The battle lines have been drawn and in less than four months from now Britain could start the process of separating itself from the European Union (EU).
Technologies to enable effective, paperless operations have been in place for many years. Yet despite the proven benefits of reduced cost, improved efficiency and enhanced customer service, too many organisations wait until paperless processes are mandated through legislation or competitive pressures before making the move.
Did you know that Bacs is making important changes to the security of its payments service and that of its approved software suppliers? If not, it is imperative that you read on because it’s a significant shakeup that you must act on: if you haven’t made the necessary software update by 13 June 2016 then you will not be able to make payments using Bacs or collect direct debits.
Fifteen air carriers will switch to the Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) as the preferred process for shipping air freight from 1 March 2016. This is a significant milestone in the air cargo industry and creates a new level of urgency for forwarders to move toward the eAWB.
With no sign yet of 2016 heralding any fresh solutions, there is little hope of the migrant crisis abating in the near future. A humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, the effect continues to be felt throughout Europe. It’s a costly issue in more ways than one, and the European supply chain is certainly not immune.