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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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.

Achieving energy-efficiency in warehouses and distribution centres

Achieving energy-efficiency in warehouses and distribution centres

By Brandon Burd, Director of Sustainable Design at The Korte Company.

Logistics has developed into a science of efficiency. But these days, distribution centre efficiency is about far more than how fast you get your orders out the door. Long-term cost efficiencies require specifying for materials, building systems and designs that will provide energy savings and lasting operational cost savings.

Ten transport trends expected in 2017

Ten transport trends expected in 2017

James Stamp, UK head of transport at KPMG, highlights that a number of emerging factors in the transport sector means business-as-usual will not be an option in 2017, and business models will need to change.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2016

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2016

The December edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features an exclusive report on Supply Chain Management, where we spoke with a number of the leading vendors and analysts about current key trends and discussion points within this fascinating technology space.