Critical and key issues in material handling, logistics and distribution

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy,legislation,technology,best practice and the some of the most challenging business topics in the world of material handling.The articles in this section have been contributed by senior industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations such as the UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) BIFA (British International Freight Association), the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and the FLTA ( ForkLift Truck Association), as well as many others.

 

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy,climate change,recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University

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PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

PodsystemM2M and Anytrek respond to growing trend in 'strategic' cargo theft through covert tracking device

Cybercriminals are not limited to hackers on the web. Businesses lose more than US $55bn a year due to interruptions in the supply chain according to a report from BSI.

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised

As they strive to cut costs from their operating processes, warehouse companies dedicate time and resources to ensuring that their materials handling equipment (MHE) fleets perform as energy efficiently as possible, yet they often overlook the one thing that does most to run up their energy bill: lighting.

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Pallet Truck Shop shows how to keep employees happy

Studies have shown that employees with high job satisfaction are more productive in the workplace, more loyal to their companies, and more engaged with work day to day.

Can space meet the challenge of agility?

Can space meet the challenge of agility?

In the face of uncertainty businesses need to be flexible and agile to compete. However, the pressure of finding available warehouse space in the right location, to the specification required, and on the right terms, is putting a strain on the market.

Doosan promotes safety

Doosan promotes safety

Every organisation has a responsibility to maintain a safe working environment – failure to do so can have dire legal consequences for the business and its directors.

Van drivers claim the job causes them problems at home

Van drivers claim the job causes them problems at home

Almost two-fifths (39 per cent) of UK van drivers say the stresses of the job have a negative impact on their personal lives, according to new research.

Maintaining a strong logistics team this Easter

Maintaining a strong logistics team this Easter

By Scott Chesworth, operations director, RAM Tracking.

Easter is always a popular vacation period, with many workers hoping to make the most of the Bank Holidays and milder spring weather by booking additional annual leave.

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary March 2017 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary March 2017 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The March 2017 edition features a Special Technology Report on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions, with the views of experts from the vendor and analyst communities. Also, this edition features an exclusive interview with Pierre d'Imbleval, chief information officer, Renault Sport Racing,looking at how the organisation's IT estate plays a critical role in its success.

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.