Commercial

The Logistics of Easter Eggs

The Logistics of Easter Eggs
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, March 27, 2019

Sweet treats!

Chocolate is arguably the UK’s favourite treat. We are ranked 4th in the world league tables of per capita consumption, and the average Brit consumes approximately 9.5kg of chocolate per year (although my waistband tells me I consume a lot more than that)!  Britain’s first chocolate factory opened in 1657 – making it 50 years older than the UK’s first tea shop!

The UK chocolate Easter egg market is worth over £220 million – so as you may expect, ‘egg-xtra’ special care is required to deal with the extra demand around Easter. How do logistics professionals stop themselves from ‘cracking’ under the pressure? 

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Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!

Coping with Christmas: Thank you Logistics Professionals!
Danielle Williams, December 14, 2018

Christmas is coming…

Christmas is fast approaching, and the general population are getting ready to sit back with a mince pie in hand, to order their festive shopping online, but do we ever stop to think about the logistics involved in ensuring that our parcel arrives on time for Christmas?

Logistics companies start planning months in advance of the big day; this involves hiring additional warehouse staff, longer working hours, early promotions, superfluous warehouse space and extra delivery vehicles driving more routes.

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Supply Chain Stages: where do our products come from?

Supply Chain Stages: where do our products come from?
Emma Bray, June 25, 2018

In an age of online shopping it’s very easy to forget the processes involved in getting products delivered to your door or local shop - one click of a button and the next day you can be enjoying your new purchase… But what steps do our goods go through to get to us? There are 4 main stages to the supply chain model; from the initial manufactured products, through to the transportation of goods ready for distribution, and finally, to the retailer ready for sale to the consumer. 

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The Effect of Brexit on Global Supply Chains

The Effect of Brexit on Global Supply Chains
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, October 31, 2016

The effects of Brexit are far reaching for a wide variety of industry sectors around the globe, and the logistics sector is by no means exempt. There are severe implications for supply chain, logistics and distribution sectors as a result of Brexit, both positive and negative. 

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Categories: Commercial, Shipping

Amazon Delivery: 20 Jet Lease

Amazon Delivery: 20 Jet Lease
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 26, 2016

Amazon is wanting to build an Amazon fleet to avoid delays from external carriers such as UPS due to a whirlwind growth in ecommerce. As of December 2015, the ecommerce giant has been in negotiations with Boeing to lease 20 of its 767 jets.

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Categories: Air Freight, Commercial

Apple iPhone Logistics

Apple iPhone Logistics
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 27, 2015

Apple logistics must always run smoothly, and for a company that brands itself as accessible, attainable luxury it’s no surprise that the iPhone logistics operation is one of the shining examples of a well-organized supply chain.

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