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Manufacturing Barometer explores supply chain price changes and raw material issues

Following a quicker than expected recovery across the industry, current barriers to growth is the main focus of the latest Manufacturing Barometer, organised by SWMAS (the South West Manufacturing Advisory Service) and supported by the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP). Exclusively for companies…

  • 20/07/2021

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

As the UK government continues to hold talks with hauliers over driver shortages which are affecting critical supply chains, Trakm8 is urging logistics firms to redouble efforts to drive up efficiency in existing fleets. Peter Mansfield, Group Marketing Director at Trakm8 … The logistics sector has…

  • 16/07/2021

Creating more hours in the day with supply chain improvements

Research has found that 75 per cent of millennials list “too time-consuming” as the main reason they avoid phone calls. Phone calls are a positive and valuable tool, but unnecessary administrative ones can be a distraction that takes employees away from productive work. As businesses…

  • 24/06/2021

Woolworths to partner with KNAPP on first automated online fulfilment centre in Western Sydney

To improve its customer experience in home delivery, Woolworths is planning its first automated fulfilment technology, creating 250 new jobs for personal shoppers and using automation technology from KNAPP to fulfil over 50,000 online deliveries a week. The fulfilment centre in Auburn is expected…

  • 06/05/2021

Container shortage leading to more supply chain headaches

Internet retailers and other companies that import products from the Far East to the UK are facing major supply chain disruption and increased logistics costs as a result of a global shortage of shipping containers. The scarcity of containers has pushed up shipping prices to near record highs: by…

  • 05/05/2021

Does it fit your profile?

In today’s global economic climate, it is easier than ever before to procure counterfeit products intentionally or otherwise. In the world of industrial manufacturing equipment especially, it represents a disaster waiting to happen for manufacturers and their customers. Counterfeit is defined…

  • 04/05/2021

CARGOES TOS+ (Zodiac) completes “go-live” at DP World Luanda terminal

DP World's CARGOES TOS+ (Zodiac) solution, a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS), has completed its “go-live” at the Commercial Port of Luanda, Angola. CARGOES TOS+ is an integrated platform encompassing all IT and operational systems under one umbrella, providing users with…

  • 30/04/2021

Brexit realities – early preparation remains crucial to supply chain success

Months ahead of the end of the transition period, there was, understandably, significant uncertainty around Brexit. In the midst of the pandemic, two thirds of businesses admitted their Brexit preparation had been disrupted by COVID-19 and less than a quarter (23%) had high confidence in their…

  • 20/04/2021

Supply chain scramble

Non-essential retail is due to open up from the 12th of April, as coronavirus restrictions ease across the country. However, rather than stocking up early in preparation for the end of lockdown – it seems many retail brands are nervous over the proposed roadmap dates. Regardless of the fact…

  • 31/03/2021

Businesses urged to rethink supply chain strategies after Brexit

As the UK’s withdrawal from Europe two months ago continues to cause uncertainty and confusion, businesses are being urged to rethink their supply chain strategies and see Brexit as an opportunity to build more diverse and resilient supply chains, as part of adapting to new realities. Chris…

  • 15/03/2021