Lindsay Australia Limited, which listed on the ASX in December 2002, is an integrated transport, logistics and rural supply company. Lindsay Australia is an expanding force in Australia’s transport and logistics sector. The company’s growth strategy is centered around providing a range of “end to end” services to the food processing, food services, fresh produce, rural and horticultural sectors.
The company’s extensive east coast network of 28 depots and refrigerated warehouses, was created following the merger of one of Australia’s largest private transport companies, Lindsay Brothers Transport, and P&H Rural Supplies on 16 December 2002. With 28 depots across the eastern sea board of Australia accessing core business applications via Microsoft Terminal Services, Lindsay Australia faced an increasing need to provide reliable and fast printing to its operations staff..
Business Challenge: Sligro Food Group, the market leader in food services and challenger in supermarkets in Holland, has built its business on a promise: when a restaurant, hotel, or other food service customer places an order, that order will be filled on time, every time. “When one of your most important deliverables is reliability, it is very difficult to explain to your customers when that’s not the case,” says Maurice van Veghel, chief information officer, Sligro…
Network Solution: In van Veghel’s previous positions leading other large IT departments, he had worked with Cisco extensively. When he received the go-ahead to overhaul Sligro’s infrastructure, Cisco was his immediate choice. “For me, it’s very simple: you go with the people you trust,” he says. “I had used Cisco infrastructure for many years. I gained a level of confidence that not only is Cisco equipment excellent, but also Cisco is a company that understands that problems like the ones we were experiencing are simply not acceptable.”…
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Introduction: Hospitals are significant generators of municipal solid waste. Major contributors to the nonhazardous hospital waste stream are: food service activities, medical and surgical services, and housekeeping operations. Food service activities produce compostable waste from inventory loss, food preparation, and uneaten portions of meals. Napkins, straws, cups, and cup lids are also added to the waste stream by most food service operations.
In addition, food preparation produces the following packaging waste: plastic containers, wraps, and bags; corrugated boxes; and containers consisting of glass, aluminum, and steel. Expanded polystyrene dish ware and other plastic utensils are discarded in significant quantity by hospital food services that use disposable dishware.x Read more..