Logistics ideas recognised
FEM president Christophe Lautray
Earlier this year, the European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) called on students across Europe to develop ideas that help meet the challenges of the logistics sector. The winners of this young talent initiative, which is supported by Linde Material Handling, have now been announced.
Some 571 students from 26 countries took part in The Smart Logistics Challenge - How to Deliver, Tomorrow competition. In a multi-stage process, a jury of company representatives selected the best concepts submitted. The award-winning participants from Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark and the Netherlands can now finalise their concepts during the course of paid traineeships with partner companies. The official award ceremony will take place on September 14 at the FEM Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, to which the winners are invited as VIP guests.
"The logistics sector needs young, creative minds who recognise the potential of digitisation, automation and networking, and develop ideas for innovative solutions and business models," says Christophe Lautray, FEM president and member of the executive board of logistics specialist Linde Material Handling. "Therefore, we are delighted with the large number of participants. This shows that our efforts are bearing fruit and that students from all over Europe see the materials handling sector as an attractive field of work with exciting topics and personal opportunities."
Members of the public will have the chance to vote for their choice of concept to be presented with the TrendSpotter Award until September 10.
UniCarriers promotes safety
Marengo, IL, United States
UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) participated in OSHA's Safe + Sound Week, with a range of activities, including a 5S competition, a workplace organisation method that allows for increased efficiency, safety and effectiveness.
UCA recently added a new element to its suite of safety management tools, a behaviour-based safety observation system (BBS), and employees who met their BBS goals throughout the months of June and July were recognised.
"We are very excited to participate in OSHA Safe + Sound Week," says Ed Johannesen, director of manufacturing engineering and facilities for UniCarriers Americas Corporation. "Our vision is to fully establish a zero-injury mindset and culture, and this week supports that goal with information, engagement and increased empowerment for everyone."
Crown to highlight safety features at H&S Scotland
Crown Lift Trucks will be exhibiting a cross-section of its equipment at the Health & Safety Scotland event at the SEC, Glasgow (12-13 September, 2018).
Taking centre stage on the Crown stand are the award-winning WP 3010 powered pallet truck and the Wave work assist vehicle.
The compact new WP 3010 powered pallet truck, a recent winner of the prestigious iF Design Award, improves productivity, performance and throughput on and around lorries and helps operators work safely and efficiently around the public.
The Wave, Crown's work assist vehicle, is a revolutionary order picker that delivers significant savings through enhanced productivity, application versatility, and safety.
Kenny Watson, general manager - Scotland for Crown Lift Trucks, says: "Health & Safety Scotland will be a significant event for Crown in Scotland. In a year when we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Scotland depot, we have a great opportunity at the SEC to showcase one of Crown's main tenets, which is safety."