Supply Chain

Looking closer to home?

In a year when supply chains have hit the headlines in the mainstream media on a regular basis, Dale Brimelow, operations director at polythene packaging manufacturer Duo UK, reflects on how some big players are shifting their procurement focus a little closer to home.

Supply chain management: The ‘blind faith’ of global buyers

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With little accurate global data on suppliers, buyers are exhibiting ‘blind faith’ in lower tiers of their supply chain. Poor visibility at tiers two and three is exposing those who source globally to risk and potential brand damage that should deeply concern any board, as well as company shareholders. Adrian Chamberlain writes.

Calm before the storm

The St Jude storm last Monday brought hurricane force winds across the UK, causing damage and major disruption to transport networks across the country. But the business impact has been minimal. Anne Marie Kilkenny, partner at supply chain optimisation specialist, Oliver Wight explains why.

Bloomin’ Britain

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It's no secret that British manufacturing has had a lot to smile about as of late. As production orders and exporting increases, Antony Bourne of IFS discusses how manufacturers can look beyond traditional produce and sell processes to maximise potential.