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LPR Wins Prestigious EcoVadis Gold Rating
Friday April 21 2017 03:27
LPR Celebrates Egg-cellent End To Q1
Wednesday April 19 2017 04:56
Sedex And Authenticate IS Announce Partnership For Ethical Supply Chain
Friday April 07 2017 04:11
Food Supply Chain Statement To Minister Over Brexit
Monday March 27 2017 03:49
ICE Warehouse Development To Enable Further Business Expansion
Saturday March 25 2017 05:27
Managing Fork Lift Safety In Changing Times
Monday March 20 2017 04:34
Allott & Associates And Onwards Holdings Make Easy Steps To Take Business From Research To Market
Thursday March 16 2017 07:49
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Early Agreement On Future UK Trade With Ireland
Thursday March 16 2017 07:23
Jungheinrich Continues Commitment To Promoting Fork Lift Safety
Monday February 06 2017 04:45
Food Distribution Industry Urged To Combat Food Waste Crisis
Friday February 03 2017 03:24
PSE Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Friday January 27 2017 03:15
CSB Automated System Boosts Delivery Performance By 99%
Monday January 23 2017 14:21
Safe Site Superstars Of The Food Industry
Wednesday January 11 2017 08:06
Tesco Plans To Close Distribution Centres
Wednesday January 11 2017 04:24
Central Foods Awarded BRC Standard
Friday January 06 2017 04:24
LPR UK Announces New Logistics Partnership With W.R. Carter
Monday December 19 2016 05:03
Automated Carrier Solution For Pre-Packaged Food
Wednesday December 14 2016 03:59
Food And Drink Supply Chain Calls For Action To Restore Labour Market Confidence
Monday December 12 2016 04:28
Clegg Food Projects Delivers On Greggs Distribution Centre
Monday November 28 2016 04:41
LPR Expands Capabilities With New Paint Booth At Castleford
Friday November 25 2016 07:19
Ensuring Sustainable Supply Chains: A Bespoke Event For British Business From FDF
Wednesday November 23 2016 04:31
Savoye Targets Growth With New Partnership Strategy
Wednesday October 26 2016 08:38
Onward Invests In Prime Site To Boost Northern Supply Chain
Thursday October 06 2016 04:37
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-Covering
Monday October 03 2016 04:45
BRC Global Standards Professional Awards Launched
Thursday August 25 2016 05:11
Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts
Thursday August 18 2016 07:56
Courier Express Continues Expansion Amid Growth
Monday August 15 2016 03:52
BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Storage and Distribution
Monday August 01 2016 14:12
Walki Helps Ecocool With Thermo-covering
Wednesday July 27 2016 05:16
LPR Goes For Gold With EcoVadis Rating
Tuesday July 05 2016 04:12
FLTA Search Is On For Safety Champion
Wednesday June 15 2016 05:11
19th Project For Greggs With CLEGG Food Projects
Tuesday June 14 2016 07:38
Onward Holdings Goes Green With Renewable Energy Investment
Thursday June 02 2016 04:59
Lengthy Contracts Result In Skills Shortage
Tuesday May 31 2016 07:33
Onward Holdings Will Be Mapping Out Its Key Warehouse Sites At Multimodal
Wednesday May 04 2016 05:59
Customised Stacking Bins Hatteland’s Fully Robotised AutoStore Systems
Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
JBT AGVs: Matching Automation With Application
Friday February 26 2016 11:41
Antalis Packaging To Showcase Latest Packaging Innovations At Foodex
Friday February 26 2016 07:51
LPR Opens New Depots In Partnership With Goggins
Monday February 15 2016 05:20
LPR Announces Two Senior Promotions
Wednesday February 10 2016 06:12
Polymer Logistics To Present At Fruit Logistica 2016 The Newest Member Of Its Market Place Products Family
Thursday January 21 2016 04:12
LPR and Coca-Cola Enterprises Cut Carbon Footprint By 15%
Tuesday January 19 2016 04:10
New Handle Means Easier Operation
Friday December 18 2015 03:52
Take Winter With A Pinch Of Salt
Tuesday December 08 2015 05:24
Good Management Key To Safe Fork Lift Operations
Friday November 20 2015 07:08
Waitrose New art.com Fulfilment Centre Officially Opened
Thursday November 05 2015 06:01
IWM Offers Complete Turnkey Package For Logistics Sector
Monday November 02 2015 04:16
Philip Dennis Foodservice Saves £38,000 In First Quarter Thanks To Fleetmatics REVEAL
Wednesday October 21 2015 07:27
LPR Wins Kellogg's European Pallet Pooling Contract
Friday October 16 2015 03:28
Polymer Logistics Receives Golden Medal Innovation Award At Macfrut 2015
Thursday October 08 2015 04:46
LPR Hits Record Heights In Annual Satisfaction Survey
Monday October 05 2015 07:52
LPR Appoints New Senior Roles To Drive Forward UK And Ireland Expansion
Friday September 25 2015 04:05
Polymer Logistics Takes The Benefits Of Plastic Pallets To The Next Level With The ‘Cleanpal’ Hygienic Pallet
Thursday September 03 2015 05:40
JBT Debuts JayBoT™ AGV At PPMA 2015
