Saturday 22nd Jul 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Malory Davies FCILT, Editor.

First step: admit you have a problem

Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled in many places, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.

Who will rule the final mile?

It has come to light that retail giant Amazon has patented what it calls “multi-level fulfilment centres” for drones in urban areas. These beehive shaped buildings would see drones zipping across the sky in densely populated areas.

Petya threatens global supply chains

When the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply released its Risk Index for the for the first quarter of this year, it highlighted the conflict between Ukraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country which was hindering both physical and digital supply chains.

Procurement: more value to be added

What’s the point of procurement? Is it to get the lowest price, build strong business partnerships with suppliers, or a mixture of the two?

Time to press industry’s case on Brexit

Neutral observers must be thinking that British prime ministers have some kind of death wish. First we had David Cameron calling a referendum that he never needed to, losing, and then having to resign.

The 350 year old retail challenge

I must confess that I had never heard of William Lucas until today. But it turns out that Lucas is the person we must thank for the home shopping revolution. And the ramifications of his innovation are creating challenges for retail supply chains today.

The risk to your supply chain might not be what you think

2017 is likely to see further threats of cargo theft and drug smuggling in the Americas and Europe, protests over wage and other labour issues across Asia, and persistent risks of terrorism, including terrorist targeting of the supply chain.

Flight of fantasy?

Can’t say I am a regular reader of the “Nikkei Asian Review”, but when it headlined a story “Toyota decides flying cars aren’t so crazy after all”, I couldn’t resist having a look.

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