The Real Price of Inflation

The Logistics and Supply Chain Specialists Gideon Hillman Consulting UK, explore the effects of Inflation on consumerism and the logistics industry… Grocery prices rose by a record 0.2% in the 12 weeks to 1st January 2017, the first inflation in just over two years; add to the equation the sharp decrease in the value of…

Mitigate the Risks to your Logistics Operations

Companies need to be able to identify risks in their total supply chain and be able to manage any potential threats to their own business. One potential risk area for businesses is outsourced logistics; which includes but is not limited to: transport, warehousing, fulfilment operations and distribution; diverse activities which can be outsourced to Logistics…

MOVING GOODS EFFICIENTLY

UK Business Today magazine puts some key questions about Supply Chain Optimisation to logistics industry expert Gideon Hillman FCILT.  A pdf copy of the published interview can be downloaded here For the uninitiated, what is supply chain optimisation? The supply chain encompasses sourcing and procurement of raw materials, inbound logistics to the processing and production…

Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Economic Recovery?

Having survived the recession to date, for which there is evidence in some sectors that the worst is behind us, businesses should be planning not only how to recover but also to grow and become stronger than they were before the economic downturn. That is not to say that the recession is over, nor will…

Manage and Mitigate The Risks To Your Logistics Operations

With the recent focus on survival rather than growth, Automotive manufacturers need to be able to identify risks in the Global supply chain and be able to manage any potential threats to their own business. One potential risk area is currently in outsourced logistics, including transport, distribution and sequencing; just a few of the many…

Outsourcing Independent Specialist Expertise is on the increase

Whilst outsourcing has always been prevalent in the logistics and supply chain sectors, there has been a marked increase in the requirements of businesses in all sectors, for independent specialist consultants. This is not just due to economic slowdown or uncertainty, making companies more cautious in employing permanent resource, but mainly due to the diversity,…

Prepare for the unexpected – It probably will happen!

Business continuity planning should be a priority for every company. A growing number of businesses suffer a major disruption every year and the current economic climate increases the risk of your suppliers going out of business which could seriously impact on your ability to manufacture or produce your own products – so how would you…

WAREHOUSE & INVENTORY OPTIMISATION COMBATS AGAINST RECESSION

A key factor for minimising costs and maximising operational effectiveness in the current and future economic climate is an effective Logistics, Warehouse and Inventory Management strategy. Many companies, regardless of industry sector, have survived the recession to date through drastic cost cutting exercises frequently having reduced the workforce and either closing or “mothballing” manufacturing and…

The role of Returnable Transit Packaging in the Supply Chain

The emphasis today across all industry sectors is ensuring a sustainable supply chain, (a continual improvement process), with the key considerations of improving environmental and social impacts. This is achieved through the management of raw materials, products and services at all stages within the chain. Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) and the way in which it…

Lowering the Cost of Pallet Fleets

The only real solution to managing pallet fleet costs is managing specific supply chain processes and an effective management and control system which can be easily integrated into the existing supply chain operation. Pallet fleet specifications and costs vary depending on the industry sector, application and budget. However one thing common to many established fleets,…