Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Using technology to cut down on administrative time

Across every industry, taking advantage of innovation and every opportunity available to your business can make a tremendous difference to the bottom line, particularly within competitive markets. Within logistics, more and more businesses are taking advantage of software to improve efficiency and cut back on the amount of admin which needs to be carried out every day. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, is revolutionising the way that delivery firms can engage their self-employment workforce, with over…

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Fixing communications: A persistent pain point

Fixing communications: A persistent pain point

64% of respondents in the recent Supplier Experience Survey by HICX, cite communications as a top three area for improvement when it comes to doing business with suppliers. According to Stephen Day, Chief Procurement Officer at market research house Kantar, this casts the spotlight on a persistent pain point. There’s been a very notable imbalance, he observes, between suppliers and enterprises for some years now, and this needs to change. With the pandemic highlighting the…

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Looking into the Crystal Ball

National health and social care transport business ERS Medical puts driver behaviour and training at the very heart of its operation with a visionary tracking and dash cam solution, so we look into how this works… Courier News discovers how through the use of dash cam technology and GPS tracking, a national health and social care transport business with more than 500 vehicles and 800 drivers, conducting over 700,000 patient journeys and transporting 1 million…

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The smart money is on SmartCam

The smart money is on SmartCam

Manchester based Primo Drinks saves money with clever integrated dash cam and tracking solution from Crystal Ball, we see how it measures up… Courier News takes a look into the increasing utilisation of dash cams in commercial vehicles and finds out if they are a must have for a fleet operator in 2021, or just another piece of technology to get your head around.  Our research led us to focus on the convergence of the…

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Kate Lester joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East

Kate Lester joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East

Entrepreneur Kate Lester, CEO and founder of nationwide network Diamond Logistics, joins The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Network for the South East as a founding member. The Prince’s Trust is one of the UK’s largest youth support charities. Each year it helps tens of thousands of young people from some of the toughest backgrounds to rediscover hope, build confidence and realise their potential. The Prince’s Trust programmes, which have been adapted to the needs of young…

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Driver Shortage Crisis: UK Business Groups Demand Action

Driver Shortage Crisis: UK Business Groups Demand Action

As the ongoing shortage of HGV drivers continues to affect the logistics and retail sectors, two of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) have today (22 August 2021) written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to outline key three steps the government can take to overcome the problem and protect the supply chain. According to the groups, which together represent more than 23,000 members nationwide, the crisis is…

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Boosting efficiencies ahead of peak period for logistics firms

Boosting efficiencies ahead of peak period for logistics firms

Over the last eighteen months, as the UK has gone through unprecedented circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic, the logistics sector has gone above and beyond to deal with the huge rise in demand for online shopping and deliveries as the country was locked down. However, as the industry gears up for what has been the traditional ‘peak period’ in the lead up to Christmas (where the volume of demand and admin naturally rises), a number…

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Controlling compliance within logistics

Controlling compliance within logistics

Businesses across a huge range of industries rely on the support of self-employed subcontractors, but companies who do this must tread carefully when it comes to tax and remaining compliant at all times in an ever-changing landscape. Self-employment technology specialist, Wise, works with over 180 UK logistics firms to ensure they have total peace of mind and legal protection when it comes to engaging their self-employed workforce. Jeremy Leach, Chief Compliance Officer at Wise, said:…

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Short, Medium & Long Distance Winners Announced for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

Short, Medium & Long Distance Winners Announced for the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021

A trio of drivers from DHL Supply Chain, Maritime Transport and Gist have secured the distance categories in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2021. With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eligible pool of over 252,000 drivers, the 2021 winners have triumphed after a rigorous data analysis process, corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel. Anthony Bell from DHL Supply Chain won…

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Five years’ time – what can we expect from last-mile delivery?

Five years’ time – what can we expect from last-mile delivery?

Last year saw a huge rise in e-commerce, with a report from Ofcom showing that British consumers spent a total £113 billion online throughout 2020 – a rise of 48% on the year before. This is a trend that is here to stay. Our research shows that 85% of online shoppers will either increase their online shopping or keep it the same over the next 12 months. E-commerce gives businesses the opportunity to reach consumers…

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