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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Bigging up data analytics...

Bigging up data analytics...

Big data presents supply chain and warehouse managers with an unprecedented opportunity to acquire real-time visibility of goods in transit and part of inventory, writes SnapFulfil CEO, Tony Dobson.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2021 Edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - March 2021 Edition

Welcome to the March 2021 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 Supply Chain Management.

Also included is an in-depth look at manufacturing through the pandemic, based on a recent report by Make UK and Sage titled Digital Skills for a Digital Manufacturing Future.

Online retailers facing cardboard packaging ‘double whammy’ of longer lead times and higher prices

Online retailers facing cardboard packaging ‘double whammy’ of longer lead times and higher prices

A growing number of internet retailers are struggling to fulfil orders as a result of a shortage of cardboard packaging brought about by the boom in online sales during the pandemic.

Futureproofing logistics with flexible automation

Futureproofing logistics with flexible automation

In recent years, the rise of the term Industry 4.0 has brought automation into new areas of traditional production environments. However, warehousing and intralogistics has not been as upfront in its adoption of new automation technologies to enhance operations.

Container stack collapse can result in seafarer PTSD

Container stack collapse can result in seafarer PTSD

Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers (CSSS) has voiced concern over the physical and psychological impact of a container stack collapse on the seafarer.

How has Brexit affected logistics and handling services?

How has Brexit affected logistics and handling services?

Since the beginning of the year, the impact of Brexit has had a clear effect on every stage of the logistics process, from transport fees and new limitations to restrictions on imported goods, according to new research by flexible logistics platform Trident Worldwide.

Could stockless stores be the future of the high street?

Could stockless stores be the future of the high street?

By Alex MacPherson, Director of Consultancy and Account Management, Manhattan Associates.

We have all seen the headlines and plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months.

Online sales tax places further strain on warehouse workers, says Midland Pallet Trucks

Online sales tax places further strain on warehouse workers, says Midland Pallet Trucks

A proposed new online sales tax levied on high street retailers could place further strain on the already overwhelmed army of UK warehouse workers, warns Midland Pallet Trucks.

Leading retailers such as Next, Halfords and popular department store John Lewis could all face a larger tax bill should the UK government's plans to impose a new tax on e-commerce go ahead.

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

Logistics UK response to announcement on motor insurance law

In response to the announcement that the government will not implement an EU ruling into UK law which would have meant all motor vehicles operating on private land will need motor insurance – also known as the ‘Vnuk’ ruling.

How can warehouses optimise waste management?

How can warehouses optimise waste management?

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist.

Waste management is a problem in warehouses across the UK. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can minimise your business’s carbon footprint and improve your brand’s image in the process.

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