Saturday 30th May 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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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.

Dealing with nosy neighbours

Walk down Oxford Street and you can’t help but be struck by the row of grand department stores. But it is the changing fortunes of two of them that is currently most striking.

A brief history of time

Four out of five Europeans want to put an end to the practice of turning the clocks back and forward every six months, according to the European Commission.

Brexit: what about the workers?

Pressure is mounting on both the UK and EU negotiators to make progress on a deal. And with the next round of talks starting in Brussels on Thursday, the Confederation of British Industry has taken the opportunity to hammer home the importance of retaining essential workers.

Stock-outs: dodgy data and frustrated shoppers

Back in the 1980s, I remember Jonathan Weeks telling me that the first thing he did when he became distribution director of Woolworths was to increase distribution costs – a shocking revelation at a time when “cost down” was an industry mantra.