The end of the logistics chain, going the extra mile….

The Logistics and Supply Chain Specialists Gideon Hillman Consulting, offer their insights on the topic of last mile delivery for ecommerce, and what impact it has on the supply chain. The growth of e-commerce and online retail, it seems, surpassed all expectations over the last 15 years. The everyday consumer has quickly become accustomed to the ever-increasing developments in technology, and subsequently, the ability to purchase items online, and receive them, delivered to their doorstep, within a matter of days. The easier it becomes for the consumer to purchase an…

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Monitoring supply chain in the fashion industry

Contributed by: Gideon Hillman Consulting UK Manufacture of clothing usually relies on different processes completed in different factories. The supply chain proves to be complex for all items of clothing, with a variety of different processes, from cotton picking, and weaving, to dying and printing. It may be the case that a clothing retailer is aware of their first-tier suppliers; however further down the chain, due to lack of transparency in the clothing manufacture industry, the retailer may not be able to determine where the cotton for their products is…

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Food Industry Supply Chain is Hungry for change

Contributed by: Gideon Hillman Consulting Ltd.   The global supply chain is under increasing pressure from new demands, fuelled by technological advances and the decidedly critical consumer; barraging logistics processes to adapt to the effervescent era of pandering to consumer demands, as opposed to procuring profitability margins. One very important sector which is feeling the pinch more so than others is the Food Industry. UKWA recently conducted a nine-month research project which explored the current struggles of the food industry in the Capital and cities across the UK. Aptly named…

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Why Dropshipping is becoming the new norm in e-commerce

Victoria Greene By the end of 2017, online sales figures (of which dropshipping forms an ever-growing percentage) are set to reach $459.07 billion in the US alone. The benefits of dropshipping are highly enticing: no inventory costs, no warehouse costs, no handling returns, and an easily scalable business model. Even traditional retailers can generate a steady income alongside their branded offerings by selling wholesale products through dropshipping stores. The opportunity to generate just 00000.1% of the forecast revenue figures is tempting enough for any entrepreneur to want to give dropshipping…

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