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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

Three ways suppliers can get their voice heard

When it comes to being heard by a retailer, accountability is key for suppliers. Retailers are busy, managing tens of thousands of products; getting in front of buyers and supply-chain managers is challenging. Ensuring the retailers have correct stockholding of their products is not something…

  • 27/09/2019

Why digital trust can overcome counterfeiting and power tomorrow’s super brands

As new supply chains evolve in response to today’s digital marketplaces, like Amazon or AirBnB , the institutionalised trust systems that underpinned traditional supply chains, such as trust in a brand, must evolve to support new requirements. Connected consumers may base trust on a variety…

  • 16/08/2019

Examining track and trace technology

Track and trace solutions in all their various forms are currently all the rage. Retailers are increasingly looking to use metrics to demonstrate supply chain efficiencies and provide transparency over things like delivery times and sustainability information for a better customer experience, and…

  • 25/07/2019

Businesses must urgently solve their e-commerce supply chain

DHL Supply Chain, leader in contract logistics, has launched its latest research report on the evolution of e-commerce supply chains. The study shows that, despite understanding the vital importance of e-commerce on customer retention and satisfaction, most companies have failed to fully implement…

  • 10/07/2019

Collaboration for Oakland International and Jungheinrich

Oakland International and Jungheinrich UK have announced a long-term contract that will combine cutting edge technology and optimised processes to deliver business and environmental advantages across Oakland’s supply chain operations. Specialist in food distribution and logistics, multi…

  • 26/06/2019

GateHouse Logistics predicts data visibility will top demand of supply chain in 2019

"The year 2019 will see the supply chain become much smarter and more efficient by embracing the freight data visibility era," says Jesper Bennike, CEO GateHouse Logistics. Data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics A/S today releases its annual outlook for the global supply chain industries.

  • 27/11/2018

Key considerations when entering into contracts with third party suppliers

By Andrew Broadbent, associate in Keebles’ litigation and dispute resolution team. Contract negotiations with supply chains can be complex and time consuming – but the cost of getting them wrong in terms of exposure to financial and reputational risks can be high and long lasting.

  • 28/08/2018