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FTA launches strategic supply chain consultancy practice

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, has strengthened its consultancy offering for businesses across the supply chain with the launch of a new strategic consultancy arm. FTA’s new team of specialist staff will bring unparalleled experience and strategic insight…

  • 20/01/2020

How striking a balance on gender can unlock value

Findings from a new white paper on gender equality in the supply chain reveals how a cultural shift is required to unlock the hidden value of equality and diversity at Executive level. But what can be done to redress the gender imbalance in the supply chain? And, is it right to poach female…

  • 12/12/2019

Future government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to decarbonisation, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain…

  • 28/11/2019

Adding Value with Air Casters

All companies look to differentiate their product in the marketplace. In the manufacturing sector, one simple way to do this is to add value to existing equipment with the addition of an embedded air bearing system. While the phrase, 'why recreate the wheel,' is catchy, air casters are proof…

  • 07/11/2019

Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon…

  • 28/10/2019

Three ways suppliers can get their voice heard

When it comes to being heard by a retailer, accountability is key for suppliers. Retailers are busy, managing tens of thousands of products; getting in front of buyers and supply-chain managers is challenging. Ensuring the retailers have correct stockholding of their products is not something…

  • 27/09/2019

Why digital trust can overcome counterfeiting and power tomorrow’s super brands

As new supply chains evolve in response to today’s digital marketplaces, like Amazon or AirBnB , the institutionalised trust systems that underpinned traditional supply chains, such as trust in a brand, must evolve to support new requirements. Connected consumers may base trust on a variety…

  • 16/08/2019

Examining track and trace technology

Track and trace solutions in all their various forms are currently all the rage. Retailers are increasingly looking to use metrics to demonstrate supply chain efficiencies and provide transparency over things like delivery times and sustainability information for a better customer experience, and…

  • 25/07/2019

Businesses must urgently solve their e-commerce supply chain

DHL Supply Chain, leader in contract logistics, has launched its latest research report on the evolution of e-commerce supply chains. The study shows that, despite understanding the vital importance of e-commerce on customer retention and satisfaction, most companies have failed to fully implement…

  • 10/07/2019

Collaboration for Oakland International and Jungheinrich

Oakland International and Jungheinrich UK have announced a long-term contract that will combine cutting edge technology and optimised processes to deliver business and environmental advantages across Oakland’s supply chain operations. Specialist in food distribution and logistics, multi…

  • 26/06/2019
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