Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Malory Davies, FCILT, Editor.

No time for fear

The recent IntraLogisteX exhibition highlighted the fact that artificial intelligence and robotics is no longer just science fiction – more and more organisation are looking to the technology to respond to the challenges facing supply chain and logistics operations.

Procurement policies for £49bn spend are changing

Companies bidding for government contracts in the future will need to show that they are tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate under a new evaluation model for central government buyers.

Time for some deep learning

Newspapers all around the world have this week been fascinated by a story about the Buddhist Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan which has just unveiled the Android Kannon. The £700,000 robot is designed to preach Buddhist teachings in a bid to reach Japan’s younger generation.

Time is running out

Prime minister Theresa May is expected to visit Brussels tomorrow in yet another attempt to win further Brexit concessions from the European Union. It’s now just 38 days to Brexit and the prospect of the UK crashing out without a deal appears to be increasing.

It’s just a click away…

The growth in online retail sales had to slow sometime, and that time was Christmas 2018 – at least that is the conclusion of the Capgemini IMRG eRetail Sales Index.

Don’t get caught out in the driver shortage

The lack of drivers and other skilled workers continues to be a major challenge for the logistics industry for the third year running, according to Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey.

What’s driving your technology transformation?

Revenue generated by technology across the global supply chain is set to reach $440 billion in 5 years, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11 per cent, and artificial intelligence is sat firmly behind the wheel driving this transformation, ABI Research has found.

Going autonomous? May as well do it from a distance

The use of wireless Internet of Things devices is steadily growing and is set to continue to grow. And this goes hand in hand with industrial automation. Can you have one without the other?

Stockpiling: vote of confidence for Brexit?

With Brexit right on our doorsteps many people, including retailers, have turned to stockpiling ahead of March 29 due to concerns that time-critical supplies could be left to go bad on vehicles that get stuck at customs as port delays become an all too real threat.