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The Logistics Podcast

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The Logistics Podcast delivers news and analysis from the UK warehousing and supply chain sectors. Topics include technology, sustainability, people, and retail topics in logistics. Regular guest appearances and interviews allow us to get insight from industry experts, including industry association… read more

37 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Let’s Talk Logistics – Supply Chain Leadership with Prof. Richard Wilding

November 15th, 2021


In this episode, Professor Richard Wilding of Cranfield University discusses the ideal traits of leaders in the supply chain sector. He focuses on management styles and the integration of cross-functional teams, as well …

SHD Headlines - October 2021

November 1st, 2021


In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month.

The stories featured …

SHD Headlines - September 2021

October 7th, 2021


In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month.

The stories featured …

SHD Headlines - August 2021

September 2nd, 2021


In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month.

The stories featured …

Let’s Talk Logistics - Supply Chain Resilience

August 17th, 2021


In this episode of Let’s Talk Logistics, we recap on day one of this year’s Logistics Conference – Supply Chain Resilience. We hear excerpts from the …

SHD Headlines - July 2021

August 10th, 2021


In this latest episode of SHD Headlines, Editor James Burman and Property Editor David Thame guide listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories from the past month.

The stories featured …

SHD Headlines - June 2021

July 12th, 2021


In the first episode of the new monthly series, SHD Logistics news Editor James Burman guides listeners through the top and trending logistics and supply chain stories in June 2021 while David Thames provides a property …

Let’s Talk Logistics – Diversity & Inclusion Q&A

June 22nd, 2021


In this episode, we get the highlights from the Diversity & Inclusion panel discussion at the latest iteration of The Logistics Conference. Experts from across the industry shared their knowledge and personal …

Digital Transformation at the Ministry of Defence

September 14th, 2020


Royal Air Force Air Vice Marshal Richard Hill discusses how key technologies are transforming the Ministry of Defence in the latest episode of The …

Episode #29: Lockdown beauty with XPO Logistics

July 27th, 2020


With salons closed until very recently, there's been high demand from consumers for beauty products, especially salon-quality nail gels and home hair dyes. That's according to Sarah Booth, account director, Supply …

Episode #28: Building resilient supply chains

July 7th, 2020


The future of warehousing, 3D printing, mini power stations, artificial intelligence and blockchain all feature in the latest episode of The …

Episode #27: Collaborating Over Unprecedented Peaks

June 15th, 2020


COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, according to Maureen O’Shea, Operations Lead Partner for KPMG (

Episode #26: The Logistics Awards Winners Podcast - Interview with NHS Supply Chain

February 27th, 2020


Deputy Editor James Burman takes a trip to Nottingham city centre to interview Chris Holmes and James Turpin from NHS Supply Chain.
In the first of a …

Episode #25: Let's Talk Plastics!

January 28th, 2020


Step aside Sir David Attenborough, get on your boat Greta, this episode it’s SHD Logistics’ turn to tackle plastic waste. We talk to Unipart Logistics on how it removed single-use plastic from Sky’s supply chain before …

Episode #23: On site with GEFCO

December 17th, 2019


The Logistics Podcast learned what year-round care and compassion look like on a recent visit to GEFCO’s Coventry warehouse, which won our Wellbeing Initiative Award in September. Retention of engaged staff, fewer …

Episode #22: Surviving Black Friday

December 10th, 2019


This episode we grill Oxford Street shoppers on their Black Friday bargains and discuss the impact of consumerism with some Extinction Rebellion protestors nearby. Then we take you to DHL Supply Chain’s TK Maxx in …

Episode #21: Out the Office with Denby Pottery & Reverse Logistics

November 15th, 2019


British brand Denby tackles packaging at the UKWA Annual Luncheon and SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams joins an international audience at the recent ReBOUND Conference to discuss fast fashion.

