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The Logistics Podcast
15 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Let’s Talk Logistics with Polly Mitchell Guthrie from Kinaxis
In this episode, we discuss how people must be fully integrated with your automation strategy. According to a recent poll, around half of logistics businesses have invested in automation as a result of the pandemic. Polly Mitchell Guthrie, VP of Industry Outreach and Thought Leadership at Kinaxis, details how to avoid hitting a wall with your automation efforts by creating a system that allows people and technology to support and grow alongside each other.
15 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Let's Talk Logistics with Sarb Sembhi CISM, CTO & CISO at Virtually Informed
In this episode, we discuss the importance of securing your business against the threat of cyber criminals. Since logistics is a part of the critical national infrastructure, it is a prime target for ransomware attacks. Sarb Sembhi, CISM, CTO & CISO for Virtually Informed, details the threat of cybersecurity to logistics companies and offers practical advice for protecting your business from hackers.
7 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
SHD Headlines - November 2021
In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month. The stories featured include:Businesses failing to monitor environmental impactChanges in the permitted use of rebated fuelsTransport workers call in sick three times more than average britProperty update
16 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Let’s Talk Logistics – Supply Chain Leadership with Prof. Richard Wilding
In this episode, Professor Richard Wilding of Cranfield University discusses the ideal traits of leaders in the supply chain sector. He focuses on management styles and the integration of cross-functional teams, as well as teaching logistics professionals how to manage exploration and predictability effectively.
7 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
SHD Headlines - October 2021
In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month. The stories featured include:E-commerce props up crumbling retail salesNew sustainable fleet servicing NHS trusts across EnglandMixed views from ports industry on business outlookProperty update.
6 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
SHD Headlines - September 2021
In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month. The stories featured include:UKMHA identifies the importance of proper forklift maintenance and safety procedures following a fatal industrial accidentHermes pledges £200k of its apprenticeship levy funds to help support SMEsUKWA highlights a gap in the Government’s proposed National Skills FundWaitrose & Partners increases its storage capacity in Magna ParkProperty update
6 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
SHD Headlines - August 2021
In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month. The stories featured include:July’s High street ‘freedom’ underwhelming for retailUKWA convenes Real Estate Advisory BoardRTITB launches new eLearning courseIMHX Connect 2021 is set to go liveProperty update
25 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Let’s Talk Logistics - Supply Chain Resilience
In this episode of Let’s Talk Logistics, we recap on day one of this year’s Logistics Conference – Supply Chain Resilience. We hear excerpts from the following industry leaders:Cold Chain Federation’s Tom Southall discussed the impacts of Brexit, and the pandemic, on UK logisticsSally Duggleby, Vice President of Capital and Leasing at Prologis UK explored the role of rail freight in modern supply chainsHarry Watts, Managing Director at SEC Storage Group provided a presentation titled ‘Warehouse Agility by Design’
6 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
SHD Headlines - July 2021
In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month.The stories featured include:eBay announces end-to-end fulfillment serviceHermes increases 'green fleet'Cold Chain Federation urges contact isolation requirementXPO Logistics completes GXO Logistics spin-offProperty update
7 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
SHD Headlines - June 2021
In the first episode of the new monthly series, SHD Logistics news Editor James Burman guides listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories in June 2021 while David Thames provides a property update.The stories featured include:The national shortage of truck drivers escalates.Clare Bottle has been appointed as a new UKWA CEO.Opening of the DPP's new Bicester eco-deport.The increasing volume of e-commerce surge continues.Investments in UK logistics property continue to grow.Government approves all big-box industrial units in North West.
19 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Let’s Talk Logistics – Diversity & Inclusion Q&A
In this episode, we get the highlights from the Diversity & Inclusion panel discussion at the latest iteration of The Logistics Conference. Experts from across the industry shared their knowledge and personal experiences of diversity and inclusion in the logistics sphere, as well as practical tips for developing an inclusive workplace.
25 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Digital Transformation at the Ministry of Defence
Royal Air Force Air Vice Marshal Richard Hill discusses how key technologies are transforming the Ministry of Defence in the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast. This episode, sponsored by Leidos UK, Hill explores how COVID-19 - as well as being a tragic set of circumstances - has been an accelerator of innovation and change.He discusses 3D Printing; and reflects on a future where a plumber may print plastic pipes, t-pieces and taps when building a hospital at a deployed location, rather than engaging a large supply chain.He also talks about the challenge to replace armies of middle managers assessing and analysing data—with software. This is the third in a series of interviews from science and technology logistics operator, Leidos UK. Read articles from the series on www.shdlogistics.com and listen to podcast episode Building Supply Chain Resilience with non-executive director of Leidos UK - Prof. Wilding.
29 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Episode #29: Lockdown beauty with XPO Logistics
With salons closed until very recently, there's been high demand from consumers for beauty products, especially salon-quality nail gels and home hair dyes. That's according to Sarah Booth, account director, Supply Chain, UK and Ireland for XPO Logistics. Some of XPO’s customers in the beauty and personal care sectors have witnessed an increase in demand of between 200% and 300% for their products.In the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast, Booth discusses the experience of retail beauty brands during the pandemic.Also, hear industry news from deputy editor James Burman and a property update from property editor David Thame.
