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TCCL Plans Sheffield Logistics Hub

LogoSheffield, Yorkshire looks like it could soon be the home of a major new logistics site that could generate around 450 jobs for the local area. Plans have been lodged by TCCL with the local council to demolish the existing construction on a site at Shepcote Lane and replace this with a brand new 380,000 sq ft building that will represent a key opportunity for redevelopment in this part of the UK.

Intel Expands Manufacturing Base in Germany and Italy

LogoIntel, the world's largest chip maker, has signalled that it is about to go through an expansion that is designed to help restore the business to its former position as one of the most innovative companies in the world. In recent years, the chipmaker has lost its technological edge to competitors and market share has reduced as a result. Now, expansion plans in countries, including Germany and Italy, will see Intel seek to regain its former position.

The British Logistics Industry Is Supported Through Continuous Technological Innovation

LogoInnovation is constantly transforming the logistics industry and providing opportunities to streamline and introduce greater efficiencies. Double roll cage robots are the latest technology that look set to transform the sector and create advantages for businesses in UK grocery. These autonomous mobile robots are capable of taking over the job of heavy load transport and order picking in warehouses and logistics operations. The robots have been designed specifically for the grocery sector – with the ability to continue to operate even on rough surfaces and at temperatures of -25° C to +40°C without degradation of battery life. As the robots are only 17cm high they are able to fit into much smaller spaces than many of the other robots that are already on the market, which gives them a great deal more versatility. The machines are capable of transporting loads of up to 1,000kg and take just 1.5 hours to achieve a full charge from 10% to 100%.

British Factories Struggle to Meet Demands According to Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

LogoThe latest snapshot of activity from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has shown that British factories are currently struggling to meet the demand for goods. Heightened inflationary pressure alongside spikes in demand that are some of the strongest in decades mean that there are serious challenges in the manufacturing sector. Almost half of firms said that order books were above normal and export order books are now at the strongest they have been since 2019.

Businesses Look to Innovate in the Midst of the HGV Driver Shortage

LogoThe challenges of 2020 and beyond have seen many businesses taking increasingly innovative approaches when it comes to looking for opportunities to improve and evolve. For one organisation that included setting up a remote fleet solution to enable it to help clients - including the NHS - cope with the HGV driver shortage that hit the UK this year. The company has seen a significant rise in profits over the past year - an impressive 40% spike - as more organisations around the UK start looking for ways to deal with the shortage of HGV drivers by outsourcing part of delivery requirements or finding alternative warehouse space to store products.

Supply Chain Crisis Fails to Slow Construction Sector Growth

LogoThe supply chain crisis has been a rolling topic in the UK news over the past year. However, despite many recent troubles, there is one sector that appears to be shrugging off the impact of this difficult time - the construction industry. Despite being one of the sectors most affected by the supply chain crisis, UK construction achieved considerable output growth in October. In fact, the most recent data shows that industry recovery accelerated from the eight-month low that affected construction in September. While the main driver for this growth remains residential construction, there was also a notable increase in the commercial part of the sector.

The Supply Chain Crisis in the UK

LogoThe supply chain crisis in the UK has created a lot of frustration for both customers and suppliers - other than the pandemic there has never been a timelier reminder that a single series of events can completely turn life on its head. The past year has shown us just how important a resilient supply chain is but the frequent disruptions have been worrying. While the recent fuel crisis can be attributed in part to the after effects of Brexit, plus the disruption to HGV training that came from COVID, there are also other factors that have had an influence.

The UK Appoints New Supply Chain Advisor

LogoIn the wake of the supply chain crisis that has hit the UK in recent weeks the government has taken the step of putting someone in an advisory role for this essential infrastructure. Sir David Lewis, who is the former CEO of Tesco, has been appointed as the government's Supply Chain Advisor. His role will be to provide advice on any improvements that can be made to the current situation, as well as longer term changes that will be necessary to ensure resilience.

The Global Pandemic and Brexit Pushes the UK's Supply Chain to Breaking Point

LogoAlthough life seems to be getting back to normal for many of us, even as the pandemic continues to rumble on, what many people don't realise is that we are currently in the middle of the worst supply chain crisis since the 1970s in the UK. The fault lies fairly squarely at the door of COVID-19, which threw a huge spanner in the works of the fragile and intricately connected global supply chains that are vital to the British economy.

How the Defence Sector Can Support a Struggling British Supply Chain

LogoSupply chain resilience and maximising opportunities for growth are two key themes across the economy in a world ravaged by the pandemic. Now, a new opportunity to capitalise on both has been identified in the form of the defence sector. Currently, the defence sector in the UK accounts for £12 billion GVA and employs around 200,000 people, whether directly or indirectly. It's also a sector with a large presence in areas of the country that have been identified as central to the government's 'levelling up' agenda.