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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How to maximise your potential for job opportunities in a crisis

How to maximise your potential for job opportunities in a crisis

By Leigh Anderson, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment.

Jobs are going almost daily, from retail assistants to aero-engineers, and inevitably including a good few logistics and supply chain staff. But all is not necessarily doom and gloom, as there are some outstanding vacancies out there.

Supply chain resilience demands flexible space strategies

Supply chain resilience demands flexible space strategies

In normal times, manufacturers and retailers would now be setting up the supply, warehousing and transport contracts to ensure the resilience of their supply and distribution chains against a series of ‘known unknowns’.

Managing your business and Supply Chain COVID-19 responsibilities

Managing your business and Supply Chain COVID-19 responsibilities

When the easing of lockdown measures began in mid-May, many businesses began a journey to assess the Coronavirus risks that applied to their workplaces.

Creating a smart warehouse with enhanced internet connectivity

Creating a smart warehouse with enhanced internet connectivity

The European logistics industry is slowly returning to normal after months of supply chains being disrupted and overstretched with reduced workforces and higher demands, following the effects of the pandemic. With new hygiene and protocol measures in place within warehouses to increase employee safety; which in turn, might slow down procedures, now is the most critical time for companies to optimise their operations using data and technology.

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Warehouses under extra pressure this festive season

Christmas 2020 is set to break online shopping records as growth continues to accelerate due to the global coronavirus pandemic, with overall e-commerce sales expected to jump from initial predictions of 11% to 19% reaching £78.9bn (source: Edge Retail Insight).

Give us time to adapt to the new Smart Freight System, asks UK logistics sector

Give us time to adapt to the new Smart Freight System, asks UK logistics sector

In response to the government’s consultation on Operation Brock enforcement, which closed Sunday and relates to road usage at Channel Ports, particularly across Kent, after the end of the EU transition period, Logistics UK raised several concerns.

Lithium-ion – Deploying a bespoke battery strategy

Lithium-ion – Deploying a bespoke battery strategy

By Jon Divers, Customer Service Director at Jungheinrich. 

The speed with which organisations are embracing Lithium-ion technology is gaining pace.

Elevating service performance

Elevating service performance

By Ross Farquhar, Strategic Planning Manager at Rushlift.

A forklift truck is a vital tool, and significant investment, that should be regularly maintained and productively managed across the whole life of a truck. But how many businesses fall short?

Containerised data centres: an evolution that deserves your attention

Containerised data centres: an evolution that deserves your attention

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments talks about how data centres are evolving with a new form factor perfect for the manufacturing and logistics sector.

New research reveals impact of Covid-19 on retail packaging strategies

New research reveals impact of Covid-19 on retail packaging strategies

New research conducted by packaging specialists Duo UK has analysed the initial impact of Covid-19 and how changing consumer behaviour and market trends are driving brands to rethink their packaging strategies.

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