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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AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

Sam Pitfield, aged 19 from Rushden, was announced as the Training Centre Shield winner for Full Time Learner of the year at the Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL) achievement awards ceremony held in Kettering in January 2019.

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Truck drivers alongside labourers have one of the highest suicide rates in the world according to most experts. This is supported by statistics from the UK Government which suggest that people in these groups have a higher chance of dying in this way, a massive 44% above the national average writes Michael Younge, writer and authority on mindfulness and positivity.

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management.

Materials handling solutions for tough operations

Materials handling solutions for tough operations

Kate Pointeau, brand marketing manager at Hyster EMEA, discusses materials handling solutions that can handle the most demanding conditions of industries such as automotive. The ability to handle materials efficiently and effectively is critical in today’s fast-moving and unpredictable business conditions. The way in which they are able to move, store, control and protect all of the materials in use throughout the business is an intrinsic factor in the delivery of the products and services to the end customer.

Read on to find out more about the right materials handling solutions for automotive operations by downloading our free eGuide.

The green (last) mile – sustainability in parcel delivery

The green (last) mile – sustainability in parcel delivery

By Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch.

Casting my eye over the predictions that the turn of the year brings always offers an interesting insight into which issues are gaining traction in the market.

How the Internet of Things is transforming materials handling

How the Internet of Things is transforming materials handling

The potential of the Internet of Things to manage the multiple moving parts of materials handling in the metals industry.

A KPMG survey of executives in the metals industry found that almost three quarters (72%) had some plans to invest in Internet of Things technologies.

Find out how businesses are making their forklift fleets work more efficiently. Download Free E-Guide: Materials Handling Solutions that Shift the Gear in the Metal Industry: Tough Operations

Lorry drivers – Top misconceptions revealed

Lorry drivers  – Top misconceptions revealed

A new study has found that as many as four fifths of Britons wrongly think that Britons only task is to drive, two thirds believe they sleep in the driver’s seat and over half believe it to be an incredibly lonely profession. What’s more, two fifths believe lorry drivers can only be male.

Top five winter driving tips

Top five winter driving tips

As temperatures begin to drop and driving conditions look set to worsen, drivers are being advised to bear in mind the following tips on winter driving, compiled by Northamptonshire based courier, logistics and warehousing company The NX Group.

How telematics keep automotive logistics running ‘just-in-time’

How telematics keep automotive logistics running ‘just-in-time’

Logistics is the heart of our production system, a BMW board member stated recently. Under pressure to reduce cost, respond faster to bespoke customer requirements and deliver more complex products, the automotive industry has led the way in developing complex logistics that support lean manufacturing processes with a ‘just-in-time, just-in-sequence’ delivery of materials.

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