Thursday 23rd Jan 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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A sale to dwarf Black Friday…

It’s a good thing – on the face of it… UK manufacturing is growing: the Purchasing Managers’ Index from IHS Markit and CIPS hit a 13 month high of 55.1 in March with companies stepping up production and hiring staff.

The journey starts here

Apparently there are now almost 4,000 robotic warehouses. I don’t blame you if you are surprised by that, it’s more than most would expect.

No time for fear

The recent IntraLogisteX exhibition highlighted the fact that artificial intelligence and robotics is no longer just science fiction – more and more organisation are looking to the technology to respond to the challenges facing supply chain and logistics operations.

Procurement policies for £49bn spend are changing

Companies bidding for government contracts in the future will need to show that they are tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate under a new evaluation model for central government buyers.

Time for some deep learning

Newspapers all around the world have this week been fascinated by a story about the Buddhist Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan which has just unveiled the Android Kannon. The £700,000 robot is designed to preach Buddhist teachings in a bid to reach Japan’s younger generation.

Time is running out

Prime minister Theresa May is expected to visit Brussels tomorrow in yet another attempt to win further Brexit concessions from the European Union. It’s now just 38 days to Brexit and the prospect of the UK crashing out without a deal appears to be increasing.

It’s just a click away…

The growth in online retail sales had to slow sometime, and that time was Christmas 2018 – at least that is the conclusion of the Capgemini IMRG eRetail Sales Index.

Don’t get caught out in the driver shortage

The lack of drivers and other skilled workers continues to be a major challenge for the logistics industry for the third year running, according to Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey.