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Let’s talk about logistics. Let’s talk about kings of retail, Brexit, start-up disruptors and Black Friday. The Logistics Podcast, brought to you by SHD Logistics and presented by editor Kirsty Adams, is a docu-podcast which tells the UK logistics story. As well as the bi-monthly docu-podcast we release regular news episodes including ‘Brexit update: Europa prepares for no-deal.’ You’ll also hear our brief ‘Out of Office’ episodes where the team reports from industry events. Docu-podcast episode ‘The new king of retail logistics’ featured Caroline Luxton, head of logistics at online retailer LoveCrafts; Prof. Neil Ashworth, CCO at Yodel & CEO of CollectPlus and Al Gerrie, founder & CEO of returns start-up Zig Zag Global. With our guests, we tell a story of a profession which is becoming more visible and more critical every day.

Let’s talk about logistics. Let’s talk about kings of retail, Brexit, start-up disruptors and Black Friday. The Logistics Podcast, brought to you by SHD Logistics and presented by editor Kirsty Adams, is a docu-podcast which tells the UK logistics story. As well as the bi-monthly docu-podcast we release regular news episodes including ‘Brexit update: Europa prepares for no-deal.’ You’ll also hear our brief ‘Out of Office’ episodes where the team reports from industry events. Docu-podcast episode ‘The new king of retail logistics’ featured Caroline Luxton, head of logistics at online retailer LoveCrafts; Prof. Neil Ashworth, CCO at Yodel & CEO of CollectPlus and Al Gerrie, founder & CEO of returns start-up Zig Zag Global. With our guests, we tell a story of a profession which is becoming more visible and more critical every day.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Let’s talk about logistics. Let’s talk about kings of retail, Brexit, start-up disruptors and Black Friday. The Logistics Podcast, brought to you by SHD Logistics and presented by editor Kirsty Adams, is a docu-podcast which tells the UK logistics story. As well as the bi-monthly docu-podcast we release regular news episodes including ‘Brexit update: Europa prepares for no-deal.’ You’ll also hear our brief ‘Out of Office’ episodes where the team reports from industry events. Docu-podcast episode ‘The new king of retail logistics’ featured Caroline Luxton, head of logistics at online retailer LoveCrafts; Prof. Neil Ashworth, CCO at Yodel & CEO of CollectPlus and Al Gerrie, founder & CEO of returns start-up Zig Zag Global. With our guests, we tell a story of a profession which is becoming more visible and more critical every day.

Language:

English

Contact:

020 7017 7122


Episodes

Digital Transformation at the Ministry of Defence

9/14/2020
Royal Air Force Air Vice Marshal Richard Hill discusses how key technologies are transforming the Ministry of Defence in the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast. This episode, sponsored by Leidos UK, Hill explores how COVID-19 - as well as being a tragic set of circumstances - has been an accelerator of innovation and change. He discusses 3D Printing; and reflects on a future where a plumber may print plastic pipes, t-pieces and taps when building a hospital at a deployed location,...

Duration:00:24:51

Episode #29: Lockdown beauty with XPO Logistics

7/27/2020
With salons closed until very recently, there's been high demand from consumers for beauty products, especially salon-quality nail gels and home hair dyes. That's according to Sarah Booth, account director, Supply Chain, UK and Ireland for XPO Logistics. Some of XPO’s customers in the beauty and personal care sectors have witnessed an increase in demand of between 200% and 300% for their products. In the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast, Booth discusses the experience of retail beauty...

Duration:00:29:16

Episode #28: Building resilient supply chains

7/7/2020
The future of warehousing, 3D printing, mini power stations, artificial intelligence and blockchain all feature in the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast. Supply chains have faced the ultimate test in recent months. COVID-19 has shined a light on business models, disrupting the norm, forcing operators to think differently. In the second of a series of thought leadership interviews from Leidos UK – the science and technology logistics operator – editor Kirsty Adams discusses supply chain...

Duration:00:36:12

Episode #27: Collaborating Over Unprecedented Peaks

6/15/2020
COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, according to Maureen O’Shea, Operations Lead Partner for KPMG (https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home.html) . In the latest episode of The Logistics Podcast, O’Shea says now is the time to examine market demand, supplier relationships and to take bold steps. She’s joined by Shane Brennan, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation (https://www.coldchainfederation.org.uk/) . According to Shane, the food supply chain has performed well and shown...

