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Achieving more for our members during tough times
The logistics industry has had to grapple with seismic changes in recent years, the UK’s departure from the EU, the acute skills shortage and the pressure to rapidly decarbonise, to name but three.
Representing the interests of more than 19,000 member businesses, Logistics UK is the leading business group in the sector, working with government and key decision makers, as well as its members across all modes of transport, to deliver the most effective solutions for logistics businesses.
In addition to its campaign work, Logistics UK’s membership packages provide businesses with the tools they need to keep their operation safe, efficient and compliant. These come in the form of a broad range of business-to-business services, including Supply Chain Consultancy (SCC), an online shop, tachograph services, training courses, Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Member Advice Centre (MAC), regular industry reports, and discounts to its busy events programme.
SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTANCY
Led by a group of industry experts – Eddy de Jong, Martin Palmer and Paul Wilson, who each have more than 25 years’ specialist knowledge working on major projects with the biggest brands across the sector – Logistics UK’s SCC offers bespoke reviews and solutions to strategic challenges.
Core consultancy services offered by the team include warehouse improvement and optimisation, including process mapping and review, manpower modelling, systems functionality assessments and cost evaluations, as well as a full warehouse design and automation service. This includes operational profiling, modelling for storage and pick method design, warehouse sizing and layout design and staffing requirements.
Most recently, the team launched an independent, unbiased, bespoke service to help businesses with vehicle fleets decarbonise their operations effectively and swiftly, while maintaining operational efficiency and profitability. Delivered by SCC’s expert consultants – with specialist support from well-known decarbonisation expert Tim Campbell – the service provides its customers with in-depth operations reviews and tailor-made decarbonisation strategies.
Tachographs are a vital element of road transport operations. The devices track a driver’s speed and distance to ensure that they, and their employers, are complying with the maximum legal driving hours. Tachographs record the driving time, breaks, rest and any other work undertaken by a driver; it is a legal requirement for nearly all heavy goods and passenger vehicles, including those transporting goods for retail use, to be fitted with such a device.
Logistics UK’s range of tachograph services is powered by its own drivers’ hours rules engine, developed in-house, and supported by industry legislation and policy experts. It includes tachograph analysis, supported by Vision – the leading driver and fleet compliance platform – as well as on-site compliance service and contract management.
VEHICLE INSPECTION SERVICE (VIS)
Logistics UK’s VIS offers industry leading UKAS-accredited inspections and compliance reporting, with its comprehensive service covering HGVs, vans, passenger vehicles, specialist vehicles, mechanical handling equipment and more. The VIS team of engineers covers the UK and Republic of Ireland and works with some of the biggest names in logistics across a wide range of industry sectors such as retail, construction and 3PL operations.
Logistics UK offers a wide range of training courses to support those working within the logistics industry, from Transport Manager CPC and Driver CPC to dangerous goods courses and training in export and international trade. Whether a driver, manager, engineer, office staff or director, the business organisation has a variety of courses available to suit any requirements.
This is just a brief overview of the services and support Logistics UK can offer businesses. For more information on Logistics UK and how the team can help you, please visit the link below.
Published On: 05/05/2022 16:00:28