Toyota Material Handling sponsors The Logistics Award categories 'Operations Large' and 'Operations SME' in 2017. We interview Tony Wallis, sales and marketing director at the company, on what makes a logistics operation successful? Kirsty Adams reports.
Kirsty Adams: What type of logistics operation will be most successful in the next five years?
SHD: The most successful logistics operations will be those who embrace the advances in technology and fully incorporate truck management systems into their daily operation. Operations that are flexible, efficient and innovative, with the ability to scale and pivot in response to changing market conditions.
Kirsty Adams: How is Toyota Material Handling helping to improve logistics operations in 2017?
SHD: Toyota Material Handling is helping by making it easy for logistics operations to be flexible, efficient and innovative. This spans all areas from offering the right solution, including picking trucks for the small parcel market through to different fuel technologies to assist with carbon reduction. Contracts with built-in flexibility are available from short term through to long term. Finally, our truck management system, I_Site, gives useful, real time information to organisations creating the opportunity to make meaningful changes and improve efficiency.