Duration:00:25:55

Episode #26: The Logistics Awards Winners Podcast - Interview with NHS Supply Chain

2/27/2020
Deputy Editor James Burman takes a trip to Nottingham city centre to interview Chris Holmes and James Turpin from NHS Supply Chain. In the first of a series of ‘Out of Office’ interviews with winners from last year’s Logistics awards, NHS Supply Chain had a lot to say about the challenges and rewards of facilitating the logistics operation behind the country’s national health service – no easy task. The company walked away with the of the Editor’s Choice award for its transformation project,...

Duration:00:16:34

Episode #25: Let's Talk Plastics!

1/28/2020
Step aside Sir David Attenborough, get on your boat Greta, this episode it’s SHD Logistics’ turn to tackle plastic waste. We talk to Unipart Logistics on how it removed single-use plastic from Sky’s supply chain before heading to London’s West End to meet the co-founder of Garçon Wines, Santiago Navarro. Santiago and his team have developed the first flat wine bottle, made from 100% recycled plastic, which fits through a UK letterbox. A standard sized pallet can transport 2.5 times as many...

Duration:00:20:46

Episode #23: On site with GEFCO

12/17/2019
The Logistics Podcast learned what year-round care and compassion look like on a recent visit to GEFCO’s Coventry warehouse, which won our Wellbeing Initiative Award in September. Retention of engaged staff, fewer absences and close teams are just some of the business benefits. GEFCO Incentives include free fish & chips, free health checks, free haircuts, free camping festivals for family and friends… Its ‘brew days’ – where teams stop, gather, have a cuppa and chat about how they are – have...

Duration:00:15:30

Episode #22: Surviving Black Friday

12/10/2019
This episode we grill Oxford Street shoppers on their Black Friday bargains and discuss the impact of consumerism with some Extinction Rebellion protestors nearby. Then we take you to DHL Supply Chain’s TK Maxx in Coventry to speak with Jim Hartshorne, MD retail & consumer, DHL Supply Chain. We also share figures from Barclays, KPMG and high street tracker BDO. Here are some facts from Black Friday 2019. Barclaycard said transaction value was up 16.5% on Black Friday compared with last year,...

Duration:00:21:29

Episode #21: Out the Office with Denby Pottery & Reverse Logistics

11/15/2019
British brand Denby tackles packaging at the UKWA Annual Luncheon and SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams joins an international audience at the recent ReBOUND Conference to discuss fast fashion.

Duration:00:13:21

Episode #20: IMHX 2019 Preview Podcast

9/18/2019
Interviews with Ocado, XPO Logistics, Diamond Logistics and JLL are featured on the IMHX 2019 Preview podcast. Digital twinning, Brexit and urban logistics are some of the trending topics covered by our guests which include Alex Harvey, general manager for warehouse automation & embedded systems, Ocado Technology and Gavin Williams – supply chain managing director – UK&I, XPO Logistics. Alex and Gavin will be speaking at IMHX 2019 which takes place between 24 & 27 September. Also hear from...

Duration:00:33:07

Episode #19: No-deal Brexit! XPO Logistics & Europa Worldwide Group

9/6/2019
Chaos at Westminster over a no-deal Brexit is not necessarily transferring into UK warehouses - at least not for Gavin Williams, managing director at XPO Logistics or Andrew Baxter, managing director of Europa Worldwide Group. The business leaders share how they’re preparing for no-deal (and have been for a while...).

Duration:00:13:11

Episode #18: Power up! SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

8/16/2019
How much power does your warehouse need? In the latest episode of ‘Out of office’ from The Logistics Podcast, Simon Cox, first vice president, project management & sustainability officer at property developer Prologis UK, tells us what he thinks. The cost of energy is going up due to new demands on our power supplies. Electricity has always powered lighting, the office but now we’re powering electric forklift trucks, automation and digital technology too… Simon also discusses multi-storey...

