Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

LSA with TfL LoCity – centre stage to talk alternative fuel vehicles, vans and trucks.

LSA, Logistics Skills Alliance were at the TfL LoCity annual Motor Transport Fuel in Action event. Headline speakers reported below, two photo galleries - inside and out  - and the first report of the event survey to find how you shop online.

Clean and green air – Next-generation workforce and how to drive the hybrids.

This Tuesday 20 March 2018 at Kempton Park racecourse, get your free registration today. (deadline has passed)

LSA will be at the show with a stand in the food court area ready to talk levy lockdown for your apprenticeships through to driver CPC local to you.

LSA will also take the opportunity to review how you shop on-line, building a survey vision of express logistics. Not finished with that, LSA would also like to ask you 'what do you think this apprenticeship thing is all about ?', the LSA are using the data to more clearly map the sector next generation workforce need. How will the next generation drivers maximise the use of alternative fuel vehicles ?

Levy and next generation workforce in Logistics

Rt. Hon. John Hayes CBE MP at the table with LSA Chair Carl Lomas

Sec of State for Transport Chris Grayling delivers the keynote,

Transport makes a difference to our country.

Transport is about People.

The Carmen Livery and Awards night Transport Banquet filled Mansion House with a UK-wide transport showcase - multi-modal; road, rail air and sea.

Sec of State Chris Grayling spoke of ‘Transport makes a difference to our country.

Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman was in attendance to greet guests with the Master Carmen.

The Lord Mayor focused on walking as the key mode to cross the streets of the City of London. He spoke on the impact of Cross Rail, the culture mile it would generate and the new location for the Museum of London for its focus.

1908 – 2018 / 110 years - Mother's Day -  Sunday March 11th

Americans talk of Mother's Day starting in 1914. Anna Jarvis resolved to honour the death of her mother in 1908. Her mother’s wish was that someone would one day pay tribute to all mothers. Anna is reported to have written hundreds of letters to officials before she gained the support of the Philadelphian merchant John Wanamaker. Mother's Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Here in the UK, Mother's Day marks the second logistics peak of the year. Valentines broke all records and today's numbers will likely do the same as final mile home delivery continues to explode. Based in the heart of flower final mile, like Valentine's, the breadth of deliveries has widened beyond all expectations.

Logistics Skills Alliance networking in Manchester to talk freight delivery on every level, clean air to congestion, recruitment to kerb space parking.

It was a bicycle to station, train to Manchester and a tram to the venue for four modal streams to the full house Manchester event.

Virtual courier bays, workforce solutions for logistics, train final mile, travel demand management for smart motorways and the four Rs, re-time, re-route, reduce, re-mode.

Tracy Aust was at the centre of the Alternative Parcel Company APC group, from London to Liverpool to talk express trailblazer apprenticeships and solutions to final mile, new workforce on electric bikes, last mile delivery in the apprenticeship schemes. Tracy was at the Institute of Couriers 2018 Fellows' Gowning with a host of national guests to talk exploding express numbers and need for next generation workforce.

Carl Lomas, chair of the Logistics Skills Alliance delivered the keynote speech on Express final mile logistics to a full seminar, standing room only on the yellow carpets of Coventry Arena IntraLogisteX show. Let's talk wide-stream logistics from mail delivery to heavy vehicle final mile, freight from air, road, rail and sea.

Can we educate the client chain with a carbon solution ?

LoCity electrics, there are two groups, one charging at depot, the other home charging at roadside, the challenges are big at the roadside!

How are we educating our next generation logisticians ? the Trailblazer solutions

LSA this week at IntraLogisteX Coventry to deliver express keynote

February 27th/28th IntraLogisteX at Coventry Arena – LSA first to bring you the show photos, take a view before the doors even open.

Chair, Carl Lomas will be delivering a keynote speech on Express final mile logistics and the workforce solutions through levy at mid-day on the first day of the show, Tuesday Feb 27th at 12.00. The trailblazers at the trade show seminar event in the heart of the UK and the stairway of quals in road transport will be at the heart of your next generation levy solutions.

The show is a mouth-watering mix of innovation and real delivery in all things transport, warehouse and logistics,

Take a look at the pre-show gallery below.

Inspection revealed food had been stored safely.

KFC Chicken supply chain move from Bidvest to DHL

A difficult week in the supply chain but the Colonel is back on the road.

Logistics Skills Alliance chairman, Carl Lomas,

It's rare to see our sector make such national news. One positive side is showcasing just how complex supply chain logistics is to the UK audience. The term client chain never so important when the client takes full focus of the delivery. Well done DHL for holding steady, getting the paperwork sorted and getting the chicken back in the 900 shops.

 LSA James Billingham talks top 3 tips for levy in freight forwarding.

 Freight forwarders turned out in force for Heathrow LSA workshop, large and small from across the country they arrived at Logistics Skills Alliance, West Thames College to discuss a joined-up approach on raising awareness of freight forwarding apprenticeships for the next generation workforce.

The Big Green Machine of over 900 vehicles relocates its HQ to Meadow Hall business park and sets up a new Sheffield DC in a city that has been the Tuffnells home for a century.

The Sheffield DC has moved after fifty years service. Tuffnells has moved its main distribution centre to a purpose-built facility at Europa Close, Sheffield. The four acre site is home to 40 vehicles and 50 loading bays, almost 140 staff and a new double layer conveyor belt system for sortation.

DWP report employment remains at near-record high

As logistics delivery numbers rise from Valentine's Day first peak in 2018, workforce remains the priority and recruitment is tough.

Today, Wed Feb 21st, DWP Minister Alok Sharma brings news of highest employment on record at a time when logistics needs more individuals in a shrinking recruitment market.