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Logistics UK needs you: become part of our freight councils


Central to Logistics UK’s democratic structure, and one of the most important ways that we interact with members, is through our freight councils.

We actively encourage members to join the councils most relevant to your geographical areas of operation to share views and help shape our policy positions.   

How can I become a Logistics UK freight council member? 

We hold regional councils in 13 locations across the UK including: East Midlands, East of England, Greater London, North of England, Northern Ireland, North West England, Scotland, South Central, South East England, South West England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside. Meetings are held in person or online. 

Members can login for contact information or email policy@logistics.org.uk to join.   

Why should I attend a freight council meeting? 

Freight councils give all Logistics UK members the opportunity to:   

  • Learn about policies being proposed by UK, regional and local government and their agencies and the implications of these for logistics operations – aimed at helping future-proof members’ operations. 

  • Help decide Logistics UK’s response to proposals – ensuring the needs of members’ companies are taken into consideration in what we say. 

  • Network with peers in the industry, discussing topics ranging from key and operational issues to national transport policy matters. 

Please, get involved! 

If you or a colleague would benefit from hearing from industry speakers, learning about and providing input on issues to help shape our policy positions, and networking with other members, then please do sign up to one of our regional councils. 

To ensure we can continue to provide the best service to our members, and raise your concerns with policy makers, it is vital we hear your opinion – and can include it in shaping our work. 

Published On: 25/01/2024 14:05:00

 

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In brief

WHSmith appoints GXO new outsourced UK logistics partner

WHSmith has over 1,100 stores across the UK in both travel and high street locations which were previously serviced by the retailer from three in-house distribution centres in Swindon, Birmingham and Dunstable. 

Under the new agreement, all three of these distribution centres will transfer to GXO, which will operate the end-to-end supply of WHSmith’s UK retail businesses in a bid to establish a more efficient and effective supply chain to support the performance of its UK Travel and High Street businesses. 

“WHSmith’s growth as a global travel retailer is accelerating and we need a supply chain which can match this and support our future plans,” said Sean Feeney, Supply Chain Director, WHSmith.  

“We are pleased to have appointed GXO as our UK logistics provider to work with us in creating a modern and efficient supply chain which delivers for our UK businesses and customers.” 

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