A leading figure said recently “For the last three months it’s been like planning for Christmas, but not knowing which day Christmas will be”. But will Christmas-as-we-know-it happen at all this year?
Karl Heinrich Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy, says implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller manufacturers – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’.
While it’s far from ‘business as usual’, most UK and international destinations are still being routinely served by couriers, says David Jinks MILT, Head of Consumer Research at the home delivery specialist ParcelHero.
What can freight companies and logistics professionals do to mitigate the potential impact of coronavirus on their business?
A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety in ports and docks, as well as the construction, timber and steel sectors, warns Dave Cormack, board member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.