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Food Supply Chain Vulnerability

Vulnerability of the food supply chain is one of the hottest topics in the international food industry. Those vulnerabilities are not limited to breaches of physical security, theft and malicious contamination by ideologues, extortionists, criminals or terrorists. In this whitepaper myself and Managing Director, RQA Group, Vince Shiers Ph.D., offer insight into the vulnerability of the food supply chain by highlighting the threats and offering analysis of the best practice for securing the supply […]

Introduction to Global Logistics

Introduction to Global Logistics offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text covers everything you need to know and is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders.

In this comprehensive second instalment of Global Logistics Strategies, John Manners-Bell provides an in-depth definition, description and exploration of the strategic principles and practices in transportation modes and supply chain verticals, including: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, […]

Time for a new approach to supply chains

The relationship between public policy makers, lobbyists and the logistics and supply industry has been characterized by years of division and mistrust. Anti-globalization campaigners (including those campaigning against the present TTIP negotiations) have ignored the economic benefits which have seen many millions of people across the emerging world lifted out of poverty. Meanwhile, many multinationals have sought to avoid their environmental and social obligations by turning a blind eye to the often degrading and […]

Supply Chain Ethics

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It is increasingly clear that traditional supply chains which focus on sourcing products from the lowest possible cost suppliers are failing to exploit their full potential.

Supply Chain Ethics, through case studies, surveys and unique research, identifies and outlines best practice being employed by global manufacturers, retailers and logistics companies. It examines the so-called ‘triple advantage’ that accrues to businesses when strategies that combine bottom line profits, sustainable environmental practices and positive societal […]

Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets hold the key to the development of the global logistics industry over the next twenty years. Whilst developed economies struggle to come to terms with huge levels of debt, newly industrialized markets are showing strong growth prospects as manufacturers and investors look at low cost production locations. This, in turn, has led to urbanizations and the development of more affluent middle classes in regions such as Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

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The Rising Threat Of Cyberattacks To Logistics Networks

In an article for the World Economic Forum Logistics and Supply Chain Agenda Council, John describes the increasing importance of cyber-threats to global supply chains.

By |November 8th, 2013|Articles|0 Comments

The Implications Of 3D Printing For The Global Logistics Industry

In conjunction with technology expert Ken Lyon, John outlines why ‘3D Printing’, (‘additive manufacturing’ as it is also known), could revolutionise the logistics and supply chain industry and what this means for logistics providers.

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Reducing Post Harvest Food Losses – The Critical Role Of Logistics

It is forecast that the world’s population will rise to 9.1 billion by 2050. John explains the critical role which improved logistics will play in feeding the ever-increasing number of hungry mouths.

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Catastrophic risk: How vulnerable is the UK to systemic transport failure?

At a lunch in London, John spoke about how the level of interconnectivity of networks has increased the risk of catastrophic failure and what needs to be done to make the UK’s response more robust.

By |November 8th, 2013|Speeches|0 Comments

Global Supply Chain Risk Briefing: How globalisation and unbundling of production has altered the balance of supply chain risk

External threats to supply chains have received considerable attention following the well-publicised natural disasters. This whitepaper explains why unbundling and out-sourcing of manufacturing has helped increase these risks.

By |November 8th, 2013|Articles|0 Comments