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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", 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", 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", 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...

Brexit: Early Observations Week 2

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

Brexit: Early Observations Week 1

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

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", 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...

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...