Logistics Software Company Acquisition

The Canadian Descartes Systems Group has just bought out UK-based Impatex Freight Software Limited, and over 200 British customers with them.

Descartes bought Impatex outright for £5.1 million. The Impatex purchase has brought some 200 UK freight forwarding customers under the Waterloo, Ontario based logistics software provider’s banner.

Edward Ryan, CEO for Descartes says that the takeover strengthens Descartes’ regulatory and customs compliance platform and lets them offer a broader set of services to UK customers. He says the move establishes his company as ‘the’ global network for collaborative supply chain and logistics processes.

But what does this mean for … Read More

A Sustainable Supply Chain

Eco Friendly Logistics

Logistics in the distribution industry involve a wide range of complex procedures, from planning, implementing and controlling the eco logisticstransportation of materials and goods, to organising bulk storage and maintaining a structured system for businesses of all sizes.

Over the past few decades all focus has been on streamlining the process in order to reduce unnecessary expenditures and drive profits up for businesses, which has in turn pushed environmental concerns into the background.

The increased use of the planet’s rapidly depleting natural resources is pushing fuel prices higher and higher, so it really is in everyone’s best interests … Read More

What Does Logistics Actually Involve?

Logistics and your business

Logistics is a term widely used to describe the sourcing, handling, packaging, transporting and distributing of goods or materials from the logistics for businesspoint of origin to the end user. It is a complex process that involves many people working together in order to achieve the right results.

With today’s busy consumer lifestyle, most people might think that logistics only covers the supply and distribution of material goods – gifts or items bought online, large household white goods picked from a catalogue, etc. But logistics covers more than you might think. It is also how urgent food, water … Read More

Reverse Logistics – A Brief Guide For Start Up Businesses

What happens when a product doesn’t meet the expectations of an end user? Usually, that product is returned to the store or posted back reverse logistics to the online retailer – and that’s all as far as the customer is concerned. Most customers, as long as they feel that they have been adequately compensated either with a refund or replacement, will be happy.

Returns and the impact on your business

But what does the simple act of a return mean for you as a start up business? A good returns policy tends to equal a better relationship between you and your customers … Read More

Logistics company Verran Freights recent success with Rain Water Re-harvesting Company

With quality and customer focus to the forefront of their minds, Rain Water Re-harvesting Company produce some of the most robustlogistics in Oxfordshire rain water tanks available. Using the latest rotational moulding techniques, the Rain Water Re-harvesting Company  manufacture seamless, stress free tanks that are used worldwide for many different applications and have been manufacturing tanks and designing rainwater and wastewater systems for over 20 years. Focusing on quality and innovation in tank building and water treatment has put them at the forefront of current technology.

Logistics Problem

the Rain Water Re-harvesting Company had been suffering from poor service and lack of stock … Read More

Walkers Logistics work with QVC

QCV Kitting Case Study

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Walker Logistics partner with customers in a multitude of markets and are the chosen third party logistics provider for a number of companies operating in the cosmetic and personal care industry and as such have extensive expertise in providing a number of value added services when required.

One of these services is preparing specific stock into kits or ‘bundles’ as they’re know in the industry for QVC who have complex rules on how stock must arrive and if not complied with the customer faces it being rejected.

We were recently tasked by one Read More

Automated pick and pack operations, strengths and weaknesses

The changes in Pick and Pack services within the warehousing world

Automation is becoming a bigger part of many pick and pack operations as the world tightens its belt another notch or two, but how pick and packcommon will pick and pack robots actually become? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages to using automation.

Pros of automated pick and pack:

Cost. That is the whole point. If you can fit the ‘bots into your operation, they are likely to cost substantially less than human pickers, over time.

Speed. Especially if the process can be made … Read More

Logistics companies in the UK

Is Bigger Always Better? The Differences Between Small And Large Warehouse Companies


Have you ever heard your customers say that they prefer a smaller company over another, larger company that provides logistics companiesa similar range products or services? Or perhaps you’ve heard it the other way round – a customer who would rather opt for a larger, more established company over a smaller independent.


Choosing a warehouse and distribution company to outsource your storage and fulfilment needs is a great way to help nurture a growing online business. But there are so many different companies available, both big and … Read More

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