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Optimising Logistics With Weighbridge Truck Scales

Perth, Australia, Jun-29-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — Before we investigate the role of weighbridge truck scales in optimising an organisation’s logistics, let’s look at what logistics involves.

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), logistics can be defined as ‘that part of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements.’

Another way of understanding logistics is that it is about ‘getting the right product, to the right customer, in the right quantity, in the right condition, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost.’ The seven Rs of Logistics – from Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective By John J. Coyle et al.

Regardless of the size of a business or operation, optimised logistics will streamline the supply chain and make it more efficient by reducing costs when and where appropriate and avoiding unnecessary waste of time and materials.

In light of all of the above, it’s evident that accurate, reliable and user-friendly weighing equipment plays a valuable role in optimising logistics operations.

Truck scales can either take the form of a weighbridge (fixed or portable) or on-board truck scales with both types delivering a range of benefits including improved efficiencies, safer operations and regulatory compliance. Add in the advantages that flow from having an automated weighing system that can be seamlessly integrated with the rest of the operation and the role of modern weighing equipment as a critical control point in logistics operations becomes even more evident.

Weighbridge truck scales are used across the spectrum of industry from agriculture and construction to mining and transport and they come in many different forms to suit different applications. Take a company that handles shipping containers for despatch around the world for example. Port operations are generally very busy, often operating 24/7. Therefore, the company needs to have user-friendly weighing equipment to process outbound containers quickly and accurately. What’s more, given the new SOLAS laws, organisations in the shipping business need their equipment to be certified to ensure that the declared weight of containers meet legislative requirements.

Over the years, huge advances have been made in the digitisation of weighbridge truck scales which has led to even greater opportunities for optimising logistics. Many elements of the equipment including the sensors, processors and output displays have been transformed by the advent of digital communications, with resulting benefits in terms of greater accuracy, automation, repeatability and speed.

The right weighbridge software also enables vastly improved controls, data handling and information management, as well as streamlined accounting functions. What’s more, the system can be fully integrated into the business’s own internal software systems and customised to deliver important value-added information for customers and other relevant parties.

Weighbridge truck scales are a valuable asset and deliver a range of benefits, not least of which is a streamlined logistics process. However, there are numerous types of weighbridge truck scales and accompanying software, and in order to reap the full gamut of benefits, including a substantial return on investment, it is important to partner with an experienced weighbridge supplier who will ensure that the equipment you select matches your requirements (both short and long-term).

If you’re interested in reducing costs, improving productivity, safety and efficiencies and optimising your organisation’s logistics, have a chat with one of the highly experienced team at AccuWeigh. They’ll help you make the right decisions according to your unique operational needs. AccuWeigh is Australia’s largest supplier of weighbridges, weighing equipment and product inspection equipment with branches across Australia and you can take advantage of their extensive experience by calling 08 9259 5535 or by visiting their website, www.accuweigh.com.au.

Emirates Expands Its A380 Global Network

Emirates, the award-winning airline, notches up yet another first as it begins operation of the world’s first A380 commercial service f r o m Dubai to Australia and New Zealand, as Sydney and Auckland join Emirates’ rapidly-expanding A380 network.

Taking off f r o m its new home – Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport – EK 412 operated by Emirates’ revolutionary A380 aircraft arrived in Sydney and flew onwards to Auckland, carrying over 400 passengers. Emirates will operate its A380, dubbed ‘a premium hotel in the sky’, f r o m Dubai to Sydney and across to Auckland every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, becoming daily f r o m May 2009.

Advancing Emirates’ environmental programme, the A380 service also heralds a new era for flights Down Under, a green best-practice demonstration flight, and the use of the world’s most eco-efficient commercial airliner on the Indian Ocean for the first time.

The Emirates’ A380 sets a new milestone in environmental conservation, with measures being deployed to cut fuel burn and emissions on flights to/f r o m Australia and New Zealand as well as reduce journey time for passengers. The per seat fuel burn on the Emirates’ inaugural A380 flight is expected to be 20% less than normal flights, and offering better fuel economy per passenger mile than most hybrid passenger cars.

Richard Vaughan, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, East Asia and Australasia noted: “The start of A380 services on this route represents yet another initiative in Emirates’ partnership with Australia and New Zealand. Emirates is not only committing to offer a revolutionary in-flight experience to travellers f r o m these countries but is also enhancing capacity on the route – welcome news to tourism authorities of both countries as they seek to attract increasing number of visitors f r o m the Middle East.”

Despite a challenging global economic environment, visitors f r o m the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) visiting Australia are expected to grow by 8% this year and by 15% in 2010, according to a forecast by the Tourism Australia Aviation and Economics Team. Already, Emirates is carrying over 50% of all Gulf tourists visiting Australia. The airline’s robust network in the Middle East and North Africa comprises 194 flights per week to 16 key gateways.

“The growth in Emirates’ seat capacity by over 40 % is expected to encourage above-average growth of visitor arrivals and support both countries’ marketing efforts in the region,” added Vaughan.

The new service will also benefit Australians and New Zealanders travelling to their preferred cities in Europe and the Middle East, and will facilitate a seamless A380 experience on flights to Dubai f r o m Auckland/Sydney and onwards to London Heathrow – an important route for travellers f r o m both countries.

Post arrival in Sydney and Auckland, Emirates kicked off familiarization tours aboard its superjumbo. Emirates’ A380 has received glowing reviews f r o m passengers and the travel trade with its onboard Shower Spas, another industry first, that offers a whole new dimension of luxury air travel.

Set in a three-class configuration (14 First, 76 Business and 399 Economy Class seats) the Emirates A380 offers a level of comfort and space never seen before on a commercial airliner. The whole of the upper deck is dedicated to Premium Class passengers. First Class passengers can relax in flat-bed, massage-equipped Private Suites. Business Class passengers can enjoy a new generation of intelligent seating designed to ensure all 76 flat-bed seats have aisle access. Passengers in Economy can appreciate a more spacious ambience, enhanced further by generous seats and wider aisles.

Emirates bespoke and award-winning in-flight ICE system offers over 1000 channels of entertainment – the largest selection of programming in the skies.

About Emirates Airline:
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, is one of the world’s most successful and rapidly-expanding airlines. With a focus on high quality service and industry-leading products, Emirates has received over 400 international awards and accolades for excellence since its inception in 1985. Emirates is currently the only airline to operate non-stop flights to six continents f r o m one hub.

Via EPR Network
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