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Allport Cargo Services launches ACS Reverse Logistics

Allport Cargo Services launches ACS Reverse Logistics

Allport Cargo Services and TIC Reverse Logistics have joined forces to create – ACS Reverse Logistics to deliver seamless reverse logistics solutions to UK retailers and online stores.. The joint venture will provide complete end-to-end logistics, using proprietary technology to deliver unique reverse logistics solutions for retailers, and will complement Allport Cargo Services’ existing supply chain and logistics offerings.

ACS host Thought-provoking Seminar Addressing Key Issues Facing Global Retail Supply Chain

ACS host Thought-provoking Seminar Addressing Key Issues Facing Global Retail Supply Chain

The Allport Cargo Services Global Supply Chain Seminar in association with Retail Week, took place last week at the iconic and inspiring Shard in London. Senior supply chain executives from leading retailers including Asda, Debenhams, Pets at Home, Boots, Karen Millen, attended the executive briefing, which had a particular focus on the potential and challenges to growth in South East Asia and the implications and benefits of a great returns logistics strategy on customer experience.

Category: Regulatory News Retailer News Supply Side News

Bangladesh: Air freight update

Bangladesh: Air freight update

The embargo imposed on direct air cargo by the UK Department for Transport remains in force, continuing to affect UK importers seeking to import from Dhaka.

Indirect carriers have experienced a surge in demand for capacity. The enforced carton level screening at Dhaka terminal is causing delays in cargo being available and as such flights are departing under utilized. The screening process is now unable to process GOH frames, and as such consignments are being routed by Sea-Air.

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Weather – the greatest supply chain risk?

Weather – the greatest supply chain risk?

The technology and algorithms used to accurately predict the weather have become highly sophisticated over the past two decades and we are increasingly relying on weather forecasts to make informed decisions – not just in a personal, but also in a business context. As the use of technology and intelligent insights to support business decision-making grows, forward-thinking companies are monitoring natural weather events and their impact on the supply chain by Clyde Buntrock, VP Sales & Marketing, Allport Cargo Services.

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East Africa as an emerging sourcing location

East Africa as an emerging sourcing location

The McKinsey&Company report ‘Sourcing in a volatile world: The East Africa opportunity’ describes an emerging shift in apparel sourcing from Asia towards East Africa. In this blog we review the report and discuss what has brought about this shift and the implications for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs). – Clyde Buntrock, VP Allport Cargo Services.

Category: Regulatory News

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