Tuesday 9th Feb 2016 - Logistics Manager

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Black Friday 2015: has the beast been tamed?

Black Friday saw record sales, quiet high streets and almost seamless logistics. But was it all really worth it? Alexandra Leonards explores the ups and downs of Black Friday 2015, and examines the lessons that have been learned.

SME Special: The right equipment at the right price

When it comes to choosing materials handling equipment for your business, size really doesn’t matter. The same considerations need to be made whether you have one pallet truck or a fleet of reach trucks and forklifts. Lisa Townshend looks at the issues.

Rail: Staying on track

Everyone wants to see more freight moved by rail, but there are big challenges involved with achieving that – notably the creation of more capacity on the rail network. The recent Rail Logistics conference was the perfect setting to discuss the issues facing rail freight today. Lisa Townshend reports…

Awards: Rewriting the book

An innovative supply chain strategy has rejuvenated Waterstones in the face of challenges from online and e-books – and made it the overall winner in the European Supply Chain Awards 2015.

Automation: Challenging channels

Automated systems have an important role to play in the development of multi-channel and omni-channel retailing. Malory Davies looks at the challenges.

A slimming world

The increasing importance of space utilisation in UK warehousing is seeing an increase in interest in the narrow aisle vehicle. Lisa Townshend reports.

Where the warehouse meets the outside world

The loading bay is a vital area in the operational processes of the warehouse. Constantly in use, the flow of goods from truck to storage and back again, needs to be seamless and safe. Lisa Townshend examines the challenges.