Expectations In The Logistics Industry For 2024

Posted by Jason Tindley on 12-Jan-2024 16:35:56

As we enter the final quarter of 2023, the UK logistics sector is in a fairly strong position after a tumultuous few years. Challenges remain, however, in the shape of stubbornly high global energy prices, the ongoing challenges of Brexit, staff shortages, and decarbonisation. As one of the fastest growing industries globally due to the rise in online supply transactions for both B2C and B2B facing industries, there is also a pressing need for fast delivery, real-time data visibility, and continual stock availability in order to keep up with the ever-changing demands of customers.

How can new technologies and trends assist logistics businesses to meet customer expectations as the sector continues to evolve throughout 2024?

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Topics: Logistics Planning

Major Trends In The Logistics Industry: How They Have Shaped The Sector in 2023

Posted by Jason Tindley on 29-Dec-2023 10:00:00

The UK logistics sector has continued to evolve at a rapid pace in 2023, driven by increased consumer demands, environmental/sustainability regulations, and innovations in software and automation technologies. In this article, we’ll look at the main trends that have shaped the sector this year, examining the influence they hold on businesses, and the implications they carry for the future of the logistics industry.

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Topics: Logistics Planning

Why Amazon’s Warehousing System Wouldn’t Work For All Companies

Posted by Jason Tindley on 15-Dec-2023 12:23:04

Amazon is frequently held up as the gold standard for logistics and distribution businesses (frustratingly, it has to be said), and while the e-commerce giant certainly sets a high benchmark in terms of what businesses can achieve with the right organisation and technology, the Amazon warehousing system doesn’t work for all companies.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System

Challenges And Opportunities When Investing In A New Warehouse

Posted by Jason Tindley on 01-Dec-2023 11:46:00

There are many challenges with a new warehouse. If you are considering a new build, one of them is the time it takes to get planning permission. The government’s own statistics for April to June 2023 admitted that only 20% of major applications submitted at the district planning authority level in England were completed within the statutory period of 13 weeks. Unfortunately, once the application is submitted, and as long as it is correct and compliant, there isn’t much you can do to speed the process.

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

Are Your Transport Yards Big Enough For The Trailer Length Increase?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 14-Nov-2023 12:00:00

A big change is coming to the UK’s roads and logistics sector, after the UK government greenlighted Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) for general use on 30th May 2023.

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Topics: Tips, Logistics Planning, Transport Planning

The 7 Rs of Logistics

Posted by Jason Tindley on 24-Oct-2023 12:00:00

Readers of a certain age may remember when schooling was based around the so called three R’s of Reading, wRiting, and aRithemetic, and since then various other sectors have developed their own 3R’s, including the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle mantra of the sustainability movement.

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Topics: Tips, Warehouse Management System, Logistics Planning

Considering Automation And Robotics

Posted by Jason Tindley on 13-Sep-2023 10:00:00

The world of warehouse automation has changed and there are now new technologies and new systems available as well as developments of existing, to change and improve your warehouse and distribution operations.

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Topics: Warehouse Automation

How To Prevent Damage To Your Warehouse Racks

Posted by Jason Tindley on 26-Dec-2022 10:30:00

Warehouse pallet racking is critical to the efficient operation of a warehouse, as well-designed systems can increase productivity, versatility, and space. Preventing damage to your warehouse racking assets is, therefore, crucial. What steps can you take to avoid damage and downtime?

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Topics: Warehouse Design

Grow Where You’re Planted: How To Optimise Your Warehouse Space For Growth Without Moving Premises

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-Dec-2022 10:30:00

When your business is thriving, but your warehouse is too small for your rising stock levels, you face a dilemma. Moving to a new warehouse is expensive and logistically challenging; however, taking no action will limit your inventory and risk the loss of lucrative sales in the long-term.

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Topics: Transport Planning

5 Keys To Effective Supply Chain Management

Posted by Jason Tindley on 12-Dec-2022 10:30:00

Efficiency underpins all successful supply chains. With modern customers and clients expecting rapid fulfilment – and prepared to shop elsewhere if goods don’t arrive quickly enough – every part of the supply chain needs to be meticulously monitored to ensure that products reach their destination on time.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

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