While it’s far from ‘business as usual’, most UK and international destinations are still being routinely served by couriers, says David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at the home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
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A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety in ports and docks, as well as the construction, timber and steel sectors, warns Dave Cormack, board member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.
Multi-tier shelving will improve warehouse efficiency by allowing simultaneous order picking on several tiers to reduce order throughput times, writes Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems.
Sustainability is a hot topic and will drive a trend of lean and green supply chains in 2020. Many businesses are already investing in programmes to reduce their carbon footprints and we’ll see greater focus placed on enhancing such initiatives through eco-first efficiencies.