Wednesday 18th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Low wages still plague fashion supply chain

Shoppers are buying clothes believing that they are made by workers earning a living wage, when in reality, low wages continue to be the status quo across the global industry, a new survey into garment supply chains says.

Necessity – the mother of invention

Securing last mile logistics space in the urban environment, and in particular London is fraught on many levels But necessity is the mother invention, and there are some very inventive options brewing.  Liza Helps reports…

Under starter’s orders…

Despite a marked reduction in take-up, the pressure is still on for space – can the region provide it? Liza Helps reports.

Is digital tech the solution for supply chain sustainability?

In the supply chain there exists a conflicting cohabitation of both the greatest opportunities and the most concerning risks for sustainability. Digital technologies promise to deliver stronger visibility to address those risks, but relying on data in a globalised world is increasingly challenging for operators. Alexandra Leonards reports.

Challenging times for extended supply chains

Liberalisation of trade has enabled companies to reap the benefits of extended supply chains, but with protectionism on the rise could the golden age be coming to an end, asks Malory Davies.

More power

Pressure is mounting to abandon diesel in the next couple of decades – and that will mean a wholesale move to electric motors. But, says Malory Davies, keeping all those batteries charged is going to need lots more generating capacity.

Reaching new heights

Reach trucks are a staple in a warehouse where efficiency is key, and maximum space utilisation is vital. The challenge is to make the most of them, says Maria Highland.

Urban challenges

Just as most of us were getting into the mood for the bank holiday, Waitrose revealed plans to open a 110,000 sq ft fulfilment centre at Enfield in north London to complement the existing site in Coulsdon and drive growth in its online offering.

Time to declare a truce?

My 3PL guru once explained to me how negotiating a contract with a potential customer works: “We start by talking to the client’s logistics team mapping out their requirements and then carefully working together to create an operation that meets those requirements. The logistics team is happy and we are happy.