Awesome automation – delivering customers the gift of time

Awesome automation – delivering customers the gift of time

One of the primary goals of successful logistics is customer convenience and that’s often what we talk about when we are working to improve performance. We strive to find innovative and reliable ways of delivering exactly what our customers want, exactly when they want it, aiming to minimise the effort the customer has to make to receive their purchase. But when you think about it, what we’re really talking about here is giving customers back…

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Pass My Parcel to cease trading

Pass My Parcel to cease trading

Connect Group PLC, the parent company of Tuffnells, has announced plans to close Pass My Parcel, its click and collect distribution arm. Despite recent growth from new customers and the introduction of returns services, the business has continued to incur substantial losses. The Group is working closely with customers to manage an orderly closure over the coming months. Explaining the decision to close, Stuart Godman, Connect Group’s Commercial Director said, ‘It’s hugely disappointing when a…

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Insurance That Really Delivers

Insurance That Really Delivers

When it comes to insurance, couriers, hauliers and parcel carriers want a deal that really delivers In such a cost-sensitive industry, price is obviously key. But whether a single self-employed motorcycle courier, or operator of a van fleet, its equally if not more important that you’re properly protected by effective and appropriate cover. Fresh competition always helps keep a market on its toes and so the recent arrival of  Principal Insurance to the sector should…

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Pets at Home support growth plans with a £2.5 million warehouse update

Pets at Home support growth plans with a £2.5 million warehouse update

Pets at Home, the UK’s largest retailer of pet supplies, has signed a deal with Conveyor Networks to implement a £2.5m warehouse automation project at its eCom distribution centre in Northampton (‘SDC’).  Following trifold growth in eCom parcel volumes over the last 18 months, Pets At Home will use warehouse automation technology to drive efficiencies, achieve greater productivity and deliver real-time visibility across the operation, so it can continue to provide accurate deliveries to its…

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Navigating Delivery Down Under

Navigating Delivery Down Under

With Australia’s new Goods and Service Tax imminent UK retailers should look for expert partner support to relieve the administrative burden and ensure compliance UK retailers wishing to explore the lucrative Australian market will soon be obliged to negotiate new import tax laws. From 1st July 2018, Australian goods and services tax (GST) will apply to consumer sales of low value goods imported by consumers into Australia. According to figures from the Office for National…

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A Shared Vision of Success

A Shared Vision of Success

Supplier Collaboration Across Retail Delivery And Fulfilment Is A Must For Next-Level Service Jack of all trades, master of none: an age-old saying but one with increasing relevance to today’s competitive and complex delivery arena. Attempting to provide an end-to-end service across the supply chain requires significant investment. Large carriers are able to adopt this position, offering service options and pricing structures based on their size and scale. And yet, with delivery recognised as a critical…

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Transport Management Technology Drives Down Courier’s Costs

Transport Management Technology Drives Down Courier’s Costs

A courier delivery company, which has shipped giant corks to a wine exhibition, transported a large plastic snail film prop to cinemas and carried blood to hospitals around the country, has boosted driver productivity after investing in a new transport management system (TMS). Tamar Couriers, which operates a fleet of 18 vehicles, clocking-up more 1.5 million miles a year from its base in Plymouth, has seen significant efficiency and administrative savings after adopting transport management…

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FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

FedEx Releases 2018 Global Citizenship Report

Report Showcases How FedEx Multiplies Opportunities FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2018 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details how the company connects the world responsibly and resourcefully.  The annual report includes updates on the company’s strategies, goals, programs and progress in three key areas: Economy, Environment and People.  The report also includes statistics that track the progress of the company’s citizenship goals in fiscal year 2017, which ended on…

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Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Rob Gittins Appointed MD Of Palletways UK

Palletways has announced that Rob Gittins, its former UK Sales & Commercial Director, has been appointed as Managing Director of Palletways UK. Gittins, who brings 34 years’ experience in the logistics sector to the role, has taken over from Dave Walmsley who left recently. Gittins joined Palletways in September 2007 as UK Sales Director and took responsibility for driving the growth of Palletways Fulfilment in 2012. He joined the UK Board shortly afterwards. James Wilson, CEO of…

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Delivery firm DPD promises drivers real living wage

Delivery firm DPD promises drivers real living wage

Delivery firm DPD has announced all of its drivers will be paid the real living wage following a review launched after the death of one of its self-employed contractors. The parcel courier company said its 6,000 UK delivery drivers will be able to choose if they want to be employed directly, be a self-employed franchisee or become a self-employed worker. A new contract for the latter will offer a pension, paid holiday and sick pay…

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