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All Ireland Supply Chain: Brexit - FREE Event! 24 January 2018

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All Ireland Supply Chain: Brexit - FREE Event! 24 January 2018

Event date: 24/01/2018 13:30 - 17:00 Export event

CILT Ireland and the UK invite members and stakeholders to our ALL IRELAND BREXIT event which has been designed to form solutions to the main issues and give a voice to the industry in these uncertain times. 
Hear from Enterprise Ireland, DTTAS, Inter Trade Ireland, Glanbia and AEB Software Solutions on preparing for Brexit, the implications on trade and the future. 

Practical advice will be given on specific Brexit-related issues such as rules of origin, tariffs, non-tariff barriers and the movement of goods.

Plus, one-to-one support at tailored workshops and clinics led by experts.

This event is not to be missed, put it in your diaries now for 2018! 


Wednesday, January 24. Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth.



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«March 2018»

Volvo Trucks’ Pioneering Automation Work Places Importance On Safety

The steady advancement of vehicle automation technologies creates exciting possibilities for the future of the transport industry and society as a whole. Volvo Trucks has been at the forefront of this global evolution for well over two decades and believes automation will increasingly transform the way we live and work in the coming years.

The technological possibilities of tomorrow have intrigued and inspired us for generations; today, technology moves faster than ever. Robots are taking over service industries. Cars and trucks are capable of driving themselves.

This rapid advancement in technology can give the impression of a rather faceless and functional future, but that’s not Volvo’s vision. Automation already plays a huge part in our lives and, for Volvo Trucks, people have always been and will remain at the center of a forward-thinking philosophy. As technology now moves to a point where seemingly radical new concepts are within reach, Volvo Trucks continues to develop practical solutions to help make the lives of professional drivers, motor carriers and other road users safer and easier.

“At some point in the future, self-driving Volvo trucks will be a reality on our roads in North America and part of our society, probably starting in confined or private areas under controlled conditions,” said Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North America.

“We continue preparing for deployment of trucks with higher levels of advanced driver assistance systems, but exact timing depends on many things, namely regulations, infrastructure and safety standards, and market demand,” he added.

Volvo Trucks globally released films “Automation – the Big Change” and “Automation – Driving into the Future” that explore future truck technology. The two-part film shows the vision and purpose behind the ongoing global automation work by Volvo Trucks, as well as the hopes and concerns of those whose daily lives it will impact.

“Automation will improve productivity and safety,” said Sasko Cuklev, Volvo Trucks’ global director of autonomous solutions. “It will allow us to optimize traffic management and route planning, and reduce equipment wear. Automation will help us develop more energy efficient solutions, and with solutions like platooning we will be able to decrease fuel consumption.”

While a shift toward using fully automated vehicles forms part of the development, Volvo Trucks remains focused on a stepwise approach to implementing advanced driver assistance systems to enhance the driver profession and help further increase safety, productivity and convenience.

“Automation is not about eliminating jobs,” said Ann-Sofi Karlsson, Volvo Trucks’ global director of human factors for automation.  “Skilled professional drivers will still be in high demand. As trade and the world population continues to grow, so does the transport of goods. Automation is about making it more efficient.”

Safety remains a top focus of Volvo Trucks’ global automation teams. Key truck automation pilot projects in mining operations, the refuse industry and sugar cane plantations have already demonstrated that automated technology has potential to not only improve safety but vastly increase productivity, while truck platooning on highways offers the possibility of improved safety and lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Volvo Trucks continues to explore platooning in North America.

By involving the customer in ongoing dialogue and research ab

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2018 Presidential Address: Helen Noble 22nd February at NMCI

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) held its 2018 Presidential Address on Thursday 22nd February at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

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Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace: Tuesday, 20th March, Cork.

20th March: Why not make Health & Wellbeing in the workplace one of your strategic goals for 2018.

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Luas And Transdev Group Support Campaign Aimed At Promoting A Safer Public Transport Environment For Women

Coinciding with International Women’s Day today (March 8th), Luas and Transdev Group are supporting the UITP & World Bank’s campaign “Public Transport for Me”, aimed at creating a safer public transport environment for women.

Launched today, “Public Transport for Me” is about advancing the safety, security and opportunities for women in public transport, believing that public transport must be safe and secure for all users.

According to the latest international study conducted by the UITP more than 90% of sexual harassment on public transport goes unreported while 80% of women are afraid of being harassed while using public transportation.

Furthermore, it was found that more than 80% of women have experienced harassment in public and shockingly, most women feel safer on the street than on public transport.

To learn more about the “Public Transport for Me” campaign visit for additional details.

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Nokia’s “Conscious Factory In A Box” Concept Ready To Meet Manufacturing Needs Of The Future

Late last month a Nokia-led group of 12 electronics industry players revealed the company’s “factory in a box” concept, showing how manufacturers can stay ahead of the demands of Industry 4.0 through agile production that can be packed, transported and brought back into service in a matter of hours.

The group, which started working on the concept in the summer of 2017, aimed to build a single electronics manufacturing line using cargo containers that can be moved to locations as demand dictates.

Collaboration was driven by the expected changes in manufacturing sparked by Industry 4.0, including cloud-based solutions, robotics and new electronic manufacturing IoT solutions, all of which will demand greater agility and flexibility from manufacturers. Potential use cases include:

  • Building for ‘country of origin’ requirements – The container can be driven to a location, build the required volume, and then be moved again as needed.
  • New product introduction – With new products, time to market is a competitive advantage. By moving the “factory in a box” to partners, prototyping can be quickly done and fixes quickly performed and tested.
  • Disaster recovery – When a site is hit by a natural disaster, business continuity plans kick in but can take time. With a spare portable factory, critical customer orders can still be achieved in a timely manner.

In late 2017, the project took a step forward at Nokia’s Digital Creativity Lab opening in Munich, where a cargo container with a collaborative robot assembly station was packed, moved to a new location by truck, then restarted within hours at the new location where small Lego cars were assembled, proving the precision of the machines.

The final step in the proof of concept was achieved on February 9, 2018, when full electronic manufacturing of a printed circuit board and robotic assembly and testing took place. The group – Nokia, Beta Layout, DHL, Fuji, HARTING, Isel, isoloc, MTEK Consulting, Mycronic, Rehm Thermal Systems, Viscom, and 42Q – now plans to demonstrate this full capability at the Hanover Messe in April 2018.

The companies contributed the following:

  • Nokia: wireless communication for the solution, as well as experience in deploying Industry 4.0 solutions in its own operations
  • Beta Layout: support with the PCB
  • DHL: leading transportation know-how
  • Fuji: SMT manufacturing technology
  • HARTING: RFID solution for tracking, tracing and production control
  • Isel: workstation support with specialized pallets
  • Isoloc: motion softening solution
  • MTEK Consulting: operational expertise and robotics
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