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Tomorrow’s Warehouse: have your say


We are asking YOU - dear readers - to tell us the key trends you observe in the warehouse and logistics sector and make predictions for the warehouse of tomorrow.

Simon Duddy

The Safer Logistics Zone


Recently, the team delivered our seminars at the Safer Logistics Zone, part of The Health & Safety Event at the NEC.

Simon Duddy

KFC not exactly a zinger for DHL


In October, DHL was awarded the contract to supply food to the UK’s KFC outlets, and the food company’s supply chain director Jens Hentschel said: “To date there has been little variation in foodservice logistics, but we have specifically chosen DHL and QSL for their reputation for innovation in logistics across other industries. It’s an ambitious plan, but by working closely with DHL and QSL we’re confident we’ll be able to deliver against our strategic ambitions.”

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New tech to tackle downtime


There is always enthusiasm around new technology but for me, the more interesting time is when such technologies find a market rationale.

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The elephant in the room


As with many things that are heavily hyped, there is a lot to unpack in Industry 4.0.

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What is 2018 going to bring?


It’s the time of the year to make some predictions for 2018.

Simon Duddy

Early indications suggest Cyber Weekend bigger than ever


Despite worries over Brexit and the Chancellor unveiling a gloomy set of predictions in the Budget, there has been a massive increase in parcel deliveries over Cyber Weekend, even exceeding predictions, according to carrier management platform MetaPack.

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The best of both worlds?


A significant proportion of the UK forklift market consists of Chinese-built models, but it isn’t a massive chunk. Chinese trucks have certainly improved in quality over the years and rank favourably in price terms compared with European built models. What has tended to let them down is poor support.

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Building the Matrix: Do you want in?


“We are building the Matrix,” the man declared from the stage. No, this is not the opening line from some ropey novel, but a speech from the closing keynote at Gartner’s Supply Chain Conference in London.

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Government shows its Brexit hand


The recent Position Paper on customs revealed the Government’s aims in its negotiations with the EU. Some trade experts said it was foolish for the UK to reveal its hand before it had to, but it is likely the Government felt under pressure to provide certainty to businesses looking to plan ahead. The UK may also hope the Paper’s detail on Customs will force the EU to open discussions on this issue before the divorce bill et al is settled.

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