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Analysis released by HMRC found the number of VAT-registered UK businesses exporting goods is at 109,000 – a rise of 4.1 per cent from the previous year.
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With less than two weeks left until we ring in the New Year, it’s that time of year again — time to look ahead and predict what’s in store for 2018. I connected with a handful of trusted supply chain experts, and here’s what they predict awaits the market in 2018.
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Success stories from the defence industry can't mask the controversies that surround procurement in the sector, particularly in the Royal Navy
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Advances in technology are leading to exciting opportunities for supply chain planners. Learn how the supply chain planning system profession is changing.
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"For the average company, the vast majority of its greenhouse gas emissions are in its supply chain - four times its direct emissions" says Dexter Galvin, head of supply chain programme at CDP.

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Read the 16-page supply chain report, which includes an interesting article on sustainable supply chain.

Robin Proctor FCILT will take over from Will Whitehorn FCILT as president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport. Proctor, who is executive director at Travis Perkins Group, will commence his one-year presidency on 12th May 2017. “It is an honour to be chosen to become president of CILT (UK),” said Proctor. “This is an …
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The UK has risen a place in investors’ eyes to equal Germany as the third most important country for company growth prospects in a sign that Brexit has not weighed on the country’s international business standing.
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A Confederation of British Industry survey has found strong domestic demand has pushed the fastest pace of growth in new orders for SME manufacturers for two years but also found a sharp increase in pricing pressure.
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The government has proposed helping businesses collaborate to improve their supply chains, as part of its new industrial strategy proposal
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Procurement teams: Nearly 50% of procurement professionals say their CEO or Managing Director still doesn’t understand the true purpose of the procurement department and the real value it can bring to their business.
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Maersk is to buy German container shipping line Hamburg Süd. “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history,” said Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line and the Maersk Group. “I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd. “Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and …
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The UK's key service sector grew at its fastest pace since January last month, according to a closely watched survey.
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A third of companies are operating more than ten supply chains – resulting in high costs, waste and reduced agility, according to DHL Supply Chain.
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As the Procurement function evolves, its KPIs remain old-fashioned. Bertrand Maltaverne explores the surprising results of a Procurement KPI survey.
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Complex global supply chains are increasingly relying on automation, robots and A.I. to reduce waste, lower cost, and, most importantly, boost innovation
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One of the interesting aspects of working within the world of corporate procurement, is the agony of self-identity. Is the name ‘procurement’ or ‘supply chain’ management, when attached to a department, useful, or could we perhaps do without it?
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Britain's factory sector maintained most of its robust growth last month after a weaker pound boosted exports, though this also fuelled inflation, according to a survey that underscored the impact on the economy of June's Brexit vote.
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A look at what companies can and should do to fill the current talent gap.
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The energy division, which has 800 staff based in Aberdeen, will scale back its global operations to focus on the North Sea and Maersk will also scale back investment in the division, notably in tankers and drilling
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“Over the next two years, housing associations, councils and co-operatives in Scotland will have to comply with a whole host of new public procurement regulations…” Procurement for Hous…
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European road freight prices have fallen by some eight per cent since last year, according to the Transport Market Monitor from Transporeon and Capgemini.
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The first Starship delivery robots are set to take to the streets in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and USA in the next few weeks. They will deliver groceries and online purchases to consumers starting in August/September.
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Elon Musk’s tweet about Tesla’s Model 3 batteries essentially shifted more than half a billion dollars of value from Samsung to Panasonic.
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Amazon is launching a full online supermarket service in the UK, initially just in central and east London.
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