Peter Ward took over as chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) in January 2015, replacing Roger Williams who, after 15 years in the job, has semi-retired though retains his role as secretary general of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations. Ward has been in logistics for 30 years, saying “it was my destiny” to join his family freight forwarding business DH Ward (Shipping) after a brief spell with Courtaulds. “It was a business that my father took […]
The UK’s warehouse property stock will have vanished by the end of the decade due to demands from internet retailers, unless there is an unprecedented increase in construction.
Working practices in the supply chain have been thrust into the limelight by the BBC’s investigative series Panorama. Earlier this week the programme aired an edition highlighting long shifts and tough picking targets at a DC run by internet retailer Amazon.
Companies that provide a full range of logistics-based functions must ensure their conditions of contract cover all of the services that they offer, warns UKWA chief executive Peter Ward.