The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]
Although the heroics of Team GB at London 2012 already feel like a long time ago, UPS, which was named logistics and express delivery partner to the Games in January 2009, doesn’t officially wrap up its involvement until the end of this month. The winding down and effective closure of two warehouses, in Stevenage and the Port of Tilbury, will bring the curtain down on a supply chain that handled 30 million items, and dealt with everything from demanding broadcasters, […]
Unexpected behaviour by supermarket customers, alongside the closure of its operating base in the Europe, led to a fall in turnover and pre-tax profit at Fowler Welch.
Despite the tough economic climate opportunities exist for well structured and focused medium sized hauliers, according to David Inglis, former MD and chairman of Fowler Welch. Having been one of the original shareholders in Fowler Welch, Inglis saw the company achieve it first £1m turnover and believes the key to success is hands-on management, tight cost control and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. The operational flexibility that smaller/medium size business can offer can set them apart from the world […]