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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How Telematics Keep Automotive Logistics Running ‘Just-in-Time’

How Telematics Keep Automotive Logistics Running ‘Just-in-Time’

How telematics and automotive logistics are working together to support ‘just-in-time, just-in-sequence’ production.

Logistics is the heart of our production system, a BMW board…

The Supply Chain of the Future

The Supply Chain of the Future

Supply chains are modernising at a rapid rate as organisations look to capture the opportunity and potential offered by new technology and digitalisation.

6 ways materials handling can help increase production capacity

6 ways materials handling can help increase production capacity

The future is bright for the paper industry – 39% of forest, paper and packaging CEOs are very confident of revenue growth over the next 12 months. In the midterm, that confidence increases further with 50% of CEOs expecting growth over the next three years. To deliver on this optimism, however, will involve increasing the productivity of materials handling in the paper industry is improved. And that means deploying more efficient manufacturing techniques.

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Increasing pressure on small business as London Mayor's deadline approaches

Increasing pressure on small business as London Mayor's deadline approaches

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would damage small businesses while delivering limited air quality improvements, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business representing all of logistics.

Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Safety company Pyroban has warned that lift truck drivers are being left ‘blind’ to the presence of an explosive atmosphere in Zone 2 areas as some operations are specifying passive rather than active explosion protection technology.

Five things we learnt from 2018 corporate scandals

Five things we learnt from 2018 corporate scandals

Hefty fines, criminal investigations, consumer backlash and job losses hit the business headlines in 2018 with the impact of some major corporate scandals leaving shockwaves across several sectors.

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

By Sean Turner, a transport and logistics specialist at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Facing a high level of Brexit uncertainty, HMRC has issued more new guidance to help transport and logistics businesses prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Average light commercial vehicle values continue to demonstrate long-term growth with LCVs averaging £7,146 at BCA in November – a rise of 5.1% compared to the same month in 2017 despite both average age and mileage rising.

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

A new survey has suggested that lorry drivers who don’t have an active personal life gain on average 12lbs a year by consuming almost 4,000 calories a day in snacks, junk food and fizzy drinks, whilst out on the road.

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