Any logistics company providing ‘value added’ services must have the necessary depth of experience in managing sophisticated logistics tasks and organising human resources says William Walker, head of sales and marketing at Berkshire-based, Walker Logistics. PWE reports.

Jungheinrich’s Systems & Projects Division has provided a turnkey solution for global healthcare company, Grifols - completing two highly automated rack-clad warehouses at the heart of the company’s new worldwide operations in Dublin.

PWE recently visited Jungheinrich’s refurbishment plant in Dresden to see first hand how refurbished forklift trucks can offer real value for money under the right conditions - many businesses are starting to catch-on. PWE spoke to Neil Warren, Jungheinrich UK’s Used Equipment and Short Term Rental director, who sets out five top tips on what to look out for when buying a second-life truck so as not to get caught out.

In factories and warehouses around the UK, millions of decisions are being made every day affecting the health and safety of employees. These decisions are often based on complex and conflicting choices, for example between increasing productivity and reducing risk, and some of the most important choices are those that are made by the operators of forklift trucks. Gavin Whickham, operations director at Briggs Equipment offers some thoughts.

Choosing the right racking and shelving for your warehouse or storage facility may look easy, but it can be more difficult than you think. Matt Danhieux, designer at Rapid Racking has ten tips for racking success.

How can SMEs gear-up for e-commerce and take on the giants in their market? Consumers now expect everybody to offer next-day delivery, guaranteed time-slots, the right product every time, and no-quibble returns policies – areas that the larger companies are well tuned into. But with a little forethought it is possible for smaller firms to compete too. Ian Roper* explains.

Workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB reports on the requirement for a three stage approach to operator training which many employers are unaware of.

Following the recommendations of the Richard Review, the government is in the midst of delivering a restructured, ‘employer-focused’ plan for apprenticeships in the UK. Paul Brooks* reports on the government’s need to align apprentice funding to logistics sector’s greatest need.

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