Editorial – October / November’20

It was Benjamin Franklin that said, ‘Out of adversity comes opportunity’, and certainly this year has had more adversity than any other in most people’s memories. But how do you turn adversity into opportunity when you’re too busy fighting fires and simply trying to keep your business afloat?

Encouraging signs in the supply chain recruitment market, despite uncertainty
– By Wayne Fry

We are now into the final quarter of a year that can be described as one of uncertainty and disruption. But despite the ups and downs, there are encouraging signs about what is to come in the search for and recruitment of supply chain, operations and procurement professionals.

Significant increase in liability for airfreight – By Chris Dann and Joshua Oh

In a year to forget for international airlines, the hits keep coming. From 28 August, air carrier liability for loss, damage or delay significantly increased. Now, freight forwarders and others who contract for carriage by air will be impacted by this 13.9% increase, and exporters and importers can expect the cost of airfreight to further increase.

Editorial – August / September’20

This edition of FTD marks a number of milestones, including the magazine’s 35th anniversary, which is a lifetime in the world of publishing. Editor Lynne Richardson recalls her first days on the job and looks back on 15 years of being at the helm.

Site and facility traffic management – By Keith Robinson

In this, the last of a three-part series of articles on site safety and traffic management, Keith Robinson looks at the issue in relation to trucks, worksites and facilities.

New guide for boards for managing a crisis

Conversations with a dozen experienced New Zealand and Australian chairs, board members and chief executives has revealed six key themes that boards should consider in a crisis.

Editorial – June / July’20

Just two months ago I wrote in this column (April/May) that much of the information within the magazine’s pages would be out of date by the time it landed in readers’ mailboxes. In the last eight weeks the entire world has changed.

Traffic management and forklifts – By Keith Robinson

In this, the second of a three-part series of articles on site safety and traffic management, Keith Robinson turns his attention to forklifts and the challenges they create when it comes to keeping workers and site visitors safe.

Packaging up the position – courier driver successfully challenges worker status– By Gillian Service

In early May the Employment Court issued a decision confirming that a courier driver operating as an independent contractor was in fact and in law an employee of the courier company.