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Supply Chain

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

Will COVID-19 catalyse the advent of a new global freight strategy by encouraging a shift in modes of transport and improving network efficiency?

By Matt East, Senior Advisor - Logistics and Infrastructure Policy for the UK, Europe & Middle East, GHD … COVID-19 has generated unprecedented disruption in the global logistics and freight industries, severely impacting operations and delivery activities. However, could these current…

  • 07/05/2020

Partition supplier Westgate launches practical social distancing solutions for warehouses

Partitioning solutions supplier Westgate has developed new solutions for warehouses in a bid to support them in getting back to work and help with government guidelines for social distancing. One of the Stafford based businesses popular products is Hoardfast®, a modular PVC partitioning…

  • 07/05/2020
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White paper reveals supply chains fit for a ‘new normal’ 

A new white paper from logistics and warehousing specialists, Bis Henderson Consulting, ‘Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19)’ , argues that many of the changes that we can expect to see in retail were already on their way before the current…

  • 05/05/2020

The importance of supply chain resilience

By Anne van de Heetkamp, VP of Product Management GTC, Descartes … Acknowledging potential weaknesses in your supply chain before they are exposed by elements beyond your control is of critical value. With current events in mind, managing future supply chain disruptions will be an integral…

  • 05/05/2020

Developers launch first phase of 1.4m sq ft Derbyshire warehouse development

Joint venture partners St Francis Group and iSec have launched the 1.4m sq ft Horizon29 warehouse and logistics development at Markham Vale in north Derbyshire. The high profile scheme, located between Sheffield and Nottingham at the former Coalite works, just off junction 29a of the M1, is being…

  • 28/04/2020

How to ensure your delivery fleet can keep up with demand during the COVID-19 outbreak

This article should only be used as a guide. Please refer to the latest information from the government and NHS for more information. Kelly Friel works for the tool and personal protective equipment supplier Zoro. Here, she shares her top tips that will help delivery fleets to keep up with the…

  • 23/04/2020

Supply chain resilience in the wake of COVID-19

By Nish Kotecha, Chairman and Co-Founder of Finboot and Yasmine Benjelloun, Content Creator at Finboot … The world is in the midst of the largest remote working experiment it has ever seen, reinforcing the value of reliable data. More than ever before, we need to know where our data comes from and…

  • 20/04/2020

Exporta launches new sustainable plastic pallet focussed website

Exporta, the UK’s Product Handling Experts have launched a new website called Plastic Pallet Experts aimed at supporting essential industries with sustainable plastic pallets, pallet boxes storage containers. Exporta have created and launched a new website and brand called Plastic Pallet…

  • 01/04/2020