Friday 19th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Malory Davies, FCILT, Editor.

Green GB Week: pressure is mounting on supply chains

The excruciating negotiations over a Brexit deal seem to have eclipsed the fact that this is “Green GB Week” – a government led celebration of clean growth (according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).

It’s time to take up the robotics challenge

The news that XPO Logistics plans to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its distribution centres in Europe and the US highlights the speed with which the technology is moving into the mainstream.

Gig economy: the future for deliveries?

The gig economy is continuing to grow rapidly, according to research in the US by the JP Morgan Chase Institute. And the sector growing fastest is transport.

The dangers of demonising diesel

Back in the 1980s every other truck on the road seemed to have a Cummins-Eaton-Rockwell power train. And the beating heart of the truck was the Cummins diesel engine. Even today, Cummins can claim to be the world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines.

Dealing with nosy neighbours

Walk down Oxford Street and you can’t help but be struck by the row of grand department stores. But it is the changing fortunes of two of them that is currently most striking.

A brief history of time

Four out of five Europeans want to put an end to the practice of turning the clocks back and forward every six months, according to the European Commission.

Labour abuse: more to be done

One fifth of UK supply chain managers have seen wage violations in their supply chains over the past two year, research from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has revealed.

Intimidating intelligence

Artificial intelligence is set to transform the logistics industry over the next few years, but a new study suggests that almost a third of companies fear that they will struggle to keep up with the rate of technological change.

Brexit: what about the workers?

Pressure is mounting on both the UK and EU negotiators to make progress on a deal. And with the next round of talks starting in Brussels on Thursday, the Confederation of British Industry has taken the opportunity to hammer home the importance of retaining essential workers.