Critical Issues

Partnership drives growth and success

Partnership drives growth and success

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager for Brandsafe, considers the critical role aftersales care and partnership plays in delivering the highest standards of safety and protection in the warehouse and logistics environment.

It should really go without saying that taking care of your customers once you have provided and installed products is best practice and the number one priority for any supplier.

A revolution in control and transparency is coming

A revolution in control and transparency is coming

If you consider the changes that have hit over the past ten months, I think you’d agree that the human race has proven its adaptability. Adaptability to new technologies such as Track and Trace; adaptability towards wearing face masks; towards hand washing and the difficulties of isolation.

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Campaign launches to encourage more women into supply chain and logistics roles

Recruitment platform, Monster, is appealing for more women to consider roles in the logistics, transportation and supply chain industry following a surge in the number of job vacancies available in the sector.

Road transport capacity and prices on the European spot market are rising again

Road transport capacity and prices on the European spot market are rising again

This is the result of the current evaluation of the transport market monitor (TMM). The online service is provided by Tim Consult on the basis of transport data of more than 1.8 million freight loads per year.

Leading risk management provider advises on tougher forklift safety measures ahead of peak season

Leading risk management provider advises on tougher forklift safety measures ahead of peak season

As we enter a season of unprecedented e-commerce sales, with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas all around the corner, pioneering risk management firm, Inspire International UK is advising logistics businesses to introduce tougher safety measures.

Logistics, storage & distribution: Decreasing isolation to increase engagement and productivity

Logistics, storage & distribution: Decreasing isolation to increase engagement and productivity

By James Scott, founder and chief executive of Thrive.App.

If there’s been any industry hit particularly hard by the circumstances of 2020, it’s been the logistics, storage, and distribution industry. But it’s not for the same reasons that a lot of businesses have struggled — in fact, quite the opposite.

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

Safety is too important to rely on ‘off the shelf’ products. When sourcing safety solutions, consultation is key

The boom in online retail in recent years has undoubtedly boosted warehouse and logistics operation in the UK while the circumstances of 2020 continue to fuel further growth within the industry as consumers steer clear of the high street; opting instead for online shopping and delivery.

Expand grid capacity to support EV revolution, says Logistics UK

Expand grid capacity to support EV revolution, says Logistics UK

Reports of the ending of sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2030 (brought forward from 2035) will present additional challenges for commercial vehicle operators without urgent government action to ensure the energy and charging infrastructure is ready to support the switch to electric vehicles, says Denise Beedell, Policy Manager for Vans and Urban at Logistics UK.

Logistics property makes major contribution to UK economy, report reveals

Logistics property makes major contribution to UK economy, report reveals

Activities taking place inside logistics buildings owned and managed by Prologis in the UK are making a major contribution to the UK economy, according to a report compiled by independent advisory firm, Oxford Economics.

Time to send in the robots

Time to send in the robots

New use cases for robotics are being identified almost daily. The rapid growth of ecommerce, fuelled in part by necessity from Covid-19 lockdowns, has meant that for many organisations, the requirements for staff and goods is growing at a rate too fast to meet demand – the need for automation is now greater than ever.

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC).

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