Episode #20: IMHX 2019 Preview Podcast

September 18th, 2019


Interviews with Ocado, XPO Logistics, Diamond Logistics and JLL are featured on the IMHX 2019 Preview podcast. Digital twinning, Brexit and urban logistics are some of the trending topics covered by our guests which …

Episode #19: No-deal Brexit! XPO Logistics & Europa Worldwide Group

September 6th, 2019


Chaos at Westminster over a no-deal Brexit is not necessarily transferring into UK warehouses - at least not for Gavin Williams, managing director at XPO Logistics or Andrew Baxter, managing director of Europa Worldwide …

Episode #18: Power up! SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

August 16th, 2019


How much power does your warehouse need? In the latest episode of ‘Out of office’ from The Logistics Podcast, Simon Cox, first vice president, project management & sustainability officer at property developer …

Episode #17: Black Friday & Singles Day: Be Prepared

July 19th, 2019


Black Friday, Singles Day and Talent in Logistics are the focus of this month’s docu-podcast brought to you by SHD Logistics.
We hear from James Hyde …

Episode #16: Logistics 100 interview: Gayle Emsley-Daniels, Ted Baker

June 19th, 2019


Gayle is responsible for parcel activity out of Ted Baker’s three main distribution centre hubs - in Derby for distribution activities in the UK, in Atlanta for the US, and Hong Kong. This encompasses the distribution …

Episode #15: Budweiser Brewing Group - SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

June 11th, 2019


Budweiser Brewing Group ( is the world’s leading brewer which includes favourite brands Stella Artois, Budweiser, and Bud Light. Its site in Magor, Wales is their beacon …

Episode #14: NHS Supply Chain – SHD Logistics Conference 2019 keynote highlights

May 17th, 2019


The National Health Service is the largest public service organisation in the UK. However, as the NHS is facing rising costs, increasing and an …

Episode #13: Humans plus robots

May 7th, 2019


Will robots shut the door on humans in warehouses? What impact could human displacement have on society? This episode we debate the role of the human …

Episode #12: Out of Office with Gnewt and last metre logistics

April 26th, 2019


All-electric delivery company Gnewt delivered its 500,000th parcel for ASOS the week the Ultra Low Emission Zone hit London (ULEZ). Gnewt – which was acquired by Menzies Distribution in 2017 – is emissions-free …

Episode #11: Out of Office interview with XPO Logistics

April 9th, 2019


[XPO Logistics]( UK supply chain managing director Gavin Williams is one of the company’s key figureheads driving the company’s …

Episode #10: Europa prepares for no-deal - Brexit Update

March 14th, 2019


SHD Logistics editor Kirsty Adams visited [Europa Worldwide Group](’s 1Hub in Dartford this week, the day after Theresa May’s second deal was slammed by MPS in the Commons. Dan Cook, …

Episode #8: Pills in the post

January 15th, 2019


Does your post person deliver your drugs? Did you know that logistics could disrupt critical votes in Parliament? In this episode, we interview Amy …

Episode #7: The Logistics Podcast in 2019!

January 9th, 2019


Thanks for being a listener of The Logistics Podcast by SHD Logistics. We've been moved and encouraged by the feedback given to us so far that we're raring to go for 2019!
We will be releasing seven podcasts through …

Episode #6: Brexit: It’s a bit of an animal

November 7th, 2018


Kevin is an EU citizen, an Irish man who works as a driver for UK business Fresh Logistics, who waits uncertain of his post-Brexit future. Andrew Baxter is managing director of Europa Worldwide Group, he campaigned to …

Episode #5: Who won? The Logistics Awards 2018

October 11th, 2018


This year's The Logistics Awards was SHD Logistics' fifth ceremony. It celebrated some of the most impactful logistics projects over the past 12 …

Episode #4: Will machines takeover? People & Automation

September 5th, 2018


Dark human-free warehouses? This isn’t the picture being painted by this month’s podcast guests as we discuss machines, humans and job titles of the …

Episode #3: Out of Office around Magna Park with John Lewis

August 31st, 2018


John Lewis’ base in Magna Park, Milton Keynes is a gigantic 2.1m sq ft space which initially opened in June 2009. Its operations are spread across two warehouse facilities, Magna Park 1 and Magna Park 2, working …

Episode #2: The death of the high street debate

August 8th, 2018


“If the high street is dying then why is it that Amazon and Missguided…and others are opening high street shops?” That’s Professor Neil Ashworth. He leads the debate in episode 2 around the life and death and life of …

Episode #1: Black Friday is back

July 3rd, 2018


You can’t run. You can’t hide. Black Friday is back. It returns on 30 November 2018 and planning should have already started. This episode we speak …

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