Guest blog: Gideon Hillman - Warehouse design, what are the key factors to consider?

About the author: 

Gideon Hillman FCILT FCMI FIC, is a Logistics and Supply Chain professional with over 25 years Global Supply Chain, Logistics industry & Materials Handling experience. Gideon worked at a Senior Management Level with Commercial and Operational responsibility throughout Europe, with both manufacturers & Global 3rd Party Logistics Service Providers, before establishing Gideon Hillman Consulting in 2004; one of the leading Logistics Solutions and Supply Chain consultancies in the UK.

ROI: Are Interim Managers good value for money?

We often encounter clients that tell us day rates for interim managers amount to daylight robbery, but is that really the case? There are many benefits to using an interim manager, they are often less expensive than you think & the ROI they bring is invaluable.

Comparing PAYE & Interim Managers

The biggest mistake clients make is to simply take the day rate & x it by the number of working days in the year, for example 260 x £500 is made to look like an annual salary of £130k!

In fact, this is far from the truth. In simple terms day rates should be calculated like this:

Scaling the “Three Peaks”

While the sun (allegedly) shines outside retailers & logistics businesses are already in the thick of planning for this years’ “Three Peaks” challenge;

4 key logistics considerations for Black Friday 2016

On Friday 25th November the UK’s consumer market will be ready to bag a bargain in what’s anticipated to be the biggest Black Friday to date. 

A lot of work will have been done by retailers to ensure the Black Friday period goes to plan, evaluating logistics, supply chains and online and offline IT requirements well in advance.

What does Black Friday 2016 mean for UK retailers?

This year the 25th November marks the 6th Black Friday in the UK, which began back in 2010 with Amazon.co.uk being the first company offering discounts in Britain.

The emergence of Black Friday and then Cyber Monday (falling 3 days after) in the UK have massively impacted on the dynamics of consumer shopping trends around the Christmas season.

Why are retailers struggling to keep up with omnichannel expectations?

With the technology available to us today, we are able to shop at any time we want, across all of our devices, wherever we are! This one-click purchase culture has led to market of highly demanding consumers; we want it all and we want it now.

Dan Rowe on moving from industry to recruitment

We sat down for a chat with Dan Rowe to find out why he chose a career move to the recruitment industry and how his industry knowledge has benefited him.

A short guide to evaluating your freight forwarder

If your business moves products it is likely you will have a selected freight forwarder or possibly many different carriers to do this for you.

Planning for Peak at Spectrum

Stuart Fairbairn from Spectrum for Arcadia was the second of our expert speakers at our recent Northampton Peak Planning Breakfast Event, talking about Spectrums peak hiring strategy.

Peak Planning in the Middle East

At our latest Breakfast Networking Event in Northampton, Eamonn Boland was kind enough to share his experience of peak planning in the Middle East.