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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The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The value of global trade insights in navigating COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fragility of the modern supply chain, as companies struggle to acquire the products and raw materials needed to keep revenue flowing. With many businesses relying heavily on a limited number of trading partners, many located in hard-hit areas like China, the scale of the supply chain disruption has been a wake-up call.

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30% of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued.

SnapFulfil rises above the pandemic cloud with client wins

SnapFulfil rises above the pandemic cloud with client wins

Warehouse technology provider SnapFulfil is beating the pandemic blues with a string of new business wins in both the UK and US

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

Harnessing AI to protect workers from injury must be a priority as online shopping booms, says Stanley

An extraordinary rise in work related injuries to warehouse and delivery staff, as a result of the UK’s biggest spike in online retailing, poses a threat to economic recovery unless there’s an evolution in materials handling practices.

The great Android migration: How to take a systematic approach to modernising your warehouse operations

The great Android migration: How to take a systematic approach to modernising your warehouse operations

The modernisation of the warehouse is being driven by a confluence of factors. With the boom in e-commerce, warehouses are challenged to do everything better and faster.They are expected to meet increasing fulfillment demands and optimise efficiencies with streamlined workflows powered by smarter, data-driven insights.

Streamlining efficiency with paperless warehouse processes

Streamlining efficiency with paperless warehouse processes

Global paper use has quadrupled over the past 50 years as technology has enabled many businesses to leverage fast and cheap printing – but, at what cost to efficiency and the environment?

BigChange mobile tech gives Europump commercial transport business a £100k boost

BigChange mobile tech gives Europump commercial transport business a £100k boost

Europump has turned to mobile and cloud technology to expand its fuel pump maintenance services within the commercial fleet sector.

How to safely buy a used ATEX forklift

How to safely buy a used ATEX forklift

Pre-owned explosion proof lift trucks can be useful additions to potentially explosive operations, but how do you know they are safe and are they dangerous? Darren Boiling from safety company Pyroban gives some important guidance.

Tork launches Safe at Work resource hub to support manufacturing businesses and essential workers.

Tork launches Safe at Work resource hub to support manufacturing businesses and essential workers.

Safe at Work toolkit offers manufacturers of essential goods and those re-starting operations as the lockdown eases, hand hygiene best practices and robust cleaning guidelines to protect the health of site workers and reduce operational disruptions.

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus

The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it?

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