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Leaders in Logistics - Meet the sponsor: LOC8by ASC Staff on Nov 3, 2016
LOC8, a key provider of forklift equipment and solutions in the Middle East logistics sector has signed on as a sponsor of the Leaders in Logistics summit taking place on November 8th, 2016.
ArabianSupplyChain.com sat down with Stewart Arbuckle, managing director at LOC8.
Why is it important that you support the Leaders in Logistics Summit?
Loc8 is a company built on a passion for logistics and prides itself on being a creative partner that helps logistics decision makers optimise their facilities and we therefore recognize the tough environment they operate in and are delighted to help in the making of such an event.
What do you think are the main challenges facing the logistics industry in 2016?
One such challenge is the rapid growth in E-Commerce and the logistics demands this brings, largely more SKU’s, lots of smaller picks and pressure on very quick ‘pick to order’ timelines.
What most excites you about the UAE logistics industry in 2016?
In tough times and a growingly competitive and demanding logistics market place we are excited at the challenge of helping new and existing clients in making sure they are operating the best practice warehouse in order to allow them to thrive and grow their businesses.
What are the main topics you expect to come up at the Leaders in Logistics Summit?
E-Commerce for sure will come up, automation in the DC and questions on how best to design your loading dock environment.
What are the latest product/service launches from your company?
Having such a large range of products which we are always adding to, but if I was to pick one it would be our truly niche bi-parting fast action freezer doors. At 2m per second there is no door like it in the market place and it will provide users with the lowest possible heat exchange from a cold store.
What other news can we expect from your company in 2016/2017?
It would have to be our introduction of our range of fork trucks from Europe which is a huge range with a solution for every industry sector.