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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Tork launches Safe at Work resource hub to support manufacturing businesses and essential workers.

Tork launches Safe at Work resource hub to support manufacturing businesses and essential workers.

Safe at Work toolkit offers manufacturers of essential goods and those re-starting operations as the lockdown eases, hand hygiene best practices and robust cleaning guidelines to protect the health of site workers and reduce operational disruptions.

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it?

Ten actions that businesses can take to convert their fleets to electric

Ten actions that businesses can take to convert their fleets to electric

Green number plates are set to be rolled out from autumn to help encourage drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles1, but how easy is it for businesses to adopt EVs? DriveElectric, one of the UK’s leading electric vehicle leasing companies, shares ten actions that companies can take to convert their fleets to electric.

Air cargo takes its first steps to a structural recovery in June

Air cargo takes its first steps to a structural recovery in June

As PPE volumes faded, global air cargo volumes in June provided the first real indicators of structural recovery. The industry seems to be ‘slowly getting back up on its feet’ as volumes in the first four weeks climbed 6% versus the full four weeks of May.

Latest air cargo market analyses by CLIVE Data Services also showed volumes in the last week of June were 12% higher than in the final week of May.

Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses, says ParcelHero

Counties no longer count: it’s time to stop including counties in addresses, says ParcelHero

Have you recently sent a letter or parcel to Bath or Peterborough or Birmingham? Did you know which county to use in the address or did you need to look it up? The parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says we are all wasting time identifying postal counties, as they haven’t been required since 1996 when they were replaced by postcodes.

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

The deadly spread of COVID-19, and the economic and trade disruption the pandemic has caused, is prompting port managers to examine new ways to improve risk management and digital processes, according to the latest biennial global ports survey conducted by Remy InfoSource.

Warehouse optimisation – A timely approach to automation

Warehouse optimisation – A timely approach to automation

As consumer demands and expectations increase and supply chains become more complex, businesses are increasingly turning to automation in order to generate more efficiencies and value from their warehouses and processes.

Shift Work Increases the Risk of Workplace Injury

Shift Work Increases the Risk of Workplace Injury

The logistics industry is one that’s active at all hours of the day and night. To get a package from one place to another as efficiently as possible, hauliers must take advantage of every hour that they have available, and that means calling upon workers to come into work at night-time.

Delivery Comparison Site Parcel2Go See a Surge in Demand During Covid-19 Pandemic

Delivery Comparison Site Parcel2Go See a Surge in Demand During Covid-19 Pandemic

Just about every aspect of life is different in 2020 due to the Coronavirus out-break. Unsurprisingly with so many people housebound, there has been an in-credible surge in the parcel industry with people both ordering a lot more online while also sending more parcels too whether this is to loved ones or returning goods.

From A to B and back again: packaging for returns

From A to B and back again: packaging for returns

Antalis Packaging looks at how well designed and considered returns packaging can save businesses from the damaging impact of returning goods on business profits and the environment.

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