How Robots are Changing Ecommerce Warehousing

March 14, 2018

Automation in warehouses has been with us for a while, with material handling and storage equipment such as shuttle racking and conveyor systems. However, new robotics technology is introducing more intelligence in the automation of material movement in warehouses. Traditionally automation relied on fixed physical infrastructure such as tracks, but what we’re now seeing is flexibility for robots to carry products freely across the floor based on non-physical tracks determined by software algorithms. Read more

What the Logistics Sector Wants From the Next Government

June 5, 2017

As the UK prepares to go to the polls on 8 June, logistics trade bodies have released their own ‘manifestos’ calling for the next Government to boost the sector by investing heavily in infrastructure and delivering ‘frictionless’ trade with the EU after Brexit. Read more

What Disrupts the Supply Chain?

March 1, 2017

Those responsible for supply chain management are well-versed in preparing for disruption if they want to maintain efficiency and weather the storms that affect a global industry. Typically attention has focused on Asia as being the hotbed for disruption, but a recently published report by Resilinc reveals that North America has overtaken Asia for disruption events in supply chains. Read more

Look Ahead: What You Need to Know About Supply Chains in 2017

November 16, 2016

For several years now it has been necessary to view UK supply chains as entirely integral with a wider concept of a global supply chain. In many ways, with global trade barriers at their historically low levels, free trade was booming and seemingly borderless. But what’s in store for 2017? Read more

Post-Brexit Fuel Price Increases. A Blessing in Disguise?

August 1, 2016

The drop in Sterling’s value after the Brexit vote has seemingly rattled some oil suppliers world-wide, and they’re seeking compensation. So, whether you voted Leave or Remain, if your business is dependent upon UK transport operations, it will now be footing the bill of the recent fuel price increases. Read more