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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Rapid rise of distribution centres prompts mechanical safety concerns, says Bureau Veritas

Rapid rise of distribution centres prompts mechanical safety concerns, says Bureau Veritas

With distribution centres across the UK seeing greater pressures since the start of the pandemic, leading health and safety expert, Bureau Veritas, says mechanical inspections on work equipment must be prioritised alongside Covid-19 health and hygiene measures, in order to ensure upmost safety for employees in this increasingly in-demand industry.

How can delivery drivers handle the COVID induced growth of e-commerce?

How can delivery drivers handle the COVID induced growth of e-commerce?

In 2020, the world stood still as an unpredictable COVID-19 rearranged everything we thought we knew. High street retailers began closing their doors to curb the spread of COVID, whilst online retailers found new doors opening as consumers moved their spending online.

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

'Ever Given' refloated but global e-commerce will flounder amid delays, says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the refloating of the ‘Ever Given’ is welcome news, but the blockage of the vital Suez Canal will cost £4.35 billion and delay many Amazon and other e-commerce orders for weeks.

Seven-point checklist to warehouse systems design

Seven-point checklist to warehouse systems design

Craig Whitehouse, Managing Director of Invar Integration, offers a seven-point checklist for design success.

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Comment from Logistics UK re the refloating of the EverGiven in the Suez Canal

Alex Veitch, General Manager for Public Policy at Logistics UK, the business group representing the sector, said in response to the freeing of the EverGiven today (29 March 2021)

The one-stop shop advantage

The one-stop shop advantage

Logistics Handling spoke with Philip Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, about the company’s focus on a one-stop shop data capture solutions service for customers in a variety of sectors, together with the company’s new focus on Voice-directed solutions provision.

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

Congratulations, you’ve just hired new brand ambassadors. They’re your delivery drivers

It’s not just video calls that boomed over the pandemic. Online sales have exploded with physical shopping being restricted and social contact curtailed.

42.5% increase in stranded vessel capacity in less then 24 hours

42.5% increase in stranded vessel capacity in less then 24 hours

With reports that it could take weeks to dislodge the container ship currently blocking the Suez Canal, and that containers might have to be unloaded to free the grounded vessel, supply chain visibility company project44 is projecting worsening delays across European ports in the weeks ahead.

Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Challenges and opportunities - SCM Technology report

Logistics Handling spoke with leading vendors and analysts within the supply chain management arena about some of the current key talking points and areas of innovation within this fascinating and all-important technology landscape.

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

Logistics UK statement on the creation of four new Trade and Investment hubs

In response to the Department for International Trade’s announcement of the creation of four new Trade and Investment Hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, Sarah Laouadi, Manager of European & International Policy at Logistics UK, comments:

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