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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A few hacks to increase warehouse distribution efficiency

A few hacks to increase warehouse distribution efficiency

By Vikash Kumar Chaudhary, Senior SEO Executive, Tatvasoft.

Operations are the heart of any business and warehouse industry is no exception! Distribution centres and warehouses seem to be evolving by leaps and bounds greater than ever.

How e-commerce businesses can move to green packaging

How e-commerce businesses can move to green packaging

By Phil Edwards, an Outreach Specialist for Melbourne Packaging Supplies.

Living in a consumer society means we buy items virtually every day. It means we bring packaged products from stores into our homes. Or, increasingly we have them delivered to our doors. With online businesses trading everything from plants to porcelain, everything we buy needs to be supplied in the form of packaging to protect it during shipping and delivery.

Advanced packaging technologies market to rise at a prominent pace, rising adoption from instant food supplier to boost prospects

Advanced packaging technologies market to rise at a prominent pace, rising adoption from instant food supplier to boost prospects

As per a recent market intelligence report, the global advanced packaging technologies market is projected to rise at a healthy CAGR of 7.5%, during the forecast period that is from 2018 to 2026.

On the basis of geography, Asia-Pacific is expected to hold a majority of share in the advanced packaging technologies market.

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

Globalisation and technological advancements to drive the global logistics market, notes TMR study

The global logistics market is a highly competitive one, states a latest market intelligence report.

3 ways barcoding technology benefits warehouses and increase efficiency

3 ways barcoding technology benefits warehouses and increase efficiency

By Joseph Walston, Director of Operations at Sentient Lasers.

In an age of faster shipping and delivery times brought on by retail giants like Amazon, efficiency within warehouses has become increasingly important. One tried-and-true method of warehouse organization is barcoding technology.

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Crates remain top selling collapsible rigid containers, accounting for over 8 in 10 sales: FMI study

Nearly 120 million collapsible rigid containers were sold in 2018, according to a recent intelligence study.

Volume sales of collapsible rigid containers will witness a modest 4% Y-o-Y growth in 2019 over 2018. While nestable and stackable containers are highly popular in the returnable packaging containers landscape, collapsible rigid containers have gained immense palpability in recent years, as more compatible for product storage and shipping.

Fortress fights the food fakers

Fortress fights the food fakers

By: Phil Brown, Managing Director, Fortress Technology Europe.

Food fraud costs the industry around EUR 30 billion a year globally. With the number of cooperation requests by the EU Food Fraud Network jumping 30 percent in 2018, counterfeiters continue to pose a major threat to food innovation and consequently economic growth.

Which are the Busiest Air Cargo Hubs of the World?

Which are the Busiest Air Cargo Hubs of the World?

Transportation is the quickest way to transport cargo from one place to another and every year an enormous amount of cargo is transported all over the globe. There are many airports which are deemed to be cargo hubs due to the vast amount of cargo that passes through on a regular basis. Here are a few of the busiest cargo hubs around:

Sign of the times? 6 seaport predictions

Sign of the times? 6 seaport predictions

By Jon White, MD at InXpress.

The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, recently announced an ambitious goal - by 2050 it’s vowed to send goods around the world with absolutely zero carbon emissions. Another brand Yara, is set to launch an all-electric shipping container.

Auto Putaway or Manual? You can’t beat the WMS

Auto Putaway or Manual? You can’t beat the WMS

By Alex Mills, Sales and Marketing Director at ProSKU.

When it comes to receiving goods and looking for somewhere to put them, a modern warehouse management system (WMS) can surpass the knowledge of even the most competent warehouse operative. It can do this because it holds a map of the storage locations in a warehouse and records what is stored in them in real time.

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