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CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

CILT - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

How IT can lead supply chain transformation
Alexa Cheater

Outdated software isn’t just a headache to manage. It’s a business blocker. In a moment when unpredictable shifts in the flow of goods to consumers has dominated headlines, supply chains have become a driver of competitive differentiation for companies, with 65 percent believing their supply chain will be a source of differentiation in the next year. But the technological infrastructure that supports supply chains? It remains a weak spot. Many companies say they still rely on spreadsheets for all or part of planning. 

This puts new pressure on companies to drive innovation — or be driven out of business. CIOs, VPs of IT infrastructure, system administrators an ...  >>

Advanced supply chain planning in the ceramic industry
In most traditional ceramic production processes, finished product planning has adopted a make-to-stock approach that is determined more by large minimum batch sizes than by well-designed storage policies. To ensure sufficiently large quantities and reduce the impact of setup costs on individual pieces, ceramic prod  >>

Job Opportunities
Claims Supply Chain Manager - 75K
     London, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive
Supply Chain Planning Manager
     Spalding  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Supply Chain Manager
     North Leeds  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Procurement Manager
     England  -  TEMP  -  Procurement People
Assistant Procurement Manager - 38,000 per annum plus benefits
     Essex, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive
Engineering Strategic Buyer
     Staffordshire  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Warehouse Supervisor
     Lancashire  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Procurement Project Lead
     Oxfordshire  -  PERM  -  Michael Page
Senior Procurement Manager - Software
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select
Manufacturing Implant Manager
     International  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Demand and Supply Planner
     London  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Head of Inventory Management
     South East  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson
Interim Senior Supply Chain Planner
     Stockport  -  TEMP  -  Cast UK
Supply Chain Manager
     Barnsley  -  PERM  -  Cast UK
Supply Network Specialist
     Peterlee  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

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Last update 5 Jan 2021
'Brexit-buying' and port issues lead to stockpiling and supply-chain disruption at UK manufacturers
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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Maximum safety and reliability and reducing the costs for our customers at the same time: we are able to offer the chemical industry an extensive range of chemical logistics services that hardly any other logistics specialist can match. It is our goal to harmonise our services with your specifications in s...

The Top 5 Areas of Improvement for Global Logistics Networks

The global supply chain has made major strides in the first two decades of the 21st-century. Gone are the days of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. When it comes to optimizing your own organizati...

Introduction to procurement
Introduction to procurement
Introduction to procurement

Cisaplast: Increased efficiency and flexibility with the new APS & MES software

Cisaplast S.p.a. is a modern and efficient company focused on the design and production of glass doors and accessories for commercial refrigerated cabinets. Cisaplast competence, dynamic approach and its distinguished...

EU businesses say goodbye to UK suppliers as Brexit bites into key relationships

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of EU businesses expect to move their supply chain out of the UK Two-fifths (40%) of UK businesses are looking to replace their EU suppliers 25% of large UK businesses* have spe...

International Agenda