Wellbeing as important as physical logistic efficiencies for suppliers

Posted by Jonathan Kittow on 26/04/20 17:19

A further 10 suppliers joined our regular contributors this week where our discussions embraced the issues surrounding employee wellbeing as well as the usual supply and demand challenges.

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Topics: supply chain, "coronovirus", "customer demand"

How are grocery suppliers faring as consumers settle into a ‘new normal’?

Posted by Jonathan Kittow on 17/04/20 18:50

With panic buying over and availability much improved, the grocery sector is starting to settle into a ‘new normal’ with social distancing smoothing shopping patterns through the day and week, and promoting top-up rather than big trolley shops.

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Topics: supply chain, "coronovirus", "customer demand"

Suppliers collaborating to ensure best practice during Covid-19

Posted by Jonathan Kittow on 08/04/20 16:38

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Simply Supply Chain have organised virtual weekly supplier meetings to enable fellow Chilled and Ambient suppliers to share their challenges, frustrations, opportunities and successes with like-minded peers, to develop and share best-practice and understand common practice on the issues arising from managing the impact of COVID-19, within the supply chain (Customer Fulfillment). 

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Topics: supply chain, "coronovirus", "customer demand"

Retailers working together to save smaller suppliers and manage demand

Posted by Jonathan Kittow on 26/03/20 17:12

Cash is king, especially for small suppliers during this current coronavirus crisis. Retailers are swimming in cash as a result of the massive increase in sales due to the outbreak. Fueled by panic-buying, and with the £3bn rate holiday to come, they can afford and need to be generous to the smallest suppliers, who are the most vulnerable during any extended period of uncertainty.

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Topics: supply chain, "coronovirus", "customer demand", "small suppliers