Saturday 4th Apr 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Help us click-and-collect, you’re our only hope…

Retail is at an “inflection point” opined JLL; high street retail faces “a near existential problem” said Mothercare as its UK stores entered administration while M&S said a “fundamental rethink” was required in its supply chain…

Tonight’s the night…

Last year the former Editor of this title said he was always impressed by “ingeniousness, inventiveness and sheer will to win” shown by the supply chain teams that entered the Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

Keep calm and prepare for Halloween…

The 31st October is rapidly approaching, so I hope you’re ready. No, I’m not talking about filling the house with Harribo and chocolate and generally chucking them in the direction of small children… I’m talking about the B-word. Six letters… dominating headlines for the past three years, may or may not happen in some form […]

The challenge in change…

Sometimes, when you’re wondering from stand to stand in the light of the halls in the NEC in Birmingham it is easy to forget that there is life beyond its four walls. Sometimes you pop on a stand and amid all the hoopla; branded workwear and impeccably shiny exhibits it is hard to place the […]

38 per cent: is it a big number?

Anyone who listens to the Radio 4 programme ‘More or Less’ (presented by FT journalist Tim Harford) will know they have some key questions when it comes to interrogating the numbers in the headlines we ready every day. One of my favourites is ‘Is it a big number?” which is something I ask of the […]

Who to believe? Brexit vs the supply chain…

The day before my first day on the job at Logistics Manager saw supply chain issues hit the headlines. Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, you may recall was doing the rounds on a Sunday talk show reassuring the public that a No-Deal Brexit would indeed not result in food shortages.