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19 Jul 21

Demand for warehousing in the UK has never been greater.

Demand for UK warehouses reaches record levels

The BBC has woken up to the fact that the demand for warehousing in the UK has never been greater, with the nature of the countries supply chain changing quite radically.

Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Deployment UK at industrial property specialist, Prologis, Robin Woodbridge says the demand for useable storage space is at a height he has never before witnessed in the three decades he has worked in the industry. “

Why is the demand increasing?

  • Companies are having to look at how they can build long-term capability into their supply chains to efficiently meet ongoing customer expectations.
  • Issue of the driver across the sector, and the expectation that online sales will continue to soar at higher levels than pre-Covid, is a challenge many retailers must now navigate. To meet these uncertainties, some companies continue to hold more stocks in warehouses than they would in a more predictable situation. If stock exceeds the capacity of a company’s warehouse, it is possible that we see the shelves going empty and a shortage of perishable goods.
  • Growing consumer demand. The optimisation of warehouse space and agile operations are crucial to their success. We are subsequently starting to see an increasing number of companies investing in warehouse design and operational improvement to meet this demand and drive their future growth.
  • The rise in online purchasing means many companies need new warehouses that are better designed to meet the requirements of individual item picking and then despatched to their customers. For businesses to build a long-term capability to meet the growing demands of their consumers, warehouse operations, design and capacity should be a key area of focus for manufacturers and retailers alike.

Why begin a career in Logistics?

  • The logistics sector is thriving, and it is fast becoming an area of interest with the effects of the global pandemic sparking interest amongst its significance.
  • The sector provides stability and the ability to enjoy a level of certainty and security that few other industries can provide.
  • The sector provides lots of opportunities for advancement and progression.
  • Geographically Flexible


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