FSDF would like to welcome new member Microlistics Warehouse Management Systems. Microlistics is a global provider of warehouse management systems configured by supply chain experts. From the smallest warehouse to the largest multi-site distribution centre, we have a tailored solution to suit your business. For further details see Microlistics website – http://www.microlistics.com

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FSDF member McCulla has marked its 50th anniversary with a gold-liveried Volvo FH tractor. The Volvo FH-500 Globetrotter XL, supplied by Dennison Commercials of Ballyclare in Northern Ireland. was kept under wraps until its début at the company’s 50th anniversary dinner on 4 May. The milestone vehicle is joined by a further 14 new Volvo FH tractors that form the company’s vehicle replacement programme for this year. The 15 FHs have Volvo’s factory-fitted Lite pusher axle that allows twin fuel […]

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The UK’s top forklift truck drivers are invited to put their skills to the test by taking part in a live Forklift Operator Challenge, which is taking place throughout IMHX 2019 (NEC, Birmingham, September 24-27, 2019).   Organised by Talent in Logistics in partnership with FSDF member UniCarriers, the Forklift Operator Challenge will see lift truck operators undertake a series of tests designed to show their skills, knowledge and understanding of the need for safe forklift operation.  Ruth Edwards, Business Manager […]

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FSDF member Star’s technology will save 1,104 tons of CO2 across current customer sites annually. The pioneering energy management system which helps refrigeration plants run more efficiently will be showcased at the TCS&D Show. Unique technology developed by Star Technical Solutions is currently saving customers up to 30% on annual energy bills, and stopping thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, by making refrigeration plants more efficient. The refrigeration consultancy company, the technical advisory service at […]

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At our recent annual general meeting we were able to convey our first ever set of life memberships. Life Membership was conveyed to four individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to temperature-controlled storage and distribution. Our first life members are Richard Cogan, Graham Eames, Garry Tilburn & Maurice Young. Congratulations and we look forward to their ongoing contribution to the Federation.

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FSDF member The Supply Chain Consulting Group is pleased to welcome Darren Liffen as he joins the team of Specialist Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants. Joining as a Senior Consultant, Darren is an operations specialist with over 20 years of experience, gained across many sectors including Automotive, FMCG and Education Supplies. Prior to becoming an Operations Consultant in 2012, he worked for a leading 3PL provider for 11 years, before moving into the Catalogue and Education Supplies sector. In addition […]

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FSDF member Telford-based EFAFLEX will join industry experts at The Made In the Midlands Expo, taking place on June 20 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The event will bring together thousands of business delegates and industry leaders from sectors including automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, retail, defence and medical. Darren Turrell, UK managing director at EFAFLEX, said: “We are proud of our company’s 40 plus year heritage. “During that time, our doors have meant that we have become the […]

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FSDF member UniCarriers is introducing a new product range of highly efficient order pickers, and the first model, a low level order picker, has now been launched. Thanks to an improved design and many technological refinements, the new order pickers meet the ever-increasing demand for efficiency and productivity in order picking. Available in four models for lifting capacities from 1,200 to 2,500 kilograms, the new low level order picker enables fast, cost-efficient and ergonomic order picking. Getting in and out […]

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Only 8% of young people see logistics as an attractive career option. 42% don’t even know what logistics is. Image problem and lack of awareness to blame, say experts. A new report by Talent in Logistics reveals the logistics sector has a significant recruitment problem, which could potentially cause the nation to grind to a halt. Only 8% of young people and an astounding 42% don’t even know what logistics is. With only 9% of the current workforce being under […]

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FSDF member, family business, multi temperature supply chain, logistics and distribution specialist, Oakland International, has enabled its employees to change their mode of work transportation by signing up to a cycle to work scheme. Oakland International HR Director, Cory Winstanley, commented: “Oakland International has always been committed to supporting employee welfare as we know and recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset.” Cycle to work schemes were introduced in 1999 by the Government as a way of encouraging […]

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