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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 [...]

Gridlock and congestion in European cities

There are two main culprits that create traffic congestion: road freight and passenger vehicles. Both types of transport, unfortunately, have to share the same limited road space. Congestion means slower speeds and therefore longer trip [...]

Networking tips for freelance business writers

Your schedule for the next two months is full, that's great. You really don't feel like putting in the effort required to market your services at the upcoming three-day conference in your city. But you [...]