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E-commerce challenges – who is pulling the strings?

It’s all about the customer Demanding and techno-savvy customers are effectively re-shaping supply chains in the e-commerce world.  Customers expect to receive their order within a day or two whether it’s food, fashion or new [...]

What can B2B e-commerce learn from developments in B2C?

Retail stores can no longer survive without providing a full-service to their customers. They need to be on their customers’ preferred channel either online via a browser or on mobile devices in order to thrive, [...]

Transporting aircraft parts on a flying white whale

Moving large-scale component parts for aircraft is not only expensive, it is logistically complicated.  Airbus manufactures aircraft component parts in various locations and currently transports most of them on one of their five super-sized Beluga [...]

Improving the visibility of your procurement spend

Procurement teams are under continual pressure to deliver greater value from their contracts and vendor relationships. Without accurate and timely information, decision making is a hit-and-miss affair.  Historical spend data is sometimes not readily available, [...]

4 keys to achieving success with outsourced logistics

The practice of outsourcing of logistics services to a third party logistics provider (3PL) is now becoming the norm.  The benefits are many, and are well documented: less investment in vehicles, warehouse space and specialised [...]

Is sourcing marketing services a procurement blind spot?

How much do you know about ATL, BTL and TTL?  Above, below or through the line? Learning marketing jargon is the first step in gaining support of your marketing colleagues over the fence and is [...]