With growing demands for higher levels of customer service, increasing time and cost pressures as well as the burden of maintaining expensive machinery the construction industry is becoming more challenging; companies are all trying to find help to reduce their running costs, but at the same time gaining substantial workforce efficiencies, improving the reliability and the service to their customers.
Field service is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, making optimisation of processes essential for companies involved in the area. Balancing good customer service against the need to keep costs down is a constant challenge, but technology exists to allow firms to become more efficient and effective.
At a time when public sector spending cuts [Public Sector Spending Cuts] mean emergency services are under increasing pressure, those responsible for operating costs must balance the need to reduce outgoings with the best interests of local communities.
Bus and coach operators are responsible are some of the most vital vehicles on the road, representing an energy-efficient service that provides numerous benefits, to passengers and local economies alike. However, operators face concerns over rising fuel prices, the need to ensure passenger safety and an obligation to hit climate change targets.
Transport and logistics is one of the largest sectors in the UK, with Skills for Logistics estimating the sector employs 2.3 million people (one in 12 of the workforce) and is worth more than £74 billion to the economy. But those operating in such a large industry inevitably must address a variety of controversial issues, including fuel prices, road safety and climate change.