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VMTs and their essential role in forklift safety

In logistics operations, safety can be addressed in both the physical and digital realm. In both instances, capable on-board computing plays a key role.  Most companies when questioned about best practice will have safety well and truly embedded into an operational matrix, as opposed to treating it as a mandated bolt-on, which just adds complexity…

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JLT computers mounted on Solar’s forklifts boost warehouse operations and increase on-time delivery

This video, featuring Solar, a Danish sourcing and services company, shows how JLT’s forklift-mounted computers enable smooth warehouse operations and reduce the risk of delayed deliveries thanks to their tracking system. The combination of great network connectivity and reliable hardware and software allows operators to know from start to end, what path an item is…

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Five ways to make IT your port’s hero, not its headache

Free guide how to make IT your ports hero not its headache

A vital element sustaining port efficiency is its IT infrastructure. So what can you do to ensure your IT solution enables you to achieve the best possible throughput for your terminal? This guide will take you through key topics to ensure a port achieves its throughput targets and offers practical ideas on how to keep…

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How to increase productivity in the warehouse

Guide front page: How to increase productivity in your warehouse

Productivity, increasing capacity, efficiency, improving output – whatever you call it, doing things faster is one of many demands placed on warehouses today. But how can you speed things up successfully and sustainably? One aspect that could have a positive impact is your mobile devices. Find out how they could be a barrier to productivity…

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Why rugged IT is a must for cold storage use

Cold storage warehouse rugged computers JLT Mobile Computers

Cold chain management is all about making sure the products always keep the right temperature. For operations to run smoothly in cold storage facilities, different types of IT devices are needed. But what happens to them when they’re subjected to low temperatures? In this blog post, we find out. All eyes on cold chain management…

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Common mistakes in rugged computer RFPs

Common mistakes in rugged computer RFPs

RFPs are designed to result in the most cost-competitive solution for a business. However, sometimes an ineffective process can lead to ineffective solutions. In this blog, we’ll look at three ways RFP processes can fail – planning, documentation and decision criteria. Pitfall one – insufficient or bad planning You need to put out a RFP…

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Choose the right supplier for reliable rugged computers in ports

Port container terminals keep the world’s supply chain moving. Each one is a carefully choreographed operation and any chink in their armor or break in the chain can cause costly delays and unhappy customers. Ports depend on reliability, especially from their rugged computers. How reliable rugged computers boost productivity Unreliable rugged computers can lead to…

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Boost network connectivity at your container port

Connectivity Container Terminal Ports JLT Mobile Computers

Container ports depend on technology to be competitive and digitalization is opening up new ways to maximize the efficiency in operations. However these opportunities also bring challenges. Bandwidth heavy processes, security concerns and mounting compliance put strain on your network. But to keep things moving you need first class connectivity. Ports need constant connectivity to…

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How to tune your IT system to boost productivity in your port

When a container port is operating at its highest productivity level it’s like a well-orchestrated symphony. Port vehicles, ocean-going vessels, trucks and trains all move in time and in tune. To achieve this masterpiece, you need a good conductor – your IT system. Ports today enable vital supply lines for global goods and it’s an…

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Missed throughput? Computer breakdown could be the cause

Rugged devices from JLT in ports

Throughput can make or break a container port. With business-critical IT systems providing the backbone to operations, everything needs to work seamlessly 24/7. It’s a business where every second has a price. And when a computer breaks down, the effects are felt much further than you think. Takes hours to recover There’s a tale about…

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How to approach port automation to really drive up throughput

Keeping the world’s supply chain moving means every second really does count. Ports base their success on the amount of goods they move through their facilities – called throughput. Increasing this throughput is the number one priority. In this blog we hear from Tomas Girdzevičius, CEO at Autepra, JLT partner and IT systems integrator working…

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The real cost of an IT breakdown in a warehouse

Today’s warehouses depend on business-critical IT systems to keep goods moving through the facility. With tight deadlines and challenging targets to meet, every second really does count. So when IT breaks down, it’s a serious problem. But the cost is much more than just a broken device.   It takes time to recover There’s an…

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Volvo picks JLT to improve connectivity on forklifts

Volvo is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales in about 100 countries. Volvo Car Body Components manufactures body components (doors, hoods, tailgates, frames) for Volvo’s various car models. The factory has delivered components to Volvo since the car maker was formed in 1927 and became part of…

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Five reasons your warehouse productivity is down

Maximizing productivity is the holy grail of warehouses. When it works, the flow of goods in and out works like a well-oiled machine and targets are met. But when it malfunctions, efficiency drops and those targets become harder to reach.  There are lots of things that impact productivity, both positively and negatively. In this blogpost we’re going to look at how technology can turn from an enabler into a…

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JLT helps haulage company reduce CO2 emissions

Haulage companies provide vital services transporting goods from A to B across the world. With increasing focus on the climate, many are looking to cut emissions. One way to maximize reductions is with an in-vehicle computer. Bennesveds Åkeri AB is a haulage contractor based in the south of Sweden. The company provides lumber haulage services…

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Poor connectivity in the warehouse – the trickle-down effect

You know that moment when your cell phone loses connection and your call is dropped? You were midsentence, explaining something and the line goes dead. You have to wait until you’re back in range, call the number, start your story from the beginning and what happens? You’ve lost your flow. Lost flow in the warehouse Warehouses with poor connectivity suffer a similar problem. A forklift driver depends on constant access to vital information about where to go and what…

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How to engage your warehouse workforce to boost productivity

When you think about warehouse assets that help you increase your productivity, what comes to mind? Your inventory? Your vehicles? Your IT? These are all correct answers, but what people often forget is the important role your employees play in running an efficient and successful operation. Turn the unmotivated into the super interested As with…

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Rugged computers increase efficiency in precision agriculture

“The compact format, high performance and great resistance to wear and tear makes the rugged PCs from JLT very suitable to our needs,” comments Steketee’s R&D Director. Steketee is one of the leading companies in the field of mechanical weeding technology for precision agriculture. The company is part of the family-owned LEMKEN group and has…

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Choose the right solution provider

Today we base our purchasing decisions on much more than just the product. A list of features is no longer enough to convince us to buy. Discover some key questions you should ask rugged manufacturers to find the right one for your business in this short video with Eric Miller, CEO of JLT USA.

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The 3 major business costs of IT failure

Computer breakdowns and downtime can have severe cost implications for all types of businesses. In some high-throughput situations such as logistics, even minor computer glitches can cause severe operational disruption that takes hours or days to put right. This is why it’s important to consider these costs carefully and invest in the right equipment, of…

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