3T transport trends to watch for in 2014
If you are involved in logistics, you are probably ready for some good news. There’s no doubt that the past five or six years have been tough for hauliers and their customers as transport costs have risen both proportionately and in real terms, and margins have significantly reduced. As the effects of the Euro Zone […]
Why innovation is the way to recovery
Tim Fawkes of 3t Logistics (www.3t-europe.com) explains why he believes innovation is the way out of recession. As the recession in the UK recedes, we are left dealing with its legacy: caution, insecurity and a lack of commercial and financial confidence. However, I believe that the recession has also bequeathed a more positive desire for […]
Putting technology to work in the logistics industry
Technology is continuously advancing and finding it’s uses in different industries, including the logistics industry. Tim Fawkes, MD of 3t Logistics, explores the benefits of technology in logistics and why it is important to maximise on the benefits. Logistics companies face a dilemma – can they afford to invest in technology that will automate key […]
Servicing Clients – are you getting it right?
Steve Twydell of transport management company 3t Logistics looks at the issue of over and under serving clients in the logistics industry. Servicing customers efficiently is a delicate balance of allocating the right number of staff and resources to the process whilst remaining financially viable. It’s also crucial to the success of any business involved […]
How can purchasing managers reduce their transport costs?
Many areas of British industry are struggling to successfully balance the pressure of cost increases caused by inflationary issues with the demands of consumers seeking both lower costs and improved service levels. Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix: the only truly sustainable way of achieving this is to become more efficient internally by driving out waste.
The Olympics and its logistics legacy
Defying all the gloomy predictions of chaos and disorganisation, the London Olympics and Paralympics have been widely acknowledged as the most successful Games ever. Seven years of meticulous planning and preparation paid off, resulting in an event which, despite its massive scale, ran surprisingly smoothly for visitors, competitors and organisers.
Managing transport in difficult circumstances
As recent news reports demonstrate, the UK is ill equipped to deal with adverse weather conditions and a sudden snowstorm can cause considerable disruption to transport operations, costing industry thousands of pounds. However, in many European countries where snow is an everyday part of winter life, preparation pays dividends; vehicles are fitted with winter tyres […]
Cutting transport costs – but not at your customers’ expense
Tim Fawkes explains how companies can reduce transport costs whilst maintaining high levels of customer service using the example of their work with the components division of JCB. If there’s one good thing to come out of a recession, it’s the fact that it forces businesses to streamline their systems and implement more cost effective […]