Shortage of labour in the logistics industry 2021
The new decade has brought Brexit and Covid-19, resulting in uncertain times for many businesses and industries across the globe. With the movement, storage, and flow of goods directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and buyer behaviour rapidly changing to […]Read more
Top 10 ways to achieve warehousing and logistics success via a 3PL
Has the time come for you to take advantage of outsourcing your logistics functions to a 3PL provider? There are many benefits to this; however, it is essential that you follow the correct steps when selecting your 3PL partner as […]Read more
I am running out of space – what are my options?
Warehousing and distribution strategy is an increasingly critical aspect of business.Whether you’re in retail, wholesale, or manufacturing, storage and space are among the more significant operational considerations you’ll have to deal with. For small start-up companies looking to establish a […]Read more
What does quality service mean to you?
Customer expectations are evolving very quickly, and we need to ask ourselves the basic but essential question: What is quality customer service? [something fundamental to us here at Masters and always at the forefront of our minds]. Not only are […]Read more
Why your reputation matters (and how to deliver on your promises)
Everything you do impacts your business reputation. But what exactly is it, and why is it so valuable? There doesn’t seem to be an academic consensus on a definition for what a company reputation actually is. It is such an […]Read more
Planning required to avoid electric shock in the HGV sector
On November 18 Boris Johnson, The Prime Minister announced that new petrol and diesel cars and vans will not be allowed to be sold in the UK from 2030, just ten years away. But what does that mean for the […]Read more
What is the driving force behind success?
In my role as commercial and Business Development Manager, I am often asked, ‘What is special about Masters?’ What is your USP? Warehousing and logistics is an industry which is considered by some as very generic. I can understand why […]Read more
Implementation of Smart Freight System looking a little shabby
Many people are already starting to countdown to Christmas. Certainly, Christmas planning is well underway in the logistics business. But Christmas isn’t the countdown that everyone is talking about in our industry at the moment… it is the countdown to the […]Read more
When cheap is expensive
We have inevitably entered a recession, as was fully expected as a result of the pandemic. I for one am hoping that by remaining positive and buoyant we can weather the storm and bounce back quickly as a nation. When […]Read more
Lockdown easing continuum: where do you sit?
It’s the end of July 2020 and the world is a changed place. Lockdown has eased considerably, face masks have just become mandatory . . . in some places . . . quarantine restrictions have just been reinstated on people returning from […]Read more