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Brexit; Deal or no Deal - suppliers coming together to prepare, share and compare their approaches

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/11/20 17:33 in "Brexit", supply chain

This week we held the first in a series of virtual meetings in response to the current challenges as we work our way through lockdown, Christmas and Brexit; it was great to see 20 participants from 15 companies involved in the discussion and...

Transport Logistics: Is Now the Right Time to Tender for a New 3PL?

By Jonathan Kittow on 17/11/20 16:01 in Benchmarking, Logistics, supply chain

In other blog posts we’ve already addressed the question How you know if you are getting value for money from your transport provider?  This post addresses the questions of when the right time is to tender, what the process is, and how...

2020: a year of great progress for the Drop and Drive Claims Workgroup

By Jonathan Kittow on 27/10/20 13:12 in Drop and Drive, supply chain

Despite the considerable impacts on the grocery supply chain this year, the Drop and Drive Claims Workgroup has continued to make great progress during 2020 and we were able to celebrate some incredible results at the final review of the year...

How do you know if you are getting value for money from your transport provider?

By Jonathan Kittow on 05/10/20 10:33 in Benchmarking, Logistics, supply chain

Reducing supply chain costs is on every Director’s agenda– but especially now, what can you tackle quickly and how do you know if you are getting good value for money?

 

Two award finals! True recognition for the Drop & Drive Claims Workgroup

By Jonathan Kittow on 16/09/20 12:08 in Drop and Drive, supply chain

We are delighted to announce that the Drop and Drive Workgroup has been selected as finalists for two prestigious awards – CILT UK for Supply Chain Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence Awards for Food & Drink Category.

The Grocer: suppliers report fall in fines for 'drop and drive' deliveries

By Jonathan Kittow on 12/06/20 09:08 in Drop and Drive

As Christine Tacon's tenure as Groceries Code Adjudicator comes to a close, we are proud to share the success of the Drop & Drive Claims Workgroup which after five years of collaboration has delivered an 85% reduction in unsubstantiated claims...

Christine Tacon, Groceries Code Adjudicator shared the highlights of her latest survey

By Jonathan Kittow on 01/06/20 14:25 in supply chain, "coronovirus"

As we enter our 9th week of lockdown some suppliers are gradually reducing the rationalisation of their ranges, while those on the core growth categories (those that feature heavily in cooking, snacking and home baking) are still fully...

Conflicting signals as large retailers demand greater visibility of supply

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/05/20 12:35 in supply chain, "coronovirus"

Large retailers demand greater visibility of supply but still struggle to understand their own changing demand requirements, as the new normal begins to stabilise

Thank you to Andy Coe from Retail Insight UK who joined us for the 5th virtual...

Promotions continue to disrupt a return to balanced supply for key Ambient categories

By Jonathan Kittow on 10/05/20 12:29 in supply chain, "coronovirus"

Thank you to all those suppliers who contributed again this week as we start to progress from crisis to planning to establish the rules of the new norm. Supplier stocks situation are beginning to recover for many lines. However, with ‘The Big...

Chilled sector starting to stabilise whilst Ambient still seeing greater volatility

By Jonathan Kittow on 03/05/20 11:13 in supply chain, "coronovirus"

Thank you for the continued support this week and welcome PepsiCo, LRS and Oatly to the group. Chilled suppliers reported that they are seeing some demand stabilisation on the key volume lines, although volumes are still higher than previous....