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Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

The New Digital Format of the magazine has been created to be intuitively interactive, easily navigable and optimised for viewing on a desktop or mobile device.

This edition features a Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems (TMS). For this report, we spoke with a number of leading analysts and vendors within the Transportation Management Systems space about current trends and possible future innovations within this critically important industry sector.

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – has announced that, following the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

In response to reports from FTA’s members that commercial drivers are being refused entry to businesses’ toilet facilities due to COVID-19 concerns, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments: “FTA is urging businesses to drop their bans on commercial drivers using their toilet facilities, following reports from FTA members that this is occurring across the nation.

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

By Jeff Schmitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Zebra Technologies.

You may use a number of different technologies to help improve the safety and security of your warehousing operations. Yet, many warehouse and distribution center (DC) operators forget about how powerful their printers can be in proactive security and safety efforts and that needs to change. Especially with management tools like PrintSecure, companies can encrypt connections, allow only permitted access and regularly update their printers to address new threats.

UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers, says FTA

UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers, says FTA

Vital logistics workers must be excluded from the government’s restrictive post-Brexit immigration policy, according FTA, the business group representing all of the logistics sector.

New Talent in Logistics Conference to Tackle Employee Engagement

New Talent in Logistics Conference to Tackle Employee Engagement

Talent in Logistics has announced the details of its new Engage Conference, designed to help HR, talent and operational professionals in transport and logistics embrace the challenges of employee engagement.

Global trade rules changed for 2020 – Don’t get caught out

Global trade rules changed for 2020 – Don’t get caught out

The international trade rules, widely known as Incoterms have come into force this month, changing how the international trade of goods is conducted potentially having a major impact on importers and exporters across the globe.

Prioritise logistics or risk supply chain chaos, FTA tells UK Brexit negotiators

Prioritise logistics or risk supply chain chaos, FTA tells UK Brexit negotiators

If the UK is to continue to trade efficiently with the EU, its biggest and closest market, there are six key areas the UK’s negotiators and government need to prioritise in the opening stages of talks with Europe about their future trading relationship, according to FTA, the business organisation which represents the logistics industry.

Take your business to the next level with a TMS - Free E-Book

Take your business to the next level with a TMS - Free E-Book

Transportation has changed significantly,and some ways of working just don't cut it in 2020. On the one hand, businesses need flexible transport options, able to respond to last minute demands. On the other, they need to plan ahead, find synergies, mitigate risks and keep their supply chains lean and cost effective.

Download the FREE ebook and discover how a TMS can take you to the next level.

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Up and coming third party logistics (3PL) provider, Yantra Fulfilment, has published its top 10 tips on what to look out for when selecting a fulfilment partner.

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