eCommerce supply chains have many future challenges

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Urban delivery

eCommerce is not different It is generally accepted that after reaching eight percent of the target market, a new product, idea or process gains general acceptance. In 2020, eCommerce broke through that barrier across many countries, due to COVID19 generated demand, although the take-up diverged widely. Unfortunately, there are assumptions that eCommerce, using advanced IT applications and automation, is different … Read More

International Trade and effect on Supply Chains by 2030

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One Plan for success in planning

‘Normal’ trade and supply chains Due to the pandemic and the inability of businesses engaged in supply chains to quickly respond, international trade has been disrupted. The expectation is that trade flows will return to ‘normal’ by the end of 2021 (but it may take until mid-2022). However, will ‘normal’ continue to be the same? Currently, about 70 percent of … Read More

Risks in Humanitarian Logistics drive delivery design

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Climate change warning

The flow of disaster relief As the negative effects of climate change become evident, the increase in natural disasters will require additional relief resources. A Learn About Logistics reader in Somalia asks a question about the risks to be considered when providing logistics services in a disaster. The terms used are: Humanitarian Logistics, which provides international disaster assistance, typically into … Read More

Supply Chain Financing gets the wrong sort of attention

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Planning makes money

Why Supply Chain Financing The past few weeks has seen articles in the media about ‘controversial’ Supply Chain Financing (SCF). This has occurred due to the collapse in the UK of a financial services company which provided this form of finance. But is SCF ‘controversial’? Since the start of trading using money, the situation has existed where a seller wants … Read More