Rachel Sellers Guest Blog - Is your forecasting 'fit for purpose'?'

Guest Blog by Rachel Sellers, Commercial Planning professional-

All too often, when businesses are trying to improve their sales forecasting, reduce inventory holding, or simply improve availability and customer service, the first port of call is to review the forecast accuracy.

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:

Is your Supply Chain ready for Brexit?

With post-Brexit trade negotiations still up in the air, both British and European firms are thinking about their supply chains and how they will be affected if mutually beneficial tariff deals with the EU aren’t achieved.

Brexit drives increased demand for Supply Chain & Procurement professionals

In quarter 1 of this year the number of supply chain and procurement roles in the UK rose by a huge 43% compared to the same period in 2016.

New Managing Consultant, Gary Mullen, joins Cast UK

We are really pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Mullen as Manager of our FMCG Purchasing and Supply Chain team.

Gary brings a wealth of experience to the already established team having worked within professional recruitment for over four years. Gary and his team will further enhance our Purchasing & Supply Chain offering within the FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and Chemical sectors by providing greater market penetration and coverage.

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.

10 reasons why supply chain transparency is so important

For many years it didn’t matter to consumers if the origins of a product were pretty unclear or unknown.

However, modern supply chains seek to achieve cost savings, greater efficiency and increased transparency. Therefore there is much more interest vested in quality, safety, ethics, and environmental impact of where a product has come from.

Working for Artsana

We have worked with Artsana for 4 years on a number of assignments and as one of our long-term key clients we like to keep in touch with how they are progressing, predominantly through the supply chain element of their business.

Ten Questions, One Hot Seat: Mitch Levene

We love speaking to our clients who are experts in their fields; finding out what wisdom they have to share and how they’ve made it in their specialist sectors.

Whatever happened to RFID?

Whilst I was studying supply chain management in the late 90’s it was expected that Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) was going to transform the supply chain for Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods sectors.