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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BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time

The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC).

Data and the changing business and operational landscape

Data and the changing business and operational landscape

Special Technology report on Automatic Identification & Data Capture and Mobile Computing.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with leading analysts and vendors about the current state of play within the Automatic Identification & Data Capture and Mobile Computing technology space, what potential benefits technology can afford the user in light of the current pandemic, and what might be some of the key developments and enhancements...

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics businesses face £240 million no deal bill, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector responsible for moving all goods and services for the UK’s economy, has warned that a No Deal Brexit would add more than £240 million to the industry’s annual bills, thanks to the imposition of WTO tariffs on new vehicles, parts and equipment.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - October 2020 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - October 2020 edition

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this edition we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Automatic Identification & Data Capture and Mobile Computing.

Also included is an exclusive interview with Rob Goossens, CEO at Technologies Added...Plus regular updates on a number of other key technology and personnel-related areas.

Global supply chain activity surges to pre-pandemic levels In Q3, but cash crunch leaves suppliers vulnerable

Global supply chain activity surges to pre-pandemic levels In Q3, but cash crunch leaves suppliers vulnerable

The number of purchase orders and invoices exchanged across global supply chains rose by 15% in Q3 after falling by a similar margin in Q2, the latest Index of Global Trade Health from Tradeshift can reveal.

3PL provider offers reassurance amid no deal Brexit scenario

3PL provider offers reassurance amid no deal Brexit scenario

The ever-likely scenario of a No-Deal Brexit, even after there has been over four years to sort one out, is sending shockwaves across many businesses as they grapple with exactly what it will mean for them.

Four more years? How would a Trump second term impact on global trade and freight?

Four more years? How would a Trump second term impact on global trade and freight?

President Trump is lagging in most polls, but he came from behind to win in 2016. If he snatches victory, the UK international courier Parcelhero says UK businesses might prosper under his pro-Brexit stance or be hit by an escalating trade war with China, further protectionist tariffs and partial privatisation of the US postal service.

Drivers need to give cyclists space during lockdown

Drivers need to give cyclists space during lockdown

As bicycle use spikes during local lockdowns, drivers need to be aware of the 1.5 metre rule which encourages motorists to make room and protect cyclists.

Will darkness protect us from COVID-19?

Will darkness protect us from COVID-19?

Sunlight was supposed to be the answer to COVID-19. However, fully automated warehouses that no longer need lighting or heating are helping to keep supply lines open during the pandemic. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains why retailers and distributors are investing heavily in fully automated distribution centres.

Take steps to a more efficient workplace

Take steps to a more efficient workplace

Re-organisation will be a priority for many warehouse and distribution centre operators ramping up to meet higher volumes and demand in the face of Covid 19 and pre-Christmas push, says Jim Roberts, product manager at Beaverswood.

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