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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80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

80% of UK shoppers expect retailers to better tackle plastic waste

Recent independent research commissioned by compostable packaging company TIPA reveals 80% of UK shoppers believe that the retail industry should be doing more to tackle the issue of plastic waste, while 6 in 10 (63%) feel it is retailers’ responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste.

Why it's good to have good goods in/out

Why it's good to have good goods in/out

The run up to Christmas is critical for many retailers. To service the public demand for their products, such retailers need excellent supply and logistics back up. Louise Nurse, Sales and Marketing Manager, sara Loading Bay Specialists, looks at the theory and practise of meeting this seasonal demand.

Highways England must do more for logistics, says FTA

Highways England must do more for logistics, says FTA

Highways England must do more for logistics, says FTA Highways England must prioritise spending on motorways and major A roads, according to FTA, if Britain’s freight industry is to continue to support the nation’s businesses efficiently.

UK freight forwarder sees increase in Brexit-related warehousing requests

UK freight forwarder sees increase in Brexit-related warehousing requests

Davies Turner, the UK freight forwarder and logistics service provider, is seeing a definite upsurge in enquiries about the availability of warehousing space, driven by customer concerns about the outcome of the Brexit negotiations and the future of UK trade with the EU after March next year.

Making your mark - Printing & Labelling Special Technology report

Making your mark - Printing & Labelling Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future developments within the world of printing & labelling technology.

This special technology report will investigate a number of key current and ongoing areas of innovation and development with the printing & labelling marketplace; one of the most critical and fast-changing technology environments within the manufacturing, logistics and retail sectors.

Logistics industry resilient in face of Brexit uncertainty, finds FTA report

Logistics industry resilient in face of Brexit uncertainty, finds FTA report

Resilience dominates business thinking and planning where trade and the movement of goods are concerned, according to a new report.

The Perfect Platform – A B2B Online report

The Perfect Platform – A B2B Online report

B2B customers are more demanding than ever. With targeted content on the rise, people expect relevant, accurate information to be made available at a moment’s notice. As a result, B2B companies are figuring out innovative ways to streamline their platforms. But where should you start?

October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The October 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Printing & Labelling.

For this report, we spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of printing & labelling technology.

Retailers must address challenge of overpacking according to consumer survey

Retailers must address challenge of overpacking according to consumer survey

Almost a quarter of consumers are still opening goods ordered online that are overpacked according to a survey by Macfarlane Packaging.

Brexit could see demand soar for warehousing, predicts Lambert Smith Hampton

Brexit could see demand soar for warehousing, predicts Lambert Smith Hampton

Industrial property specialists at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) are predicting more demand for warehouse space post-Brexit and a potential economic and employment boost for the South.

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