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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Bureau Veritas offers advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

Bureau Veritas offers advice on business continuity amid coronavirus restrictions

As the UK becomes the latest nation to bring in substantial restrictions over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, safety and compliance firm Bureau Veritas is highlighting a few simple steps to help firms manage their business continuity plans.

Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Verizon Connect study finds failure to adopt new technology costs fleet managers two days a week

Recent research released by Verizon Connect* reveals that fleet managers could save as much as 14 hours a week – the equivalent of nearly two full working days – by adopting technology that helps them automate tasks.

Innovation is crucial for forwarders managing supply chains hit by Covid-19 challenges

Innovation is crucial for forwarders managing supply chains hit by Covid-19 challenges

Faced with global cargo capacity crunches in both air and ocean freight as a result of Covid-19, the U-Freight Group says its operations around the world are working ‘as normally as possible’ given the circumstances, as it seeks innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of managing supply chains hit by the virus.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2020 edition

The New Digital Format of the magazine has been created to be intuitively interactive, easily navigable and optimised for viewing on a desktop or mobile device.

This edition features a Special Technology Report on Transportation Management Systems (TMS). For this report, we spoke with a number of leading analysts and vendors within the Transportation Management Systems space about current trends and possible future innovations within this critically important industry sector.

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – has announced that, following the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

By Andrew Overton, CEO at fleet technology and connected vehicle solutions provider, Connexas Group. 

From onboard sensors monitoring the temperature inside a refrigerated container…

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

In response to reports from FTA’s members that commercial drivers are being refused entry to businesses’ toilet facilities due to COVID-19 concerns, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments: “FTA is urging businesses to drop their bans on commercial drivers using their toilet facilities, following reports from FTA members that this is occurring across the nation.

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

Are you overlooking this key source of safety and security in your warehouse?

By Jeff Schmitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Zebra Technologies.

You may use a number of different technologies to help improve the safety and security of your warehousing operations. Yet, many warehouse and distribution center (DC) operators forget about how powerful their printers can be in proactive security and safety efforts and that needs to change. Especially with management tools like PrintSecure, companies can encrypt connections, allow only permitted access and regularly update their printers to address new threats.

UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers, says FTA

UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers, says FTA

Vital logistics workers must be excluded from the government’s restrictive post-Brexit immigration policy, according FTA, the business group representing all of the logistics sector.

New Talent in Logistics Conference to Tackle Employee Engagement

New Talent in Logistics Conference to Tackle Employee Engagement

Talent in Logistics has announced the details of its new Engage Conference, designed to help HR, talent and operational professionals in transport and logistics embrace the challenges of employee engagement.

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