• By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted October 15, 2018

American Golf rescued from administration by Endless saving 900 jobs

American Golf has been rescued from administration by private equity investor Endless, saving 112 stores and nearly 1000 jobs.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted October 15, 2018

UK organisations sticking to ‘traditional’ forms of training

UK organisations are currently prioritising ‘traditional’ forms of training whilst online courses and knowledge sharing are failing behind, according to the new IDC survey of over 1,900 HR, IT and line of business managers.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted October 11, 2018

Bombardier brings together procurement and supply chain teams

Aerospace and transportation company Bombardier has brought together its procurement and supply chain functions to maximise efficiencies and work more effectively end-to-end, its CPO told ProcureCon Europe.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted October 12, 2018

UK doctors allowed to prescribe medical cannabis from November

From November 1 specialist clinicians in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products for the first time after a change in the law, the Home Office has confirmed.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 06, 2018

Carlsberg Replaces Plastic Can Holders With Recyclable Glue, Saving 1,200 Tonnes Of Plastic

Plastic can holders have been found to trap and harm wildlife.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 18, 2018

Honda's Brexit warning over 60,000 pieces of paperwork

A no-deal Brexit could add 60,000 additional pieces of paperwork to Honda’s supply chain, its European head has said.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 18, 2018

Employee resignations rise for a sixth consecutive year

One in five (19%) employees resigned from their job in 2017, up from 15.5% in 2016, according to the latest data from XpertHR. Labour turnover statistics from 398 organisations show the resignation rate has increased steadily since 2012, when it stood at 10.6%.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 18, 2018

Allergan buys Bonti and its Botox successor, as biosimilar looms

Allergan has bought the privately-held biotech Bonti, which has been developing a fast-acting, short duration replacement alternative to Botox ahead of potentially cheaper competition from a biosimilar next year.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 06, 2018

Carlsberg cracks open waste-slashing packaging breakthroughs

Solutions include ditching plastic wrapping for glue dots as beer giant strives to make sustainability more 'tangible' to customers

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 06, 2018

Burberry backflips on destroying unsold products & bans fur

Burberry has announced it would stop the practice of destroying unsaleable products as well as implement a ban on using real fur.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 06, 2018

A quarter of Brits can’t relax if they don’t check their emails on holiday

The Department of Health and Social Care has finally awarded a £730 million NHS logistics contract to Unipart Logistics.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted September 06, 2018

Government talks to drug companies about Brexit stockpiling

Funding of medicine delivery by air not land being discussed, says health secretary

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted August 20, 2018

PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

PepsiCo has announced it is buying Sodastream for $3.2bn (£2.5bn). Israel-based Sodastream makes a machine and refillable cylinders allowing users to make their own carbonated drinks.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted August 20, 2018

New Southampton delivery hub for John Lewis

John Lewis, has taken a 46,000 sq ft unit in Southampton which it will use as a customer delivery hub as well as providing additional capacity to serve the south coast region.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted August 17, 2018

A quarter of Brits can’t relax if they don’t check their emails on holiday

As the nation jets off for the summer holidays, new research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, reveals that 24 per cent of British workers say they can’t relax if they don’t check their work emails while on annual leave.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted August 20, 2018

Cases of type II diabetes surge in under-25s

The number of children and young people being treated for type II diabetes has leapt by around 40 percent in just four years to more than 700 cases, NHS data show.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 23, 2018

Reiss partners with returns service provider

International fashion brand Reiss has partnered with CollectPlus to enable its customers to return items at a time that is suitable for them at over 7,000 locations across the UK.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 18, 2018

Spiralling trade costs pose ‘dairy dilemma’ after Brexit

The UK dairy industry faces a sharp rise in prices and shortages of products when Britain leaves the EU, according to milk producer Arla Foods.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 23, 2018

Tesco plans for mystery new-format stores

Tesco is planning to open a number of stores in a mystery new format. The store chain, the country's biggest food retailer, would not comment, but there are strong hints the new-look stores will be aimed at challenging discounters, such as Aldi and Lidl.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 23, 2018

GSK considers splitting up

GlaxoSmithKline is reportedly considering whether to split its business into a consumer health spin-off and standalone pharmaceutical and vaccines group.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 16, 2018

Four 'spaceports' to be built across UK

New launching pads in Scotland, Cornwall and North Wales could be used to put rockets into Earth orbit in as soon as three years.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 16, 2018

Supply chains and SMEs to benefit from £343m aerospace fund

A £343m investment in UK aerospace will be used to boost supply chains and SMEs.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 02, 2018

The seven facets of supplier relationship management

Supplier relationship management (SRM) is a primary means through which the modern procurement function may add value to a company.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 06, 2018

Better Supply Chain Decisions with Advanced Analytics

In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to rapidly evaluate multiple scenarios and drive smart business decisions can be the difference between success and failure, so how do you harness new data sources to boost business planning and can you quickly analyze the new data and transform it into actionable insights to accelerate your supply chain and planning initiatives?

