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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Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Brexit concerns loom large, despite businesses doing all they can to prepare

Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses' perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, a new report has found.

Hackney’s ban on HGVs will damage local economy, says FTA

Hackney’s ban on HGVs will damage local economy, says FTA

One of the UK's largest business groups, The Freight Transport Association (FTA), has spoken out against Hackney Council's decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from 3 September 2018, citing the detrimental effect a ban on goods vehicles will have on local businesses and the wider Hackney community.

Explosion risk from hand pallet trucks

Explosion risk from hand pallet trucks

Businesses may be unaware that hand pallet trucks operating in potentially explosive atmospheres have the potential to cause ignition, warns safety company Pyroban.

FLTA reveals materials handling's 'biggest mistake'

FLTA reveals materials handling's 'biggest mistake'

Responding to reports of companies selling lift trucks without any regards for suitability, the Fork Lift Truck Association is urging companies employing forklifts to use caution when appointing new suppliers.

Hiab strengthens its global leadership ambition in cranes by acquiring EFFER S.p.A from the CTE Group

Hiab strengthens its global leadership ambition in cranes by acquiring EFFER S.p.A from the CTE Group

Hiab, part of Cargotec, and a global leader in on-road load handling, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million.

Smart and sustainable packaging trends can coexist and grow harmoniously, says GlobalData

Smart and sustainable packaging trends can coexist and grow harmoniously, says GlobalData

Packaging is critical for enhancing the functionality of products as well as winning over new consumers. Of late, smart and sustainable packaging trends have gathered pace owing to busy lifestyles and rising per capita disposable income of consumers across the globe.

BEC secures partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies

BEC secures partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies

BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd has formed a partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies Ltd., a market-leading manufacturer of secure automated locker solutions.

New appointment strengthens vertical focus for Datalogic in the UK and Ireland

New appointment strengthens vertical focus for Datalogic in the UK and Ireland

Datalogic, the automatic data capture and industrial automation solutions provider, is has strengthened its vertically aligned UK&I team for manufacturing with the addition of new sales manager and industry expert, Kamran Farooq.

Safety in the warehouse: Five key risk areas for 360-degree protection

Safety in the warehouse: Five key risk areas for 360-degree protection

By Steve Shakespeare, Business Director, Jungheinrich UK.

Warehouse safety has always required careful attention, but as operations become more complex to handle the rapid rise in customer demand, it is no longer enough to address risk in isolation.

Companies overspending and threatening compliance with the wrong forklift training

Companies overspending and threatening compliance with the wrong forklift training

Many companies are overspending on unnecessary forklift operator training, according to the regulatory body for workplace transport training, RTITB.

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