News & Insights

The Challenge of Decarbonising the UK's Haulage Sector: A Green Roadmap

By Jonathan Kittow on 19/09/23 16:09 in Logistics, Decarbonising Logistics, fmcg

In 2021, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) accounted for a fifth of the UK's transport carbon emissions[1]This significant contribution has thrust the haulage sector into the spotlight, with the government and stakeholders alike pushing for greener...

Customs, borders and the Windsor Framework - how can you ensure your customs solution is optimal?

By Jonathan Kittow on 12/09/23 09:30 in Brexit, customs

Who knew learning about Customs and Borders could actually be fun?! This week 24 FMCG suppliers gathered for a 1-day workshop, facilitated by Simply Supply Chain, on how best to implement the incoming Windsor Framework and the changes to the wider...

New Guidance on the Windsor Framework

By Jonathan Kittow on 04/08/23 13:48 in Brexit

The UK government has recently released further information on the Windsor Framework. The new guidance outlines the Northern Ireland Retail Movement Scheme (NIRMS), the new system for moving prepacked retail goods from Great Britain (England,...

Supplier-Retailer Collaboration: Persistently Challenging but with Opportunities to Deliver Real Value

By Jonathan Kittow on 18/07/23 10:17 in Customer Supply Group, Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, for many suppliers it feels like they’re re-starting their collaboration journey. Against a backdrop of CPI increases, retailer system changes and leaner supply chain teams, collaboration appears harder than...

Key Findings from Our ‘Future of Fuel in UK Logistics’ Supplier Workgroups

By Jonathan Kittow on 02/06/23 09:00 in Logistics, Decarbonising Logistics

There is on-going debate on how the UK freight sector policy, mode mix, and motive energy needs to evolve to overcome the challenge of delivering net zero. However, the complexity of the freight industry, combined with the number of stakeholders and...

GCA 2023 survey now open.....have your say!

By Jonathan Kittow on 17/01/23 10:00 in Supply Chain Insights, Groceries Code Adjudicator

The GCA Wants to Hear from You

The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) is seeking information from suppliers about their experience of working with the 14 large retailers...

Whilst the ‘driver crisis’ is over, the shortage remains…

By Jonathan Kittow on 12/10/22 13:29 in Logistics, Driver Crisis, Supply Chain Insights

Thank you to those who joined us for the Driver Crisis meeting last week and we were delighted to welcome Kieran Smith from Driver Require to share the results from the latest Q2 data.

Simply News - latest supply chain insights, trends & workgroup successes

By Jonathan Kittow on 13/09/22 13:16 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

Welcome to our recent edition of Simply News, bringing you all the latest insights and trends from across the supply chain industry. Read more on our Q&A sessions with industry experts including Barry Davies, Former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco,...

Barry Davies, former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco, joins Q&A session

By Jonathan Kittow on 02/08/22 11:08 in Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Collaboration

We were delighted to welcome Barry Davies, former Head of Supply Chain at Tesco to our recent Customer Supply Group meeting held in London.

UK Labour Shortage Crisis: Jonathan Kittow talks to Food Matters Live

By Jonathan Kittow on 26/07/22 10:30 in Supply Chain Insights, Labour Shortage

Take a listen to the recent Food Matters’ podcast on Table Talk, where Jonathan Kittow discusses the impact of labour shortages on the food and drink industry and what this means across the supply chain and for consumers.