How technology provides options for developers

In the UK land for development is limited. Developers, specifically in logistics and supply chain, are keen on optimising all the space they have. Technology could help speed up the process and provide much needed efficiency. ‘As a developer you need to be squeezing every centimetre from the space in order to optimise the economic […]

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Can Multi-Storey Facilities Shove the Warehouse Shortages?

As ecommerce demand is growing, it is expected that we will see more and more need for large distribution hubs and last mile facilities. For Paul Needler, Partner at Arcadis, a possible solution to the lack of space in UK warehousing is multi-storey units. ‘Of course, it is more expensive to build up, but we […]

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BiGDUG Search Increase Shows Hope For Struggling Hospitality and Beauty Industries

Web traffic to the BiGDUG website has seen a 90% surge from brands in the hospitality industry when comparing February 1st 2021 > February 28th 2021 and March 1st 2021 > March 28th 2021 – since the government announced the UK roadmap out of lockdown. We’ve read endless news stories promising the UK’s suffering industries will re-float, but it is another […]

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Seven-point Checklist to Warehouse Systems-design

Low-CapEx technology is leading SME’s to look at flexible and scalable, warehouse automation as a means to overcoming capacity issues and labour constraints. But how do you ensure a favourable outcome? Here Craig Whitehouse, Managing Director of Invar Integration offers a seven-point checklist for design success.  1. Understand future business goals The future may be difficult […]

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Watch Now: Redefining Warehouse Space in Urban Settings

James Smith, Managing Director and Partner at Autostore System UK & Ireland, delivered the keynote speech at ‘Micro-fulfilment: The New Era In Urban Logistics’, sponsored by Autostore and organised by The Logistics Point. Watch James’ full presentation and Q&A session now here:

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Sustainable reusable packaging increases safety and reliability

Packaging has once again become a hot topic for the supply chain as Covid crossed borders. Companies in the packaging industry have long invested in innovative technologies that could improve safety and efficiency. Breanna Herbert, Associate Product Manager and Sustainability Lead at ORBIS shares with us what are the latest trends in packaging and how […]

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Leading Japanese parcel company installs ‘Mini Yellow’ technology

LiBiao Robot has supplied parcel sortation solutions based on its ‘Mini Yellow’ autonomous mobile robot technology to four sites operated by Yamato, Japan’s leading parcel delivery company. Cross-belt robots with a capacity of 30kg have been deployed at the facilities which are strategically located to process parcels destined for the major Japanese cities as well […]

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Microfulfillment Market – An Opportunity worth $10B by 2026

Micro Fulfillment Centers (MFCs), a highly recommended popular e-commerce strategy, is an effective way to meet the rising volumes, the changing geographical nature of e-commerce demand, and the growing desire for same-day delivery. As per LogisticsIQ’s latest market research study, Micro Fulfillment Market is expected to have a cumulative opportunity worth ~$10B in next 6 […]

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Planning to expand? Plan early as space is scarce

The world might be in a crisis but the need for logistics space is increasing continuously and companies will need to plan in advance if they want to get the best possible deal. This trend is seen both in the UK and the US. Experts from Prologis, one of the largest providers of logistics services, […]

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Microfulfillment centres can transform urban logistics

Urban centres are transforming with the rise in e-commerce and many stores are closing down. Sandra Rothbard from Freight Matters believes the time for smaller businesses to act is now by consolidating and working together to create a powerful economy of scale. How will urban infrastructure evolve to accommodate the growth of e-commerce? It’s important […]

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