Maximising supply chain value through AI

Artificial Intelligence is mimicking human intelligence by using logic and statements to reach decisions. Within it there are subsets like Machine Learning which allows machines to learn and improve their performance based on experience without being explicitly programmed. The learning method might be supervised, unsupervised or reinforcement type. Another area is Deep Learning where machines […]

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Hermes UK delivers record volumes of parcels in 2020

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, successfully delivered 630 million parcels in 2020. Outside of the traditionally busy Peak winter months, volume also doubled year-on-year in April, May and June. This is an increase of 250 million from Hermes’ 2019 annual deliveries figure. Almost 72 million parcels were delivered between Black Friday […]

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Carbon offsetting picks up in logistics

The freight industry is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gasses in the world, currently representing 21% of total global emissions. The push to go green has multiple companies embarking on a journey to offset their emissions and achieve climate neutrality. Some critics are skeptical of carbon offsetting initiatives but as organizational commitments to […]

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Hermes to open new depot in Bolton with 100 new jobs

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, has announced its plans to open a new, purpose-built depot In Bolton in Autumn 2021. It forms part of the company’s ongoing investment into its infrastructure, designed to support its significant volume increases which saw a record 600 million successful deliveries in 2020, up from 400 […]

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Logistics survey results: predicting 2021

As 2020 came to a close, businesses across the world started to evaluate their response to the pandemic. It is without a doubt that what happened last year will shape the way we do business in the future. There are many unanswered questions that will only become better understood with time. The Logistics Point turned […]

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Conscious consumers shaping the ecommerce industry

Consumers see a real value in establishing relationships with local brands that they know they can trust to contribute back to the local economy, writes for The Logistics Point Rory O’ Connor, founder and CEO of Scurri.

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Scandi-inspired nursery furniture specialist Gaia Baby chooses ArrowXL

ArrowXL, the leading 2-person delivery company, has secured another significant contract. Specialising in the collection and delivery of large goods from some of the UK’s biggest manufacturers, ArrowXL is now delivering for Gaia Baby, which provides sustainable, beautiful nursery furniture with a Scandi-inspired design. The contract, which started just six weeks ago, has seen ArrowXL […]

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Customs first to feel Brexit impact

Susan Boylan, Director, Analyst at Gartner says it is too early to fully appreciate the change Brexit has caused. In the coming months more details will become visible and companies and countries will have a better picture. Register now for Logistics & Supply Chain Networking Event on 27th January, 5pm UK time!

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Retail recovery in 2021 (Video Interview)

Julian Fisher, CEO and Founder of Jisp, speaks to Nick Bozhilov, editor-in-chief of The Logistics Point, about the future of retail, how Brexit will impact operations, what technologies will reshape the retail supply chain and more. Join our MeetUp Community Now!

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Investing now to benefit from future fuels

The way vehicles are powered is changing but there are many challenges ahead that need to be addressed. During Logistics UK’s conference leading experts in the sector tried to explain how the sector can transition to a more sustainable future.

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