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  • Lees-of-Scotland-meets-growing-demand-with-Indigo’s-Warehouse-Management-Solution

    Lees of Scotland meets growing demand with Indigo’s Warehouse Management Solution

    One of the UK’s top warehouse management systems providers, Indigo Software, announced that Lees of Scotland, a leading manufacturer of confectionery, biscuit and meringue products, has implemented a solution from Indigo’s RealTime suite of modules at its modern factory in Coatbridge, Scotland.
    The implementation is a significant commitment by Lees and Indigo’s RealTime modules are instrumenta... [more]

  • Henderson-Wholesale-collaberates-with-CHEP-to-find-opportunities-for-added-efficiency-and-safety

    Henderson Wholesale collaberates with CHEP to find opportunities for added efficiency and safety

    CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, is collaborating with Henderson Wholesale, part of the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVOXTRA, VIVO and VIVO Essentials franchise in Northern Ireland. The aim of this partnership is to find new opportunities for improvement in logistics efficiency, worker safety, sustainability and sales p... [more]

  • Travel-safe-this-winter-with-RUD-Snow-Chains

    Travel safe this winter with RUD Snow Chains

    In many countries the use of snow chains during the winter months is compulsory. For mainland Europe there are snow chain regulations for all vehicles traversing mountain roads during the winter months. For instance, the use of snow chains across France & Italy is not mandatory; snow chains should legally be carried and used as instructed by the local road signs and regulations.

    The UK do... [more]

  • Company’s-barriers-point-to-the-future-for-warehouse-safety

    Company’s barriers point to the future for warehouse safety

    Looking for the ultimate fantasy logistics and warehousing solution? How about everyone’s favourite prime time Saturday night sci-fi extravaganza. Whoever came up with the concept of the TARDIS must have spent some time scratching their head about how the Doctor managed to travel from A-to-B in the most time-efficient way possible – before dreaming up a police-box-come-time-capsule capable of inst... [more]

  • Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-extends-system-at-ASDA<>s-Brackmills-DC-as-George-brand-sales-increase

    Dürkopp Fördertechnik extends system at ASDA's Brackmills DC as George brand sales increase

    ASDA’s national garment distribution centre at Brackmills, Northampton – which already distributes some 155,000 items daily - is benefiting from an equipment upgrade by Dürkopp Fördertechnik.

    Durkopp – a market leader in the provision of garment conveyor and sortation systems – originally installed its equipment at the five-floor, 56,000 m2 facility when it was built in 1996. Further ext... [more]

  • Thorworld-emphasises-importance-of-service-and-maintenance-for-economic-growth

    Thorworld emphasises importance of service and maintenance for economic growth

    Loading and unloading equipment manufacturer Thorworld Industries is advising SMEs of the importance of properly maintaining and servicing their loading bay equipment, in order to ensure that they can capitalise on growth opportunities during the current economic upturn.

    Predictions of improvements have been underlined by a recent in-depth survey released by the Economist Intelligence Uni... [more]

  • KNAPP-wins-two-awards-with-John-Lewis

    KNAPP wins two awards with John Lewis

    In a year of activities to commemorate 150 years in business, John Lewis has another reason to celebrate: the UK's largest department store retailer has scooped two awards with its logistics automation supplier, KNAPP, at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

    Held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 5 November, the European Supply Chain Excellence (ESCE) Awards recognize outsta... [more]

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Unlocking the value of the supply chain

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Logistics companies are carrying up to 40% more stock than they need due to inefficiencies resulting from poor management of supply chain data, according to the latest study by analytics consultancy Concentra. Concentra found that many organisations still base their business decisions on experience and gut instinct due to lack of available data....[more]

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal praises transport charity Transaid's road safety efforts

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Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal praised the life-saving work of international development charity Transaid, after the organisation revealed at its annual showcase it is now delivering more programmes in more countries to help improve road safety than ever before. As patron of the charity The Princess Royal addressed a room of transport and...[more]

Prime Minister David Cameron pays tribute to JCB

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Prime Minister David Cameron today paid tribute to JCB as “an inspirational company” as he delivered a keynote speech at the World Headquarters in Staffordshire. Mr Cameron addressed an audience of more than 300 people including employees and local politicians on the backhoe loader shopfloor at Rocester where he unveiled plans to restrict immigr...[more]

Post-harvest performance reviews focus attention on grain handling equipment

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With the harvest now safely gathered into storage, many farmers across the UK are reflecting on how their grain handling equipment performed, and assessing the need for an upgrade. “Reliability is absolutely critical when it comes to harvest, and the post-harvest period is an ideal time for an honest assessment of on-going needs,” said Mr Humphr...[more]

FTA satisfied at findings of Smith Commission Report

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FTA has said it is ‘relieved’ at the findings of the ‘Report of the Smith Commission for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament’ issued today and how it could have affected the transport and logistics sector. Included in the Report of the Smith Commission which was published today were several factors that could impact the fre...[more]

Retailers raise stakes for Black Friday, will the last mile prove the real gamble? by Evan Puzey, Chief Marketing Officer, Kewill

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a firm date in the diaries of consumers. The week from the last Friday of November (right after Thanksgiving in the U.S.) is now the time to celebrate all things commercial in the most fitting way – by shopping up a storm online and hopefully taking advantage of some deep discounts. With peak-season trad...[more]

BITO creates more room in Bidvest’s freezer

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BITO Storage Solutions has provided Bidvest Logistics with a space efficient push-back racking solution, which also accommodates marshalling to optimise available space in a coldstore. Bidvest Logistics is the leading supplier of logistics and supply chain solutions to the UK hospitality and restaurant sector, which include items such a chips an...[more]

Record number of parcels to be delivered in 2014 to UK and non-UK destinations

The latest results from the IMRG MetaPack Delivery Index (reporting on October 2014) confirms earlier predictions that 2014 will see a record number of parcels carried by the UK’s online logistics industry, culminating with the busiest ever Christmas. According to the Delivery Index, UK retailers have been dispatching online orders at a rate tha...[more]

Steve Agg chief executive The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport asks, 'will we deliver Christmas this year?'

