AMCAP hooked on fishing!
Congratulations to the winners of the AMCAP Social Club “Fishing Day Out” raffle!
Departing Hillary’s Yacht Club at a leisurely 9am on Sunday May 7, our lucky winners were welcomed aboard “Legendre”, a 43 foot Westcoaster ex-cray boat for a day of fishing by Skipper, Neil Thomson, Client Services/Subaru Divisional Manager. Perfect weather conditions were enjoyed on the day with the sun shining and a moderate easterly breeze promising to drop off to produce crystal clear conditions.
The girls from the warehouse were the first off the mark with Bec Bateman landing a cuttlefish which was graciously allowed to live another day. Next up was Deb Clarke catching her first ever fish which might have been a wrasse that was also returned to the ocean. It was clear that the girls had fishing skills which encouraged everyone else to perform.
Finally, the men started to tighten the drag bringing up wrasse, scorpion fish, butterfish and all manner of non-keepers. Eventually, Phil Pledger (STP) reminded everyone what we were there for landing a massive King George whiting. The game was on and then it was Richard Creed (whose wife Kay is in Accounts) catching a flathead, Marc Russo (Holden) whiting, Paras Shah (Admin) whiting but it was Wayne Clarke who took out the honors of Catch of the Day landing a size Baldchin Groper on whiting tackle! Great job Wayne and hopefully Sandra (canteen) will convert that into some tasty fish and chips for you both to enjoy!
Not everyone is born to be a fisherman (or fisherwoman) and it didn’t take Karan Freysen (Charl from IT’s wife) long to find a relaxing beanbag in the sun whilst enjoying a glass or two of bubbly!
So, with the business side of the day completed, the group headed for “Little Island” surrounded by happy water to enjoy a delicious BBQ burger lunch.
A great day was had by all with each of the winners going home with fish they caught plus a rod, reel and tackle box courtesy of Martin Watts, Divisional Manager, Coatings.
Pictured L-R: Richard Creed , Paras Shah, Marc Russo, Rebecca Bateman, Phil Pledger, Wayne Clarke , Karin Freysen , Charl Freysen , Debbie Clarke and the Skipper, Neil Thomson on the top deck
Subaru do a genuinely rewarding Christmas
Subaru Parts WA’s customers were vying for a trip to Fiji by purchasing parts during a Christmas promotion running through November and December in 2016.
All GetGenuine members were eligible to participate earning triple Qantas points for purchases of driveshafts, short engines, turbo chargers, suspension struts, brake pads and brake discs.
The winners were drawn on 15 March 2017 with prizes going to three of Subaru Parts WA’s customers including 1st prize.
A trip to Fiji including flights, 5 nights’ accommodation and transfers for two people
2ND PRIZE: A bonus 50,000 Qantas Points
3RD – 10TH PRIZE
J & M Smash repairs & S Technics
$50 Coles-Myer gift cards
Pictured: L-R: D&T Panel’s Steve Lopresti, Neil Thomson (Subaru Parts WA), Tony Lopresti
Skipper Transport Parts Easter Trading
Skipper Transport Parts WA branches would like to notify their WA customers of changes in trading hours of the Easter break.
From Good Friday until Easter Monday, all WA branches will be closed, this includes Saturday 15th April.
Normal trading will resume on Tuesday 18th April.
The Future of Logistics – Driven by Technology
Get a front row seat to all the technological developments in the logistics industry
What’s in store for the future of logistics? Drones? Hover cars? Or better yet, instant delivery and distribution via teleportation? Could be. According to Industry Week, the global logistics market is estimated to be worth about $4 trillion a year, which represents a whopping 10% of the global GDP. The global transportation services market is also one of the fastest growing sectors, with an annual growth of 7% since 2011.
You can forgive mankind for its appetite for improving logistics with greater efficiency – as it’s a pursuit that makes the future very bright. The scope for technological advancement is virtually limitless. Read on to see what’s on the horizon and how technology will revolutionise logistics in the near future.
Why all the technological development in logistics?
Ambition has driven technological development. Similarly, though, it has been spurred on by a host of other factors, including:
With consumers relocating and increasingly mobile, meeting their requirements at multiple locations calls for improved flexibility.
- Multi-channel shoring
From the physical store to e-commerce, consumers are sourcing their goods in a variety of new ways that need to be supported by improved supply chain management.
Today’s consumer is more environmentally conscious and prefers goods sourced in an environmentally friendly way. They are increasingly calling for sustainable resolutions that reduce the wastage of resources and negative impacts on the environment.
Superior efficiency remains a primary source of competitive advantage with leading logistic companies, reducing the risk of delays while still securing speed to market.
As for the future, the supply chain will be trimmed to optimum efficiency and almost completely autonomous. Some of the developments we can look forward to include:
- 3D printing
Production will take place much closer to the consumer, facilitated by 3D printing. Instead of the manufacturing process happening thousands of kilometres away, goods will be printed at local production sites shortening the distance for delivery and cutting down on costs. Even goods that are needed periodically by a group of consumers, like replacement parts, can be printed as and when required.
- Machine-to-machine integration
Machine to machine (M2M) refers to any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans. This technology will allow a greater understanding of what is occurring at any given moment in terms of the performance of machines, energy consumption, inventory levels and distribution. Management will then adjust accordingly to optimize efficiency.
- Drone delivery
Drones have been used for picturesque aerial photography, mapping and surveying, but the future could see them decongesting traffic on the roads and delivering goods across the skies. While the loads they will be able to carry will be limited, it would be an ideal support system for first and last mile logistics.
- Driverless vehicles
Yes, Self-Driving Vehicles (SDV) are fast becoming a reality and the implications for the logistics industry are nothing short of huge. It will usher in the era of the autonomous fleet. Benefits of this include massive cost savings on fuel and labour, and will result in less delays and accidents, reducing overall shipping costs in the process.
- Robotic warehouse management
When human effort is exerted, there is invariably an opportunity for automated improvements to be implemented. The future could see the widespread adoption of mobile warehouse robots that manage inventory loading, unloading and transporting goods. They will be able to do so up to four times more efficiently than a human could. Amazon has already been making use of this technology through its team of Kiva robots that feature intelligent navigation to fulfil orders, and has reaped the benefits.
Third-party logistic providers (3PLs) and other logistics entities are awaiting the rollout of these new technologies, not only to increase their profit margins but to improve the customer experience. The distance between the consumer market and the goods they demand is closing fast, while the convenience factor is fast increasing.
AMCAP is an innovative logistics company with a passion for superior service delivery and technological advancements. We take great pride in providing effective solutions for the commercial and industrial auto sectors, contact AMCAP Distributors today.