Thursday 21st Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Labour abuse: more to be done

One fifth of UK supply chain managers have seen wage violations in their supply chains over the past two year, research from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has revealed.

Brexit drives supply chain risk fears

Fears over Brexit appear to be increasing businesses’ perception of the risks in their supply chain, despite evidence suggesting many have taken steps to ready themselves for a post-Brexit environment, according to the Q2 2018 Global Supply Chain Risk Report by Cranfield School of Management and Dun & Bradstreet.

Tesco and Carrefour form alliance

Food retailers Tesco and Carrefour are to enter into a long-term strategic alliance which covers the strategic relationship with suppliers, joint purchasing of own brand products and goods not for resale via a three-year operational framework to improve competitiveness.

What does it take to digitalise?

Digitalisation is rapidly becoming the buzzword of 2018, but what does it really entail? Malory Davies investigates

Controlling the sprawl

UK supply chains are sprawling far and wide – growing not only in size, but in the impact they have on how logistics is done. Alexandra Leonards explores how extended supply chains have changed the logistics space.

Planning for all possibilities

With retailers planning their product assortments a year or two in advance, the implications of life outside the single market are already being considered by many leading players.

BT sets out plan to move to strategic sourcing

BT is to move from buying to strategic sourcing, consolidating its spend from its current 18,000 suppliers, as part of a plan to transform its operating model that save £1.5 billion over three years.

£300m procurement saving for NHS

The National Health Service has achieved £300 million procurement saving five months ahead of target, according to NHS Business Services Authority and NHS Supply Chain.