The Government’s decision to ensure school provision for the children of delivery drivers has helped keep couriers, delivery drivers and truckers working; and, while it’s far from ‘business as usual’, most UK and international destinations are still being routinely served by couriers, says David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at the home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
Posted on: March 25th 2020
Manufacturers, exporters and freight companies of all sizes are facing up to a new threat that’s unlikely to have featured in most organisations’ risk analysis. The coronavirus could have a worldwide impact bigger than the 2008 crisis, or it could run its course like a typical flu outbreak. David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at ParcelHero, says everyone involved in logistics needs to prepare for the worst, even while hoping for the best.
Posted on: March 4th 2020
A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety in ports and docks as well as the construction, timber and steel sectors, warns Dave Cormack, board member of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).
Posted on: February 13th 2020
Multi-tier shelving will improve warehouse efficiency by allowing simultaneous order picking on several tiers to reduce order throughput times, writes Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems.
Posted on: February 12th 2020
Sustainability is a hot topic and will drive a trend of lean and green supply chains in 2020. Many businesses are already investing in programmes to reduce their carbon footprints and we’ll see greater focus placed on enhancing such initiatives through eco-first efficiencies.
Posted on: February 10th 2020
Brexit is here, but freight operators are still entirely in the dark about what to expect, says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT (pictured above, inset). He believes the Government’s £100 million Brexit information campaign was largely about a no-deal Brexit; and logistics operators have been given few facts about what happens during and after the new transition period.
Posted on: February 6th 2020
Some creative Government accountancy may have found Flybe calmer skies; but ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says its narrow escape highlights the precarious state of UK aviation. He warns that with Heathrow's expansion plan seemingly in an eternal holding pattern, UK PLC is missing out on up to £14 billion a year in lost trade.
Posted on: January 15th 2020
Rapid advances in AI, cognitive technologies and robotics are upending traditional assumptions about careers, the role of technology and the way work gets done in the logistics sector. pymetrics' Tom Viggers looks at what Deloitte labels the ‘no collar’ trend where we are reimagining an entirely new organisational model where man and machine complement each other’s skills in a new, unified digital workforce and explores how the logistics industry can best exploit it and plan people strategies in the light of such incredible uncertainty.
Posted on: January 14th 2020
As part of FTA’s political engagement we consistently face a number of commonly held views about freight that are not true. I’d like to share the five most notable with you.
“Rail is an out-of-date method for freight and we should give its space on the railways to more passenger services.”
Posted on: December 4th 2019
Getting Brexit Done’ has become a mantra central to the election campaign. But passing a Withdrawal Agreement will be just the start of Britain’s EU exit process, says Peter Ward, CEO of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA)
‘Get Brexit Done’, the much-used phrase of the Prime Minister has become a mantra central to the election campaign. However, although an effective soundbite politically, closer scrutiny reveals that the idea of ‘Getting Brexit Done’ by passing a Withdrawal Agreement is deeply misleading.
Posted on: November 22nd 2019