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A Perfect Storm Exposes UK Retailers & Brands

High Street retailers and brands face significant headwinds in 2021 considering extended lockdowns, Brexit, demand uncertainties and rising shipping costs. Operational resilience and agility are essential to survive in the near term and grow long term. But “best-practices” of years past tied to efficiency have proven short-sighted; particularly outsourcing of key responsibilities to suppliers, 3rd party logistics providers, overseas agents and banks.

The challenges of the last 12 months have been a wake up call. As McKinsey states:

“Shocks inevitably seem to exploit the weak spots within broader value chains and specific companies. An organisation’s supply chain operations can be a source of vulnerability or resilience, depending on its effectiveness in m


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11 Jun 2021
5 Key Trends for Supply Chain Analytics and Optimization This Year
 

This year has brought many unexpected changes. Businesses worldwide have had to completely reinvent how they perform operations, especially in the supply chain industry. As a result, 2021 has produced innovative developments in supply chain analytics and optimization. New technology has been introdu

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
04 Jun 2021
Part 2, Insights from the 2021 Logistics Executive Survey: The New Normal of Logistics
 

Our recently launched 2021 Logistics Executive Survey aims to seek out the “New Normal of Logistics.”  The survey tracks the pulse of the market as logistics operations are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic to periods of adjustments, redefinition, and eventually a new equilibrium.

 
Terence Leung
Blue Yonder
 
04 Jun 2021
Preparing for the Inevitable Supply Chain 4.0 Implications
 

The rise of Industry 4.0 technology has dramatically changed the way that supply chains operate. With smart technology such as AI, IoT, and machine learning, supply chains have grown much more complex and automated. These developments have increased the speed and efficiency of supply chains, providi

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 
03 Jun 2021
Three Ways Retailers Can Succeed in a Post-Pandemic World
 

In many parts of the world, but unfortunately not all, consumers are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. After nearly 15 months of minimizing and even avoiding shopping trips to protect their health, consumers are making their way back to the outside world. But while many of us are venturing ou

 
Nina Seth
Blue Yonder
 
03 Jun 2021
Intelligent Automation and the Transformation of Manufacturers
 

The explosive growth of automation has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. Now integrated into all aspects of supply chain networks, automation is necessary for any efficient supply chain. Increasing the pace of manufacturing is crucial to keep up with the ever-growing demand faced in the con

 
Martin Pahulje
Flexis
 


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Last update 4 Jun 2021
UK Manufacturing PMI surges to record high in May
   Source: Markit /CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI   -  IHS Markit
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Energy & Utilities

With increasing regulation & customer service expectations, utilities companies are redirecting their focus to improve end-to-end supply chain performance. As part of our drive to improve asset utilisation and up-time, Unipart Logistics has been at the forefront facilitating companies improved bus...

Research: Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies to better adapt to future disruptions

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R) supply chains, has found that 66% of organizations say their strat...


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Italpizza: Supply Chain digital transformation for the Italian leader in frozen pizza Italpizza

Company Italpizza was founded in 1991 in Castello di Serravalle, a small town over the “colli”, the hills surrounding Bologna, where in a few years has become the Italian leading company specialized in the...

Conducting the End-to-End Value Chain Orchestra

In recent years, manufacturers have been outsourcing increasingly larger bits and pieces of their operations. Even historically sacred cows such as engineering, R&D, and product development are now commonly outsource...