The 7 ‘Rights’ or 7 ‘R’s’ outline the minimum requirements for the successful movement of goods along a company supply chain. If just one of the rights is wrong it will impact shipment as a whole. Therefore the 7 Rights are essential knowledge for all logistics managers and personnel and should always be considered whenContinue reading “The 7 Rights of Logistics”
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Streamlining Your Warehouse With Modern Tech and Strategies
As a business expands, its infrastructure becomes increasingly essential. Having an organised and efficient warehouse is vital for companies moving large amounts of products in a short amount of time. The following tips can get you thinking about where your organisation is lacking and what new methods and technologies you should consider adopting. Organization BeforeContinue reading “Streamlining Your Warehouse With Modern Tech and Strategies”
What are Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships?
Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) is the term used by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for ships which, to a varying degree, can operate in part, or completely independent of human interaction. The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) identifies four degrees of automation on a scale, starting with degree 0 (no autonomy) and ending withContinue reading “What are Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships?”
Foundation History of Aifreight
With airfreight being such an integral form of transport in industry it is difficult to imagine a world without it but how did it all begin? In this infographic I outline some (just some!) of the steps in history from 1910 to 1946 that laid down the foundation for the modern airfreight industry we knowContinue reading “Foundation History of Aifreight”
Why are airfreight costs sky high?
A question Logistics Managers (like myself) and Supply Chain Managers are hit with regularly, especially now. It has been an extremely challenging time for anyone in the logistics industry – all across the board: Brexit, Covid, Lockdowns, Driver shortages, Port congestion, Container Shortages, Limited Flights – the list goes on. I definitely have a lotContinue reading “Why are airfreight costs sky high?”
How to Export UK Aid to Ukraine
Many amazing people, groups and charities across the UK have rallied together to collect supplies such as clothing, bedding, sanitary products and medicine to send to Ukraine to help those in need. In this article I will list a summary of the steps you should take to ensure you have the best chance of yourContinue reading “How to Export UK Aid to Ukraine”
What is Returned Goods Relief?
Returned Goods Relief (RGR) is a customs procedure that enables an exporter to gain total or partial relief from customs duty and tax for goods which are being returned. This could apply to such scenarios as customer returns or cancelled orders after the goods have been despatched. For a company to be eligible to claimContinue reading “What is Returned Goods Relief?”
Why do people drive so badly?
According to the charity Brake, a million people die each year on the World’s roads. What causes so many deaths? Why do people drive so badly? What can an employer do to help? Well, actually there are lots of reasons. It may be bravado, carelessness, being in too much of a hurry, or just sheerContinue reading “Why do people drive so badly?”
How cross-docking can accelerate your despatch
Anyone who has managed any form of traditional warehouse can understand how precious time is to daily operations. So even the slightest improvement in efficiency or accuracy can be a huge benefit and boost to warehouse productivity. Time and process strategies such as Lean management can help reduce some wasteful processes but tend to focusContinue reading “How cross-docking can accelerate your despatch”
UK Port Congestion – what happened?
Most of the UK seaports have been (and some still are) suffering from severe congestion. It is extremely frustrating for the ports, freight forwarders and importers alike. If you have been effected, like me, you may be wondering – what happened? From what I can observe, like most problems, a number of factors have contributedContinue reading “UK Port Congestion – what happened?”