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What is Route Planning?
‘By failing to plan, you are preparing to fail’ Route planning plays a key role throughout logistics, particularly when multiple deliveries are made in a run and multiple routes are therefore used. It creates a number of logistical complexities that a Transport Planner, Logistics Planner, or their equivalent in an organisation are there to solve. […]
What are Empty Miles in Logistics?
Empty miles in logistics are a circumstance that has long plagued the transportation industry, but those who are not familiar with the concept may be wondering: What are empty miles in logistics? What are the side effects of empty miles? And finally, how do transportation and logistics companies avoid empty miles? Well luckily, we’ve dived […]
The Key Logistical Challenges of Last-mile Delivery & How To Solve Them
DHL recently published a report outlining some of the key logistical challenges that complicate last-mile deliveries, whilst presenting solutions to these challenges that evolve the final leg of delivery so that it’s fast, cheap, reliable and green. The answers can be found in a diverse selection of emerging logistics solutions and trends, with logistics and […]
How to Choose the Best Delivery Signature App?
Signature tracking (typically referred to by postal services as signature on delivery or signed for delivery) is an industry-wide form of recorded delivery that requires the recipient to sign for it, thus acting as a form of proof of delivery. It’s frequently offered as an optional service that is reserved for deliveries that contain items […]
How Stream supports cold chain logistics operations
Cold chain in logistics can often be a complex battle between compliance and technology, and making sure you have the right tools in place to successfully complete your deliveries within the confines of your compliance requirements. Well the good news is that Stream can help support your cold chain logistics operation and in this post […]
What is Track and Trace in Logistics?
Defining and contextualising track and trace in logistics In simple terms, track and trace determines the current and past locations of objects (such as raw materials, products and vehicles) or people. It creates visibility, traceability and resiliency throughout a supply chain, and allows goods to pass from point-to-point securely. This is achieved through scanning unique […]
Brightpearl’s Peak Season Virtual Summit September 2022
Brightpearl will host their first ever virtual summit, the ‘Peak Season Summit’ on Thursday 22nd September from 9am to 11pm. The Summit, which Brightpearl refers to as a ‘holiday readiness’ event will offer valuable insight to prepare retailers for the busy festive period so that they can handle increased demand without putting too much strain […]
The role of a Transport Manager: The glue that holds your delivery operation together
The importance of the Transport Manager (or relative figure) within your fleet business cannot be understated. Their role is defined as being ‘responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations within an organisation involving transportation activities.’ Directly or indirectly, they set the standard for numerous parts of a collective whole, including: compliance and […]
What is the impact of technology on warehouse productivity?
Technology has long been a driving force for improving warehouse productivity, and that isn’t something that’s about to change. For years, warehouse operations have been evolving to adapt to: Changes in consumer behaviour Productivity challenges Recruitment & labour Increasingly interconnected supply chains In the recent Warehouse Vision Study: Dynamic Markets Demand Warehouse Agility whitepaper, mobile […]
Analysing how rising consumer expectations and industry requirements have accelerated global pharmaceutical supply chain improvements
The Current State of the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Research conducted by Zebra among a global audience of over 3,500 patients and pharmaceutical industry decision-makers (across Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America) has evaluated perceived supply chain stability, gauged supply chain responsibility and trust in its entities, and identified needs for improving supply […]
Furniture Delivery Software
Boosting Business Without Increasing Headcount Furniture retailers, just like any other retailer, face a number of challenges when it comes to getting their products from their stores and warehouses and into the homes of their customers – especially when they’re using their own fleet of vehicles. In this post, we’ll dive into the problems furniture […]
Operating vans & LGVs in the EU
There will be further changes to the requirements for operators travelling with vans to the EU from May 2022. Operators ravelling with vans and other LGVs in the EU must have an International Operator’s Licence, and appoint a designated transport manager. International Operator’s Licence What is an International Operator’s Licence? An International Operator’s Licence is […]
International Operator’s Licence and Transport Manager CPC are EU requirements from May 2022.
From 21 May 2022, operators or users of vans or other light goods vehicles over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight for hire and reward will need to obtain an International Operator’s Licence. This includes a requirement to appoint a designated transport manager with a valid Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (TM CPC) qualification. […]
ECommerce Platforms Boosting Profit Margins for UK Manufacturers
ECommerce platforms are becoming an influential tool for increasing profit margins for UK manufacturers, a recent report from the inventory management software company Unleashed has highlighted. The report, which was published in Q4 of 2021, uses data collected by Unleashed from small-medium (SMB) size UK manufacturers using their inventory management software continuously between the months […]
Peak season 2021: Advice for retailers preparing for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Festive Season
Peak season: Advice for retailers preparing for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Festive Season Peak season 2021 is upon us. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner, arriving on the 26th and 29th November respectively, and the run-up to Christmas and the peak festive season following right behind. However, this vital period […]
How online retailers are implementing technology to keep up with growing eCommerce demand
How has consumer behaviour shifted since the start of the pandemic? Even before the pandemic hit, demand for eCommerce was rising steadily. 2020/21’s lockdowns, quarantines and the closing of ‘non-essential’ high-street stores have been the catalyst for exponential growth in online retail. Customer expectations have risen, alongside the demand for eCommerce. Online retailers now operate […]