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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Online purchases in CPG are trending up, consumer survey shows

Online purchases in CPG are trending up, consumer survey shows

Consumer packaged goods (CPG), once purchased almost exclusively in stores, are quickly moving into the digital realm as more and more consumers are researching and purchasing CPG products online.

This is according to survey findings released from Periscope By McKinsey, which offers a suite of Marketing & Sales Analytics Solutions to help companies achieve sustainable revenue growth.

360-degree view of forklift surroundings

360-degree view of forklift surroundings

If a pedestrian walks into the 'blind spot' of a forklift truck, there is potential for an accident to occur. The driver may not notice the person before it is too late, or even not at all.

Creative thinking essential for T&L upscaling

Creative thinking essential for T&L upscaling

By Andrew Galliers, senior manager and transport and logistics expert at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

The transport and logistics sector is facing a tricky problem - how to balance rocketing consumer demand for goods, delivered increasingly quickly, with challenges posed by Brexit and increasing competition.

Swissport extends its Ground Handling licence for another seven years at Zurich Airport

Swissport extends its Ground Handling licence for another seven years at Zurich Airport

Following the confirmation from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Zurich Airport has extended Swissport's Ground Handling licence by seven years.

Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Driving innovation – Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Transportation Management Systems.

How can digitalisation drive delivery operations to evolve?

How can digitalisation drive delivery operations to evolve?

By Maarten Hemmes, CarPal CEO & Founder.

Re-imagining logistics requires adaptability and constantly ensuring companies are aware of the trends in last-mile delivery.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT March 2018

Manufacturing & Logistics IT March 2018

The March 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Transportation Management.

For this report, we spoke with experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent trends and ongoing areas of development within the world of Transportation Management – including those concerning integration, Cloud/SaaS and legislation.

Rocket fuelled demand for industrial investments, LSH reports

Rocket fuelled demand for industrial investments, LSH reports

A heady cocktail of structural change, tight levels of supply and increased confidence vis-a-vis other sectors is fuelling insatiable investor demand for industrial and logistics, according to the 2018 Industrial and Logistics Market Report, published today by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).

Brexit transition 'A welcome relief but still lots to agree', says FTA

Brexit transition 'A welcome relief but still lots to agree', says FTA

The announcement of a Brexit transitional period ending in December 2020 will be a welcome relief for manufacturing and retail businesses exporting and importing from the EU, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only organisation which represents all of logistics in the UK.

Logistics boss reacts to EU’s ‘Smart Border’ report

Logistics boss reacts to EU’s ‘Smart Border’ report

Managing Director of privately-owned freight forwarder Europa Worldwide Group, Andrew Baxter, has reacted to an official study which offers a template for future UK-EU border relationships post Brexit – summarising the report as 'sensible and positive progress' towards a workable solution.

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