An urgent matter of supply chain preference

Karl Heinrich Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy says implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller manufacturers – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’. COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under stress. Supply disruptions are no longer a once in a generation act of god; they have become routine. Demand is

Preparing supply chains for new retail landscape

Louise Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Bis Henderson Consulting describes preparing the supply chains for new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Coronavirus has radically and abruptly changed the way we work and live our lives. How will this alter consumer behaviour and attitudes? And what will this mean for retail and the supply chains that support it? There will still be consumers, retailers and supply chains after Coronavirus

U.S. Chamber supports call for study

U.S. Chamber supports call for study on medical supply chains Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement supporting the call for a report on the security of the U.S. medical product supply chain: “The Chamber applauds Leader McConnell and other authors of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for including a mandate for the National Academies to issue

Implico and Brainium to showcase cloud solutions at StocExpo 2020

Terminal management leaders Implico and Brainum to showcase innovative cloud solutions and web services in StocExpo 2020. International tank terminal IT providers Implico and Brainum will present their newest innovations, Supply Chain United (SCU) and QINO vNext, at booth J8 of StocExpo 2020. The event takes place in Rotterdam from March 10 to 12. Supply Chain United is a cross-company architecture of interconnected cloud solutions and web services. Their purpose

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TT Club and BSI cargo theft report confirms upward trends in 2019

Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk Food & beverage cargo increases share of commodity profile Thefts confirmed from unsecure truck parking average 8 per day globally South America ranks highest in median value of cargo per incident in unsecured locations The second annual report on cargo theft worldwide, issued today by leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club and global provider of supply chain intelligence, BSI

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Supply-chain concerns deepening for auto industry

Dr Ralph Speth (Jaguar Land Rover) recently made remarks which suggested that the company is to face a shortage of key components which are needed for its UK car plants due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The news from JLR isn’t surprising. It is an inevitable consequence of the economic impact of

DHL breaks ground at new warehouse in Worksop

DHL Supply Chain has officially broken ground on its latest warehouse development at Manton Wood, Worksop. Once complete, the 50,000 sq.m multi-user facility will accommodate COMAH products within the retail and consumer business while providing existing and new customers with the space to grow their businesses in the future. Featuring an automated 28m high bay and an 18m low bay, DHL will maximise pallet and throughput capacity at the site

How to understand the art of forecasting for retail promotions

Promotional forecasting is complex. The knock-on challenges it creates along the supply chain – from ordering raw material and packaging, through to managing stock levels at depots and at individual stores – beg the question of why supermarkets run promotions in the first place? The answer is quite straightforward. A buyer’s objective is to maximise profit through growing sales, reducing costs, and managing the percentage margin mix. Promotions help to

Taking a smart approach to dock appointment scheduling

Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical. From ensuring the right resources are in place to effectively prioritising activity based on a range of criteria, Pól Sweeney, Vice President of UK Sales and Business Management at Descartes, outlines the transformation in the


Comment from FTA on import tariffs announcement and reaction to Spring Statement

Import tariff AnnouncementAfter weeks of repeated requests for clarity by FTA, the business organisation which represents the interests of the logistics sector, the Government has finally published details on the tariffs that will apply to products imported into the UK after Brexit – many of which departed their countries of origin more than two weeks ago. In addition, the Government has also finally provided the tools for businesses to find