Putting the case for ‘beds and sheds’

If the logistics industry is to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society, it must overcome the prejudices of policy makers and planners at all levels of Government who have traditionally considered residential and logistics properties incompatible neighbours.

The key to this process will be changing the widely held view that jobs in logistics are poorly paid, unskilled and insecure, says Peter Ward, chief executive officer the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA). 

Speaking at the recent Multimodal conference and exhibition, where he chaired a lively discussion on ‘The Warehouse of the Future,’ Peter Ward commented: The rapidly changing nature of our society has already prompted a seismic shift in the way supply chains operate.

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