05 April 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that can be difficult to define, perhaps because the technology sounds too futuristic, or its applications too hypothetical. Bu the reality is that IoT is here now, and it has been for many years. In fact, most people and business use the IoT on a daily basis - even if they are unaware of it at the time. In bulk logistics, IoT is a real gamer-changer. Read More >>
01 March 2019
As more businesses embrace new technology and choose to ‘go digital’, the increase in data, speed of communications and ability to deploy real-time analytics has enabled a huge improvement in the efficiency and effectivity of the bulk logistics sector. But to get the most value of out of the latest technology, cloud-based solutions are often required to manage data and how it flows between devices and management systems, ensuring the right people have access to the latest data to make informed decisions. Read More >>
22 February 2019
Today, Industry 4.0 is making its presence felt across all aspects of the manufacturing process, including the supply chain. For bulk logistics companies, Supply Chain 4.0 represents a faster, more responsive and more efficient operational approach. Read More >>
22 February 2019
According to respected market analysts Gartner, Global IT spending is set to increase despite Brexit, recession and tariff rumours. Gartner predicts global IT spending will reach $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2% from 2018. If the ‘gloom and doom’ predictions prove correct and Brexit helps to trigger another recessionary period, notably for the UK, why on earth would business organisations contemplate spending increases? This article explains why IT spending in a recessionary period can be critical to survival. Read More >>
08 October 2018
Like any other industry, the bulk logistics sector is subject to a huge variety of ever-changing factors and influences, ranging from the technological to the social, the economic to the geopolitical.
While focusing on your own operational performance is key to success, no commercial organisation can afford to only look inwards. Here are the bulk logistics industry trends that should be on your business radar.
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14 July 2017
TouchStar has built the TS3200 around three core principles: durability, safety and ease of use. Designed to be rugged from the inside-out, each of the TS3200’s components are housed in an ultra-shock-absorbent rubber matrix. This unique approach to shock dispersal differentiates the TS3200 from its competitors by placing durability at the heart of the device, rather than adding a boot or bumper as an afterthought to the standard tablet. Read More >>
09 June 2017
Vehicles and new technology are often thought of as having a close relationship. The latest models are usually stocked full of new gadgets, designed to improve safety, offer more entertainment or help with navigation. But the truth is that vehicle manufacturers have lagged behind the IT industry for some time. The latest advancements in in-car technology are usually improvements that have previously been offered through mobile devices and other forms of tech. Read More >>
20 April 2017
Technology’s impact on the logistics sector has been huge to say the least, but it will only continue to help businesses if it’s always evolving to meet their changing needs. That’s exactly why TouchStar is – and always will be - committed to improving its products. Here is how. Read More >>
20 April 2017
Logistics businesses generate huge volumes of data. Now, the DVSA want your information and by so you’ll be part of their earned recognition scheme. Find out more. Read More >>
13 April 2017
Adequate maintenance of your fleet of vehicles can cut your business’s running costs and streamline spending. By maintaining your vehicles properly – whether they’re HGVs, vans or cars – you stand to make significant savings in the long run. Read More >>
21 December 2016
The last 12 months has seen some of the toughest conditions for the oil and gas industry in recent memory. Technology can help to streamline downstream operations.
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