Sunday 22nd Oct 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Solving the global labour famine

The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years.

Malory Davies FCILT, Editor.

Carrot spaghetti: supply chain hero?

It’s estimated that almost two million tonnes of food is wasted in the grocery supply chain every year. A study last year by WRAP, the food waste charity, calculated that action to increase prevention of waste could save businesses £300 million a year.

Ready to bet on the urban delivery market?

Countless millions of pounds, dollars and euros are being invested in innovative (and sometimes not so innovative) urban delivery systems. The risks in these ventures can be high – but then so can the rewards.

Time to contribute to the debate on supply chain slavery

Supply chains in the fashion, construction and cleaning sectors are being targeted by the UK’s director of labour market enforcement, Sir David Metcalf, who has warned that he will be consulting on how to make full use of powers to jail the worst offenders.

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?

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