Tender Types and Procedures

Before a tender is prepared and released to prospective suppliers the purchasing company will need to decide on the type of tender procedure they wish to use. The tender procedure used will define the interaction with any prospective suppliers and how these suppliers will submit their tender contract application.  Each procedure has its advantages and disadvantagesContinue reading “Tender Types and Procedures”

Ethical Procurement

Ethical procurement is no longer just a matter of trust between the buyer and supplier in the supply chain. There are a number of factors that must be considered. Of course, purchasing ethics plays a part in both global and local procurement but it can be more of an issue internationally. A willing or previouslyContinue reading “Ethical 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?”

The Five Main Tender Principles

Tendering is the process of enabling prospective suppliers to bid and compete for a specific purchase or service requirement for your company. The tender document outlines the specific requirement and the whole process filters prospective suppliers to determine the most suitable to fulfil the requirement. There are five main ethical and legal principles that mustContinue reading “The Five Main Tender Principles”

Energy – The Hidden Waste

No company likes waste, in fact many companies implement systems to actively try and eliminate waste such as Lean 5S and Six Sigma. The problem is – these systems are designed for reducing time and process waste and do not directly address company energy waste. Surprisingly, the most efficient ‘Lean’ manufacturing or logistics company canContinue reading “Energy – The Hidden Waste”

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 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”

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”