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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…

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2011?

2011 has been an exciting year for us with unprecedented growth in both the private and public sectors. The key milestones can be summarised as folows; January started well with receiving a certificate of High Commendation at an industry awards ceremony for our work and expertise in Logistics Network Design and Outsourcing Tender Management and we…

URGENT – LOGISTICS TENDER NOTIFICATION

One of our clients is looking to outsource the provision and management of a UK National Distribution Centre to a Third Party Logistics provider through a competitive tender process. The NDC will include warehousing for approximately 35,000 pallet locations and be based in the East Midlands area. The client has appointed Logistics and Supply Chain…

Finalists for Customer Satisfaction Award

Gideon Hillman Consulting  has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the IBC Consulting Awards 2010 – ‘Customer Satisfaction Award’. The IBC (Institute of Business Consulting) is a division of the Chartered Management Institute and describe the awards as recognition of consultants and practices who consistently and repeatedly offer a level of excellence that…

NEW BUSINESS GAINS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALISTS

Gideon Hillman Consulting is pleased to announce the impressive level of new client business secured in recent months which includes Supply Chain and Logistics projects in the UK for IKEA, Weird Fish, Diet Chef and Eveden Group (manufactures of lingerie brands Fantasie, Fauve, Freya, Goddess, Elomi and Huit). In addition Gideon Hillman Consulting has recently been engaged…

BENEFIT FROM INDEPENDENT FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTISE

The specialist Food Logistics and Distribution team at Gideon Hillman Consulting have successfully worked with their clients in delivering reduced cost logistics and supply chain solutions for a number of years. Clients include major Food brand names as well as Food Service and Commercial Catering Businesses and Food Logistics companies. The team members each has…

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…