I’ve been recruiting in the logistics and transport sector for almost 10 years now but prior to this, as some of you may know, I worked in logistics myself.
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.
At our latest Breakfast Networking Event in Northampton, Eamonn Boland was kind enough to share his experience of peak planning in the Middle East.
While everyone else is looking forward to a (hopefully!) hot summer and watching the Olympics on TV with their feet up, Logistics professionals are deep in planning for the retail Peak season already.
Last week David McIntosh discussed the topic of 'People Planning' for peak period at our Peak Planning Breakfast Networking Event. The first half of David’s career was spent working in retail operations for companies such as Allied Domecq and United Biscuits. More recently David’s roles have been in people development and performance, leading to his current position as Organisational Development Manager at Arrow XL, a company that has recently undergone significant change and growth.
Last week Melissa Wells, Supply Chain Director at Brakes group, presented at our Breakfast Networking Event on the subject of planning for peak period in the supply chain and logistics function.
Having previously worked in the Logistics industry for 10 years, I know that ‘peak’ trading is a period that is talked about throughout the year with a mixture of dread and excitement.