Analytics company GlobalData has confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic has begun forcing transport and logistics companies to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies. Principal disruptive tech analyst, Manish Dixit said the main factors driving companies to go digital were increasing labour shortages, forced closure of factories and disruptions in delivery routes and logistics hubs due to lockdowns. Dixit said “big data” and “digital twins” were technologies that UK transport companies would be likely to adopt in the wake of the […]
Supply chains are constantly battling challenges, with unforeseen delays, restrictions and thefts causing disruption at every turn. More recently, the pandemic threatened the continuity of supply chains more severely than any event in recent memory.
Clothes retailer Gap said it could close down its Rugby distribution centre following a strategic review of its warehouse and distribution model.
Acumen Logistics Group subsidiary Acumen Distribution has opened a new 50,000ft² warehouse in Halewood, Liverpool, on behalf of an automotive parts supplier. The warehouse, close to Junction 6 of the M62, incorporates just under 2,000 pallet positions and a bulk storage area. It will handle bulk inbound components and deliver parts on a sequenced, just-in-time basis to a nearby car seat manufacturing plant. The new site will be operated by a combined warehouse and logistics team of 13, which includes […]