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Effective inventory management and the impact of design

12/10/2020

When Covid struck, this presented a multitude of issues, namely managing the expedited shift to online consumer purchasing and changing demand for products, as well as consideration of the resilience of our distribution networks.


Simon Duddy

Logistics industry: We don’t lock down, we knuckle down

15/10/2020

I recently heard a great quote from Skechers logistics VP Sophie Houtmeyers, saying even when the world stops turning, logistics doesn’t stop.


Simon Duddy

Vaccine supply chain challenge

12/10/2020

DHL and McKinsey’s recent Delivering Pandemic Resilience white paper on the challenges of supplying a Covid-19 vaccine worldwide, brought home a shocking, if not surprising, point.


Simon Duddy

Pandemic and uncertainty but no time to panic

15/06/2020

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics showed the damage to the economy wrought by the pandemic. GDP fell by 20.4% in April, following a fall of 5.8% in March.


Simon Duddy

No shortage of ingenuity

25/05/2020

At the time of writing we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. The Government is not exactly rushing people back to work but is certainly trying to get some sectors such as manufacturing and construction moving again in a meaningful way.


Simon Duddy

What counts in a crisis? Cash or capability?

30/03/2020

I recently listened in on an interesting webinar from Paul Cuatracasas, founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners, who spoke on tech, aviation and the broader supply chain in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.


HSS Guest Blog

D4 Medical: Does it actually prove fitness to drive? 

27/02/2020

We all know employers have a duty of care under health and safety legislation to ensure their employees are fit to carry out the duties expected of them on a daily basis. For most employers, this is not an issue that causes them too much concern for employees who are depot or office based.


Simon Duddy

What’s all the fuss about…

19/02/2020

Automation, robotics and solving the picking conundrum in Omni-channel retail?


HSS Guest Blog

How to create an Omnichannel-ready warehouse

19/02/2020

To a modern consumer, the experience of purchasing an item is frequently more important than the product itself. Therefore, consumers are increasingly demanding the convenience, flexibility and speed that omni-channel retailing offers them, in-turn, forcing retailers to respond. Harry Watts, commercial director, SEC Storage offers his analysis.


Simon Duddy

Impressive innovation on view

26/11/2019

AI and big data are not yet able to cut through the chaos and unpredictability of online retail.


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