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Supplier Performance Management: What are the benefits of a collaborative approach?

Establishing a collaborative approach to supplier performance management, based on transparency, proactive communication and shared commitment to continuous improvement can benefit suppliers, manufacturers and their networks. Here’s how.

How to avoid common traps and pitfalls in export control compliance

Failure to comply with U.S. and EU regulations on the sale of defence services, products, and data protection can result in fines and even prison terms. How can exporters stay compliant and keep a competitive edge at the same time?

Managing returns; keeping reverse logistics moving

Returns are on the increase, and while some retail brands are fantastic at reverse logistics, others still need to work on their returns strategy to keep customer satisfied.

Global trade master data management: Not sexy – but essential in the digital age

Many companies don’t include master data management in their IT strategy. They’re missing an opportunity of using IT to transform their business operations – for which high-quality data is a basic requirement in the digital age.

Providing weekend cover

The increase in weekend deliveries will also increase the back office support required for drivers. Richard reflects on how similar some of the issues that customers experience with deliveries are with logistics operators themselves

How can digital technology help to eliminate the Six Big Losses in manufacturing?

Let's look at what the Six Big Losses in manufacturing are and how digital capabilities can help to eliminate them for greater effectiveness and efficiency on the shop floor.

NextGen supply chains: think big, start small

Adoption rates of NextGen supply chains are not moving as fast as predicted and lack of capital investment/good business case propositions are primary reasons. Richard discusses how businesses could start small but think big.

Attention traders: Impacts of latest Brexit developments on global trade operations

While Brexit negotiations in Brussels continue, uncertainty remains on how movements of people, goods, and services into and out of the UK will be handled in the future. Instead of waiting, UK and EU traders need to take action now. There is much to do.

Handhelds and ‘end of life’ as we know it

Support for Windows CE and Windows Handheld will come to an end over the next two years. Richard Gilliard of Renovotec reflects on the options moving forward.

Blockchain in supply chain management: hype or panacea?

It’s difficult to avoid the hype around blockchain and its potential benefits for supply chain management (SCM). But can blockchain really deliver on its promise and truly improve SCM reality?

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