A survey of 300 business and logistics experts by software provider AEB and the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) University in Germany has found that although many firms collaborate closely with suppliers, the majority are failing to capitalise on the significant opportunities this creates.
As we move into the final quarter of 2015, the UK’s productivity gap is still a problem facing many businesses.
With winter fast approaching, business owners should be reminded of their responsibility to protect workers against the cold in order to reduce the risk of workplace incidents and sickness absence.
The implementation of a national living wage, set to come into force in April 2016, has been met with a wave of outcries from UK businesses. Companies will be expected to pay staff £7.20 per hour rising to £9 by 2020.
New research has found that many buyers don't bother with a plan B in terms of suppliers. Office Depot's Nigel Crunden believes this can be worrying detrimental in the long-run and creates unnecessary risk.