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Alan Powell, Excise Goods Specialist at the United Kingdom Warehousing Associati

The implications of a Scottish ‘yes’ vote for the logistics sector

A ‘yes’ vote in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum could have significant ramifications for the logistics industry and the wider business community.

Deborah Niven, Specialist lawyer in intellectual property and associate at hlw K

Top 10 tips for protecting your exporting business online

Most businesses that export to overseas countries understand the importance of having a relevant and engaging website that allows them to market their produce effectively to their target audience.

Anton Balkitis, Partner, Rothera Sharp Solicitors

Traffic Commissioners consider crackdown on mobile phone offences

With Traffic Commissioners (TCs) looking at the case for more stringent action against professional drivers caught using mobile phones, it’s important to examine the potential consequences.

Pól Sweeney, Managing Director Europe and Chief Technical Officer, Airclic

Missing in action

Containers and pallets used in delivery processes cost companies thousands of pounds monthly – yet many organisations are grinning and bearing the losses as these often ubiquitous transport assets are deserting the frontline rarely to be seen again. But why isn’t more attention paid to the demise of the container in an industry of ever tightening margins?

Gursh Atwal, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd

Inventory optimisation – a key tool for supply chain success

In markets subject to globalisation, volatility, economic uncertainty, changes in demand channels and different distribution strategies, companies face tremendous challenges to match increasing supply volumes and product ranges to customer demand while keeping costs down at the same time. The amount of inventory a company holds can be a significant cost factor, based on the cost of the inventory itself and the cost of shipping, handling and storage. So naturally, most companies want to hold...