Reverse logistics plays an instrumental role in the supply chain strategy of any business looking to optimise its cost-and-time efficiency
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For supply chains, climate change will impact the manufacture of consumer goods, transport between regions and vehicle usage.
JIT shipping offers a range of benefits, but there are risks involved when relying on predictions and demand forecasts.
Which is best, outsourcing logistics to an expert or attempting to manage the entire process in-house? There are pros and cons to both; ultimately the decision you make will depend on your business and how it operates.
With fewer HGV drivers, there has been an issue with supply and demand. It has delayed the time from which a product leaves a farm, factory or warehouse to when it arrives in-store or delivered to the door. This, in turn, has increased product costs and essentially the cost of living.
inventory analysis and management can be done in many different ways, depending on your business
Crises such as the Ever Given incident act as timely reminders that we can never take international logistics for granted.
Since the advent of telematics and geolocation, the implementation of smooth supply chain management has gotten considerably easier. Communication between drivers, warehouse staff, logistics and operations has become more coordinated, and client expectations can be managed in real time if, for example, there are issues with stocking, delays, or shipping.
ISO QMS (Quality Management System) Certifications are internationally-recognised standards which ensure that an organisation, of any size, can be relied upon for quality.
A smooth supply chain works when logistics services stay on top of customs requirements around the world; relying on a logistics company that is global, with warehousing facilities in key locations for effective forward stocking, can mitigate delays and ensure goods are picked, packed and shipped quickly.
The Import One-Stop Shop, or IOSS, is an electronic portal that enables ecommerce retailers to collect VAT at the point of sale. It’s being introduced by EU governments to simplify VAT payment for retailers and distance sellers, whilst also supporting a wider EU initiative to clamp down on import tax evasion and fraud.