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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74.7% online retail sales growth shows Lockdown 2.0 killed the High Street’s revival stone dead, says ParcelHero

74.7% online retail sales growth shows Lockdown 2.0 killed the High Street’s revival stone dead, says ParcelHero

November’s retail sales estimates, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal the High Street’s loss was online’s gain. Online sales spiked by 74.7% in value as early-bird Christmas shoppers hit the internet in record numbers.

Weather resistant vehicle cameras offer enhanced road safety in winter

Weather resistant vehicle cameras offer enhanced road safety in winter

During wet and cold months, road conditions can be extremely hazardous for drivers. Snow, fog, and heavy rainfall can all combine to build up on cameras to limit visibility and increase the risks of accidents and collisions.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2020

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2020

Welcome to the December 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 Printing & Labelling technology.

Also included is our 2020 Special Report round-up, featuring reports on Transportation Management and AIDC/Mobile Computing.

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change, way beyond our expectations. Ecommerce has been propelled to new heights, with online order volumes swamping conventional fulfilment centres.

BREXIT: Major challenges for Businesses’ IT Systems to be ‘BREXIT Ready’

BREXIT: Major challenges for Businesses’ IT Systems to be ‘BREXIT Ready’

BASDA (‘The Business Application Software Developers Association’) and the Institute of Directors (‘IoD’) have voiced their concerns that core business systems may not be fully ready for 1st January 2021 despite all the industry’s best efforts.

2 in 10 Ex-forklifts potentially unsafe

2 in 10 Ex-forklifts potentially unsafe

Up to 20% of explosion protected lift trucks in operation may not pass an Annual Safety Audit, reveals Pyroban.

“When a lift truck leaves our facility, we can be confident that its safety systems are working as they should to help prevent ignition in a potentially explosive atmosphere,” says Darren Boiling, Materials Handling Sales Manager for Pyroban.

Dakota interview with QE Transport: Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dakota interview with QE Transport: Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Paul Bowmaker, Head of Transport at QE Transport, to find out how Dakota has worked with him and his team to implement a new Electronic Point of Delivery (ePod) solution aimed at streamlining and improving the tracking of the movement of specimens from various healthcare facilities......

Top logistics head urges UK manufacturers distracted by COVID-19 to be completely prepared for end to Brexit transition period with just weeks to go

Top logistics head urges UK manufacturers distracted by COVID-19 to be completely prepared for end to Brexit transition period with just weeks to go

A top logistics head is urging logisticians at UK manufacturing businesses across the UK to heed advice, so they’re prepared for the new reality when the Brexit transition period comes to an end.

Online shopping has changed logistics forever

Online shopping has changed logistics forever

From conveying systems to packing robotics, the logistics and warehousing industry is one that has made use of automation for years to keep ahead of demand.

Partnership drives growth and success

Partnership drives growth and success

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager for Brandsafe, considers the critical role aftersales care and partnership plays in delivering the highest standards of safety and protection in the warehouse and logistics environment.

It should really go without saying that taking care of your customers once you have provided and installed products is best practice and the number one priority for any supplier.

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