Logistics & Supply Chain
Today’s world is all about speed to market. Retailers, manufacturers and other businesses involved in selling or buying goods and component parts face a litany of challenges when it comes to ensuring supply chain cost efficiency and visibility.
Overcoming these challenges often requires improving demand planning, more sophisticated performance management tools and governance models, having a better understanding of an item’s true ‘landed cost price’, and closer collaboration between stakeholders and building environmental sustainability into supply chains.
Our experts have a wealth of experience of advising UK and international businesses in respect of their logistics, supply chain and procurement needs and can help you to build successful long term partnerships and to manage risk. For example, we can help to structure and negotiate the appropriate use of tools such as continuous improvement, benchmarking, gain share, service bonus and deduction measures, workable governance models, practical remediation measures and helpful exit management planning.
To UPC or not UPC – implementation of Unified Patent Court delayed (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 5)23 June 2017
The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is intended to provide a regional forum resolve patent disputes. At the moment, parties have to litigate patent disputes on a country by country basis across Europe, which is time-consuming, expensive and can lead to differing decisions in some countries. UPC decisions will have effect in all 25 states participating in the UPC, providing a single forum to resolve these disputes.