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The importance of utilising data in the correct way

At the Logistics Business we understand that solutions should be driven by utilising data. In the modern world, availability of data around the supply chain is often not the issue. We sit in the age of big data where condensing information is key to providing applicable solutions. Fundamental to any solution is having a team who can consolidate and provide consistent meaningful solutions from various sources of data. Furthermore, data from disparate sources, when integrated and shared in a timely...

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Could Amazon be the worst online retailer to work for?

The online retailer Amazon is well known for its ability to get even the most absurd items delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours, but there’s also a darker side to the e-com giant which the modern day shopper might not be fully aware of. Unfortunately low pay, high expectations, and dismal working conditions are probably not that uncommon within this area of the industry, but the working culture and practices within the company if true, leave a lot to be...

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Amazon/Morrisons collaboration: A match made in supply chain heaven?

Over the past few days supermarket chain Morrisons announced collaboration with Amazon to distribute its products through the online retailer. The move is likely to have ruffled a few feathers among its competitors and potentially creates a significant network for Morrisons to exploit. Tesco currently dominates the online grocery market with a 40% share as opposed to Morrisons minor 3%. Hence the partnership creates a significant path into the market utilising Amazon’s online presence and logistics structure to reach a...

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Managing the Environmental Impact of Construction Projects

A single construction project can have a major impact on the environment in its immediate locality. Within a town or city, a number of concurrent projects can create congestion, increase risk to cyclists and pedestrians, increase noise and raise particulate emissions, a situation now evident within many towns and cities. This can cause hardship and blight for local residents, often for year after year. And with continuing low interest rates, and a government rightly intent on increasing investment in national...

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Warehouse Management Systems

The first warehouse management systems (WMS) appeared in the early 1980’s.  Some were commercial applications, others written in-house using languages now rendered long obsolete. What these early efforts had in common was that they did not support the basic routines and disciplines that we would nowadays regard as essential. Many of these applications have now been replaced but it is staggering how many companies still use systems that are 15, 20 or even 30 years old and completely unfit for...

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