Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

Supply Chain Matters

In early 2018, a supply chain crisis made media headlines across the United Kingdom, the termed “ KFC Crisis ” as consumers bemoaned on a shortage of prepared fried chicken.

United Kingdom and the EU Reach Initial Agreement to Move Forward on Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

This week’s announced deal related to Brexit include a set of initial agreements that will now allow negotiations to advance toward specific trade issues. Industry supply chain teams should have some cautious sense of relief but must remain tune-in to ongoing developments and implications. Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy global trade impacts on industry supply chains impact of Brexit on industry supply chains Supply chain Matters blog

My Busy day at the Richmond Supply Chain Forum

DynaSys

Culture Featured DDMRP Delos Partnership Demand Planner Demand Planning DynaSys Event Forecasting Forum Gary Shaw IBP Integrated Business Planning Katherine Mills Machine Learning Mind reader QAD QAD DynaSys Quickstart IBP Richmond Richmond Supply Chain Forum Supply Chain UK United Kingdom

Brexit: Will the United Kingdom be Able to Feed Itself?

Supply Chain 24/7

For the UK, currently facing the very real prospect of a hard or no deal Brexit, complications in trading with the EU and other countries, coupled with vastly increased customs processing times, could lead to significant food and medicine shortages

The Missing Link? EU Supply Chains after Brexit

SCM Research

The United Kingdom has been one of the key links in EU supply chains for more than 40 years. BBC Newsnight has recently reported on how Brexit could break that chain and what the consequences could be for manufacturers.

Will Brexit Beat Up Global Supply Chains?

The Network Effect

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union has sent shock waves around the globe as businesses and governments. The post Will Brexit Beat Up Global Supply Chains? appeared first on The Network Effect. SCM Supply Chain Management The Network Effect automotive Brexit EU global supply chains supply chain UK

After Brexit: It’s Time to Model Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

In June the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As a result, the political system is in a state of chaos as the various parties jockey for control. Some of the changes expected from a Brexit (i.e. British Exit) vote have already happened. A week from the referendum, the pound was down 10 percent against the US dollar and eight percent against the Euro. The UK Chancellor has said there […].

Ocado Inks Another Online Robotic Technology Partnership Deal

Supply Chain Matters

To support less densely populated areas of the country, Coles is expected to adopt Ocado’s store level pick and pack processes, which are currently in use by Wm Morrison chain in the United Kingdom.

Hard Lessons from a Hard Brexit Landing

Supply Chain @ MIT

The United Kingdom’s tortuous withdrawal from the European Union appears to be headed for a hard landing. Instead of leaving the EU in an orderly fashion, the country could be unceremoniously dumped outside the door without an agreement.

Boeing Takes Decisive Action with 737 MAX Component Supplier

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, The Wall Street Journal had reported that that a key supplier within Boeing’s 737 MAX program, United Kingdom […]. This is a follow-up to an August Supply Chain Matters commentary highlighting a published report indicating that a key component part production scalability problem had been identified on the Boeing 737 MAX development program.

Game Over as Bankrupt Toys ‘R’ Us Files for Liquidation and Begins US & UK Store Closures

Supply Chain 24/7

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the iconic toy retailer, will shutter or sell its stores in the United States and the United Kingdom after failing to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure billions in debt, putting at risk about 30,000 retail and supply chain jobs

Two Contrasting Events: Brexit and the Expanded Panama Canal Add New Dimensions for Active Planning- Part One

Supply Chain Matters

One is the unexpected results of the referendum by voters in the United Kingdom endorsing an exit from the European Union. […]. It’s the last Monday in June and as we pen this advisory commentary two major developments over these past few days are going to have a definitive long-term impact on various industry supply chains.

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Two Contrasting Events: Brexit and the Expanded Panama Canal Add New Dimensions for More Active Planning – Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

One is the unexpected results of the referendum by voters in the United Kingdom endorsing an […]. It’s the last Monday in June and as we pen this part two Supply Chain Matters advisory commentary two major developments over these past few days are going to have a definitive long-term impact on various industry supply chains.

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Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 7/1/16 – 7/7/16

All Things Supply Chain

16 Teams participate in Amazon’s latest robot picking challenge Recent study results released by Oxford University and Deloitte claim that approximately 33% of jobs in the United Kingdom could be done by machines within the next 20 years.

