Thursday 23rd Oct 2014 - Supply Chain Standard

BITC puts sustainability at heart of supply chain

Business in the Community is calling on businesses to move ahead with building sustainable supply chains, with the launch of a new report “What is the size of the prize”. The report, sponsored by Waitrose and Elior, highlights the need to put sustainability at the heart of supply chain strategy to meet the challenges of […]

Places filling fast for Awards dinner

Places are filling up fast for this year’s European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, held in association with PwC. There are now just a limited number of tables still available. This year marks the 18th of the awards’ existence, and it promises to be a special one, with former England rugby international Martin Bayfield hosting the […]

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£30bn prize for supply chain success

The UK should focus on boosting supply chains that are primarily driven by innovation and service, according to a report by the Confederation of British Industry in association with AT Kearney. Boosting growth in manufacturing sub-sectors driven by these factors could boost the economy by as much as £30bn by 2025, creating over 500,000 jobs, […]

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£5.4m boost for UK’s automotive supply chain

Six motor industry supplier have received a total of £5.4 million government funding as part of efforts to strengthen the UK’s automotive supply chain. And business secretary Vince Cable told a CBI event yesterday, that another £10m would be made available in another round of funding. Cable said the money would help to lock in […]

Amazon to create 80,000 seasonal jobs in US

Amazon expects to create 80,000 seasonal jobs across its US network of fulfilment and sortation centres this Christmas. The company now has more than 50 fulfilment centres in the US and will have more than 15 sortation centres by the end of 2014. The new network of sortation centres is fuelling a range of innovations […]