What the Logistics Sector Wants From the Next Government

June 5, 2017

As the UK prepares to go to the polls on 8 June, logistics trade bodies have released their own ‘manifestos’ calling for the next Government to boost the sector by investing heavily in infrastructure and delivering ‘frictionless’ trade with the EU after Brexit. Read more

The Digital Supply Chain

June 1, 2017

It would have been impossible for anyone to fully predict the impact of digitalisation on the supply chain. However, the digital supply chain is here to stay, and it is the difference between success with growth versus stagnation and business loss. The customer or consumer now has the power, and it is digitalisation that makes it possible for the supply chain to respond. Read more

Learning from Failure: 5 Lessons in Supply Chain Management

May 26, 2017

In supply chain management and logistics you can always learn from mistakes that others have made!  Whether it is deliveries that cannot be made on time or manufacturing processes that cannot keep up with the pace of demand, there is always something that can be learnt from the issues experienced by other companies. Here we consider 5 supply chain lessons that all supply chain managers should pay attention to. Read more

How the Internet of Things is Affecting the Supply Chain

May 7, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed from an idealistic ‘maybe’ to a snowballing reality. Supply chains stand to be, and are being, radically changed as a result. However, the IoT isn’t arriving in a one large hit, it’s happening gradually. At the moment businesses and individuals are in an experimental phase about how to use the IoT to their advantage – everyone is still learning, and technology is still advancing. However, we are at the point where we’ve seen enough to be able to start predicting what the Internet of Things will mean for the future in supply chains. Read more

Get Ready For Logistics Disruption in 2018 and Beyond

May 5, 2017

From warehouse robots and delivery drones to anticipatory logistics, the logistics sector is in a period of rapid, major transformation. With the expanding potential of disruptive technologies and new players in the market challenging the status quo, the future supply chain will look very different to today. Businesses, and their logistics partners, must learn to adapt swiftly and get ready for logistics disruption in 2018 and beyond. Read more

The Latest Trends in Supply Chain Management

May 2, 2017

We all know that supply chains are in a constant state of flux. They have undergone, and continue to undergo, massive change. For example, not that long ago relationship management and financial management weren’t paramount tasks of supply chain managers. Now, if a supply chain manager doesn’t focus on every relationship in the chain, as well as take responsibility for financial management, they simply aren’t doing their job. Read more