International trade: a guide to success

Posted by Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General for the Institute of Export on 20-Sep-2018 13:38:17
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Trump and Brexit have brought international trade to the fore in recent years. Yet, while the tenets of free trade and the rise of globalisation may appear under threat, there remains plenty to be excited and encouraged by in world trade. 

At the Institute we’ve often spoken of the need to protect and enhance a rules-based order of trade between nations and international businesses – one that encourages fairness and clarity for exporters. We also believe that more can be done on an international level to encourage businesses of all sizes and from all places to enter international trade.

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Driving change with sustainable transport

Posted by Rodion Liashko - ESC Business Analyst on 04-Sep-2018 13:39:11
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Our responsibility to future generations is set as the main principle of Sustainable Development, a concept introduced by Brundtland Report in 1987.  Since then, we often read about the importance of sustainability when discussing the environment, climate change and corporate social responsibility (CSR).  And yet, what does sustainability really mean for logistics?  And how can your 4PL provider drive sustainable development?

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Topics: suppy chain, 3PL logistics

Brexit: preparing for the unknown

Posted by Pauline Bastidon, Head of European Policy at Freight Transport Association on 07-Aug-2018 10:16:00
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Long queues of lorries at the borders, grounded planes, complex customs processes, new regulatory requirements… Every day brings a new example of what a ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019 could mean for logistics and supply chains and, by now, you probably feel that you have heard it all. And yet, with less than 9 months left before Brexit, knowing where to start and what to plan for in this thick ‘Brexit fog’ can be a real challenge.  

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Air Freight Forwarding in the UK: The warehouse requirements you can’t afford to compromise on

Posted by Russell Tayler, Heathrow Branch Manager on 31-Jul-2018 15:16:41
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 UK businesses are seizing export opportunities with a record high of £620.2bn UK exports recorded last financial year and Heathrow airport, the UK’s leading air gateway, reporting double-digit cargo growth of 10.2% for the 12 months to December 2017 with East Asia, Europe and the US its biggest markets.  Furthermore, the prospect of increased profits and turnover are further encouraging businesses to expand their offering with a recent report by Lloyds Bank stating that two in five UK businesses are planning to export or enter a new market for the first time before the end of the year.

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3 ways to boost customer retention through your logistics

Posted by Richard Tyler on 10-Jul-2018 11:49:55
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 With customer retention crucial in driving sales and revenue ( studies show that just a 5% increase in retention rates grow profits by more than 25%), it’s essential for your customer’s purchasing experience to be a positive one.  Here’s our top 3 points to get right in your supply chain to keep your customers returning.     
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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions, Vision I, 3PL, Consumer Electronics, Reverse Logistics, Repairs and Refurbishment, Recall Management, Customer-centric Logistics, Quality-driven logistics, high value cargo, Global Supply Chain, International Supply Chain Management, high value goods, high value goods supply chain, supply chain

One-stop-shop for post-Brexit era: What outsourcing logistics can do for you

Posted by Nick Rees - Commercial & ALL Director on 14-Jun-2018 11:45:00
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If there’s one thing our Brexit blog series has shown, it’s that the practicalities of how businesses will cope and run after March 29th 2019, or at least after the transitional period of December 31st 2020, is still largely unknown.

There are predictions, estimates and forecasts, but, until the final trade agreements have been signed, the true extent of Brexit, and the following repercussions for businesses, will remain largely unknown. The way we’re facing Brexit here at Yusen is through extensive planning, keeping informed of Brexit updates and constantly revising our operations and strategies to ensure we’re able to make as informed strategic decisions as possible at this stage.

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Preparing for Brexit: How we’re tackling the subject of customs clearance after Brexit

Posted by Sharon Murrell - Customs Manager on 31-May-2018 11:46:00
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The latest blog post in our Brexit series highlights the specific subject of your customs clearance after Brexit, and how these affect supply chains, both in and out of the UK. With Brexit day fast approaching, we reveal what procedures and plans we have in place to overcome the challenges Brexit poses at the borders.

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Topics: Brexit, Border Controls, Customs Clearance

How Brexit is taking shape within the UK’s warehouse and transport industry

Posted by Craig Tellwright - Head of Audit, Assurance and Quality on 17-May-2018 11:45:00
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In our previous blog post our internal Brexit expert, James Colson, highlighted the key potential scenarios for businesses’ supply chain management and how to start preparing for the day we leave the EU and beyond.

The latest blog post in our Brexit series explores how the impending leaving of the EU is already influencing the UK warehouse and transport industry.

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Topics: Brexit, Warehousing and Distribution

Preparing for Brexit: The key potential scenarios for your supply chain

Posted by James Colson - AstraZeneca Global Account Manager on 03-May-2018 11:45:29
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 As we get closer to the final date for officially leaving the EU, a more defined future for our industries will become clear.

For now, however, we still have some time before the end of the ‘leave’ transitional phase of December 2020, and the fine details are still far from clear. At Yusen, our focus must be on potential scenarios, expected outcomes and comprehensive logistics contingency planning, for both ourselves and our customers.

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Topics: Brexit, Supply Chain Management

How does supply chain crime threaten your business?

Posted by Mark Harvey - Head of Security on 27-Mar-2018 11:26:00
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If you're in the business of high value goods, security is likely to be at the top of your priority list. But are you aware of the real implications that face your supply chain?

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Topics: Supply Chain Security, TAPA, high value cargo, secure logistics, secure, Cargo Theft, safe secure logistics tracking, high value goods, secure 3PL

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