Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Tonight’s the night

Tonight is the culmination of months of hard work by some of the most talented supply chain professionals around the world – the winners of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards will be revealed.

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 Budget: will it be good for you?

Normally in the run-up to the Budget the transport organisations are clamouring to get the government to cut fuel duty – or at the very least not to increase it. But this year, prime minister Theresa May short-circuited the process by telling the Tory Party conference on 3rd October that fuel duty would be frozen.

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 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.