Logistics Blog

Every month we publish one or two logistics blogs that provide a commentary on the UK logistics and retail sectors, topics are typically influenced by micro and macro economic factors impacting our clients.

The logistics blog does not just focus on recruitment and headhunting, instead it tackles the issues faced by the businesses we work with.

Increasing Warehouse Productivity

Why are more warehouses still using the old fashioned Units per Hour as a performance measure when labour management tools are out there? Is it as simple as cost and complexity making them unappealing? Working with a tech start-up we are helping 3PLs and Retailers to...

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Retail A Perfect Storm

Retail – A Perfect Storm This year will be the toughest year yet for retailers according to a variety of insiders and experts, off the back of apparently strong Christmas trading this may surprise some people. An executive role I’m currently working on has given me...

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The Value of Interims

Economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence are hitting businesses hard across multiple sectors at the moment; this has led to a growing trend for businesses to turn to short term support to deliver projects and keep operations moving. The job market was...

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Building Trust

Building Trust in your Professional Life Recruitment is a sales business and as such the pressures of targets greatly outweigh the consideration given to building trust and relationships. The general perception of recruiters is that they are looking for a quick win...

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Dropshipping

The Art of Dropshipping Dropshipping is considered by many to be an e-commerce model that allows you to run a shop front with no inventory, selling products that are shipped directly from the supplier by a third party carrier. In truth this view of dropshipping is...

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Post Brexit Landscape – The Short Term Impact

Over a month has passed since the Brexit vote and whilst it is too early to understand the longer term implications I can summarise the initial impact felt across some sectors that may provide an insight into business confidence. First 2 Weeks The immediate impact was...

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Talent Mapping

Talent Mapping – A Broad Approach Are you incorporating internal talent mapping into your business development strategy? Your competition are and your best people may be their next hire. Whilst talent acquisition and pooling candidates for future consideration are key...

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The Only Certainty Surrounding the EU Referendum

No one seems capable of explaining what Brexit would mean to the UK but there are some clear trends that suggest the UK economy is not enjoying itself. Whilst the government may be stating the economy is strong when you speak to those running UK business the story is...

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Logistics Land Development

North West Land and Development Update The ongoing UK land shortage is well reported and impacting logistics strategy; the recent Place North West Logistics lunch focused on land development opportunities in the North West and makes for interesting reading. The below...

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Succession Planning

Succession planning and personnel development should be core to a business’ long term strategy, however, in a world where contract wins and renewals dictate your operational requirements how can you plan ahead? Core to this thought process is understanding your...

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A Theory on Disruptive Innovation

Another new financial year is upon us representing an opportunity for businesses to reset their annual budgets and begin spending to invest in their future; the first quarter of 2016 has seen some big deals completed, new land developments signed off and senior...

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Porter, Supermarkets and the Value Proposition

Did Porter Predict the Rise of Discounts Supermarkets? One of the 5 defining factors of the competition model is the threat of new market entrants; the UK supermarket sector was widely used as a live example of high barriers. Well that has been blown apart with Aldi...

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24 Down Jackets when all I want is a Pair of Wellies

Whilst half of the UK has been battening down the hatches for the last 2 months the highstreet has been facing problems of its own. There are strong arguments that increasing city sprawl and urban developments are creating the flooding that many now face on an annual...

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Board Room Representation

Board of your Supply Chain?

Candidate Engagement with Internal Resourcing Teams

Candidate Engagement with Internal Resourcing...

The Value of Interims

Economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence...

Omni Channel Fulfilment

Omni-channel fulfilment is nothing new

Building Trust

Building Trust in your Professional Life...

What is our Business DNA

What is our Business DNA Reflecting on your...

The Increasing Presence of Internal Talent Acquisition

The Increasing Presence of Internal Talent...

Loss Leading Promotions Damage Net Gain

Loss Leading Promotions Damage Net Gain

Why are we in Business?

Business owners and directors are notoriously...

GDPR – Candidate Impact

The Impact of GDPR on Candidates and Recruitment...

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