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…

Getting Ready for the Easter Surge

Smarter and faster – is it a Problem As the online share of retail sales continues to grow, the need for more efficient and faster turn-round times in the logistics industry increases. Adding to this pressure is the expected surge in spending for this coming Easter and the Queens Jubilee extended Bank Holiday in June.…

Lockdown is replaced by staff shortages

The current situation Having had to cope with shutdowns, which also contributed to the rising trend in on-line shopping, the industry is now facing the Omicron scourge. This is leading to temporary staff shortages which then creates a domino effect throughout logistics. The Prognosis The phrase “we are all going to have to learn to…

Transformation Programme stuck?

The Problem Through spring and summer, the plans were drawn up for transforming your business to face the increasing volume of online shopping. You even won a new client, on the basis that your plans would mean smooth and efficient order taking, fulfilment and dispatch. Now the transformation programme has hit snag after snag and…