Critical Issues

Government Office for Science to address transport challenges of the future at Microlise Transport Conference

Government Office for Science to address transport challenges of the future at Microlise Transport Conference

A senior UK policy maker, who supports the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser in providing advice directly to the Prime Minister, will speak at the Microlise Transport Conference on the 17 May.

Why automation alone won’t kill the freight forwarder

Why automation alone won’t kill the freight forwarder

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reacted to current speculation that Amazon and Uber may be about to launch their own global freight brokerage businesses by underlining "the vastly challenging and circuitous landscape" that traditional freight forwarders and brokers operate in on a daily basis.

Will we see the 'uberisation' of the delivery market?

Will we see the 'uberisation' of the delivery market?

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Technology has transformative powers. It's not just enabling better ways of doing things but also driving the development of new products and the provision of new services.

Why sellers could leave Amazon’s cargo airline grounded

Why sellers could leave Amazon’s cargo airline grounded

By Jonathan Bellwood, Founder & CEO, Peoplevox.

As the global retailing giant strives to maintain maximum share of shoppers' wallets, Amazon is now investing 1.5bn dollars in an air cargo hub to support a fleet of "Prime Air" freight planes.

Brexit and road haulage - the customs control danger

Brexit and road haulage - the customs control danger

Brexit could seriously damage Britain's food supplies because customs problems could cripple supply chains.

Report highlights looming urban food logistics crisis

Report highlights looming urban food logistics crisis

A major new study offers valuable insights into the current issues and potential strategic solutions to the current and future challenges facing food and drink supply chains in London and other major population centres across the UK.

We’re only human

We’re only human

Picking the appropriate WMS system can ease the burden on retailers' hard pressed warehouse personnel, writes Jonathan Bellwood, CEO, Peoplevox.

Five trends in IT and digital communications in 2017

Five trends in IT and digital communications in 2017

Continued digitisation of documentation and mobile workforces. But also continued strong growth for Push to Talk in areas such as security, crisis, logistics and healthcare. GroupTalks CEO Magnus Hedberg writes about what he believes are the strongest trends in IT and digital communications in 2017.

Optimising goods-in efficiencies

Optimising goods-in efficiencies

For manufacturers, an effective goods-in regime – i.e. taking delivery of components and raw materials for production/sub-assembly and booking them in quickly and accurately – is key to production and storage good practice. However, for many companies this ideal remains a goal rather than a reality.

Midland Pallet Trucks calls for MPs to listen to retail workers this festive season

Midland Pallet Trucks calls for MPs to listen to retail workers this festive season

The Boxing Day argument has been gaining momentum over the last few weeks. Retail workers have been calling for shops to stay closed on Boxing Day, instead of opening at the crack of dawn ready for eager bargain-hunters to find their newest purchase.