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CILT Awards for Excellence.....pipped at the post but SO proud

By Jonathan Kittow on 18/03/21 12:31 in Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Collaboration

Thank you to the CILT Awards for Excellence for organising a brilliant virtual event last night. There were so many worthy winners and listening to their stories of resilience and determination to go above and beyond during what has been a tough...

DnD Claims Workgroup: plans for 2021 with the GCA and ASDA

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/02/21 07:30 in Drop and Drive Supply Group

It was fantastic to see such a great turnout for our first Drop & Drive Claims meeting of the year – thank you to Mark White, Groceries Code Adjudicator who shared the progress already made and his priorities.Our 2021 goals reaffirm our support for...

Goods Are Flowing But There Are Challenges Ahead

By Jonathan Kittow on 29/01/21 13:56 in Brexit

In our fourth key Brexit collaboration meeting we find things are relatively quiet still, though challenges remain around getting to grips with health and rule of origin documentation.

Goods Begin To Flow, But At What Cost?

By Jonathan Kittow on 21/01/21 10:37 in Brexit

Our third Brexit meeting of the year highlighted that full load shipments into and out of the UK are moving but the implications of time to create documentation, correct paperwork, apply the necessary haulier (seal/ Reg Nbr etc.) detail and process...

Brexit: Early Observations Week 2

By Jonathan Kittow on 18/01/21 16:09 in Brexit

Our second remote call of the year highlighted that for the 20+ suppliers, volumes have yet to return to normal levels, but there are clearly issues with suppliers understanding of some requirements, as well as agents struggling to keep on top of...

Brexit: Early Observations Week 1

By Jonathan Kittow on 07/01/21 14:31 in Brexit

Our first remote call of the year highlighted the steps most of the 20+ suppliers had taken to AVOID the need for New Year shipments.

Supply Chain Excellence Award Win for the Drop & Drive Claims Workgroup

By Jonathan Kittow on 09/12/20 13:05 in Drop and Drive Supply Group, Performance Improvement

We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Drop and Drive Claims Workgroup has been crowned WINNERS of the Food & Drink Category, Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2020! Well done to all category winners - it has been a tough year and it was great to...

Brexit Deadline: 4 weeks to go, yet 65% of suppliers audited record a high risk of failure

By Jonathan Kittow on 27/11/20 13:55 in Brexit

Time is really running out and despite the months spent on preparing Brexit plans, even the best prepared companies appear to have had little time to test the operating procedures across their own organisations, agents and 3PL partners, and of those...

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

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 thank...

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

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 benchmarking...