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DHL and Cranfield School of Management report: E-Commerce is Transforming B2B

DHL Express has released a white paper with Cranfield School of Management investigating the current trends and significant potential of the international e-commerce landscape for business-to-business (B2B) companies. The paper provides a practical guide to specific digital features and strategies used by businesses that are developing a cross-border e-commerce offering and presents a framework for companies to better understand and benchmark their own level of e-commerce development.

"We have seen B2C e-commerce grow at a faster pace than most other industry sectors in recent years, with premium cross-border shipments growing from 10% to more than 20% of the volumes of DHL Express," said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express. "As this study shows, there is the same potential for cross-border B2B e-commerce to grow at a

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Manage your transports more efficiently: a how-to guide for controlling large shipping volumes at bustling distribution hubs

Transports need to keep moving. But all too often, they end up stuck in traffic. That’s when time slots close, delivery deadlines are missed – and customers lose patience. Logistics hubs are flashpoints for this type of negative chain reaction: The concentration of events to be managed at such hot spots   >>

Sc Johnson Professional - Denby Site Visit

The SC Johnson Professional™ product range provides solutions ranging from skin care, floor care and surface care, through to air care, storage and pest control. Deb skin care solutions draw on deep technical expertise and extensive field sales support to provide workplaces and public environments across i ...

Ace of Diamonds

Phillip Ainsworth will be speaking to our membership about the trials and tribulations of being in the diamond industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the history of the diamond trade; the supply chain and sourcing strategies; how the market is changing internationally and domestically –  ...

Brexit and International Procurement & Branch AGM

Brexit is already hitting procurement and supply chains hard, but can there be a soft landing outside the European Union?   This event is available to CIPS members and non - members to attend. As you consider your global sourcing and outsourcing needs, you need to balance trying to find low-cost sou ...

The Royal Mint (Presentation and Tour)

This is a unique opportunity for local professionals to hear about procurement at The Royal Mint before enjoying a tour of the site. Two members of the supply chain team will share rich insights to sourcing challenges which includes an overview of managing procurement and supply chain management at The Royal Mint, a ...


Job Opportunities
Category Manager IT
     London  -  PERM  -  Beaumont Select

Procurement Manager
     Barrow-In-Furness, England  -  PERM  -  JAM Recruitment

Supply Chain Data Analyst
     West Midlands  -  PERM  -  mvp

Senior Procurement Consultant
     London  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

     Warwickshire  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

Category Manager - Machining
     Hertfordshire  -  PERM  -  Procurement People

Distribution Centre Manager
     East of England  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

NVQ Assessor Warehouse and Management
     International  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

NVQ Assessor Warehouse and Management
     South East  -  PERM  -  Bis Henderson

Purchasing Manager
     Coventry, West Midlands  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

     Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Procurement Manager - London 45k + Package
     London, England  -  PERM  -  1st Executive

Design Manager - Warehouse Automation
     Oxford, Oxfordshire  -  PERM  -  Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Interim Vendor Manager - Networks - Telecoms
     London, England  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

Interim Category Specialist - Indirects
     Staines, Middlesex  -  TEMP  -  1st Executive

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Last update 1 Feb 2019
Series-record stockpiling of inputs at UK manufacturers as Brexit preparations continue
   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...

JDA & WMG, University of Warwick Study: Majority of European Manufacturers Are Only at the Early Stages of Digital Supply Chain Adoption

Research shows manufacturers still struggling to effectively integrate and analyse supply chain data; AI usage expected to double in the next five years to capitalise on the digital opportunity The majority of Europea...

Introduction to public sector procurement
Applying the public procurement regulations
The future of public procurement
Introduction to contracts
Introduction to contract management

Local & Regional Agenda

FLORIM CERAMICHE SPA: On the road to Industry 4.0: advanced planning & finite capacity scheduling

Florim Ceramiche SpA has been worldly recognised as a leader in ceramics industry for more than 50 years, thanks to its committment to research, innovation and social responsibility. Florim business style can be summa...

In Pricing, Success Breeds Success

A.T. Kearney's Pricing Full Potential (PFP) Analyzer does the heavy lifting when it comes to pricing. The more market power you have, the more you can still gain from your pricing strategy.In the summer of 2013, A.T. Kea...

International Agenda