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.

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.

Cast UK welcome new Managing Consultant

We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Managing Consultant, Annabel Plowman, joining us at our Manchester office.

Hotseat: Jack Currell on beginning his career in recruitment

Jack joined Cast UK 3 months ago and is part our Supply Chain team, recruiting professionals into the FMCG and Retail sectors across the South East. Jack joined Cast UK after graduating from Sheffield Hallam with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management and has previous experience in sale and supplier relationship roles.

Should you risk lying on your CV?

You may think that telling a few little white lies to land you an interview can’t do any harm; turning a day manning the phones in your dad’s office into ‘extensive administration and customer service experience’ or filling in an employment gap by extending the dates on your previous roles. The truth is that you’re telling a big fat lie, here’s a few reasons why you might think twice about lying on your CV in the future;

Procurement professional urged to move out of comfort zone to develop skills

In a recent interview with Supply Management, Nick Jenkinson, head of indirect procurement at Aryzta, said switching sectors helps to push people out of their comfort zone and develop more skills.

Shipping and the supply chain discussed by IMO secretary general

Koji  Sekimizu, the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), recently highlighted the crucial role ports and shipping play where the global supply chain is concerned in a speech.