There’s Blood in the Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

The National Health Service (NHS), the world’s largest health care organization, has implemented a new supply chain planning system for managing the United Kingdom’s blood supply. This week’s posting is actually a video rather than a written blog.

Download Resilinc's Brexit Global Supply Chain Impact Analysis Whitepaper

Resilinc

On June 24 th 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted and passed a referendum to leave the European Union. Better known as “Brexit”, the move sent a shock wave through global financial and currency markets.

Brexit: A Last Mile Checklist for Transportation Leaders

Convey

As Brexit — the United Kingdom’s impending departure from the European Union — looms […]. The post Brexit: A Last Mile Checklist for Transportation Leaders appeared first on Convey.

Additional Background Related to Kroeger’s Investment in Future Online Fulfillment Capabilities

Supply Chain Matters

In May of 2018 we alerted readers to Kroger’s increased equity stake in United Kingdom based grocery robotics retailer Ocado Technology Group. The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on additional information related to U.S.

Forecasting Brexit’s Logistics Implications

APICS

Just about a week ago, the world received the news that citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU) by a narrow margin of 4 percentage points.

The IMF Revises its Global Economic Outlook Downward

Supply Chain Matters

They include a “ no-deal ” Brexit for the United Kingdom and a deeper economic slowdown in China. The IMF, at its Annual Meeting in Davos, elected to cut its forecast of global economic growth, with a warning that recent expansion is losing momentum.

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U.K.’s Carbon Dioxide Shortage Creates Concern for Meat, Beer and Crumpet Supply

APICS

As people in the United States wind down from celebrating Independence Day — often with beer and meat – people in the United Kingdom may soon face a beer and meat shortage, due to a scarcity of carbon dioxide across the U.K.

Kroger Announces Two Additional Regional Ocada Enabled Shed Warehouses

Supply Chain Matters

In May of 2018 we alerted our readers to Kroger’s increased equity stake in United Kingdom based grocery robotics retailer Ocado Group. The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on U.S.

Is the European Air Cargo Market Cause for Worry?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Coupled with declines in new orders, and new export orders from the largest European economies (France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), recession fears are growing. By Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Yet Another Concerning Commentary of Supply Chain Bullying

Supply Chain Matters

In our Twitter stream, we came across a re-tweet link from Huffington Post blogger David Weaver, referencing United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.com posting: The supply chain bullies: The giant household names that stand accused of hurting […].

The Three “Habits” for Successful IoT Implementations

ToolsGroup

They included 300 executives in 11 industries in Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. Editor’s note: Due to the upcoming holidays, this will be our last blog for 2018. The next posting will be on January 8 th , 2019.

Do We Really Need a New Smart Phone Every Two Years?

SCM Research

A new United Nations University report, titled The Global E-waste Monitor 2014 , details e-waste generation by region. With 32% of the world’s total, the United States (7.1 kg), Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. United Nations University, IAS – SCYCLE, Bonn, Germany. We all know about natural resource scarcity.

Distribution Disruption Causes KFC Chicken Shortage

APICS

Last week, even the Colonel couldn’t help KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom. Approximately 800 of the 900 KFCs in the U.K. temporarily closed because of a chicken shortage, according to CNN Money

More Developments Related to the Boeing 737 MAX Tragedies

Supply Chain Matters

A number of European countries including the United Kingdom, have now banned the aircraft from local airspace, reportedly forcing in-flight 737 MAX aircraft to be diverted back to destination or alternative cities.

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

This has been a turbulent week concerning Brexit and the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the European Union at the end of this month.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

The UPC is a specific type of barcode used in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries for tracking trade items.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

Supply Chain Matters

United States and China Trade Tensions. Europe and the United Kingdom. The Supply Chain Matters blog features added commentary and perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes.

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The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

Auto workers across the United Kingdom have been reeling from a series of cascading announcements regarding global auto maker’s cutbacks of capacity and production.

SCL Event – September 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Venue: Whittlebury Hall– Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. The SCL Event. Date: 30 September – 1 October 2014. Organiser: Global Business Events. URL: www.2014.scl-event.com. The aim of the event is to leverage the global executive community to create a world-class platform of end-user driven academia to help executives make the right decisions for their organization.

AkzoNobel: Painting a Better Picture of Demand

E2open

Weekly forecast error for AkzoNobel’s paint business in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland was reduced by 29% for the first week of forecast.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

The UPC is a specific type of barcode used in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries for tracking trade items.

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