May 17, 2020

Toyota extend their safety campaign into 2013

Toyota
Forklifts
Safety
IMHX
Freddie Pierce
2 min
Toyota forklifts is extending its range of safety resources
Follow @Ella_Copeland Materials handling equipment provider Toyota Forklifts are extending 2012s year of safety campaign, ‘Taking Care with Toyot...

Materials handling equipment provider Toyota Forklifts are extending 2012’s year of safety campaign, ‘Taking Care with Toyota’, into 2013, which provides free safety awareness resources to companies using dangerous equipment and machinery.

 

During last year’s campaign, Toyota provided over 1250 free resources to over 450 different companies through requests for free safety resources via the corporate website, in addition to distributing resources at over 25 regional shows and national exhibitions.

 

Tony Wallis, Sales and Marketing Director for Toyota Material Handling UK says 
“Taking Care with Toyota focuses on three elements: product, people and process. By working closely with customers and prospects during 2012 it has become evident that by raising awareness and providing support we can help customers, not only to improve safety, but also help them to improve their processes and reduce costs”.

 

The coming year will see further development to the Toyota free resource range, which currently features manual handling guides, forklift safety guides and a number of safety posters. New materials will include additional best practice guides plus items relating to the Toyota Production System (TPS). In addition, Toyota will continue to provide regular best practice information and a TPS roadmap through its quarterly e-newsletter Toyota Knowledgebase.  Requests for free resources or to subscribe to Toyota Knowledgebase visit www.toyota-forklifts.co.uk.

 

Wallis adds “We want to be a partner to our customers, and Taking Care with Toyota encompasses everything that Toyota as a company stands for. We aim to understand our customers businesses and provide products and solutions that can help support the whole operation. This is why Taking Care with Toyota will be our key message at IMHX (International Materials Handling Exhibition) in March 2013”.

 

Toyota Material Handling has also extended their relationship with EU-OSHA for 2012 / 2013 as elected sponsor of the new campaign ‘Working Together for Risk Prevention’. This campaign focuses on developing research, training and sharing expertise to promote safe working environments, which compliments Taking Care with Toyota activities.

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Jun 8, 2021

DHL Claim Multi-Sector Collaboration Key to Fighting COVID

DHL
Supplychain
COVID19
Logistics
3 min
Global logistics leader DHL’s new white paper highlights what supply chain professionals have learned one year into the pandemic

Since January, global logistics leader DHL has distributed more than 200 million doses of the COVID vaccine to 120+ countries around the globe. While the US and UK recently rolled out immunisation plans to most citizens, countries with less developed infrastructure still desperately need more doses. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which currently has one of the highest per-capita immunisation rates, the government set up storage facilities to cover domestic and international demand. But storage, as we’ve learned, is little help if you can’t transport the goods.

 

This is where logistics leaders such as DHL make their impact. The company built over 50 new partnerships, bilateral and multilateral, to collaborate with pharmaceutical and private sector firms. With more than 350 DHL centres pressed into service, the group operated 9,000+ flights to ship the vaccine where it needed to go. 


 

Public-Private Partnerships

With new pandemic knowledge, DHL just released its “Revisiting Pandemic Resilience” white paper, which examined the role of logistics and supply chain companies in handling COVID-19. As Thomas Ellman, Head of Clinical Trials Logistics at DHL, said: “The past one year has highlighted the importance of logistics and supply chain management to manage the pandemic, ensure business continuity and protect public health. It has also shown us that together we are stronger”. 

 

Multisector partnerships, DHL said, enabled rapid, effective vaccine distribution. While international scientists developed a vaccine in record time—five times faster than any other vaccine in history—manufacturers ramped up production and logistics teams rolled out distribution three times faster than expected. When commercial routes faced backups, logistics operators worked with military officers to transport vaccines via helicopters and boats. 

 

In the UAE, the public-private HOPE Consortium distributed billions of COVID-19 doses to its civilians as well as other countries in need by partnering with commercial organisations such as DHL. For the first time, apropo for an unprecedented pandemic, logistics companies made strong connections with public health and government.

 

“While the race against the virus continues, leveraging the power of such collaborations and data analytics will be key”, said Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL and Head of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We need to remain prepared for high patient and vaccine volumes, maintain logistics infrastructure and capacity, while planning for seasonal fluctuations by providing a stable and well-equipped platform for the years to come”. 


 

How Do We Sustain Immunisation? 

By the end of 2021, experts estimate that we need approximately 10 billion doses of vaccines—many of which will be shipped to areas of the world, such as India, South Africa, and Brazil, that lack significant infrastructure. This is perhaps the greatest divide between countries that have rolled out successful immunisation programmes and those that have not. As Busch noted, “the UAE’s significant investments in creating robust air, sea, and land infrastructure facilitated logistics and vaccine distribution, helping us keep supply chains resilient”. 

 

Neither is the novel coronavirus a one-time affair. If predictions hold, COVID will be similar to seasonal colds or the flu: here to stay. When fall comes around each year, governments will need to vaccinate the world as quickly as possible to ensure long-term immunisation against the virus. This time, logistics companies must be better prepared. 


Yet global immunisation, year after year, is no small order. To keep reinfection rates low and slow the spread of COVID, governments will likely need 7-9 billion annual doses of the vaccine to meet that mark. And if DHL’s white paper is any judge of success, multi-sector supply chain partnerships will set the gold standard.

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