Wednesday 18th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Good news for the profession

E-commerce might be the growth area for retail, but for traditional retailers in particular it is far from painless.

Sustainable thinking

Anybody watching the demonstration in London over Easter might be forgiven for thinking the rest of the world is ignoring sustainability issues.

Supply chain expertise key in reducing carbon footprints

Apple says that it has almost doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 per cent clean energy, which will enable it to exceed its goal of using four gigawatts of renewable energy in its supply chain by 2020.

A sale to dwarf Black Friday…

It’s a good thing – on the face of it… UK manufacturing is growing: the Purchasing Managers’ Index from IHS Markit and CIPS hit a 13 month high of 55.1 in March with companies stepping up production and hiring staff.

The journey starts here

Apparently there are now almost 4,000 robotic warehouses. I don’t blame you if you are surprised by that, it’s more than most would expect.

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.