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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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.

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.