Supply chains today are required to deliver ever-better service levels while simultaneously bearing down on cost and meeting aggressive new sustainability agendas.
As Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director at Henderson Consulting explains, This has to be achieved against a background of long-term fundamental changes in consumer behaviours, priorities and expenditure, and the shorter-term rolling turmoil of COVID. The supply chain is clearly, more than ever, a key factor in securing competitive advantage.
The current pandemic has spurred creativity and challenged some of the fundamental taboos of working together. We have seen glimpses of how collaboration can be vital to the retailer’s mission to offer customers the widest assortment, at the best prices, with assured availability.
So is collaboration the answer? Can partnerships and sharing be done effectively whilst still maintaining brand differentiation? The suggestion is, it certainly has a lot of potential and could offer a strategic route to
A national competition to celebrate the hard-working advisers behind the survival – and success – of the UK’s vibrant and growing small business community, is officially on!
Now in its fourth year, the Top 50 Advisers Awards run by Enterprise Nation, the UK’s leading support network for small businesses (SMEs) – in association with Xero, Dell Technologies, ICAEW and Neat – will celebrate the unsung heroes whose professional advice behind the scenes during 2019-2020, has helped shape the fortunes of some of the UK’s flourishing small businesses.
Business owners and managers are invited to nominate their most valued advisers across 10 professional categories, ranging from legal eagles and financial wizards, to digital gurus through to marketing masterminds. Advisers can also nominate themselves if they’re able to provide evidence of their work with small businesses and how it has helped them, alongside relevant testimonials.
The Kansas City Star has hired business journalist Trey Williams to oversee its coverage of race and equity issues across the Kansas City area.
Kevin Hardy of The Star reports, “Williams, 29, is a native of Independence. He graduated from Truman High School and Northwest Missouri State University. He worked as a Star intern in the summer of 2013. Since then, he has worked as a business reporter in New York, covering Wall Street for MarketWatch, and in Los Angeles, covering Hollywood for The Wrap.
“‘I am honored to be able to take up such an important role with The Kansas City Star, one of the country’s most storied newspapers, and one that has given me a tremendous amount both personally and professionally. I am also amazed, having spent years away on both coasts, at the growth and evolution of this city, which I have continued to stump