1. Supply chain is changing the world The the way we live today owes much to developments in supply chain thinking and practice. It is the ability to manage an extended supply chain that has driven the growth in global trade.
The government has now had three years to prepare for leaving the European Union, so it is quite shocking to find that the government’s own analysis, which was leaked to the “Sunday Times”, suggests that the UK could face months of disruption after a no-deal Brexit.
Adoption of blockchain technology is gathering pace. In liner shipping, more companies have been joining the TradeLens initiative, which now covers more than half the world’s container cargo.
The shortlist for the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2019 has just been revealed – and it makes impressive reading. This year we received more than 130 entries from major retailers and manufacturers, not just in the UK, but from all around the world.
It only took two days of Boris Johnson’s premiership for the Freight Transport Association to warn the industry that it needed to step up preparations for a no-deal Brexit.