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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Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Lift truck drivers left ‘blind’ to gas leaks in Zone 2

Safety company Pyroban has warned that lift truck drivers are being left ‘blind’ to the presence of an explosive atmosphere in Zone 2 areas as some operations are specifying passive rather than active explosion protection technology.

Five things we learnt from 2018 corporate scandals

Five things we learnt from 2018 corporate scandals

Hefty fines, criminal investigations, consumer backlash and job losses hit the business headlines in 2018 with the impact of some major corporate scandals leaving shockwaves across several sectors.

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Meeting the demand - SCM Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of key spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments in the world of supply chain management-related software – including those involving mobility, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and Digital Transformation.

Participants include: Gartner, Panorama Consulting, Aberdeen Group, Cap Gemini, Frost & Sullivan, Access Supply Chain Software, Manhattan Associates, BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd, DynaSys, TIMOCOM, Honeywell.

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

Brexit: Transport and logistics businesses must follow HMRC’s advice and prepare for the worst

By Sean Turner, a transport and logistics specialist at accountancy firm, Menzies LLP.

Facing a high level of Brexit uncertainty, HMRC has issued more new guidance to help transport and logistics businesses prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario.

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Demand for LCVs continues at BCA

Average light commercial vehicle values continue to demonstrate long-term growth with LCVs averaging £7,146 at BCA in November – a rise of 5.1% compared to the same month in 2017 despite both average age and mileage rising.

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

British lorry drivers consume almost 4,000 calories a day whilst on the road, gaining 12lbs annually

A new survey has suggested that lorry drivers who don’t have an active personal life gain on average 12lbs a year by consuming almost 4,000 calories a day in snacks, junk food and fizzy drinks, whilst out on the road.

December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The December 2018 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT features a Special Technology Report on Supply Chain Management.

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 supply chain technology. Plus, a round-up of Special Technology Reports covering: Transportation Management, Automatic Data Capture/Mobile Computing and Printing & Labelling.

Are you asking the wrong question about WMS?

Are you asking the wrong question about WMS?

By Alex Mills, Sales and Marketing Director at ProSKU.

If you are asking why you need a cloud-based WMS you might be asking the wrong question…

Brexit uncertainty boosts sales for Synergy

Brexit uncertainty boosts sales for Synergy

Warehouse management specialist, Synergy Logistics, is benefitting from the “Brexit effect” as it posts record sales for 2018.

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.

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