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6 Business and Social Trends Reshaping the Supply Chain

Claire Walters
Unipart Logistics

The supply chain landscape is changing. Discover the six business and social trends responsible and what they could mean for your logistics operations.

It’s only to be expected that an industry built on moving goods and services should also have to shift as technology and consumer tastes reshape the economic landscape. As revealed by industry reports, here are the six most important business and social trends currently driving change across the supply chain horizon.


1. The uptake of automation and robotics

‘Declining birthrates and the trend toward ageing in many advanced and some emerging economies mean that peak employment will occur in most countries within 50 years’, McKinsey >>

2018 Retail Disruptors Survey

Disruptive technologies are reshaping the retail landscape and many retailers are eager to adapt. But one force will remain constant as retail evolves: The customer is king. Unlocking insight into customers’ preferences, shopping habits and fulfillment needs will be key to retailers’ success. As ret  >>

Annual Supply Chain Debate

Can 3PLS deliver more for their customers? 2019 will be our 16th year of running this highly successful event which attracts top speakers from major retailers, manufacturers and other suppliers and provides the opportunity for some 150 senior professionals and industry leaders to meet up to discuss and debate th ...

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire  
Manufacturing Connect Investing in the revolution at CNC Robotics

The Fourth Industrial Revolution means the manufacturing sector is moving into an exciting and futuristic new era. Make UK’s event will bring together experts from across the manufacturing sector to understand 4IR investment. We will also discuss having the right skills and knowledge in your business to ta ...

CNC Robotics, L30 1RD, Olympic Way Bootle, L30 1RD  
CIPS Birmingham Branch 2019 Summer BBQ

The CIPS Birmingham Branch Summer BBQ will provide a fun & excellent networking opportunity for Procurement and Supply Chain professionals from across the West Midlands. Refreshments are provided and there will be excellent prizes to be won on the day, such as; Holiday Vouchers, Lifestyle Vouchers, Alexa&rsq ...


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Category Assistant - Indirects
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Procurement Analyst
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Global Category Lead IT - Hertfordshire
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Strategic & Digital Supply Chain Manager
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Senior IT Buyer
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Procurement Business Partner
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Last update 5 Jun 2019
UK Manufacturing PMI signals contraction as new orders fall and stockpiling activity pauses
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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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...

Robotic roll-outs reap results: 95% of organisations using RPA say the technology has improved productivity

81% of business leaders now support the use of robotics in the workplace, up from 72% in 2017*. 67% of organisations have begun implementing a strategy for robotic process automation (RPA), up from 49% in 2017. Deloit...


Applying the public procurement regulations
The future of public procurement
Introduction to procurement and category management
Introduction to negotiation
Introduction to contracts

Local & Regional Agenda

Erema: Gaining a competitive edge through preferential exports

Erema, an Austrian manufacturer of recycling systems, uses AEB software to accelerate the proper classification of its components, manage supplier’s declarations, and ensure compliance in its exports. Erema ship...

2018 Retail Disruptors Survey

Disruptive technologies are reshaping the retail landscape and many retailers are eager to adapt. But one force will remain constant as retail evolves: The customer is king. Unlocking insight into customers’ pre...

International Agenda