Christmas is almost upon us

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly … We don’t often blow our own trumpet but as it is Christmas, we just wanted to let off a little steam and enjoy telling you this – LIG are proud that a project of ours, with Urban Outfitters, won – The Supply Chain Warehouse Excellence award in 2021.…

A Helping Hand

The problems surrounding logistics today Not so long ago, the only difficulty when forecasting the future performance of a company was when will the new contracts come in and how much will they be worth. Outgoings were a steady constant in the main. Now forecasting is much more difficult because there are many variable cost…

Do what you can, now

Frustration is the most prevalent emotion Having just survived the pressures caused by Covid, namely the demand for more rapid turn-round rates and increasing staff shortages, the industry is now facing supply line disruptions as well as a shortage of staff and also micro-chips making the completion of automation equipment more difficult. It appears that…

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

The current situation The world of Logistics has had so many things thrown at it over the last 2 years. First, we had Covid causing the loss of foreign workers and the boom in on-line sales. And now, we have the fall-out from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia: Fuel prices, a vital element of…

Now is the time to automate

The pressure on logistics is easing As the Covid pandemic receded and everyone breathed a sigh of relief, the Russian invasion of Ukraine rapidly moved us all into a bad situation again. Fuel and food prices are now rising dramatically pushing inflation towards double figures and the disposable income of the average family and business…

Shifting sands for logistics

As the pandemic wanes the Russian invasion of Ukraine brings more problems for the embattled logistics industry. On-line demand is falling The pandemic boom in on-line sales slows as people are allowed to go out to the shops. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, UK energy prices are rising at unprecedented levels. Rises of over…

What’s the hold up for automation?

Introduction In February 2020 online retail spending accounted for 19.7% of all retail spending. In January 2022 that percentage had risen to 27.1%. * This is a growth of 37.5%. Customers demand rapid delivery of their purchases and so this is driving the necessity to automate the logistics industry. So why can’t the logistics world…