Saturday 21st Oct 2017 - Logistics Manager

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Supply chain workers: raising the cost of Brexit

Almost one in eight retailers have raised prices since the Brexit vote and rising employment costs could drive further price rises, the British Retail Consortium revealed this week.

Robotics is becoming critical to logistics

One in five business leaders in transport and distribution expect automation to have a high impact with more than 30 per cent of jobs automatable, according to a report from the Royal Society of Arts.

Supply chain slavery: more action is needed

One in ten UK supply chain managers say they have found evidence of modern slavery in their supply chains since the Modern Slavery Act came into force, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has revealed.

Brexit bust-ups will damage European supply chains

Brexit negotiations got nastier last week. At the conclusion of the third round of talks, the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier complained about lack of progress and accused the UK government of trying to wriggle out of its financial responsibilities.

Platooning: business issues will determine success

Platoons of lorries running up and down the motorways has come a step closer in the UK with the news that the government is to fund trials that will take place next year. And the results could have a significant impact on how supply chains operate in the future.

One-stop shop

When it comes to acquiring a commercial vehicle or forklift truck, customers are looking for flexibility, and a one-stop shop, says Alex Leonards.

Land: they are not making it anymore…

Competing land uses are making it more and more difficult for developers and landlords to deliver logistics space… just how bad is the problem? Liza Helps investigates.

The In and Out club

Automation could be the way forward for many storage and retrieval operations, but what are the key factors determining the optimal choice. Malory Davies investigates.