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 02, 2018

Tesco and Carrefour say 'strategic alliance' will cut prices

Tesco says it is planning a "strategic alliance" with French retail giant Carrefour, as the two try to use their joint buying power to cut costs and offer lower prices to customers.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 29, 2018

Sainsbury’s on the Amazon challenge

Businesses should think carefully before chasing “silver bullet” technologies to improve their supply chains, Sainsbury’s head of logistics has said.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 02, 2018

PepsiCo awards contract to Eddie Stobart

Transport and logistics company Eddie Stobart has won a contract with food and beverage company PepsiCo to manage its ambient transport operations in England and Wales from existing distribution centres in Birchwood and Leicester.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted July 02, 2018

The seven facets of supplier relationship management

Supplier relationship management (SRM) is a primary means through which the modern procurement function may add value to a company.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 19, 2018

CIPS SM Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlist for the CIPS Supply Management Awards has been released.
Dozens of organisations from the public and private sectors are represented, from central government departments to the automotive sector and financial services..

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 20, 2018

Beer supply chain crisis comes at worst time

A crisis in the carbon dioxide supply chain is threatening national beer producers and, in turn, pubs especially as England fans are expected to buy 14 million extra pints during the World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Association has warned.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 12, 2018

P&G Launches New Fairy Bottle Made From Ocean Plastic

The Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company today launched the Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made completely from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and ocean plastic. The launch of the bottle aims to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic and what can be done to prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 26, 2018

Heathrow airport: MPs vote in favour of expansion

MPs have backed controversial plans to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 8, 2018

UN Environment report offers 10 recommendations to curb single-use plastics

UN Environment unveiled a new report on Tuesday, "Single-use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability," that offers a global outlook on the "state of plastics" using data and case studies from more than 60 countries.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 11, 2018

Pets At Home invests £2.5 million in automation

UK pet supplies retailer Pets At Home is to implement a £2.5 million warehouse automation project from Conveyor Networks at its e-commerce distribution centre in Northampton to drive efficiencies, deliver real-time visibility and achieve greater productivity across operations.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 12, 2018

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  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 8, 2018

Ikea promises to remove single use plastics

Ikea has pledged to remove all single use plastics from its range and restaurants by 2020 as part of a new sustainability strategy.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 1, 2018

Antibiotic supply chains 'on brink of collapse'

Antibiotic supply chains are “on the brink of collapse” and procurement has a part to play in “rebuilding the market”, according to a report.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 30, 2018

Get communication right, get procurement right

I am always surprised by the ways in which large corporations try to make themselves more attractive to the next generation of procurement executives.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted June 5, 2018

Retail sales bounce back at record rate in May

Retail sales bounced back in May as a combination of sunny weather, the Royal Wedding, the FA Cup Final and long weekends boosted consumer spending.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 4, 2018

DHL invests in India's logistics sector boom with SmarTrucking service

DHL has entered India’s crowded digital trucking market with the launch of DHL SmarTrucking.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 14, 2018

Online shoppers on the rise, says Royal Mail

Two thirds of people are shopping online once a month and retailers need to ensure they’re responding to consumer demand or they risk being left behind, according to Royal Mail Parcels.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 11, 2018

4 Ways Procurement Could Better Manage Risk - Procurement News

Procurement pros need to get better at managing risk. Because supply chain disruption can come from any angle, whether it’s caused by a supplier site failure, environmental or geopolitical factors, or even adverse weather…

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 14, 2018

Creating a True Digital Procurement Supply Chain

Procurement is getting its digitized act together and while supply chain managers have been slow to integrate digitization in the procurement function, the trend may finally be gaining traction, says a new report.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 15, 2018

Retail blamed for slowest job growth since 2010

The retail sector has emerged as the sector that has endured the biggest decline in job growth since the start of the year and slowest growth since 2010.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 2, 2018

Using Blockchain to Secure the Medical Supply Chain

Imperial Logistics leverages One Network’s Real Time Value Network cloud solution to manage the entire distribution process and help ensure the delivery of clean drugs to patients using Blockchain.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 3, 2018

Buyers: take responsibility for CSR, says Nestlé procurement boss

Buyers need to take individual responsibility for their business’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 9, 2018

The benefits of a diverse supply base

Risk is an inherent factor in supply chains. Organisations that do business with other groups inevitably take on an element of uncertainty that can reflect on a brand – where do sourced products come from?

  • By Tony English
  • In General
  • Posted May 4, 2018

Industry urged to take advantage of renewables insights

Awareness of ongoing research into packaging made from natural renewable resources needs to be raised according to both the Packaging Society