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.
Please also see our business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing pages.
How franchisors and franchisees can work together to combat the impact of Covid-1929 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is a truly universal crisis, with no regard for borders or socio-economic systems. In just a few short weeks, it has caused havoc for businesses around the world, making casualties of household names and showing us that size doesn’t matter after all. For businesses large and small, online and on the high street, swift action is required to limit the potential long-term damage. For franchise businesses, meaningful – and perhaps unprecedented – cooperation between franchisor and franchisee is also vital.
Covid-19 relief for financially troubled suppliers with public contracts01 April 2020
On 20 March 2020 the Cabinet Office published guidance designed to ensure that all public bodies provide support under existing contracts to suppliers of “goods, services and works” who are financially “at risk” as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Implying terms into commercial contracts impacted by COVID-1931 March 2020
We live and work in unprecedented times. The health of the population is rightly the priority, but it is abundantly clear that steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are having a very significant impact on the ability of businesses to fulfil obligations in commercial contracts.
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.