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The importance of engaging the business with the supply chain

Google 'supply chain' and you'd get the following definition; “The sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity”. It is our belief at The Logistics Business that the supply chain goes beyond that with the name itself suggesting a linkage across the whole business. Invariably, a chain pulled on one side will in turn be pulled on the other, hence the reason supply chain goes beyond production and distribution and covers the entire business. In addition, the buying decisions...

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How Uber conquered the delivery and transportation industry

By now it’s almost impossible not to be aware of Uber, the mobile phone app which has successfully taken the road transportation market by storm and provoking considerable anxiety among traditional taxi operators. Indeed, it was only last week that Sao Paulo - Brazil saw the introduction of the Uber taxi service via helicopter, aptly named UberCopter. Uber was first founded in 2009 as UberCab by entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Garett Camp in San Francisco. The main attraction of the...

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The importance of utilising data in the correct way

At the Logistics Business we understand that solutions should be driven by utilising data. In the modern world, availability of data around the supply chain is often not the issue. We sit in the age of big data where condensing information is key to providing applicable solutions. Fundamental to any solution is having a team who can consolidate and provide consistent meaningful solutions from various sources of data. Furthermore, data from disparate sources, when integrated and shared in a timely...

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Could Amazon be the worst online retailer to work for?

The online retailer Amazon is well known for its ability to get even the most absurd items delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours, but there’s also a darker side to the e-com giant which the modern day shopper might not be fully aware of. Unfortunately low pay, high expectations, and dismal working conditions are probably not that uncommon within this area of the industry, but the working culture and practices within the company if true, leave a lot to be...

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Amazon/Morrisons collaboration: A match made in supply chain heaven?

Over the past few days supermarket chain Morrisons announced collaboration with Amazon to distribute its products through the online retailer. The move is likely to have ruffled a few feathers among its competitors and potentially creates a significant network for Morrisons to exploit. Tesco currently dominates the online grocery market with a 40% share as opposed to Morrisons minor 3%. Hence the partnership creates a significant path into the market utilising Amazon’s online presence and logistics structure to reach a...

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