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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Lightening the Burden of Proof (of Delivery)

Lightening the Burden of Proof (of Delivery)

Automating key accounts receivable functions such as handling PoD notes helps to speed up cashflow, and makes a big impact on customer relations.

How to do international business & stay out of jail !!!

How to do international business & stay out of jail !!!

Protection (CBP), can impose fines, seize goods, curtail or eliminate import/export privileges and initiate criminal proceedings that can result in prison sentences.

Why Your Company Needs A Parcel Shipping Solution

This white paper looks at the advantages that can be gained from using a multi-carrier solution.

Lets talk about voice recognition systems

Lets talk about voice recognition systems

Duncan Smillie, managing director of Psion Teklogix (UK) describes how three diverse operations have brought significant efficiencies to their supply chains by implementing voice.recognition systems

The Art of Sortation in the Conveyor Industry

Hytrol demonstrates a sortation conveyor system

Maintaining Docks For Safety And Efficiency

Maintaining Docks For Safety And Efficiency

Unless the shipping/receiving dock is given the proper attention, breakdowns in this area can choke off productivity throughout the system.

Swisslog awarded major order by dm-drogerie markt

dm-drogerie markt (dm) has commissioned Swisslog, to design and implement a new dm-distribution center near Cologne, Germany.

Maximise your talent: Research identifies key challenges for business

Maximise your talent: Research identifies key challenges for business

The key challenges inherent in uncovering and managing talent within UK organisations have been identified in research published by the Chartered Management Institute and Ashridge Business School.

Industrys Largest Field Trial of RFID Technology on Reusable Transport Packaging

Industrys Largest Field Trial of RFID Technology on Reusable Transport Packaging

After Rigorous Lab Testing, Trial Moves to the Field, Backed By Unprecedented Industry Support

RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets and reusable containers

RFID tags for tracking plastic pallets and reusable containers

The model for cycle tracking reusable containers is the pallet market.

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