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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Agility wins The Logistics Award at the Lloyds List Asia Awards

Agility wins The Logistics Award at the Lloyds List Asia Awards

Agility has been named as the best logistics company at the Lloyds List Asia Awards at a glittering ceremony in Singapore.

Quinn Radiators awarded Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Award for Excellence

Quinn Radiators awarded Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Annual Award for Excellence

HRH Princess Anne presented the prestigious Award for Materials Handling Equipment and Technology to Quinn Radiators at the CILTs awards evening.

Recruitment firms expansion means more help for logistics and supply chain companies

Recruitment firms expansion means more help for logistics and supply chain companies

A recruitment consultancy that helps logistics and supply chain companies to find the right talent has announced plans to double in size over the next 12 months.

ID Logistics and Conforama take up new premises

ID Logistics recently inaugurated a 24,000m2 logistics platform, exclusively for the use of Conforama, at Valence dAgen (Tarn-et-Garonne, South-West France).

UK warehouse benchmarking report reveals low use of cross-docking

Although much is written about cross-docking, 80% of UK warehouses cross-dock only 10% or less of their throughput, according to new research conducted by Cranfield School of Management.

DHL secures new 3.6 million contract with major high street retailer British Home Stores

DHL secures new 3.6 million contract with major high street retailer British Home Stores

DHL Exel Supply Chain has announced a new 3.6 million (4.5 million euro) contract over three years to provide logistics e-fulfilment warehousing services for Bhs throughout the UK.

Think about safer load handling

Think about safer load handling

The latest HSE figures show that in 2004/5 around 1.9 million working days were lost through injuries caused by handling, lifting or carrying and that each incident resulted in around 9.3 days off work.

Rating system leads 3PLs to demolish warehouses

Rating system leads 3PLs to demolish warehouses

The UKWA says that there is growing evidence that the Governments recent move to scrap rate relief on empty industrial property is having a serious impact on the warehousing industry.

Labyrinth redesigns the Maze

UK logistics consultancy Labyrinth has restructured into three specialist divisions, and announced two new appointments.

Kai Benthaack new Director Ocean Freight with Agility Germany

Kai Benthaack new Director Ocean Freight with Agility Germany

Kai Benthaack (47) took on the role of Director Ocean Freight Germany on 1 October

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