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Romesh Ranganathan to host SHD Logistics Awards

Published: December 21, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Acclaimed standup and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan is set to host the SHD Logistics Awards in 2015.

Romesh used to do freestyle rap during his day job as a maths teacher. Now he’s an acclaimed standup, who has supported Ricky Gervais on tour, starred on The Apprentice: You're Fired, is seen regularly on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and has been heard on Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk.

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In house vs 3rd party – mastering your logistics strategy

Published: December 19, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

For any e-commerce business, delivery is key. In organising the most effective logistics provision businesses must decide whether to use an in-house delivery team, or outsource to a third party.

Cost, speed, efficiency and service are all important considerations, but firms must also think about the potential reputational effects of this choice.

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One giant leap for ecommerce SMEs

Published: December 19, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

How can SMEs gear-up for e-commerce and take on the giants in their market? Consumers now expect everybody to offer next-day delivery, guaranteed time-slots, the right product every time, and no-quibble returns policies – areas that the larger companies are well tuned into. But with a little forethought it is possible for smaller firms to compete too.

Logistics companies are helping to bridge the gap. Big and small e-tailers often use the same carriers, with the same technology and very probably the same vans, drivers and delivery rounds. Once the order is despatched, the customer experience is essentially the same.

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New 260,000 sq ft Manchester warehouse green-lighted

Published: December 19, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A 260,000 sq ft warehouse is to be built at Manchester’s Airport city, the down payment on a 1.4m sq ft logistics hub.

MAG Property has jointly submitted a planning application with logistics developer Stoford for the creation of a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit at Airport City in Manchester‘s Enterprise Zone.

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Construction starts on The Hut’s £47.5m Warrington DC

Published: December 18, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Property investor LondonMetric has paid £47.5m to buy the Hut's new Warrington depot as international money markets continue to pour funds into British warehouse property.

LondonMetric Property Plc has agreed the £47.5m forward funding for The Hut's new 690,000 sq ft retail logistics and manufacturing centre at Omega, in Warrington. 

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Waberer’s to purchase 120 Mercedes-Benz trucks

Published: December 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

The first quota of the fleet of 120 new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks has been delivered to further expand and renew the fleet of Waberer’s International Pte. Co., currently consisting of 3,300 vehicles.

The ignition keys of the trucks were handed over in the framework of a ceremony to Chairman-CEO György Wáberer by Ulrich Bastert, Daimler AG Head Sales and Marketing.

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Pallet-Track opens Scottish Hub

Published: December 17, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Freight logistics company Pallet-Track has opened a Scottish hub as part of a strategic plan to cost-effectively trans-ship consignments destined for the Highlands and the north of England.
The partnership with Pallet-Track shareholder member Courier Connections from its depot  in Bellshill, will help speed up deliveries, cut costs and journey times, as well as being more environmentally-friendly.

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Toyota set to sponsor SHD Logistics Awards

Toyota Material Handling UK is now the official sponsor of the SHD Logistics Award categories 'Operations Large' and 'Operations SME' in 2015. We ask Tony Wallis, sales and marketing director at the company,  why it's so important to support this industry event in its second year?

SHD: Why has Toyota Material Handling UK decided to support the SHD Logistics Awards in 2015?
Tony Wallis: The SHD Logistics awards are a great opportunity for Toyota to support and celebrate excellence in the supply chain industry, no matter what size of company.  The previous awards were a great event and attracted leading companies in the industry and we were proud to be a part of it. It provided a great opportunity for people to network and share knowledge, and we believe this will be further enhanced this time with the introduction of the SHD Logistics Conference.  Sharing knowledge is important for our industry to thrive and we wanted to be part of that process.

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