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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

FTA launches strategic supply chain consultancy practice

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, has strengthened its consultancy offering for businesses across the supply chain with the launch of a new strategic consultancy arm. FTA’s new team of specialist staff will bring unparalleled experience and strategic insight…

  • 20/01/2020

How striking a balance on gender can unlock value

Findings from a new white paper on gender equality in the supply chain reveals how a cultural shift is required to unlock the hidden value of equality and diversity at Executive level. But what can be done to redress the gender imbalance in the supply chain? And, is it right to poach female…

  • 12/12/2019

Future government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain…

  • 28/11/2019

Adding Value with Air Casters

All companies look to differentiate their product in the marketplace. In the manufacturing sector, one simple way to do this is to add value to existing equipment with the addition of an embedded air bearing system. While the phrase, 'why recreate the wheel,' is catchy, air casters are proof…

  • 07/11/2019

Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon…

  • 28/10/2019