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How Click and Collect could be a Christmas miracle

For a time of year that is supposed to bring good tidings and cheer, Christmas is often an incredibly stressful period; too much to do in a short space of time and a deadline of the 25th December ... more

Skills for Logistics announcement

The Board of Skills for Logistics (SfL) has taken the decision to close the business and is considering placing the company into administration in order to facilitate this closure. This has happened ... more

The gift campaign that's set to deliver

Palletline has announced that it has raised enough donations to ensure that every child undergoing treatment for childhood cancer neuroblastoma in the UK during Christmas, receives a present.

The ... more

Delivery industry must catch up to new consumer demand

After frantic spending on Black Friday at the end of November – when 24-hour promotions pushed sales 50% higher than expected – and the festive rush in online orders that peaked on Monday, shoppers ... more

Five key ways to counter the threat to security and privacy posed by wearables

A report recently issued by PWC suggested that wearables adoption will mirror the phenomenal rise of tablets in the enterprise. Apparently, one fifth of American adults already own a wearable tech ... more

Insurance seen as major way to mitigate losses, but not used by many companies

While many supply chain executives are well aware of the risks facing their supply chains and the undesirable consequences, many are still not developing and executing strategies to properly manage ... more

White paper summarises and explains benefits and limitations of 3D printing

3D printing has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries to build prototypes for some time now. However, over the last few years, 3D printing technologies have evolved at a rapid pace. A ... more

Diesel “will not be automatic fleet choice” within a decade

Diesel is unlikely to be the default fuel choice of fleets in a decade’s time, said GE Capital Fleet Services.

The company points out that the growing cost and complication of meeting future ... more

Santa’s using SaaS

New research polling UK shoppers on their plans for Christmas gift buying shows that there is a growing appetite for online commerce, with spending set to increase. Habits however – such as leaving ... more

4 ways to improve profitability in supply chain management

Jacques Adriaansen, ?co-founder of Every Angle, offers his thoughts on how to unearth profits hidden in your supply chain.

When you think about Supply Chain optimisation you typically think of ... more

Safety first: the importance of keeping stock

Jacques Adriaansen, ?co-founder of Every Angle, explains the problems that can arise from failure to keep an up-to-date inventory.

As any retailer dependent on a fluid and efficient supply chain ... more

Conference unveils the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Compliance Programmes

AEB (International), a European provider of global trade and supply chain management solutions, is inviting supply chain professionals to its next conference in partnership with CILT(UK). Titled "7 ... more

NetDespatch trims Evergreen Direct’s order processing time

Yorkshire-based supplier of artificial plants, trees and hedges Evergreen Direct has shaved hours off its daily admin routine by seamlessly integrating its order management system with the APC ... more

BiS Henderson Academy opens training centres in UK’s logistics heartland

The BiS Henderson Academy is to establish two training centres in the heart of the logistics industry’s Golden Triangle to offer traineeship courses for young people in preparation for ... more

JLT Mobile Computers celebrates 20 years commitment to quality

JLT Mobile Computers is celebrating 20 years of delivering rugged computers by awarding the customer of its 90,000th computer with a specially extended 20-year JLT: Care Service Agreement. It ... more

Surge in demand for plastic export pallets

Demand for’s range of lightweight, nestable plastic pallets has reached an all-time high as more companies that export goods are switching from solid wood pallets in favour of ... more

Farrall’s supports the Treasury Secretary’s challenge on carbon

Mike Farrall, managing director of Farrall’s Transport, has lent his support to the challenge laid down last week by Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, when he called on transport ... more

FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics winners revealed

Figures from business gathered in central London to celebrate the successful women working in the UK transport & logistics industry, as the 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards ... more

Briggs Equipment secures MHE contract

Materials handling services specialist Briggs Equipment has won a new multi-million pound contract to supply a mix of equipment to Bibby Distribution, one of the UK's logistics companies. Briggs ... more

Kite Packaging Swindon Branch acquire new truck

Business invests £80,000 in to the first of a fleet to improve deliveriesKite Packaging Group Ltd has announced it has invested £80,000 in a new project, which will improve ... more

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