Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

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People tracking: the next innovation

There was a time when it was considered cutting edge for a parcels company to be able to track the parcels going through its network. That’s taken for granted now, and in future it seems, the really important thing will be to track the recipients.

Are you ready to embrace robots?

If there was one subject that really came to the fore at the IntraLogisteX exhibition last month it was the prospect of rapid growth in the use of robots in logistics. And it wasn’t just exhibitors that were talking about robots, it was also an issue for the visitors that I spoke to.

The Budget: time to make your voice heard

It’s Budget time and as you might expect, industry organisations are gearing up to drive home the message: no increase in fuel taxes. There has been speculation that chancellor George Osborne will use the Budget on 16th March to raise the duty. This seems to be based on the fact that the government is exceeding […]

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Home deliveries blamed for slower traffic speeds

Average speeds on local A roads in England are now some three per cent slower than a year ago – and some commentators are now blaming the growth of home deliveries for the slowdown, writes Malory Davies.

The customer that reckons it can do logistics better

Is this the year that will see a major shake up the logistics market? Ocado shares jumped by a fifth in a day last month after rumours started circulating in The City that Amazon was interested in buying the business, as part of plan to launch a full grocery delivery service in the UK.

Predictions for 2016

What does the new year hold for supply chain and logistics professionals? Here are my top five predictions:

Congratulations to all our Award Winners

Not so long ago it seemed that the twin developments of online retail and e-books spelled the end for traditional book retailers. But Waterstones has responded to these challenges by strengthening not only its customer experience, but also by working with its logistics partner UTL to strengthen its supply chain. No wonder it has become […]

Better enforcement will benefit the whole industry

A new London Freight Enforcement Partnership was officially launched last month to tackle unsafe HGVs, and take any non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicles, drivers and operators off London’s streets.

Tell MPs about the skills shortage

The decision by the House of Commons Transport Committee to launch an inquiry into the skills shortage in road haulage has not come a moment too soon.

Industry needs to raise its game

The complaints are all too familiar – the logistics industry can’t get the people it needs, there is a shortage of key skills, and no-one outside the industry understands what logistics is in the first place.