #984
23 July 2020
The countdown is on for next year's Global Lifting Awareness Day on 8 July, after a successful virtual celebration of the lifting industry this year. While our name may suggest that we only cover machines which lift pallets in warehouses, Forkliftaction focuses on the entire gamut of materials handling, and...
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Forklift Diaries 6 minute read
What powers your growth?
23 July 2020
Looking back on their careers so far, members of the Forkliftaction team look at what powers their growth on a personal level.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #983
16 July 2020
Our Discussion Forums have become a go-to resource for people seeking technical advice, and each week, we see scores of issues solved by experts around the globe. We would like to acknowledge those members who regularly chip in with solid, reliable tips and techniques. Their willingness to help is one...
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