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Tesco has awarded Bureau Veritas’ electrical and engineering inspection division a Fixed Wiring Electrical Inspection and Testing contract covering Inspection & Test at distribution centres throughout the supermarket chain’s UK supply chain network

Maximising operational efficiency

Royal Mail (RM) operates 33,000-plus vehicles and is increasing efficiency and reducing costs of its fleet management operation following the implementation of what is claimed to be the ‘most advanced fleet management solution in Europe’.

Making an impact on efficiency

From both an operational and safety standpoint, floor marking is rapidly becoming an intrinsic feature in both factories and warehouses across British industry. Whether defining areas for machinery in a factory, creating storage lanes in a warehouse

Going forward the northern way

A new £100M growth fund to help drive forward a vision for the economy of the North of England was launched in September by the three Northern Regional Development Agencies (One Northeast, Yorkshire Forwards and the Northwest Development Agency). The grow

Letting the train take the strain

In its ten-year transport policy introduced in 2000, the Government called for an 80% increase in rail freight by 2010 to help ease worsening traffic congestion on Britain’s roads and motorways. The shift from road to rail by 2002 showed a less than encou

Meeting the challenges ahead

Another year is ending and a new one rapidly approaches, and with it new challenges which UK industry must overcome if there is to be any chance of a feel good factor in the global supply chain.

Latest containers offer easier manoeuvring

Arca Systems has launched two new Euro containers. Both will work within the Euro and ISO pallet systems and two sizes of the Euro box are being produced. It is believed that one-piece Euro boxes of this size “are unique” to Arca.

Going ‘green’ while maintaining space

Express parcels carrier Business Post and trailer builder Don-Bur Bodies and Trailers have developed a new trailer design which saves in excess of £6,500 in fuel and takes over 24 tonnes of CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere for one