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Will we need warehouses in the future?

Can we, for example, make our own products in the comfort of our own homes? Watch the following video and read the article ‘the ultimate supply chain postponement system’ (link …

What is a warehouse?

Why do we need warehouses, what roles do they play in today’s supply chain and what happens inside them? In the video above we take a look inside the Boots …

Technology within the warehouse

Today’s warehouses are full of technology. When you place an order on the internet or go into a store to pick up an item watch how these orders are picked …

What is logistics?

What does the word ‘logistics’ mean to you – what do you think about when you hear the word logistics? Simply put – Logistics means getting the right thing, to …

History of logistics

Logistics goes back a long way. The invention of the wheel allowed people to transport items between communities. Initially those communities will have grown and eaten their own food. With …

Outsourcing

Do you recognise any of these companies? Not everyone is good at transport and warehousing. Many companies want to concentrate on what they are good at such as production, innovation …

Week 5 summary

I hope you have enjoyed the week’s content and that you have a greater understanding of the role of logistics within the Supply chain. The most interesting aspects are the …

Working in logistics

Have you ever thought about a career logistics? What kind of jobs are there? Up until recently there were very few courses in logistics – logistics was rarely taught in …

‘Haul’

This is a poem about moving goods. Let us know what you think about the poem.

Week 4 summary

Week 4 focused on the topic of ‘factory of the future’. Before immersing yourself in the world of logistics and physical aspects of the supply chain, take some time to …

Modes of transport

The following methods of transport are used to move goods today. Road vehicles (trucks, vans, motorcycles) Railways Inland waterways (barges) Deep sea Air (Aircraft and drones) Pipelines A combination of …