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 […]

China’s e-retail drives logistics expansion in 2016

Despite all the talk of the slowdown in the Chinese economy, parts of the market will still see stellar growth in 2016. Historically the Chinese logistics industry has been focused on the movement of goods from manufacturing locations to various ports and airports in order to serve China’s dominant export industry. As its core markets in Europe and to a lesser degree in North America have struggled through economic weakness, air cargo and sea […]

Award for Ti’s Chief Executive for supply chain risk research

Transport Intelligence is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive, Professor John Manners-Bell, was recently presented with an award at the inaugural Royal Logistic Corps Foundation Awards dinner for his work on supply chain risk.

His submission to the Foundation’s ‘Review’ magazine, entitled ‘Engineering the Resilient Supply Chain’, dealt with the challenges faced by manufacturers, retailers and governments in today’s increasingly unstable global environment. It examined why supply chains are more at risk than ever […]

What does the refugee crisis mean for European logistics?

Pictures of refugees trying to cross European borders have become commonplace over the summer. Whether at Calais trying to jump trains or trucks bound for the UK, or on a much larger scale crossing en masse into Hungary, Austria or Croatia, the migrant crisis has dominated the political agenda. Whereas the media has rightly highlighted the humanitarian consequences of the movement of thousands of people across the continent, little attention has been paid to […]

John Manners-Bell wins prestigious award with Supply Chain Risk book

John Manners-Bell, has won the ACA-Bruel Special Mention prize with his book, Supply Chain Risk. The book took the honours for its contribution to the development of leading new concepts and methods in purchasing and supply chain.

The prize is organised by the Association of Purchasing and Supply Chain of HEC School of Management in Paris. John Manners-Bell was there in person to collect his award.

Manners-Bell said, “It was a great honour to receive such […]

Internet shopping delivery in UK ‘unsustainable’


In an interview for the BBC, Professor John Manners-Bell, Ti’s CEO, said that the market for parcels deliveries in the UK was not economically sustainable. In this summary of the interview with the BBC’s Technology Editor, David Grossman, he explains why.


The UK consumer has had it too good for too long. Free shipping options offered by internet retailers are totally unrealistic in the medium to long term. They are forcing the parcels industry into […]

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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