News & Insights

The Answer to the UK's HGV Driver Shortage

By Jonathan Kittow on 22/03/22 17:08 in Performance Improvement, Logistics, Supply Chain, supplier collaboration, driver crisis

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.

The Driver Crisis: review of Christmas service and Q1 key challenges

By Jonathan Kittow on 17/01/22 11:10 in Performance Improvement, Supply Chain, supplier collaboration

At our first Driver Crisis and Brexit review meeting of the year we were delighted to welcome c.25 suppliers, representing both the ambient and chilled sectors.

Groceries Code Adjudicator's first annual conference

By Jonathan Kittow on 11/10/21 14:08 in Performance Improvement, Supply Chain

Mark White has just held his first annual conference as incoming Groceries Code Adjudicator with presentations from Small Business Minister Paul Scully and the Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Federation, Ian Wright, among others.  The...

Composite products: an unworkable minefield of regulation

By Jonathan Kittow on 19/03/21 18:30 in Brexit 2020, Supply Chain

First the Good News: Michael Gove on behalf of the UK Govt. have unilaterally declared a 6 month extension to UK Customs Import Procedures. Now the not so good news...

Goods Are Flowing But There Are Challenges Ahead

By Jonathan Kittow on 29/01/21 13:56 in Brexit 2020, Supply Chain

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 2020, Supply Chain

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 2020, Supply Chain

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 2020, Supply Chain

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, Performance Improvement, Supply Chain

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 2020, Supply Chain

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...

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