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4 ways cleanliness is integral to warehouse efficiency this Christmas

Christmas is always a busy time for businesses along the supply chain, but warehouses will face a unique set of challenges this year. Barry Crackett, from Brushtec , shares his insight into the power that cleaning could have on productivity. As the approach to the festive season is combined with a…

  • 4 days ago

What is the True Cost of Returned Goods?

An increase in fulfilled orders means more returns. If you have returns that are still unprocessed, chances are you're losing potential profits, sacrificing warehouse space and wasting labour resources. The Autobag® 650H bagging system helps increase labour productivity and reduce operational…

  • 12/11/2020
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Fleetloc8 offers an all-in-one dashcam and tracking offer for only £12.95 per month

There used to be a time when once your drivers left your yard, you would need the kindness of strangers to tell you how they were driving. Now off-the-shelf technological advances mean you can install a GPS device that records and tracks your drivers’ journey right out the box, but there can…

  • 05/11/2020
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Midland Pallet Trucks says now is the time to put returns process in place

Midland Pallet Trucks, a materials handing retailer and pallet truck specialist, is urging retailers to act now to put returns processes in place ahead of the holiday season as surges in online shopping reach record levels. As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, online shopping and the…

  • 14/10/2020

Logistics UK comments on The Border Operating Model, published today

"On 13 July 2020, the first iteration of the Border Operating Model was published setting out the core model that all importers and exporters will need to follow from January 2021 as well as the additional requirements for specific products such as live animals, plants, products of animal origin…

  • 08/10/2020

Retailers set for Christmas scramble as second wave of COVID-19 drives consumers online-only 

Online sales will be critical to retailers’ survival over the festive period, as the second-wave of COVID-19 measures hit, according to new research from logistics platform 7bridges and YouGov. The research shows that consumers who do most of their holiday shopping online are likely to spend…

  • 07/10/2020

New Covid ‘red alert’ plans: Britain’s couriers prepare once more for the front door to become the front line

As the Government prepares to introduce controversial new three-tier ‘traffic light’ lockdown rules, ParcelHero says home delivery firms are braced for a Level Three red alert. At the height of the coronavirus national lockdown in March, the Government prioritised delivery drivers as…

  • 07/10/2020

Waitrose and John Lewis plan switch to electric deliveries as online business accelerates

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030. The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food…

  • 29/07/2020

How standard components minimise downtime and provide business continuity

David Messant, Production Manager at standard components specialist norelem, explores how standard components can be used to implement digital, supply chain and robotics solutions to minimise downtime and maximise productivity. Traditionally, engineering and manufacturing has been dependent on…

  • 01/06/2020

Whitepaper outlines flexible space strategy for ‘new reality’ supply chains

Findings from a new white paper published by warehouse space strategists, Bis Henderson Space, suggest that logistics professionals will be seeking to create supply chains that are far more flexible, resilient and better suited to the ‘new reality’ that emerges from the Coronavirus…

  • 27/05/2020