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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Pall-Ex founder named Businesswoman of the Year

Pall-Ex founder named Businesswoman of the Year

Hilary Devey, founder, owner and CEO of the UK palletised freight collection and delivery network, Pall-Ex, has been named Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year 2008.

John Lewis and Keystone share best practice

John Lewis Department Stores has teamed up with Keystone Distribution UK, to implement a job swap scheme.

Major investment in European Logistics continues

CB Richard Ellis completes on two major deals in the Netherlands.

Bringing the house down?

Bringing the house down?

The Governments recent move to scrap rate relief on empty industrial property could tempt some landlords to demolish empty warehouse facilities and other industrial property as a way of avoiding paying the substantial amounts of tax that unoccupied sites now incur.

Graham Wall announced as UKWA Vice Chairman

Graham Wall announced as UKWA Vice Chairman

Graham Wall, Commercial Director of PD Ports rapidly expanding Teesport facility, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA).

Driving Down Logistics Costs 2009 Symposium from AMHSA

Driving Down Logistics Costs  2009 Symposium from AMHSA

The Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA) is holding a special symposium on driving down logistics costs via automation.

RFID system in the UHF range for logistics and distribution

RFID system in the UHF range for logistics and distribution

Dematic has developed the first components for the new RFID system in the UHF range.

Toyota Traigo lift truck

This 3 wheel design forklift is designed for light to medium product weights and product movements.

Karen Millen launches online store with Amethyst fulfilment

Karen Millen launches online store with Amethyst fulfilment

The fulfilment is being carried out by leading third party logistics provider Amethyst, integrating with e-commerce service providers Fresca.

Excellence in the 3PL sector rewarded

Excellence in the 3PL sector rewarded

Third party logistics (3PL) sectors were recognised at the United Kingdom Warehousing Associations (UKWAs) ninth Annual Awards

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