Logistics Failure

Why a logistics failure can mean the end for an SME and how you can protect your business.

Whether you call them supply chain issues or logistics failures, an SME’s ability to prevent, predict and/or recover from such problems may be vital to success. The reason that logistics problems are so challenging is that they tend to be the result of success, rather than failure.


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Driverless lorries to be trialled on Britain’s motorways

It has been announced by the government that partially driverless lorries will have been trialled on UK roads by the end of 2018

In tests to be carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory and funded by Highways England, the lorries will travel together in groups of two or three, connected by a wireless signal, with braking and acceleration regulated by the lead vehicle.

This move has been anticipated since 2014, when the government made known plans to action the project, which has been introduced as a means to reducing emissions and traffic congestion on the roads of Britain by Read More

Going the distance – how is crowdsourced home delivery affecting UK logistics?

Overall retail growth is low currently at just 1-1.5%, however e-commerce is expanding at around 15% per annum in the B2C (business to consumer) sector, while B2B e-commerce had a sales turnover of around 96.5 billion in 2015, which has accelerated in 2016/17…

Last mile delivery – the logistics of customer satisfaction

While most companies place massive importance on the beginning of the process, chasing click-throughs and trying to minimise abandoned shopping carts, a quieter revolution is taking place in last mile delivery – the vital process of getting the goods into the hands of the consumer.  How does it Read More

What does the Maersk Ransomware attack mean for UK logistics?

Petya and WannaCry are not household names, but they recently crippled logistics giant Maersk.

What impact will this have on the UK logistics industry and what lessons must be learned?

Evaluating risk in logistics

Before 27th June, if you’d asked different logistics sectors what their major challenges were, the answer would have looked something like this:

  •    Courier delivery = traffic, tracking device failure, failed delivery/revisits
  •    HGV = Brexit uncertainty, hotspots (Calais etc), working hours
  •    Air freight = drones, international terrorism, 3D printing
  •    Container freight = piracy, low margins, crew disputes
  •    Warehousing = forecasting, inventory accuracy

But a single date changed Read More

Our NEW Billboard at the Catthorpe Interchange

Company News: We are dedicated to promoting you!!!

If you are a warehouse operator, warehouse owner or warehouse landlord advertising on Whichwarehouse, you will be pleased to know we have recently launched advertising on a billboard located on the M1 (M6/A14) junction (at the Catthorpe Interchange).

This key location will attract hundreds of thousand of viewings, ensuring our website receives more visitors seeking warehouse space for rent and various warehouse services.

We focus on the reach of both our online and offline advertising, of our nationwide warehousing space on behalf of our members. Motorway billboards, magazines and mail shots are Read More

Fact: eCommerce Retail Growth Requires Warehouse Space

Online businesses are booming, while rapid UK eCommerce growth maybe putting stress on retail operation outlets, the opposite can be said for warehouse demand. Thriving eCommerce businesses are shifting their efforts and focus on the warehouse distribution industry.

The quick pace of online retail sales has seen consecutive years of growth not just in the UK, but around the world, with international trade (namely the shipping sector) increasing.

The rapid growth and stress on retailers trying to keep costs low are challenging, however, the increase in online transactions makes up for it.

The majority of successful eCommerce businesses are choosing Read More

Logistics and warehousing – what to expect in 2017

Logistics in focus: 2017

 

The landscape of logistics and supply chain management has become a rapidly changing logistics and deliveriesenvironment, and 2017 looks like being a year in which disruptive patterns will emerge in logistics management and warehousing. Technology, market forces, data and international agreements are all going to affect the year ahead – so we’ve focused on four key areas where logistics will change soon.

 

1 – Drones

 

There are many pros and cons to delivery drones. While rural and remote customers may find order fulfilment easier with drone technology, cities create many problems with collision, identification … Read More

Immingham Port – at the heart of UK import logistics

With an annual handling of over 55 million tonnes immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, but that’s not the only reason that the logistics industry has a strong focus on Immingham Docks

 

Immingham Transport – the hub for North Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic

 

Immingham port for cargo and shipping

Roll-on/roll-off (roro) and lift-on/lift-off (lolo) freight services from the North are a major part of Immingham’s appeal. From containers of white goods to dry bulk freight, Immingham has a range of river and deep water facilities that link to major trade routes, giving access, within 24 hours, to 170 million Europeans. When … Read More

Self Storage needs in Manchester

In the summer of 2016 the Self-Storage Association (SSA) published its Manchester Self Storage facilitiestenth consecutive survey of the sector. The UK market is considerable with an annual turnover of £440,000,000 and 1,077 locations providing an average of 0.59sqft per head of population.

 

The survey also determined is that awareness around Self Storage is limited, as it captured consumer input alongside operator statistics. Most consumers had an appreciation for the nearest operators branding or location, yet less than 1 in 4 understood the service provided.

 

53% of respondents understood that there a wide range of room sizes – typically ranging from … Read More

ILG wins Company of the Year award

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