The Real Cost of Returns

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In 2018 alone, cost of returns for UK fashion retailers was c£6.6 billion, which was almost 10 percent of the total UK fashion retail market. Follow the link below to read the full article Nine traits of successful business transformation programmes

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During today’s turbulent political and economic times, many sectors and industries are going through fundamental and on-going change in order to stay ahead of the competition. Successfully implementing and embedding transformation is no easy feat, however. Emanuel Modrovic, an advisor at international procurement consultancy 4C, reflects on nine common traits of successful business transformation programmes. Read more

Global Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting Market Research Report 2019-2025

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The Global Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting Market 2019 Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting Market industry. The Top Key Players included in this Market are Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, IBM, KPMG, PwC, Argon Consulting, A.T. Kearney, EY, Bain & Company, The Boston Consultancy Group, McKinsey …

Future of Sourcing: How artificial intelligence is transforming business

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a much used and abused term, potentially at the top of its hype cycle.  In one of her recent speeches Theresa May identified AI as a major growth area for British businesses and Juniper research estimated that AI will save businesses $8 billion a year by 2020. AI is predicted to disrupt business and procurement over …

Financial Times: UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019

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The second annual rating of the country’s leading management consultants is based on recommendations by clients and peers. Compiled with Statista, the data company, it assesses work in 29 categories. Ratings range from bronze for “recommended” to silver for “frequently recommended” and gold for “very frequently recommended”. Read more

Future of Sourcing: Every day is Black Friday in British retail

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Black Friday is the American retail phenomenon that is the day after Thanksgiving and billed as the start of the Christmas shopping season. Billions of dollars are spent by consumers enticed by heavily discounted items from all retailers for one day only. This concept was imported to the U.K. a few years ago by such American-owned retailers as Walmart and Amazon. …

Supply Management: ‘Sub-optimal’ customs system in no-deal Brexit

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Milan Panchmatia, managing partner at procurement outsourcing provider 4C Associates, commented: “In recent weeks we have seen an increase in planning for the stockpiling of dry foods within the grocery sector, as well with organisations such as BT and HP who are considering taking additional warehousing space in the UK to build up stockpiles of key networking equipment.” Read more