Demand Fluctuations: Black Friday shows us the dark side of discounting
Dec04

Demand Fluctuations: Black Friday shows us the dark side of discounting

Last week, UK retailers came under attack as herds of angry bargain hunters mobbed stores across the country. As supply shortages and availability issues fuelled rioting in supermarkets across Britain, questions have to be raised as to how prepared businesses were for the impact of the infamous “Black Friday”. While this annual event has been adopted from America, Black Friday has become one of the most important dates in the British...

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Cash Flow Vs Inventory Levels
Nov06

Cash Flow Vs Inventory Levels

For many businesses, balancing inventory levels and cash flow can be a real challenge. With a huge amount of uncertainty in both supply and demand, businesses rely on their inventory to absorb challenges in the market place. However, simply keeping large inventories of every item is simply not an option. Considering the financial restraints on cash flow, Businesses have to take a strategic approach to their inventory management....

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Supply chain management: the sad reality of modern day slavery
Oct10

Supply chain management: the sad reality of modern day slavery

Despite being abolished over 150 years ago, it seems slavery not only still exists but is thriving. In the last year alone, a number of businesses have received fierce criticism over claims of wide spread exploitation including accusations of forced and child labour. Given that recent reports suggest that enslavement is rife across modern supply chains, the true extent of the issue is yet to fully emerge. Modern slavery in...

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Supply Chain: is it time automotive businesses fine tune their operations?
Oct10

Supply Chain: is it time automotive businesses fine tune their operations?

Over the last few years, the automotive industry has endured a bumpy ride as the double dip recession hit businesses at every level of the automotive supply chain. Although the rest of Europe continues to struggle with slow demand, car production in the UK is booming. As the sector now enters the 29th month of consecutive growth, are automotive supply chains prepared for the challenges that lie ahead? Demand drives british automotive...

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E-commerce: Is the battle between bricks and clicks finally over?
Oct01

E-commerce: Is the battle between bricks and clicks finally over?

Retailers suffered a huge drop in sales as we turned away from traditional stores in favour of online outlets. With high streets up and down the country looking increasingly bare, there is no questioning that e-commerce has changed the way we shop. However, will a new trend in consumer purchasing behaviour unite the traditional bricks ‘n’ clicks retail model with a more modern e-commerce alternative? A new approach to e-commerce we...

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