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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One person in four risks sharing confidential work-related information

One person in four risks sharing confidential work-related information

A new survey carried out by KnowBe4 Research shows that nearly a quarter of employees are unsure whether the information they are working with is confidential or not. “Indicates poor training and follow-up by management,” is the verdict of Research Director Kai Roer.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT June 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT June 2021

Welcome to the June 2021 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this issue we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Also included is a special Cover Story by Sarah Gaffney, market insight analyst on the research team at Aberdeen Strategy & Research, in which she looks at how to unleash the full potential of manufacturing intelligence with smarter data

Covid and Brexit have hit transportation and storage harder than any other sector

Covid and Brexit have hit transportation and storage harder than any other sector

The latest Government Business Insights report reveals that the transportation and storage sector has been hit hardest by COVID and Brexit.

UK trend towards warehouses with larger footprint driving electric lift equipment demand, says Midland Pallet Trucks

UK trend towards warehouses with larger footprint driving electric lift equipment demand, says Midland Pallet Trucks

New research has shown that the user profile of available space is changing with third-party logistics businesses now occupying 42% of all warehouses across the country with the demand for bigger floorspaces growing at a lightning pace.

Accident Prevention: How to assess the risks in your factory and warehouse environment

Accident Prevention: How to assess the risks in your factory and warehouse environment

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist

As automation and market demand increases, so too does the scale and complexity of factories that power the manufacturing sector. With that added complexity, however, comes an increase in potential hazards to employees on the factory floor.

Three-quarters of UK fleet managers claim poor driving negatively impacts their business, new safety report reveals

Three-quarters of UK fleet managers claim poor driving negatively impacts their business, new safety report reveals

Three-quarters (73 per cent) of UK fleet managers claim poor driving behaviour negatively impacts their business, a new report from Webfleet Solutions has found.

Amazon Prime Day will be a $15bn 48-hour bonanza, with UK shoppers alone splashing £1.4bn, says ParcelHero

Amazon Prime Day will be a $15bn 48-hour bonanza, with UK shoppers alone splashing £1.4bn, says ParcelHero

Shoppers are ready to splash the cash after being trapped indoors for over a year. This year’s Amazon Prime Day event (21-22 June) will see shoppers splurging at least $14.9bn, says ParcelHero. It says many other sites will also see a huge boost in trade thanks to the Prime Day ‘Halo Effect’.

What can consumer behaviour tell us about the future of warehouse design and logistics?

What can consumer behaviour tell us about the future of warehouse design and logistics?

By Jon Walkington, Retail and System Integrator Sales Director, at Schoeller Allibert UK.

For many brands operating today, warehousing and distribution has never been more closely tied to a brand or retailer’s commercial performance.

HR strategies will be key to post-pandemic logistics

HR strategies will be key to post-pandemic logistics

As industry and commerce gears up for the post-pandemic ‘new normal’, supply chain talent specialist Bis Henderson Recruitment is seeing a marked upturn in demand for senior Human Resource (HR) executives.

Deliver promise on safe parking spaces for HGV drivers, Logistics UK urges government

Deliver promise on safe parking spaces for HGV drivers, Logistics UK urges government

“Logistics UK is pressing the Department for Transport (DfT) to take urgent action to tackle the nationwide shortage of parking spaces for HGV drivers; the findings of today’s report – that 56% of respondents rate the availability of spaces for lorries as fairly poor or very poor – reconfirms a desperate industry need.

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