Critical Issues

Delivering in the city

Delivering in the city

Congestion is a critical city logistics issue. Craig Ryder, director of Go Supply Chain, explores some of the many solutions to getting deliveries through the last mile challenge.

Congestion, created by both road freight and passenger vehicles, means slower speeds resulting in longer trip times. Factors are mounting to make congestion a critical urban logistics issue, not least the rapidly expanding urban population.

3G vehicle cameras can cut premiums by more than half, says First Insurance Group

3G vehicle cameras can cut premiums by more than half, says First Insurance Group

First Insurance Solutions, a specialist commercial insurance broker, is using 3G vehicle cameras to implement risk management that is reducing insurance premiums for its fleet clients by as much as 55% in some cases.

Out-of-hours deliveries could lead to more death on our roads if safety is not given top priority

Out-of-hours deliveries could lead to more death on our roads if safety is not given top priority

According to road safety campaigner SteerSafe, more has to be done to protect cyclists during winter evenings and early mornings – as the number of cyclists killed after dark in the UK continues to rise.

The seven critical steps to successful warehouse automation

The seven critical steps to successful warehouse automation

Omnichannel retailers are turning their attentions to warehouse automation. The reasons may be all too apparent, but the path to a successful project is not so obvious, writes Neil Adcock, Consulting Partner at Bis Henderson Consulting.

How mobile robots will transform material handling and logistics industries

How mobile robots will transform material handling and logistics industries

By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx.

Mobile robotics in material handling and logistics will become a $75bn market by 2027. It will then more than double by 2038.

The Impact of digitalisation and status of the supply chain profession are driving a global talent shortage crisis

The Impact of digitalisation and status of the supply chain profession are driving a global talent shortage crisis

DHL has called upon industry leaders to recognise the growing talent gap crisis in the supply chain sector.

UK Big Box warehouse market remains positive despite reduced take-up in first half of 2017

UK Big Box warehouse market remains positive despite reduced take-up in first half of 2017

JLL has published its H1 2017 UK Big Box Industrial & Logistics research which reveals the following:

10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient

An infographic by Peoplevox.

By analysing the orders you receive throughout the course of a year, you can identify trends that will help you to position your stock more effectively.

CILT urges Government to be stronger with air quality plan

CILT urges Government to be stronger with air quality plan

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) believes too much responsibility is being placed on local authorities to take action on the overall air quality issue, in light of the Government's recently released Air Quality Plan.

New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

New antistatic rules for lift trucks handling flammable waste

Forklift trucks used in solvent recovery and waste treatment plants will be required to have even greater safety measures from November 2017.

The new EN1755:2015* standard is expected to affect the management of ATEX compliant lift trucks when static becomes considered a "normal" occurrence in Zone 2 hazardous areas.