Supply chains face the challenge of resilience

Geraint John, Vice President, Supply Chain Research & Advisory, Gartner, spoke to The Logistics Point about supply chain resilience and what companies are finding the hardest to achieve. Cost and consumers’ attitudes are reshaping the industry and organisations are balancing carefully between expenses and social responsibility. Would that be a impossible? What are supply chain […]

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Leading electric bike specialist chooses ArrowXL

Pure Electric, the UK’s leading specialist electric scooter and electric bike retailer, has appointed ArrowXL, the two-person delivery specialist to be responsible for delivering its full range of E-Bike to homes nationwide as well as providing storage at their warehouse in Worcester. With their launch into the E-Bike market in June 2020, Pure Electric were looking for a […]

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HGV drivers mental health takes the front seat

Throughout the pandemic companies have become more aware of their employees’ mental well-being. In an industry where such conversations were not part of day-to-day activities it is understandable that many managers and workers still struggle to find the right words. One of the groups that is most affected are HGV drivers, who spend days away […]

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Hermes trial ‘pedestrian couriers’

Hermes UK and vehicle manufacturing giant Ford, have been piloting a sustainable courier service in central London designed to support cleaner air and clearer roads through a unique set-up of delivery vans, pedestrian couriers (porters) and smart software. It also addressed the key challenge delivery drivers face when working in urban areas of scarce parking […]

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How micro-fulfilment and other innovations can help small retailers stay competitive

Have you ever wondered if big trends can be applied to small and medium size companies? Very often innovation and technology are seen as part of being a large organisations but SMEs can benefit from them greatly. If we take urban deliveries, for example, smaller retailers can improve their operations by working together and becoming […]

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Carbon insetting: replacing old freight with new

While offset projects for transport exist, they make up only 0.2% of the US$269 million voluntary carbon offset  marketplace. Funds spent outside the transport sector, such as on forestry projects, are meaningful, but won’t advance the decarbonization of the global freight transportation network itself. Suzanne Greene, Smart Freight Centre’s (SFC) Expert Advisor, scientist at the […]

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Logistics activity improves as the sector fights the pandemic

Despite the many problems brought by the pandemic the logistics sector in the UK has stayed resilient and managed to improve its activity. The latest Covid-19 report by Logistics UK examined what happened with the industry. Sarah Watkins, Logistics UK’s General Manager of Policy Information, shares the main points. What are the main findings of […]

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Logistics Networking On The 24th Feb

Last time over 200 people attended our first logistics and supply chain networking event, so we are pleased to announce that our second is right around the corner – Wednesday from 5-6:30pm.   Limited free early bird tickets are still available so register now so that you don’t miss out on what is sure to be […]

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Micro-fulfilment: Meet The Speakers

On the 9th March at 10am UK The Logistics Point organises the online ‘Micro-fulfilment: The New Era In Urban Logistics’ Conference. With our Gold Sponsor AutoStore System the event will focus on the future of micro-fulfilment, how it could transform urban centres and how retailers can use technology to deal with some of the urban […]

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The potential power struggle behind logistics electrification

As the industry looks to transition from traditional fuels to electricity many herald this as the start of a new age of mobility. According to Luke Buchholtz, Global Logistics Lead for the HDR Logistics Practice, who spoke to The Logistics Point, while the intention to transition away from fossil fuels, many companies may not be […]

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