Category: Warehousing

Free eLearning course launched to help reduce Covid-19 risk during lift truck training

RTITB has developed a new eLearning course ‘Managing COVID Risk During Lift Truck Training’, which is available for free to provide support throughout the challenges of Covid-19. The course is ideal for training teams and managers in supply chain organisations delivering inhouse training, as well as lift truck training providers.  “Safety in lift truck operations is more important than it has ever been, with workplaces under stress due to the

FLTA launches new website

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has launched a brand-new website, complete with a modern look, fresh features and updated functionality, designed to support members and non-members better than ever before. The new site covers all the latest government advice on Coronavirus in the Covid-19 Resource Centre, including health and hygiene factsheets for managers and equipment users. There is even a new Knowledge Hub to answer FAQs on a range

GEODIS expands and renames its specialist Project Logistics business

GEODIS is widening its range of worldwide project logistics services. At the same time, GEODIS is positioning this specialised offer with a new name in the market, changing from GEODIS Industrial Projects to GEODIS Project Logistics. The name change reflects the more diversified service portfolio of GEODIS in this sector which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment. In addition to GEODIS’ growing activity in the Renewable Energy market, as

UKWA calls for confirmation that logistics employees are ‘essential workers’

As the country enters 2021 under the challenges of Lockdown 3, UKWA CEO Peter Ward has called for the government to confirm ‘essential worker’ status for all those operating in the logistics sector. He says, “In his announcement the PM underlined the need to maintain the integrity of supply chains and logistics. Therefore, UKWA is asking the government to reaffirm its recognition of the logistics sector as ‘essential’ and confirm

Traders Corner – Bis Henderson Space

Steve Purvis, Operations Director at Bis Henderson Space takes part in ITM’s 60 second read Traders Corner for the latest edition of ITM magazine.    What does ‘logistics’ mean to you? Logistics is all about the coordination of inbound and outbound flows of goods, and trying to manage unexpected scenarios that might pop-up from time to time – like Brexit! What made you want to work in the industry? I

Delivering On The ‘Last Mile’ Challenge

Faced with mounting challenges on urban congestion, cost pressures and environmental concerns – how should businesses adapt their delivery models to meet rocketing ecommerce order volumes? By Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting Ecommerce has grown massively, and probably permanently, during the pandemic to 30% or more of retail trade. Customers increasingly value the convenience, assurance, immediacy, pricing and safety of ordering online. The performance of

DHL Supply Chain to build 482,000 sq ft warehouse at DP World London Gateway

Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for DHL Supply Chain at DP World London Gateway. DHL will construct the brand-new bespoke facility at Plot 3040 on London Gateway’s Logistics Park with the main facility build due to commence in early 2021. On completion, DHL will lease the facility from DP World London Gateway. The 42m high bay warehouse will feature 36m of clear internal eaves height. DHL

Warehouse organisation with Beaverswood Shadow Board

Improved organisation of workplace tools is in warehouse and logistics centres is provided with new Modulean Lite shadow boards from workplace visual communication solutions specialist, Beaverswood. Designed for comprehensive compliance with 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise, and Sustain) lean processes, the new mix and match range helps people to rapidly locate and identify tools and equipment in a busy environment. This enhances production levels and reduces errors while

First UAE-based fully integrated e-commerce platform

A new service called TelrShops ( was launched today by the UAE based online payment gateway Telr. An eCommerce platform that enables merchants to grow their business online. It serves as a long-awaited medium that assists all merchants across industries in offering their products and services online or enhancing their current online activities.  Merchants will have access to all the necessary tools to create unique virtual shops through a simple, fast,

Unboxing clever

Because most online shoppers expect their parcels to arrive at the front door a matter of hours from the moment they’ve pressed ‘Buy Now’ on their ‘phone, tablet or other device, the ability to fulfill orders quickly, cost efficiently and accurately has long been accepted as fundamental to any internet retailer’s success. Indeed, plenty of the research undertaken into the e-commerce market suggests that, as far as the consumer is