crisis management

Reports, Trends

‘In supply chain, crisis management should be focused on workforce, products and costs’

To mitigate disruption by coronavirus, supply chain leaders should focus their crisis management activities on three key impact areas: workforce, products and costs, according to a new report by research and consultancy firm Gartner. “Supply …


Reports, Trends

Coronavirus impact felt by 86% of supply chains

The effects of the coronavirus outbreak are being felt by 86% of supply chains in the UK, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). This has prompted a major rethink …

smart supply chain

Reports, Trends

Companies are lagging behind in smart supply chain investment

Over three quarters of all companies lack the skills and capabilities to further digitalize their supply chains. As a result, they risk missing out on major benefits, such as better alignment with customer demand, significant …

British retailers

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Coronavirus causing supply challenges for British retailers

Almost a quarter of British retailers are reporting severe disruption to their supply of goods as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. They are starting to struggle to maintain supplies of some products, according to …

circular economy

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70% of supply chain leaders plan to invest in the circular economy

The large majority – 70% – of supply chain leaders are planning to invest in the circular economy over the next 18 months, according to a recent survey by international research and advisory firm Gartner. …


Reports, Trends

Road remains most theft-prone modality

When it comes to freight transport, road is associated with by far the highest risk of theft compared to all other modalities. A report published by TT Club, an international transport and logistics insurer, and …

business leaders

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‘Business leaders are out of touch in the digital age’

Most executives around the world are out of touch with what their businesses need to stay competitive in the digital economy. The outdated and ineffective leadership behaviours of today’s generation of executives are even undermining …

artificial intelligence

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It pays to use Artificial Intelligence in logistics

More and more companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) as part of their standard processes. A recent survey by consultancy firm McKinsey reveals that adopting AI helps organizations to reduce costs and boost profit. The …

final link

Reports, Trends

Final link in the chain costs the most

The final link in the e-commerce supply chain can account for more than 50% of the total logistics spend. That is the key finding from the ‘Last Link, Quantifying the Cost’ report published by property …

electric trucks

Reports, Trends

E-trucks to reach financial tipping point in 2028

For many companies, electric trucks will not become financially attractive until at least 2028. Nevertheless, the e-truck will break through sooner due to the introduction of zero-emission zones in 2025. By 2030, as many as …

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