Focus Environmental Services – Zone Manager

The Mid Kent College of Further and Higher Education built accommodation blocks of teaching accommodation and associated facilities in Gillingham. There were 3 blocks totalling about 28,000 sq m. Focus Environmental provided the logistics management and chose The Logistics Business' Zone Manager package to help them with their delivery planning. In order to make the delivery schedules known to everyone on site they installed large LCD screens in reception and in the canteen. These provided a rolling display of all...

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Environmental Impact Reduction

Implementing effective logistics strategies within the construction industry is the best way of reducing environmental impact- such as waste and carbon emissions- on construction sites. The Logistic Business has run a number of projects for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), supporting construction companies in developing logistic solutions. As part of this work we have produced several case studies and reports covering a wide variety of construction projects, from the small to the very large (£1 billion plus projects)....

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We’re not making the most of railway freight for UK distribution, WHY?

We’ve all seen column inches given over to railway being a greener and more efficient method of transport but does that really have any impact on the use of the network for railway freight transport as opposed to passenger traffic? According to the Department of Transport statistics from 2010, in recent years around 9% of freight moved in the UK each year has travelled by rail but this figure had declined in each of the previous 3 years. Rail is...

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Construction Logistics Strategy saving cost and reducing environmental impact

A year ago we reported on how WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) was promoting good practice in construction logistics as a way of minimising waste and reducing carbon emissions. The leading supply chain and logistics consultancy company, THE LOGISTICS BUSINESS, has undertaken a number of projects on behalf of WRAP to evaluate the effects of applying good logistics practice to construction projects. These include the use of Material Logistics Plans (MLP) and the application of logistics strategies such...

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