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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Dakota interview with Amtico: Ruthlyn Dawkins, Purchasing Manager

Dakota interview with Amtico: Ruthlyn Dawkins, Purchasing Manager

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Ruthlyn Dawkins, Purchasing Manager at Amtico, to find out how Dakota has worked with her and her Team as Amtico’s incumbent label and printing consumables supplier.

Warehousing driving force in economic recovery, says Midland Pallet Trucks

Warehousing driving force in economic recovery, says Midland Pallet Trucks

Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality material handling equipment including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, has pinpointed the warehousing industry as the driving force for economic recovery in the UK.

Looking forward to an innovative new retail year

Looking forward to an innovative new retail year

Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems, applauds the UK Retail Sector for meeting 2020’s challenges and looks forward to supporting it through innovative intralogistics installations in 2021.

Retailers innovate to survive – but never more so than now, as the sector was challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and into 2021.

Logistics firms must automate HR functions to maintain competitive advantage, according to employee relations expert caseflowhr

Logistics firms must automate HR functions to maintain competitive advantage, according to employee relations expert caseflowhr

Stressed HR professionals in the logistics sector should consider automating employee relations (ER) management proceses to free up their time, according to HR tech start-up, caseflowhr.

UK’s youngest female CPC holder calls for change to attract more recruits into logistics

UK’s youngest female CPC holder calls for change to attract more recruits into logistics

National efforts to plug the skills gap in the logistics sector, including attracting much-needed truck drivers, faces an uphill battle unless the industry addresses fundamental infrastructure issues such as reversing the lack of investment in truck stops and secure parking, according to Molly Watson, the UK’s youngest female CPC holder.

Deal activity returns strongly in UK logistics sector

Deal activity returns strongly in UK logistics sector

Deal activity in the UK logistics sector increased in the final quarter of 2020, despite continued uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.

£93 million for road upgrades as Transport Secretary pledges to build back better across the country

£93 million for road upgrades as Transport Secretary pledges to build back better across the country

As part of the Government’s commitment to fuel the economic recovery from Covid-19, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has pledged £93 million for major road upgrades across the country.

As pressure grows on warehousing, fine tuning motion control will be key to deliver

As pressure grows on warehousing, fine tuning motion control will be key to deliver

In the wake of COVID-19, an increasing number of logistics professionals are considering new automation technologies in warehouses to improve efficiency and respond to market demands. However, improving control of existing systems is just as important. Stephen Hayes, managing director of industrial automation specialist Beckhoff UK, looks at technologies, old and new, that are driving warehouse efficiency.

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit bureaucracy is now creating delays and pushing up costs, says international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says up to 20% of parcels and trucks are being stopped at some borders.

First full week of Lockdown 3 has limited impact on the UK job market

First full week of Lockdown 3 has limited impact on the UK job market

As the UK finishes its first week in a third national lockdown, the latest job market data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals a resilience in the UK job market that may surprise many.

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