What is automotive logistics?

Automotive logistics refers to the storage and distribution of automotive parts across the supply chain. It involves overseeing the management of automotive components, large and small, that require fast and effective delivery to reduce downtime in automotive assembly, maintenance, and repairs. What is the importance of automotive logistics? The automotive logistics industry relies solely on […]

Pallets vs Crates: What is the difference?

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When transporting and storing cargo, pallets and crates are used as the appropriate packaging solution for the successful logistics of goods. But what exactly are they and what is the difference between them? Learn all you need to know in our simple guide. What is a pallet? A pallet is used in freight transport. It […]

A guide to fresh produce transportation

Fresh produce transportation For many consumers, the demand for fresh produce may not always align with seasonality. This poses a challenge for many wholesalers looking to transport summer fruit and veg, in the winter. This is where fresh produce transportation plays a crucial role in maintaining the quality and freshness from the country of origin, […]

Top tips for a sustainable warehouse

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What is a sustainable warehouse? Many businesses are taking the approach to reduce their emissions and carbon footprint in relation to their supply chains, why should sustainability end there? A warehouse provides an even greater opportunity to go green. The concept of a sustainable warehouse refers to the safe storage of goods that protects the […]

How to make your logistics company more sustainable

What is meant by sustainable logistics? Sustainable logistics refers to the reduction of emissions and pollution throughout the entire supply chain to help reduce the impact to the overall environment. From noise pollution, carbon footprint and fuel emissions – making the switch from a traditional logistics process to a more sustainable one can also increase […]

What is the difference between pallet shipping and parcel shipping?

Cardboard boxes on a conveyor belt at a third party logistics warehouse.

For many businesses, deciding which shipping preference is right for their specific requirements comes down to two options: Though they are similar, there are some differences you may need to be aware of before making a decision. Our guide simplifies the differences between pallet shipping and parcel shipping. What is pallet shipping? Pallets are used […]

What is ADR transport

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What is ADR? ADR stands for ‘The Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road’ or short for the French meaning “Accord Dangereux Routier” – a treaty drawn up in Geneva 1957, under the supervision of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).  It is a European […]

Supply chain and Logistics Trends 2024

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The ecommerce space is always evolving and changing. It’s important for businesses to offer customers a valuable retail experience, from the start of the buyers’ journey right up to the delivery of the product and beyond. In this guide, we’ll explain some of the biggest trends in ecommerce that we expect to see in 2024, […]

How to use AI in supply chain and logistics

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Artificial Intelligence in supply chains With AI trending and on the rise, many businesses have been exploring the use of artificial intelligence across their supply chain and logistics management. These AI driven solutions effectively enhance workflow and overcome common complexities involved in managing the movements of goods from the warehouse to the end consumer. But […]

What is supply chain forecasting?

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Supply chain forecasting is the process of predicting supply, demand or pricing of a product or product range in a particular industry. This is done by analysing past and present data about a product or product range, to help inform a business about potential demand. This then enables them to make a decision based on […]