Supply Chain

Extreme weather events and your supplier risk

In October 2017 we were warned that Hurricane Ophelia would wreak havoc on the British Isles. Eventually, it was downgraded as it approached the UK but it did bring very strong winds and created heavy [...]

Cybersecurity 101 – The biggest risk in the supply chain?

High-profile companies are increasingly being devastated by cyber-attacks that cause financial losses and that damage their brand reputation. Organisations are struggling to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data. Information security has become more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]