Saturday 17th Mar 2018 - Logistics Manager

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Logistics in the news

Publishers are facing big changes in their markets which are impacting on the logistics of the whole sector. Malory Davies reports.

Facing up to the challenge of change

Retailing has always been a dynamic industry but today’s changing consumers are causing many retailers to reassess fundamental strategy and approach. Penelope Ody examines the issues.

Creative chains

A failure in the supply chain can stop a production line or leave store shelves empty, disappoint customers and ruin a company’s reputation. But there is plenty of creative thinking about how to respond to the challenges, says Malory Davies.

A social dimension

Having a highly responsive and cost effective supply chain depends on good planning. But creating such plans requires a sound strategy and access to accurate, timely data. Could it be that social media has a role to play? By Nick Allen

It’s the economy, stupid

The news is full of the Ebola epidemic and war in the Middle East. But these are not the biggest threat to global supply chains – in Bill Clinton’s well-worn phrase: It’s the economy, stupid. At least that’s the conclusion of the latest CIPS Risk Index. The overall index score fell in the third quarter, […]

Award winners revealed

The winners of the 2014 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards have been revealed at a glittering gala dinner at the Park Lane Hilton in London. Overall winner was British Gas, while Richard Hunt, chairman of the London Ambulance Service, won the Individual Contribution Award. The award for Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year went […]

Increased scrutiny for supply chains

There were 2,744 potential victims of human trafficking in the UK last year – and that could just be the tip of the iceberg, according to Karen Bradley, who is minister for modern slavery at the Home Office. Globally, there could be as many as 30 million slaves in the world. The figures go some […]

Good times ahead – if you’ve got the staff

Business conditions are improving, according to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index. Not only that, four out of five senior decision makers believe the industry is now in better shape that before the recession. The bi-annual Index, commissioned by Barclays and Moore Stephens, surveyed over one hundred senior decision-makers within logistics businesses in July and […]

Out Now: November issue of Supply Chain Standard

The November 2014 issue of Supply Chain Standard is out now through the iPad Newsstand. In the issue: Cover Story: Planning: The social dimension Good planning requires access to accurate, timely data. And that’s where social media has a role to play. Analysis: Penelope Ody The mince pies and Christmas cards may have been in […]

£30bn prize for supply chain success

The UK should focus on boosting supply chains that are primarily driven by innovation and service, according to a report by the Confederation of British Industry in association with AT Kearney. Boosting growth in manufacturing sub-sectors driven by these factors could boost the economy by as much as £30bn by 2025, creating over 500,000 jobs, […]