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Richard Gilliard

Renovotec is the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance, software and services company. Managing Director Richard Gilliard has helped lead the organisation for over 25 years, supporting customers across many sectors including warehousing and distribution, transport and logistics, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, seaports and field mobility. Richard's drive is to enable firms through…

Shifting sands of shopping logistics

The banning of click and collect in parts of the country only adds to retailers' logistics burdens. Agility and visibility brought about by technology are what will help them navigate this Covid landscape.

Staging flawless fulfilment

If warehouses focussed more on their packing, staging, loading and delivery processes, they’d be in a stronger position to avoid logistics disasters

‘Bots’ are the new Sherpas of the warehouse

With ParcelHero forecasting an Everest-size Christmas peak can robotic solutions help carry the operational load in warehouses?

If you’re not moving forward are you in reverse?

Having a sound reverse logistics strategy is going to be vital to maintain both healthy inventory turns and operating expenses.

Adjusting to ‘pre-new normal’

Everyone's talking about the 'new normal' and it's hard to see what exactly this will look like in the warehouse but, for now, technology is helping adjust to new requirements like social distancing.

Never before have we needed to be so dynamic

To respond to the colossal demand that Covid-19 has placed on our industry we need to be agile and dynamic, which is where technology can help

It pays to be genuine

Counterfeit printer cartridges and other fake products are a real issue for the consumer imaging trade but the industrial sector is not immune. Non proprietary supplies can affect performance and the life of the printer so it pays to favour OEM supplies.

Prepare for even denser cloud coverage

Annual IT spend on cloud infrastructure has risen from virtually zero to $100 billion in a decade. Cloud networking now looks to be one of the next big areas for growth.

What goes round comes round

Circular supply chains is where we're all headed but staff shortages are an issue in terms of fulfilling current and future demand. Technology is arguably the differentiator that will make careers in warehousing and the like more attractive.

Why choosing tablets should be a ‘tough’ call

Buying consumer tablets for harsh working environments could prove a false economy in the long run; TCO should be better considered in procurement decisions.

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