Monday 19th Aug 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Blockchain – still problems to be solved

Adoption of blockchain technology is gathering pace. In liner shipping, more companies have been joining the TradeLens initiative, which now covers more than half the world’s container cargo.

Time for congratulations

The shortlist for the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2019 has just been revealed – and it makes impressive reading. This year we received more than 130 entries from major retailers and manufacturers, not just in the UK, but from all around the world.

Halloween 2019: trick or treat?

It only took two days of Boris Johnson’s premiership for the Freight Transport Association to warn the industry that it needed to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

Road: the zero carbon alternative to rail freight?

The idea that road might be a zero carbon alternative to rail sounds counter-intuitive, even to convinced petrolheads, but the situation could arise, according to a new report for the government entitled “Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce: Final Report to the Minister for Rail”.

Chains for customers

If it weren’t for the customers, e-commerce would be easy. Who can forget how some of ASOS’s customers responded to a warehouse fire in June 2014? Someone actually tweeted: “Can’t believe I probably won’t receive my prom dress. Thanks a lot ASOS”.

Shaping the future

Liza Helps looks at how large logistics warehouses are changing to reflect industry demand…

Visible benefits

Boosting the performance of a supply chain often means improving visibility – sounds easy but the challenges are significant…

A sweet deal for all

Heightened van growth is good for business, but the UK market must address the knock-on environmental costs. Alexandra Leonards reports.