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Overcoming driver shortages by improving delivery efficiency

The UK’s HGV driver shortage is becoming increasingly concerning, with the ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Covid-19 and growing demands exacerbating the problem. There are numerous reports of the lack of qualified drivers creating difficulties for the logistics industry, which is having a severe impact on many different sectors, including retail and manufacturing. With fresh food rotting while …

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Food Industry changes demand strategic thinking

Food Industry changes demand strategic thinking says Leigh Anderson, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment From producers to processors, wholesalers and retailers, the food industry employs many of the sharpest minds in supply chain management. In an industry based on the tightest of margins, where the smallest change can have great consequences, supply chain threats and …

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Ignoring corporate sustainability responsibilities is not an option

Ignoring corporate sustainability responsibilities is not an option for logistics providers. Any logistics services provider or online fulfilment company that is perceived to be merely paying lip service to ‘green’ issues or is inactive when it comes to corporate sustainability strategy, not only risks seriously undermining its own brand and reputation – but also those …

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Sustainability in materials handling

Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems, highlights some of the important factors for procuring environmentally considerate materials handling equipment. Products of any kind generally have a range of potential impacts on the environment and on human health. This can include ecosystem damage through overexploitation; pollution of soil, air and water; improper waste disposal; …

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How can SME businesses get their exports off the ground?

Amidst domestic uncertainty during tumultuous times of Brexit and Covid-19, how can SME businesses best prepare and undergo exporting to new countries Recent years have seen ongoing uncertainty for the logistics industry, and uncertainty creates a difficult market for exporting and finance. Not only have we had Brexit drag on for years, with little to …

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Covid cold chain challenges

Adam Tetz, Director of Worldwide Marketing at Peli BioThermal writes exclusively for ITM about the current challenges facing the cold chain market with the vaccine rollout As millions of COVID-19 vaccines are transported globally, the pandemic continues to pose significant cold chain challenges. In a rapid response the pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain sectors are …

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Traders Corner: Matt Tomkinson, Softbox Systems.

Get to know Matt Tomkinson, Technical Solutions Specialist at Softbox Systems What does ‘logistics’ mean to you? It’s about ensuring temperature-controlled products pass through the supply chain in their intended state.  What made you want to work in the industry? I spent 15 years validating equipment and processes so when the opportunity arose to validate …

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Covid cold chain challenges

Adam Tetz, Director of Worldwide Marketing at Peli BioThermal writes exclusively for ITM about the current challenges facing the cold chain market with the vaccine rollout As millions of COVID-19 vaccines are transported globally, the pandemic continues to pose significant cold chain challenges. In a rapid response the pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply chain sectors are …

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