Wednesday August 05 2015 08:11
National Fork Truck Safety Conference Gets CPD Seal Of Approval
Friday July 31 2015 03:39
Uncovering Safety Superheroes
Thursday July 23 2015 03:13
Igloo Turns Up The Heat With New Superhero Brand Campaign
Wednesday July 22 2015 07:34
Red Tape Adds £6.4 Billion Onto The Cost Of Distribution In The UK
Tuesday July 21 2015 04:24
New BlueTherm® IR Infrared Non-Contact Wireless Thermometer
Monday July 20 2015 09:27
Investment In New Wash Plant Enables Phs Teacrate To Provide Northern Service
Tuesday June 02 2015 11:49
Overwhelming Success For The Safer Site Programme
Thursday April 30 2015 06:32
Innovative Scheme Allows Co-Op Food To Steer Clear Of Driver Shortage
Friday April 24 2015 09:35
Frontline Packaging impresses Food Service Customer with Atlanta Synthesi Pallet Wrapper
Monday April 20 2015 06:11
G's Fresh Beetroot Scoops Safe Site Award
Thursday April 16 2015 05:44
LPR Celebrates 22nd Year Of Sustained Growth
Thursday April 02 2015 05:59
Yearsley Group Vehicle Goes Diamond To Celebrate 60 Years
Tuesday March 31 2015 07:32
Dailycer Highly Commended In Fork Lift Truck Association Awards
Monday March 23 2015 06:09
Onward Holding The Key At Multimodal To Prime Logistics Sites
Wednesday March 11 2015 12:08
Falling Oil Prices Increase Supply Chain Risk for Food Industry
Tuesday March 10 2015 09:39
Frontline Packaging Beats The Competition For The Supply Of 6 Pallet Wrapping Machines
Tuesday March 03 2015 08:26
JBT Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems at Anuga FoodTec
Friday February 27 2015 10:07
Yearsley Group Celebrate 60 Years With Gala Dinner And £60k Pledge To Charity
Tuesday February 24 2015 13:02
LPR Celebrates Winning Nestlé Account
Tuesday February 17 2015 05:52
Onward Holding The Key To Logistics solutions In The North
Thursday February 05 2015 09:53
Hand Pallet Trucks: Spot The Hazard
Wednesday January 28 2015 07:35
Waitrose To Open New Fulfillment Centre For Online Groceries Sales
Friday January 09 2015 08:27
Ice Cream, You Scream, LPR Screams For R&R Ice Cream!
Thursday November 27 2014 07:29
FLTA launches national Safer Site Programme
Friday November 21 2014 07:45
Red Is The New Green As LPR Delivers Environmental Promise
Tuesday October 14 2014 08:38
UB Goes Down Sustainability Route With Cooking Oil Fuelled Trucks
Tuesday October 07 2014 04:47
£11m Up For Grabs In Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Competition
Tuesday September 23 2014 08:23
Reducing Supply Chain Costs With New Plastic Pallet
Wednesday August 20 2014 03:27
New Mitsubishi EDiA EX Forklift Truck Delivers Both Agility And Power
Friday August 01 2014 04:29
ACS&T Announce TICCO Foods Storage Facility Contract Win
Monday July 28 2014 07:14
Fork Lift Truck Association Announces First Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel
Monday July 07 2014 06:29
Premier Grocery Logistics Consolidation Completed
Thursday June 19 2014 05:45
To The Back Of The Store...And Beyond
Tuesday June 17 2014 07:33
Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
Friday May 30 2014 07:37
Oakland Cold Pallet Storage Gets Green Light For Expansion
Tuesday May 27 2014 10:02
NFT Valued At £60m As Private Equity Snaps Up Tasty Business
Monday April 28 2014 08:49
Britcon Completes Lidl Contract
Wednesday April 23 2014 18:49
Waitrose To Open first National Distribution Centre
Thursday March 27 2014 11:25
Wincanton Wins Sainsbury's London Distribution
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Cranswick Storage Extension Project Last Stages
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Steel Skeleton Completed For New Co-op DC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Spring Savings On RTP Trays From LINPAC
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
KDH Lift The Roof At Busy Distribution Centre
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onwards Will Be Showing Off Different Aspects At Multimodal
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Yearsley Goes Global With New Division
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Wincanton Sells Its Stake In Culina
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Onward Showcase Warehousing Portfolio At Foodex
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
RDFL Will Put spotlight On International Operations At Food & Drink Expo
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Rhys Davies Start Freight Forwarding Expansion Plans
Wednesday November 20 2013 11:38
Today's News
Lengthy Contracts Result In Skills Shortage
As technological improvements continue to significantly impact warehouse management systems, the demand for these niche skills is increasingly competitive as companies search for ways to optimise and streamline their supply chain processes.

