The FTA has launched a new supply chain consultancy arm which specialises in warehousing.

The consultancy is run by industry experts Martin Palmer, Eddie de Jong and Paul Wilson (pictured, left to right), who are experienced logistics consultants.

Services offered by the new team will include warehouse improvement and optimisation, including process mapping and review, manpower modelling, system assessments and cost evaluations, as well as a full warehouse design and automation service.

This will include operational profiling, modelling for storage and pick method design, warehouse sizing and layout design and staffing requirements.

FTA chief executive David Wells  said: "With Brexit, technology and other disruptive forces driving changes in the way that goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to the success of UK PLC.

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“With so many outside forces shaping the world of business at such a rapid rate, it is vital that our sector is prepared to be agile and adapt to the changing world in which our industry operates, and FTA’s new strategic consultancy offering will help organisations to identify and consider new opportunities and prepare for a long term future with confidence.

"FTA’s new strategic consultancy offering will complement our existing operational consultancy team, ensuring that our members and other representatives of the logistics industry can receive the best possible advice at both a strategic and operational level. As one of the biggest business groups in the UK, FTA is ideally placed to help members develop and grow their businesses, and ensure that our sector can continue to deliver for UK PLC into the 2020s and beyond.”