Tuesday 4th Aug 2015 - Logistics Manager

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Fashion has been one of the big hits of online shopping, but for the retailer the cost of getting the goods to the customer and then dealing with the returns is a significant issue. Malory Davies looks at how automation can reduce the cost to serve.

How E is changing the Bay strategy

E-commerce is having an impact right across the retail supply chain – and especially at the loading bay. Alex Whiteman reports.

Forklift trucks: Optimism returns

More confidence in the manufacturing sector is being reflected in a boost for sales of counterbalance trucks, says Alex Whiteman.

Change is coming

Many logistics operations are going through dramatic change to respond to new retail patterns, and those changes are increasingly being reflected in the use of warehouse equipment. Alex Whiteman reports.

Wrap me up before you go-go

Too much packaging is a waste and too little can mean the product is not properly protected in transit. Getting the balance right is a challenge, says Alex Whiteman.

Legislating for success

The horse meat scandal in 2013 put the focus on food supply chains and, not surprisingly, has led to more legislation. Alex Whiteman reports on how the market is changing.

Top 50 3PLs: change is in the air

Third party logistics providers are facing a period of unprecedented change with retailers adjusting to new consumer buying habits, and a flurry of takeovers redefining the business landscape, says Malory Davies.