News & Insights

Supply Chain & Logistics: 2024 Predictions

By Jonathan Kittow on 06/12/23 10:35 in Logistics, Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Chain Insights

The grocery sector has undoubtedly had a turbulent few years and current global economic and political instability promises the continued disruption to availability and demand patterns.

Access the Results of the DfT’s Zero Emission Road Freight Demonstration (ZERFD) Programme with the Decarbonising Logistics Workgroup

By Jonathan Kittow on 30/10/23 09:47 in Logistics, Decarbonising Logistics

We recently launched the Decarbonising Logistics Workgroup to provide suppliers with the opportunity to develop and compare their strategies to tackle Scope 3 emissions as they seek to find more sustainable low-carbon solutions.

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...

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...

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.

The Answer to the UK's HGV Driver Shortage

By Jonathan Kittow on 22/03/22 17:08 in Performance Improvement, Logistics, Driver Crisis, Supply Chain Collaboration

Read the latest bulletin release by Driver Require....

At this month’s Driver Crisis review meeting Kieran Smith, CEO of Driver Require shared the Think Tank’s latest insights from the Q4 ‘ONS’ HGV driver data with group.

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...

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

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?

Supplier group offered unique opportunity to test newly developed OTIF reporting App

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/02/20 14:49 in Customer Supply Group, Logistics

With plenty to build upon from last year, February’s Customer Supply Group meeting got off to a positive start with both old and new members fully engaged with key projects running for 2020. Thank you to @molsoncoors for hosting our first meeting...

Brexit - why now is a good time to review your transport costs

By Jonathan Kittow on 10/10/19 12:05 in Logistics, Brexit

85% of vehicles bringing imported goods into the UK are foreign…30% of those return to the EU empty. If export delays occur hauliers will potentially be less keen to take on those routes or will demand higher prices to compensate for any delays....