SHD Logistics

Returns are “a ticking timebomb”

Published: October 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Supply chain planning firm Barloworld Supply Chain Software (SCS) is urging retailers to re-examine their supply chain networks after stark warnings were voiced at the latest Gartner UK Supply Chain Conference.

Analysis from the event shows that a majority (66%) of retailers are seeing returns increasing, but one in three do not have the capability to track them.

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Babcock Logistics team wins safety accolade

Published: October 30, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Following the recent introduction of a new materials handling fleet from Briggs Equipment, Babcock International Group's Logistics Centre of Excellence Team is delighted to win a prestigious company award in recognition of its commitment to attaining the highest safety standards.

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Flexi achieves top safety accreditation

Published: October 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Flexi Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated fork lift trucks, has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

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Consistent performance leads to competitive advantage

Published: October 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

In any high-volume, efficiency dependent business, inconsistency is disastrous – impacting not only profit margin but also customer experience and brand value. Yet for the logistics industry that is by its very nature dependent upon a fast changing cast of temporary workers, with different expertise, experience, even language skills, achieving consistent processes and performance has, to date, been impossible.

But as the industry gears up for the next peak season and responds to the demands from retailers and customers alike for a better service, including hourly delivery slots, it is clear these inconsistencies need to be eradicated, however inexperienced the personnel.

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Partner Logistics becomes fully integrated

Published: October 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

In response to changing markets and customer requirements, cold storage provider Partner Logistics has developed its business model into a fully integrated logistics provider, proactively servicing the end-to-end frozen food supply chain.

The company - an SHD Logistics Award winner earlier this year - is working in partnership with carefully selected transport partners to offer fully-integrated distribution alongside its primary storage and range of value-added services.

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New Hyster LPG engine benefits indoor users

Published: October 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Hyster has introduced a new engine in its 2-3.5 tonne Fortens range of LPG forklifts, which it says offers high performance for intensive applications, as well as maximum fuel efficiency, low noise, low vibration and outstanding reliability.

The new highly efficient 2.5L Kubota engine brings even greater performance to the H2.0-3.5FT and S2.0-3.5FT models with better operating flexibility through improved engine management control.

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Jungheinrich revamps counterbalanced range

Published: October 29, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Jungheinrich has launched the latest addition of its hydrostatically driven 3s, 4s, and 5s series of engine-powered counterbalanced fork lift trucks, which it says will be 20% more efficient than the previous models.

Thanks to a new control system, the trucks feature a high degree of energy efficiency and deliver top performance, coupled with extremely low fuel consumption.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

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