Tuesday 16th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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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.

Consolidation centres can improve air quality

Urban Consolidation Centres can play an important role in helping local authorities to meet emission targets and reduce congestion, according to the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the not-for-profit innovation centre which is overseen by Innovate UK.

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.

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.

Moving with the times

Sales & operations planning seems to be flourishing with new developments around every corner, but some say forecasting is a waste of time. Alex Leonards reports…

UK slavery referrals up by a third

The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.

Are you ‘multi-local’ yet?

Apparently, the concept of “global” has had it’s day – what we need to talk about now is “multi-local”. At least that is what my marketing guru tells me. The theory is that all customers are local and need to be treated as such.

Supply chain slavery is happening here

Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.