The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.
The Internet of Things has a key role to play in helping food and grocery companies improve their understanding of customers and reducing supply chain costs, research by the IGD suggests.
Oracle has expanded its Supply Chain Management Cloud application to provide a range on new functions including supplier collaboration, quality management, maintenance, sales and operations planning, demand management, and supply planning, as well as expansions across existing solutions.
NHS Supply Chain has widened its ethical procurement programme following the passing of UK Modern Slavery Act. It means that more than 200 suppliers are now subject to the Labour Standards Assurance System (LSAS) conditions.
Progress in raising ethical standards in global supply chains has stalled in many places, a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed.