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Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK's hottest topic – plastics in packaging.

Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000+ American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain.

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission's (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: "Today, we have seen the value of having an independent National Infrastructure Commission to hold the government accountable for lack of action on key national infrastructure issues.

What is on-demand warehousing?

What is on-demand warehousing?

By Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines on-demand as "soon as or whenever required". In recent years the term 'on-demand' has become synonymous with technology: movies on demand, taxis on demand, dry cleaners on demand.... the list goes on. But on-demand warehousing? That's a new one.

Bad managers are driving talented staff away from logistics industry

Bad managers are driving talented staff away from logistics industry

Poor management is endemic in the Transportation and Distribution sector, with 78% of employees having experienced what they consider poor management, or a poor manager, at least once during their career, according to new research by YouGov on behalf of leading HR and payroll solutions provider MHR.

TimoCom transport barometer: Vehicle shortage continues to worsen

TimoCom transport barometer: Vehicle shortage continues to worsen

Free vehicle capacity is getting scarcer in Europe, according to TimoCom's Transport Barometer. In the 4th quarter of 2017, Europe's largest transport platform had only 29 vehicle offers to fulfil 71 transport orders.On average, in 2017, the TimoCom Transport Barometer showed a freight to vehicle ratio of 70:30 within Europe......

The Importance of being Agile...

The Importance of being Agile...

The evolving role of mobile computing in food and convenience retailing....an executive brief by Datalogic.

Every day the food and grocery industry feeds nearly 64 million people, living in over 27 million households across the UK. A feat that can only be achieved through the combined efforts of many hundreds of thousands of people working across different parts of the grocery supply chain.

Big Data Analytics – realising the potential

Big Data Analytics – realising the potential

Big Data is an increasingly coined term used to reference the vast, varied and often complex sources of information now available to businesses. Through the sophisticated algorithms built into modern Big Data Analytics tools, valuable business insight can be derived through harvesting better structured, relevant data from manifold unstructured sources.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about recent developments within the Big Data Analytics arena.

On the road to a greener 2018: How digital transformation enables sustainable logistics

On the road to a greener 2018: How digital transformation enables sustainable logistics

By Kushal Nahata, CEO of FarEye.

The logistics industry generates around 6% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the findings of the Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC) Framework.

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

How to keep your warehouse in sync with sales promotions

By Eric Carter, solutions architect, Indigo Software.

Everyone loves a bargain and there are always plenty to be had at this time of year in the run up to Christmas.

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