Thursday 21st Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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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.

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.