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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The Senior Traffic Commissioner is considering making changes to the Statutory Document relating to Vocational Driver Conduct. The aim of the vocational driver conduct regime is to ensure that drivers are fit to drive large commercial vehicles. The Statutory Document (in conjunction with others) assists traffic commissioners in their decision making. It also contains helpful information for drivers and those who employ them or are responsible for their management. In reviewing the Statutory Document our aim was to ensure clear […]

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It is  less than a  week to go until the IOR Annual Conference on refrigerant safety and risk assessment requirements! The event features a highly informative programme which will give delegates detailed information on refrigerant safety and the importance of risk assessment – this will include understanding legal responsibilities, who is accountable should an incident occur and how to comply with regulations.   The conference’s extensive programme will leave no stone unturned with presentations focusing on various aspects of refrigerant safety such as […]

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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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There is just one year to go before Transaid kicks off its epic Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycle challenge (2-13 June, 2020), with riders from across the transport and logistics industry invited to reserve a place on the international development organisation’s most ambitious ride to date. Nine participants have already signed up to complete the end-to-end, 972-mile journey, including Verity Cullum, Head of Marketing at MAN Truck and Bus UK. She says: “Cycling the length of the country […]

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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 run events up and down the country every week to keep business owners in the know. From practical Health & Safety and HR advice to tips on topical changes, see what you can expect on the day here. For dates and areas CLICK HERE

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2019 will be our 16th year of running this highly successful event which attracts top speakers from major retailers, manufacturers and other suppliers and provides the opportunity for some 150 senior professionals and industry leaders to meet up to discuss and debate the current major supply chain issues. This prestigious event, a highlight in the logistics calendar, will be held in association with the West Midlands CILT in the stunning grounds of historic Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire, in a wonderful […]

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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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