Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Home and away

When companies begin to think outside the box, or outside country borders, often the playing field changes. Maria Highland investigates how businesses can best navigate the open waters of international logistics…

Rise of the workers

Labour cost and availability has risen up the agenda for occupiers. Liza Helps investigates just what that means in terms of the location and type of warehouse to look forward to in the future.

Retailer’s paradise: warehouse automation?

Retail markets are changing rapidly, but how are warehouse operations responding? Maria Highland investigates whether automation is the solution to retail’s challenges.

Hope for the best: plan for the worst

A basic Brexit deal was supposed to have been agreed by now so that all it could be signed off in time for leaving day – 29th March 2019. But, says Malory Davies, with no deal in sight, businesses need to secure their supply chains.

The rise of D&B…

In 2008 speculative development dominated the market at 70 per cent: 2018 has seen the complete reversal, and design and build dominates. The question is why and the answers are not quite as straightforward as expected. Liza Helps reports.

Flexible sheds

Warehouses are filling up as the Christmas peak looms – perhaps it’s time to look at temporary space solutions…

It’s a very big box…

It’s a common complaint that a small internet purchase was delivered in a huge box – and it is putting product packaging under scrutiny as never before. Malory Davies looks at how the market is responding.

Tech to move merchandise

What should companies be looking for from supply chain execution systems to meet the challenge of today’s markets? Sam Tulip examines the challenges.

Fork in the road

With so many new technologies and applications surrounding forklift trucks, which is the best option? Should you upgrade, or perhaps some new tech is all you need? Maria Highland explores the options.

I want it now…

The booming world of online shopping is the tiger of the retail market. But, can the delivery market keep up with consumers who demand instant gratification? Malory Davies asks the questions.