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The Logistics of Easter Eggs

The Logistics of Easter Eggs
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

Sweet treats!

Chocolate is arguably the UK’s favourite treat. We are ranked 4th in the world league tables of per capita consumption, and the average Brit consumes approximately 9.5kg of chocolate per year (although my waistband tells me I consume a lot more than that)!  Britain’s first chocolate factory opened in 1657 – making it 50 years older than the UK’s first tea shop!

The UK chocolate Easter egg market is worth over £220 million – so as you may expect, ‘egg-xtra’ special care is required to deal with the extra demand around Easter. How do logistics professionals stop themselves from ‘cracking’ under the pressure? 

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Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!

Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!
Danielle Williams, December 14, 2018

Christmas is coming…

Christmas is fast approaching, and the general population are getting ready to sit back with a mince pie in hand, to order their festive shopping online, but do we ever stop to think about the logistics involved in ensuring that our parcel arrives on time for Christmas?

Logistics companies start planning months in advance of the big day; this involves hiring additional warehouse staff, longer working hours, early promotions, superfluous warehouse space and extra delivery vehicles driving more routes.

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Amazon Drones: Is This the Future of Logistics?

Amazon Drones: Is This the Future of Logistics?
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 7, 2014

Drones, or more technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have for years been associated with nothing more than military exercises in observation and weaponry. Yet, could unmanned aerial delivery now be the future of logistics, or will it be nothing more than the hover board was to the 1980s – science fiction?

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