“Currently, hiring practices are shifting pace, with advanced skills in software programmes, such as RedPrairie and Manhattan becoming incredibly valuable,” says Contracts Team Manager, Stuart Stanton at specialist staffing company, Progressive Recruitment.

“Companies looking to hire are under time pressures as well as they look to secure contractors for long-term projects that take them off the market for two or three years and as a result, we’re facing a skills shortage.

By utilising, the contractor’s advanced skills in-house this can allow a company to upskill their existing permanent division at a reduced cost compared to going to the software department. It’s enabling greater efficiency of the warehouse in terms of how the system is utilised and ensuring that it’s being used to the utmost accuracy,” says Stanton.

“It’s the third-party logistics providers who will typically take on a resource only when the end customer signs it off and as a result, it creates a highly reactive environment for companies and directly impacts the level of quality talent they can attract, as the most valuable individuals are already in contracts.

“It’s in the best interests of companies to offer the longest possible contract length from the outset, as the contract is only, in reality, as long as the notice period. Offering a longer contract gives the contractor confidence, and stability. A three-month contract is not attractive to the current high quality talent pool and in the current market, it will only be the company that is disadvantaged,” says Stanton.
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Onward Holdings Will Be Mapping Out Its Key Warehouse Sites At Multimodal
When considering investing in new storage and logistics operations it is essential that the site is right.

Onward Holdings will be offering a range of solutions to meet the acute shortage of prime locations for warehousing in the north of England at this year’s Multimodal show.

Among the sites family-run Onward Holdings will be showcasing at the NEC are 3PL facilities based in East Leeds, new-build warehouse sites near Wakefield and a soon to be refurbished facility in Normanton, West Yorkshire, all suitable for freight forwarding and distribution.

A scarcity in available warehousing space along the M62 corridor could possibly hinder economic development as firms seek out sites offering quick and easy distribution of their products through motorways, ports and rail freight.

All three sites are close to the motorway networks for fast delivery to all parts of the UK, the railway freight network, Humber ports and regional airports. They are in superb locations and can be utilised for a wide variety of uses, subject to planning permission.

The Willowbridge Lane site in Castleford is an ideal warehouse base for those needing to quickly move and/or store goods in the north of England. It is equipped with a host of facilities making it one of the best locations for those using containers. These include two dock levellers for the loading and unloading of containers and also box vans.

Onward Holdings is expecting strong interest in the design and build opportunities at its site in Featherstone. Unit 4 is a 1.6 acre development of up to 20,000sqft providing a potential logistics operation with scope for a service area for trucks. It has planning permission allowing for construction to commence in a matter of months. Unit 5 is made up of four acres with a footprint for warehousing of up to 70,000sqft – planning permission for this unit should be quickly forthcoming.

Meanwhile, visitors to Onward Holdings’ stand can also learn of the company’s plans for the ongoing development of the unit at the Normanton Industrial Estate, which, if required, can be split into two separate warehouses.

Onward Holdings is promoting at Multimodal a combined total of around 150,000 square feet of potential warehousing and storage space in Yorkshire, a region which has seen a huge take up of available space since the economy came out of recession.

A significant knock-on effect of the economic recovery is the scarcity of available warehouse space, due to companies becoming more confident of investing in supply chain facilities and the increasing demand from third party logistics providers and e-retailers seeking additional capacity for their customer fulfilment centres.

Onward Holdings director Neil Storey says: “We are delighted to be returning to Multimodal. The demand for good quality warehousing shows no sign of slowing so it is an excellent platform for the business to promote the range of sites it has available. The most important question when looking for a foothold in the northern supply chain is location, location, location. We believe that the different facilities that Onward Holdings offers can alleviate the lack of prime sites.”
Item last updated:   Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
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Customised Stacking Bins Hatteland’s Fully Robotised AutoStore Systems

Schoeller Allibert, leader in returnable transit packaging (RTP) since 1959, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hatteland, inventor of the AutoStore cubical automated warehouse system.

“Our team is very proud to be working with Hatteland towards a more efficient and sustainable future in logistics,” said Ludo Gielen, Schoeller Allibert’s Chief Innovation Officer. “What we have designed fits perfectly with AutoStore’s innovative system, and handles the heavy workload without any issues. And our two companies are a perfect fit, too: two innovators with a savoir-faire between them, working in unison to find the best possible solutions for our common client’s needs.”

Schoeller Allibert does supply, in Europe and in the USA, 100% recyclable plastic bins, made from high-density polyethylene or anti-static polypropylene (ESD), for Hatteland’s fully robotised AutoStore system. The customised stacking bins are designed to seamlessly integrate into AutoStore’s aluminium framework.

Unlike traditional “from the side” warehouse order picking systems, AutoStore’s unique “from the top” robotised technique, combined with the stack’s constant reorganisation (to access bins at the bottom, the robot must first remove those above it), means that the top of the bin is subjected to far greater levels of manipulation and weight stress. Schoeller Allibert has therefore developed a more robust bin structure that will easily withstand this new working environment.

AutoStore robots can fill orders four times faster than manual order pickers, and the system only requires 25-50% of the surface area of conventional storage facilities. Its carbon footprint, too, is considerably greener: not only does it optimise warehouse space utilisation, saving on building and labour costs. It also consumes considerably less power (one robot uses less electricity than a vacuum cleaner).
Item last updated:   Thursday April 21 2016 08:38
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