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Back to school to fill skills shortage

August 22, 2019 jasmine Flintham

At TWE Haulage we face the same driver recruitment and retention issues as everyone else. I’m a big believer in training and developing young talent and yet I’ve been frustrated for years with the sector’s apprenticeship offerings. So I decided to go back to the way we used to train – not just for a role but for an all-round employee. I decided to find a young, enthusiastic individual who was interested in the logistics sector. After months of searching […]

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Transport leaders’ drive for digitisation

August 22, 2019 jasmine Flintham

As we enter the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, we are beginning to reap the benefits of digital technologies in the supply chain, from cloud-based transport management systems and artificial intelligence through to 3D printing and fleet telematics. Digitisation of the supply chain – whether in part or using a full suite of technologies – is a necessary but challenging process. And it’s one that presents opportunities, if properly embraced. Wincanton believes the benefits of these new technologies will only be fully […]

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Performance is cause for optimism

August 21, 2019 jasmine Flintham

When it comes to merger and acquisition activity in the logistics industry, 2019 was always going to herald tough conditions. However, while transport and logistics companies are right to remain cautious, it isn’t all doom and gloom. Our latest ‘Logistics and Supply chain management quarterly review’ paints a more positive outlook for the sector, with emerging opportunities equal to the challenges. There are clearly benefits to be had in consolidation around logistics, plus interest in new technology platforms underpinning automation […]

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Transport leaders and the drive for digitisation

April 10, 2019 Sponsored Support

As we enter the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, we are beginning to reap the benefits of digital technologies in the supply chain, from cloud-based transport management systems and AI, through to 3D printing and fleet telematics. Digitisation of the supply chain is a challenging process but one that presents opportunities if properly embraced, says Chris Fenton, MD, Industrial & Transport at Wincanton.

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No deal Brexit ‘catastrophic’ for UK supply chain

January 18, 2019 Motor Transport

As confusion continues in Westminster over the shape of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the FTA is urging politicians to find a solution which supports businesses so that Britain can keep trading effectively with its biggest market, the EU. As the clock counts down to March 29 when the UK is set to leave the EU, James Hookham, deputy chief executive of the FTA, warns that a no deal outcome to negotiations would put business, jobs and the […]

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Delivering Brexit success

January 17, 2019 Motor Transport

Britain’s ‘imminent’ departure from the European Union may have sparked huge debate across the UK logistics sector, with concerns of significant challenges throughout the international supply chain, but Brexit could also be a catalyst for change for the better for the industry, according to Clugston Distribution director Tim Doggett.

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No deal doesn’t have to mean delays if we work together

December 14, 2018 Motor Transport

With Brexit hanging in the balance and the prospect of no deal remaining very real, it would be sensible to plan for such. There is always talk of delays at Calais but we do not subscribe to this negative way of thinking as UK customs have no intention of delaying imports into the UK, but they do need your help!