Logistics Skills Alliance launch 2025 Logistics Vision - a national platform

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.

Logistics Skills Alliance chair talks final mile sustainability to Manchester Fashion Institute

LSA chair, Carl Lomas delivers inaugural lecture in Express final mile to the Manchester Fashion Institute at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

‘Carbon may be the measure of free home delivery.’

Carl Lomas, chairman Logistics Skills Alliance & chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Urban deliveries group was in Manchester to deliver the inaugural lecture of final mile, fashion express logistics at the Manchester Metropolitan University's Manchester Institute of Fashion, introduced by Dr Ken Wilkinson.

CEO David Sleath talks e-commerce best ever-property drivers to the Logistics Skills Alliance

SEGRO, the UK leading real estate investment trust (REIT) of modern warehousing woke Blighty Radio Four listeners on the breakfast show this week with big 2017 figures and news e-retail was the key driver.

CEO David Sleath,

The structural drivers of demand in our sector (urbanisation, growth of the digital economy and e-commerce) are likely to underpin occupier demand for some time to come and these, coupled with our modern, well-located assets, our current development pipeline and our land bank all offer significant opportunities for future growth.

Peak is expected to break +25% increases in the first Express surge of 2018; forecasts for Mother's Day will be based on Valentines which is expected to set new records in home delivery.

Did you get your date night dinner delivered ? Did you send a washing machine to your Valentines ? Did your pet get a loved one present ? As bricks and mortar shopping moves further into tablets and phones, the Express explosion continues to drive supply chain to home delivery, take a look below at the operator quotes .