UK Logistics Sector Disappointed by Spring Budget 2017

March 22, 2017

The 2017 Spring Budget was mixed news for the logistics sector, with most industry commentators left feeling decidedly disappointed. As expected, Chancellor Philip Hammond showed little appetite for new spending ahead of Brexit negotiations and made very few investment promises for transport. Read more

Maximising Profits By Better Production Planning

March 7, 2017

The following post is a guest post from Jeff Woodham at Argenta – a leading provider of Test, Measurement, Control and Automation solutions. Argenta are specialists in developing bespoke software applications for simulation, forecasting, planning and scheduling. Read more

How to Ensure Shipping Efficiency

March 2, 2017

Supply Chains are only ever as strong as their weakest link. However, in reality some of those links have a greater impact on the overall success of the supply chain than others. Perhaps the most notable is logistics, the end point of each stage, and crucially, the end point of the entire stage. Read more

What Disrupts the Supply Chain?

March 1, 2017

Those responsible for supply chain management are well-versed in preparing for disruption if they want to maintain efficiency and weather the storms that affect a global industry. Typically attention has focused on Asia as being the hotbed for disruption, but a recently published report by Resilinc reveals that North America has overtaken Asia for disruption events in supply chains. Read more

The Future of Supply Chain Management

February 20, 2017

Taking a few moments to reflect on the future of Supply Chain Management is crucial to the future success of your business. We understand this can be difficult in an industry that is continually adapting to change – however it really is important. Supply chains are rapidly evolving and increases in consumer expectations are not just driving change, they are demanding it. Read more

Building Resilient Planning Capabilities

February 20, 2017

Supply Chains are continuously morphing entities. Those who are therefore responsible for the oversight and management of a supply chain will find their work is never done, and is somewhat akin to cleaning windows on the Shard: you never complete the job. Continuing quests for efficiency are paramount, but it’s near impossible to say you’ve ever reached your goal. Therefore, it is essential to build resilient planning capabilities if you want to be sure of weathering the future, and continuing efficiencies regardless. Read more