How NOT to drive a forklift

Most of us who have worked in warehouses for a long time have seen a lot of examples of bad practice.  Some are slightly dangerous, and some are extremely dangerous, but all of them should be avoided.   If you are a forklift driver, here are a few of the things you should avoid: Before you startContinue reading “How NOT to drive a forklift”

The Six Rights in Procurement

At a time when international companies are focused on Supply Chain resilience and security the ‘six rights’ of procurement can play an important part.  Procurement is a large part of any business and supply chain disruption can very quickly impact on the procurement operation of any business. What are the six rights? The six rights areContinue reading “The Six Rights in Procurement”

Which is the best Internationally – Air, Sea, Road or Rail Freight?

Part of being an International Logistics Manager is to ensure your company shipments are transported in the most efficient and the most cost effective way. High freight costs can very quickly erode the profit margin on your goods and, after all, the aim of business is to make a profit. Having the experience to knowContinue reading “Which is the best Internationally – Air, Sea, Road or Rail Freight?”

How COVID-19 impacted airfreight rates

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not only had, and continues to have, a terrible and tragic impact on life all around the world – its effects have also impacted and disrupted practically every industry and supply chain worldwide. At the start of the year as the pandemic grew, each country in turn implemented a protectiveContinue reading “How COVID-19 impacted airfreight rates”

Covid-19 Warehouse Safety

We are currently all in the grips of the terrible Covid-19 ‘coronavirus’ pandemic. As per all government’s advice – stay home, stay safe and protect your health service and the vulnerable. Some industries, such as manufacturing, retail and logistics, must stay open to supply manufacturers of essential equipment and to keep supply chains moving. TheseContinue reading “Covid-19 Warehouse Safety”

1PL 2PL 3PL 4PL 5PL 6PL – The Advancement of Party Logistics

Many people involved with logistics will have heard of the term ‘third party logistics’ or ‘3PL’ or ‘TPL’ but what are the others? There are actually several forms of ‘party logistics’ – here I will cover 1PL to 6PL and show how the systems integrate the supply chain. The more a company moves from 1PLContinue reading “1PL 2PL 3PL 4PL 5PL 6PL – The Advancement of Party Logistics”

Time Management with the Eisenhower Matrix

Time is something most of us never seem to have enough of, especially in a time sensitive industry such as Logistics. Most of us have felt overwhelmed at work at some point which can lead to longer working days and increased stress levels as we struggle to cope. So how can you manage your timeContinue reading “Time Management with the Eisenhower Matrix”