Duration:00:14:09

Episode #17: Black Friday & Singles Day: Be Prepared

7/19/2019
Black Friday, Singles Day and Talent in Logistics are the focus of this month’s docu-podcast brought to you by SHD Logistics. We hear from James Hyde of James and James Fulfilment, Dominic Hebbard of Hermes, Colin Donnelly of Sainsbury’s Argos and Hannah Chapman of Ava May Aromas on how they’re preparing for the biggest event in the UK retail sector’s calendar. Claire Piotrowski, head of future talent at Kuehne & Nagel, answers our questions on the new T-Level qualifications and Kerry...

Duration:00:49:01

Episode #16: Logistics 100 interview: Gayle Emsley-Daniels, Ted Baker

6/19/2019
Gayle is responsible for parcel activity out of Ted Baker’s three main distribution centre hubs - in Derby for distribution activities in the UK, in Atlanta for the US, and Hong Kong. This encompasses the distribution of products via e-commerce and products that go into its retail stores. She talks to SHD Logistics Assistant Editor David Tran about which retailers’ logistics activities most inspires her and whether the global remit of her position is as glamorous as it is cut out to be....

Duration:00:12:44

Episode #15: Budweiser Brewing Group - SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

6/11/2019
Budweiser Brewing Group (https://budweiserbrewinggroup.co.uk/age-gate/) is the world’s leading brewer which includes favourite brands Stella Artois, Budweiser, and Bud Light. Its site in Magor, Wales is their beacon light in warehouse operational innovation, with an automated design that can store 23m pints of beer. Opened in October 2018, this is the company’s first installation of a multi-deep storage solution. The installation also helps to meet the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals,...

Duration:00:15:59

Episode #14: NHS Supply Chain – SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

5/17/2019
The National Health Service is the largest public service organisation in the UK. However, as the NHS is facing rising costs, increasing and an ageing population, the organisation has to find ways of becoming more cost-efficient. In 2016, Lord Carter published a report which identified unwarranted variation in procurement across the NHS. To ensure delivery of consumable medical supplies are cost-efficient and consistently on time, the NHS devised a supply chain operating model that is...

Duration:00:14:00

Episode #13: Humans plus robots

5/7/2019
Will robots shut the door on humans in warehouses? What impact could human displacement have on society? This episode we debate the role of the human in logistics. We’re joined by Vin Grainger, solutions director at [iForce](https://www.iforcegroup.com/); Peter Ward, chief executive of the [UKWA](https://www.ukwa.org.uk/) and Prof. John Manners Bell, managing director of research consultancy [Transport Intelligence](https://www.ti-insight.com/). The UK Ministry of Defence is rolling out its...

Duration:00:56:52

Episode #12: Out of Office with Gnewt and last metre logistics

4/26/2019
All-electric delivery company Gnewt delivered its 500,000th parcel for ASOS the week the Ultra Low Emission Zone hit London (ULEZ). Gnewt – which was acquired by Menzies Distribution in 2017 – is emissions-free therefore hasn’t suffered the same frustrations as some of its competitors under new ULEZ regulations. Kirsty Adams interviews founder of Gnewt Sam Clarke and driver Jose on the last metre, electric-charging infrastructure, its partnership with ASOS and future plans for on-foot...

Duration:00:14:19

Episode #11: Out of Office interview with XPO Logistics

4/9/2019
[XPO Logistics](https://www.xpo.com/) UK supply chain managing director Gavin Williams is one of the company’s key figureheads driving the company’s automation plans. These include the rollout of some 5,000 cobots across warehouses in North America and Europe, and the launch of a new automated distribution centre in Leicestershire next year with confectionery company Nestlé, dubbed the ‘warehouse of the future’. Gavin speaks to SHD Logistics assistant editor David Tran about XPO’s investment...

Duration:00:09:38

Episode #10: Europa prepares for no-deal - Brexit Update

3/14/2019
SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams visited [Europa Worldwide Group](http://www.europa-worldwide.com/)’s 1Hub in Dartford this week, the day after Theresa May’s second deal was slammed by MPS in the Commons. Dan Cook, group operations director for Europa Road, left one of many Brexit meetings he’s been having, to tell The Logistics Podcast about the preparations they’re putting in place in case of an unwelcome no-deal outcome on 29 March.

Duration:00:07:45