36 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Episode #28: Building resilient supply chains
The future of warehousing, 3D printing, mini power stations, artificial intelligence and blockchain all feature in the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast.Supply chains have faced the ultimate test in recent months. COVID-19 has shined a light on business models, disrupting the norm, forcing operators to think differently.In the second of a series of thought leadership interviews from Leidos UK – the science and technology logistics operator – editor Kirsty Adams discusses supply chain resilience and technology with Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, and non-executive director for Leidos UK’s logistics division, in the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast.Read the first interview of the series with Damian Alexander, vice president and managing director of Leidos UK's logistics division, here.
26 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Episode #27: Collaborating Over Unprecedented Peaks
COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, according to Maureen O’Shea, Operations Lead Partner for KPMG (https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home.html) . In the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast, O’Shea says now is the time to examine market demand, supplier relationships and to take bold steps. She’s joined by Shane Brennan, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation (https://www.coldchainfederation.org.uk/) . According to Shane, the food supply chain has performed well and shown resilience during the pandemic. He updates us on collaborations that have taken place in the last mile between competitors and the reconfiguration of the demand pattern. Charlie Walker from 3PL Walker Logistics (https://www.walkerlogistics.com/) – the e-fulfilment specialist which experienced a 400% increase in online orders during April – shares insight on how investing in technology has helped onboard new customers and improve flexibility during unprecedented peaks. Expect key tips and advice from these leading voices which you can apply to your own operation. In this episode, you’ll hear the highlights of SHD Logistics’ first webinar entitled Collaborating over unprecedented peaks. To watch the Webinar on demand click here (https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=INTindustrialWebsite&eventid=2311753&sessionid=1&key=F1CB5DB71C569E269798940D24831DB7®Tag=&sourcepage=register) .
17 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Episode #26: The Logistics Awards Winners Podcast - Interview with NHS Supply Chain
Deputy Editor James Burman takes a trip to Nottingham city centre to interview Chris Holmes and James Turpin from NHS Supply Chain. In the first of a series of ‘Out of Office’ interviews with winners from last year’s Logistics awards, NHS Supply Chain had a lot to say about the challenges and rewards of facilitating the logistics operation behind the country’s national health service – no easy task. The company walked away with the of the Editor’s Choice award for its transformation project, so the Logistics Podcast was keen to hear about how they manage the pressures associated with such a wide and unique product portfolio. For more information about how to attend, or even enter the 2020 Logistics Awards, visit the website here (htto:www.logisticsawards.co.uk) .
21 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode #25: Let's Talk Plastics!
Step aside Sir David Attenborough, get on your boat Greta, this episode it’s SHD Logistics’ turn to tackle plastic waste. We talk to Unipart Logistics on how it removed single-use plastic from Sky’s supply chain before heading to London’s West End to meet the co-founder of Garçon Wines, Santiago Navarro. Santiago and his team have developed the first flat wine bottle, made from 100% recycled plastic, which fits through a UK letterbox. A standard sized pallet can transport 2.5 times as many of these flat wine bottles as the average round, glass wine bottle. Listen to hear practical advice and ambitious plans for plastic-free supply chain domination.
16 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Episode #23: On site with GEFCO
The Logistics Podcast learned what year-round care and compassion look like on a recent visit to GEFCO’s Coventry warehouse, which won our Wellbeing Initiative Award in September. Retention of engaged staff, fewer absences and close teams are just some of the business benefits. GEFCO Incentives include free fish & chips, free health checks, free haircuts, free camping festivals for family and friends… Its ‘brew days’ – where teams stop, gather, have a cuppa and chat about how they are – have led to team members opening up about problems, which they’ve then received support for. We met warehouse operative Kevin, who was one of 50 staff who completed a Coventry to Paris bike ride, something which he told me relaxed everyone – at every level – and brought staff closer together. Then you have the mental health first aiders, trained and qualified to listen to personal issues which may be causing a staff member stress. If you’ve implemented a successful wellbeing programme at your operation, register your interest in entering the Wellbeing Initiative Award in 2020 (https://www.logisticsawards.co.uk/en/forms/register-your-interest-2020.html) .
22 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Episode #22: Surviving Black Friday
This episode we grill Oxford Street shoppers on their Black Friday bargains and discuss the impact of consumerism with some Extinction Rebellion protestors nearby. Then we take you to DHL Supply Chain’s TK Maxx in Coventry to speak with Jim Hartshorne, MD retail & consumer, DHL Supply Chain. We also share figures from Barclays, KPMG and high street tracker BDO. Here are some facts from Black Friday 2019. Barclaycard said transaction value was up 16.5% on Black Friday compared with last year, with the volume of transactions up 7.2%. According to BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker, the week of Black Friday provided retailers with a much-needed boost, with in-store and non-store sales soaring by 24% and 28% respectively. 42% of Brits wouldn’t be engaging in the sales bonanza at all according to research by KPMG.
13 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode #21: Out the Office with Denby Pottery & Reverse Logistics
British brand Denby tackles packaging at the UKWA Annual Luncheon and SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams joins an international audience at the recent ReBOUND Conference to discuss fast fashion.
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