Friday 20th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Driving innovation

Automotive supply chain strategies are being influenced by shifting markets and globalisation, but increasingly now it is consumer demand that is steering innovation, says Johanna Parsons

Going large

With warehouse automation, it is often thought that the bigger the investment, the better the return. But new developments mean that even smaller firms can take advantage, says Johanna Parsons

Innovation is a supply chain issue

Ask anyone to describe the innovation process and what they come up with will probably involve a small group of boffins working isolation from the rest of the world. But the world is changing, as Nokia's Kari Kulojärvi made clear today

Auto imperative

Retailers are being challenged to come up with inventory management strategies that meet extreme new delivery demands. Automation is increasingly being seen as a solution

Powering truck innovation

They may be big, heavy and full of corrosive liquid, but lead acid batteries still rule the roost. However, new technologies, such as fibre nickel cadmium and lithium ion, are now becoming available. And new battery technologies could mean new designs of

Stobart trials gas refuelling innovation

Stobart is trialling a gas refuelling technology that can make savings of 20 per cent, as part of a £23 million government sponsored programme to encourage operators to buy and use low-carbon commercial vehicles

Five visions for the future of logistics

Deutsche Post DHL has unveiled five visions of the future and their impact on trade, business and society. DHL chief Frank Appel said: “In a world that is becoming harder to predict, we have to expand our horizon and think about alternatives..."