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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Commercial telematics market size worth USD 114.28 billion by 2025, according to Hexa Research

Commercial telematics market size worth USD 114.28 billion by 2025, according to Hexa Research

The global commercial telematics market is expected to reach USD 114.28 billion by 2025 on account of to the rapid penetration of smart connectivity systems in passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles.

Flow wrapping technology is sealing the future for packaging

Flow wrapping technology is sealing the future for packaging

By Peter Miller, managing director of Tisomi Ltd.

Figures suggest that since the start of the 21st Century there has been a three-fold increase in the use of automated packaging machinery in the global food sector and flow wrapping systems are influencing this transformation, allowing a vast array of jobs, once done manually, to be performed with greater speed, accuracy and efficiency.

Voice and the omnichannel advantage

Voice and the omnichannel advantage

By Philip Jarrett, director of sales & marketing, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd.

Researchers find drivers begin to develop bad habits just two weeks after passing their test

Researchers find drivers begin to develop bad habits just two weeks after passing their test

Drivers begin to develop bad habits just two weeks after passing their test, according to research.

Moving with the times - WMS/Voice Picking Special Technology report

Moving with the times - WMS/Voice Picking Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments within the Warehouse Management System and Voice-directed picking space – including those concerning SaaS/Cloud and Big Data.

Robust growth and investment opportunities in European self-storage market

Robust growth and investment opportunities in European self-storage market

New research from JLL and the Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA) reveals that the number of self-storage facilities in Europe increased by more than 500 in Europe in the last year.

UK government urged to remove stealth diesel tax exemption for commercial second engines

UK government urged to remove stealth diesel tax exemption for commercial second engines

Almost two thirds (62%) of UK citizens would support a government move to end a stealth tax exemption for diesel used in smaller second engines of commercial vehicles.

How will automation impact warehouse operations and management?

How will automation impact warehouse operations and management?

By Eric Carter and Mark Wilkinson, supply chain consultants, Indigo Software.

The warehouse is one of the areas within a business where the adoption of automation and artificial intelligence has progressed more quickly than in other functions.

FTA issues checklist for no-deal Brexit to Keep Britain Trading

FTA issues checklist for no-deal Brexit to Keep Britain Trading

The UK logistics sector is urging caution to ensure that UK trade and industry can continue to operate seamlessly post-Brexit.

Set financial standing rates in pounds not euros after Brexit, says FTA

Set financial standing rates in pounds not euros after Brexit, says FTA

The logistics industry has been spared a further rise in the amount of financial standing required for operators to continue trading next January by a matter of weeks, due to a bounce in the strength of the pound in September.

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