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The Challenge Of Urban Logistics

Nobody would think that pouring petrol on a blazing fire would help to put it out, but for many logistics suppliers, and their clients, that’s what the challenge of urban logistics feels like. As more people order online every day of the week, more delivery vehicles flood into urban centres, adding to the congestion, stress and pollution that are just part of the daily experience of urban delivery personnel.

How cities handle logistics

E-commerce is the biggest boom industry since the dot com bubble burst. It shows no sign of slowing down with retail shopping, food delivery, and now services Read More

China’s warehousing robots and their impact on logistics worldwide

A quiet revolution in the nature of warehousing robots has taken place in the past 18 months, and it may impact warehousing and logistics worldwide in the next decade.

China – the powerhouse of logistics innovation

China is both the largest and fastest growing robotics market in the world and the fastest changing logistics and warehousing region. The two, quite clearly, are linked. But why is China leading the world in this area?  Two reasons:

  • China’s immense size has always required innovative approaches to transporting goods, from the Silk Road to today’s delivery drones
  • China has the highest proportion of
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What does new air quality legislation mean for UK logistics?

New UK legislation affects all vehicles

The government’s new measures to control air quality will have a number of impacts on the logistics industry. However, the requirements are nowhere near as stringent as feared. Despite the government having said that 2050 emissions targets meant that ‘almost all new vehicles sold would have to be near zero emission at the tailpipe by 2040’ hybrid car sales will still be allowed which was in doubt until the new legislation was revealed.

Logistics UK and road use – a barrier to progress?

One of the new suggestions is that 80 motorways and A-roads Read More

Warehousing – UK trends

The sharp end of logistics is always seen as the delivery point – it’s where happy or unhappy customers get to express their opinions on the whole supply chain.

If endpoint delivery is the sharp end, then warehousing is the broad base from which every part of the supply chain actually operates.

Warehouse space in Scotland at a premium

Fluctuating conditions, economically and geographically, have created a range of warehousing conditions across the UK, with Scotland currently struggling to locate industrial space for its growing logistics industry. The demand for a warehouse for rent above 10,000 sq ft has grown Read More

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.Read More

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

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