International Procurement

International procurement can give your company a wider variety of potential suppliers and provides more options for competition. Many international suppliers are happy compete competitively for international contracts. Before making your supply chain global by jumping into international procurement there are some points to consider: Supply Volume Large-scale manufacturing sites in operation often require aContinue reading “International Procurement”

UK Port Congestion – what happened?

Most of the UK seaports have been (and some still are) suffering from severe congestion. It is extremely frustrating for the ports, freight forwarders and importers alike. If you have been effected, like me, you may be wondering – what happened? From what I can observe, like most problems, a number of factors have contributedContinue reading “UK Port Congestion – what happened?”

Green Logistics – an environmental cause with an economic effect

All companies have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), not only to their shareholders and stakeholders but to all of society in which they operate including the public and the global environment. More than ever companies are realising the need to take action to acknowledge how their operations affect and impact on the surrounding and globalContinue reading “Green Logistics – an environmental cause with an economic effect”

What is Postponed VAT accounting?

On the 1st January 2021, the UK left the EU VAT scheme. This now means import VAT will be charged on all applicable import shipments entering the UK. What is Postponed VAT accounting? Postponed VAT accounting (PVA) is a new tax system being implemented within the UK. If your business is registered for UK VATContinue reading “What is Postponed VAT accounting?”

What is an EORI Number?

As many UK and European companies prepare for the UK transition period to end, this has been one of the most googled questions lately. See the ‘What’ and ‘How’ below and, if you trade between the UK and EU, take action. What does EORI stand for? EORI is an acronym and stands for Economic Operator RegistrationContinue reading “What is an EORI Number?”

Alcohol Awareness In Logistics

Alcohol awareness week 2020 is from the 16-22 November. I, like many, have witnessed first hand the devastating impact alcoholism can have on peoples lives. We all need to be aware of the dangers alcoholism can cause – please visit Alcohol Change UK for more information and join me in promoting such a worthy cause.Continue reading “Alcohol Awareness In Logistics”

What is 7PL?

In the rapidly advancing logistics industry, party logistics (PL) services are continuing to evolve. Many customers are still just becoming familiar with 4PL and 5PL as workable supply chain solutions – let me introduce 7PL. 7PL, like 4PL, is a management service but it can also incorporate 3PL services. So it is in essence theContinue reading “What is 7PL?”

Logistics Service Quality: How important it is for your business?

Service quality is a pivotal aspect of just about any industry out there. However, for logistics companies, service quality is irreplaceable. In this blog, we’ll be exploring exactly what logistics service quality is and why it’s so important in the logistics world to satisfy customer. In today’s context of a global dynamic market, many companies areContinue reading “Logistics Service Quality: How important it is for your business?”

How NOT to drive a forklift

Most of us who have worked in warehouses for a long time have seen a lot of examples of bad practice.  Some are slightly dangerous, and some are extremely dangerous, but all of them should be avoided.   If you are a forklift driver, here are a few of the things you should avoid: Before you startContinue reading “How NOT to drive a forklift”

The Six Rights in Procurement

At a time when international companies are focused on Supply Chain resilience and security the ‘six rights’ of procurement can play an important part.  Procurement is a large part of any business and supply chain disruption can very quickly impact on the procurement operation of any business. What are the six rights? The six rights areContinue reading “The Six Rights in Procurement”