Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Five key trends for the coming year

2019 is just a couple of weeks away, and it promises to be a challenging year for everyone in supply chain and logistics. So, here are my top five trends that will drive developments in the market next year:

City deliveries under threat

London mayor Sadiq Khan is trying to stop people having their online shopping delivered to them at work because, he says, delivery vans are clogging up the city’s streets.

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…

Autonomous trucks – a people issue

The UK’s first HGV platooning trials are due to start in the next few months – the first step in a process that could result in autonomous trucks on our roads.

Man versus machine

Employers are likely to come under increasing pressure to increase wages as strong labour demand continues to fuel recruitment and retention pressures for more employers, the latest quarterly survey by the CIPD in partnership with Adecco, has revealed.

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.