B2BE Weekly Supply Chain Bulletin - 26 September 2022 | Blog

Our weekly supply chain bulletin – 26 September 2022

B2BE Weekly Supply Chain Bulletin - 26 September 2022 | Blog

This is your weekly supply chain bulletin from B2BE for the week starting 26th September 2022.

Each week, we bring you a rundown of the latest trends in the news from across the supply chain industry. We cover the issues most important to you, bringing you useful links to the full articles. This ranges from news on various supply chain disruptions to strategies to lessen the damage. We also include other relevant supply chain related updates. If you missed it, you can read last week’s edition here. Read on to see what’s making the news this week.

Is the demand for seaborne shipping softening?

As we head towards the end of the year, and businesses within the retail sector begin to build up stock for the holiday seasons its normal for this time of year to be the peak season for seaborne trade. However, this year there seems to be less of a demand for seaborne shipping. The global demand for Chinese goods has dropped, and consumers from the US to Europe have cut back on spending. Could this be a sign of things to come?

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Does the supply chain need a culture change?

The logistic and transportation industries have often lagged behind when it came to technology and social changes. During a recent discussion at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals EDGE 2022 conference, professionals highlighted the need for these industries to get creative and abandon the top-down attitude. With recent industry strikes in the ports in the UK the social shift is undeniable.

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Supply chains are getting ready for Christmas

Consumer spending increased during July, however, figures published by the Office for National Statistics highlighted that this was due to online spending. The question is whether or not this trend will continue towards the end of the year. Supply chain businesses are getting ready for this peak demand and responding to changes in customer demand.

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Thank you for reading our weekly supply chain bulletin where we summarise the latest news! Is your organisation facing disruptions to your supply chain? If so, what strategies are you currently using to protect your transactions?

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