Alex Hadwick

Alex Hadwick

Improving inventory management

Aug 7, 2020
The sudden acceleration of high-intensity e-commerce demand, alongside fracturing supply chains in the wake of COVID-19, has pushed inventory management to the forefront. Reuters Events: Supply Chain asked two innovators how they see the space evolving

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

Aug 7, 2020
Putting tech at the heart of XPO’s operations is helping to keep a logistics giant agile amid a global pandemic

Downturn, what downturn? Why logistics tech remains one of the hottest scenes in the global economy

Jul 24, 2020
It’s fair to say 2020 has been rough for many but Reuters Events: Supply Chain has been exploring an area bucking the trend: Logistics tech

Will the pandemic accelerate automation in supply chains? Part 3: Micro machines and the move to micro-fulfilment centres

Jul 8, 2020
Meeting e-commerce demand without crippling costs is a huge challenge for logistics but a fundamental shift in how we build, position and operate fulfilment systems might change all of that. Reuters Events: Supply Chain investigates

The end of just-in-time?

Jul 3, 2020
After it was pioneered by Japanese firms 60 years ago, just-in-time supply chain operations have spread to dominate global manufacturing. With the advent of COVID-19 is that long dominance now at an end?

Will the pandemic accelerate automation in supply chains? Part 2: Cheaper, smaller, more efficient – the evolving capabilities of robots

Jul 3, 2020
Robotics was once the domain of big manufacturers capable of installing multi-million dollar robots in production lines but that’s all changing as it becomes easier to build, install and operate robotics in supply chains

Will the pandemic accelerate automation in supply chains? Part 1: Labour shortages in a time of high demand

Jun 29, 2020
Crushing levels of inventory need to be shifted for many, even as workforces are pared back by the effects of COVID-19. Will automation provide some relief and is it here to stay?

A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 2: E-commerce, automation and the long-term outlook

Jun 24, 2020
As e-commerce turns from a building wave to a massive tsunami in the wake of COVID-19, warehouses are in high demand, but they will need to adapt to fulfil the new environment. We explore the trends shaping the industry long-term with a host of industry experts

A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 1: Current demand and COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020
As the global economy reels from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, warehousing is proving to be remarkably resilient sector say industry experts

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

May 20, 2020
Cheap labour and even cheaper shipping made offshoring incredibly attractive. Has that gamble backfired and are manufacturers about to bring production back or are they fighting impossible economics? Eft asks experts from PwC, McKinsey and Zencargo to find out