may-15-front.jpgWelcome to the 15th May issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. We hope the sun’s shining on you, wherever you’re reading this! This month’s big news from our viewpoint is that Warehouse & Logistics News continues to lead the way online, with major investment in our website. Already respected and valued as the warehouse and logistics industry’s favourite reference source, has been totally redeveloped, and made even easier to use. We’ve implemented the most advanced software available to make the site fully searchable by subject, date, company name and story title, and archived by month for your reference.

You’ll still find the same user-friendliness as before and all your favourite sections – Industry News, Headlines, Interviews, and regular topics Appointments, City Desk, The History of The Fork Lift Truck, IT, Logistics News, Property, Quote Unquote and Warehouse Products, plus this column and our previous editorial comments.

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This issue’s scheduled features are Handheld Technology, looking at devices and applications for working on the move and in the warehouse, and Power Sources for the warehouse environment.

Also in this issue, we have exclusive interviews with Home Delivery Network Ltd (HDNL), looking at the latest developments in on-line fulfillment, and Sandpiper Corporation, looking at supply chain IT. The rise of on-line shopping in the UK has put the spotlight on HDNL as a leading on-line delivery specialist, trusted by top retailers to deliver ‘the last mile’ of an online purchase. We speak to Brian Gaunt, recently appointed as Chief Executive to lead HDNL’s drive forward.

Sandpiper Corporation Limited is a leading British-owned systems integrator of wireless, AutoID and mobile computing technologies empowering 21st century supply chains. Its focus is on customer service and ensuring clients exploit these technologies to the full to deliver tangible business benefits. Sandpiper’s consultative approach ensures clients’ needs are fully understood and the most appropriate technologies and hardware are employed in each case. Sandpiper’s unique FocusID commercial offering allows clients to select and hire appropriate devices and applications to meet their specific operational requirements, as Simon Hagenbuch, Sandpiper’s MD, explains.

Charles Smith

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