Wednesday 18th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Five things I’ve learnt as editor of Logistics Manager

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.

Time the government came clean…

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.

Blockchain – still problems to be solved

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.

Time for congratulations

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.

Halloween 2019: trick or treat?

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.

Road: the zero carbon alternative to rail freight?

The idea that road might be a zero carbon alternative to rail sounds counter-intuitive, even to convinced petrolheads, but the situation could arise, according to a new report for the government entitled “Rail Industry Decarbonisation Taskforce: Final Report to the Minister for Rail”.

Chains for customers

If it weren’t for the customers, e-commerce would be easy. Who can forget how some of ASOS’s customers responded to a warehouse fire in June 2014? Someone actually tweeted: “Can’t believe I probably won’t receive my prom dress. Thanks a lot ASOS”.

Can air cargo become carbon neutral?

The Freight Transport Association has decided that the government must prioritise air freight to achieve Britain’s future trading ambitions in a post-Brexit world. It told the government as much last week when it responded to a consultation on Aviation over the coming decades.