While Olympic (and Paralympic) fever may be well and truly over, the sporting glow encompassing the UK has continued. A certain Mr Murray followed up his Olympic medals by winning the US Open and the European team fought back from certain defeat against the Americans to retain the Ryder Cup crown.
While the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee set the scene for a summer of excellence (albeit a rainy one), Christmas is now firmly on the horizon and the first snow of the season is predicted in the UK this week (up in Scotland).
But, what do the Olympic Games and Christmas have in common?
Simply put, that’s logistics!
Whether it’s a sporting event on an international scale or a retail distribution service being established for Christmas, the careful management of the supply chain is essential to achieving end user satisfaction.
The logistics industry in the UK provides great opportunities for companies to work together to achieve world class levels of supply chain efficiency. By taking a collaborative approach and opening up the way in which we think about business, some truly exciting and even ground-breaking ways of working can emerge.
We see it here at Prova with the success stories and thought-leading commentary from our clients: whether that is Total Logistics debating the warehousing footprint (is building upwards always a good strategy?); Savoye looking into minimising void fill (more product on lorries, less ‘air’); or LPR building on a decade of heritage in the UK to deliver truly collaborative customer supply chain solutions.
Enjoy this issue of Flow – and, if you want to chat supply chain collaboration, feel free to pop in and see us on Church Street; a cuppa and cake are waiting!