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Commenting on the growing level of concern around the subject of skills shortages, with particular reference to the driver shortage and the potential impact this will have on the Christmas retail industry, Steve Agg, Chief Executive at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport said: ‘Complaints about driver shortages are not new. This t...[more]

Flexi Narrow Aisle’s development team to keep pace with growing demand for Flexi truck technology

Flexi-Narrow-Aisle’s-development-team-to-keep-pace-with-growing-demand-for-Flexi-truck-technology

Flexi Narrow Aisle – the manufacturer of Flexi space saving materials handling solutions has seen significant growth in its key articulated warehouse truck market in the UK. To keep pace with the growing demand they have announced an important addition to its warehouse systems development team. Pete Dunn has joined the company as Business Develo...[more]

TNT wins key environment award

TNT – The People Network showed that orange is the new green when it won the Environment Award at the prestigious Global Freight Awards. The leading business to business express delivery company triumphed in the face of stiff competition from companies such as Maersk, Uniserve and Emirates to win the accolade for demonstrating leadership in effo...[more]

FTA Ireland welcomes Noirín O’Sullivan as new Garda Commissioner

FTA-Ireland-welcomes-Noirín-O’Sullivan-as-new-Garda-Commissioner

The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has said it welcomes the news of the appointment of Noirín O’Sullivan as Ireland’s first female Garda Commissioner. Ms O'Sullivan has been filling the role on an interim basis since the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan in March. She was the deputy commissioner for operations for ...[more]

Vacu-Lug takes innovative aircraft tyre technology as model for new tyre range

Vacu-Lug-takes-innovative-aircraft-tyre-technology-as-model-for-new-tyre-range

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has launched the first in its new flagship range of commercial vehicle drive axle tyres, inspired by the latest production techniques and technologies used in aircraft and high-performance tyres. The Vacu-Lug Logistik range is designed to offer operators the “very, very lowest costs per kilometre”. Grantham-based commerci...[more]

LPR appoints new operations manager in ongoing expansion

LPR-appoints-new-operations-manager-in-ongoing-expansion

Europe’s second largest pallet pooling provider, LPR, has appointed a new operations manager after a period of rapid growth. Simon Wood will be heading operations for the UK division of the logistics giant. Wood will be focusing on standardising LPR’s operations structure to ensure customers continue to receive high levels of support and excelle...[more]

Dürkopp Fördertechnik extends system at ASDA's Brackmills DC as George brand sales increase

Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-extends-system-at-ASDA<>s-Brackmills-DC-as-George-brand-sales-increase

ASDA’s national garment distribution centre at Brackmills, Northampton – which already distributes some 155,000 items daily - is benefiting from an equipment upgrade by Dürkopp Fördertechnik. Durkopp – a market leader in the provision of garment conveyor and sortation systems – originally installed its equipment at the five-floor, 56,000 m2 faci...[more]

Henderson Wholesale collaberates with CHEP to find opportunities for added efficiency and safety

Henderson-Wholesale-collaberates-with-CHEP-to-find-opportunities-for-added-efficiency-and-safety

CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, is collaborating with Henderson Wholesale, part of the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVOXTRA, VIVO and VIVO Essentials franchise in Northern Ireland. The aim of this partnership is to find new opportunities for improvement in logistics eff...[more]

‘A driver is for life – not just for Christmas’ warns FTA

‘A-driver-is-for-life-–-not-just-for-Christmas’-warns-FTA

Black Friday - Sofa Sunday - Cyber Monday; recognised as the biggest shopping days of the year and when logistics operators will be put under pressure to deliver the goods - which won’t be helped this Christmas because of the growing problem of driver shortage. Christmas shopping starts in earnest this week beginning with ‘Black Friday’ - the ...[more]

RUD Chains Ltd offshore lifting capabilities up to 200 tonne

RUD-Chains-Ltd-offshore-lifting-capabilities-up-to-200-tonne

RUD Chains Ltd, part of the RUD Group, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for over 140 years. RUD manufactures a range of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 500 different tested and ce...[more]

RTITB forklift operator registration scheme helps beat counterfeit certificates

RTITB-forklift-operator-registration-scheme-helps-beat-counterfeit-certificates

In October, the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) tightened requirements for registering certified materials handling equipment (MHE) drivers, stating that all member accrediting bodies should “have in place their own certification registration system” on which all accredited training is “verified and recorded”. With...[more]

Bibby Distribution cuts carbon and boosts safety with total fleet telematics

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Bibby Distribution’s entire commercial vehicle fleet is now tracked by telematics, which has helped to further slash the company’s carbon footprint through improved driver performance. The use of supplied by MAN and Mercedes-Benz equipped with full telematics packages has helped cut Bibby Distribution’s carbon emissions per vehicle across its 65...[more]


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