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UK retailers and manufacturers stockpiled in June against political and economic uncertainty, says Parcelhero

1 UK retailers and manufacturers stockpiled in June against political and economic uncertainty, says Parcelhero

New figures released by the Government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal nearly 1 in 10 businesses reported they were stockpiling in June.

There was a particularly sharp rise in UK retailers and manufacturers stockpiling in the period 17-30 June, compared to the reported survey period 8-21 January.

Mobile money spend in emerging markets to top $2.37 trillion by 2029, as providers pivot to advanced services

2 Mobile money spend in emerging markets to top $2.37 trillion by 2029, as providers pivot to advanced services

A new study from Juniper Research has found mobile money spend in emerging markets will reach $2.37 trillion by 2029, from $1.58 trillion in 2024. It predicts this growth of 51% will be driven by operators expanding their portfolios to include higher-margin advanced services....

Ochama launches ‘Ochama 1h delivery’, strengthening commitment to timeliness

3 Ochama launches ‘Ochama 1h delivery’, strengthening commitment to timeliness

Ochama, the omni-channel retailer, recently launched ‘Ochama 1h delivery’, underscoring the company’s dedication to providing swift and reliable shopping experiences that meet the evolving needs of its customers.

Unisurge transforms hospital deliveries with Podfather

4 Unisurge transforms hospital deliveries with Podfather

Unisurge is using Podfather logistics software to ensure that hospital equipment and supplies are delivered on time and in optimum condition.

Quarter of UK businesses deploy gen AI in procurement and supplier management

5 Quarter of UK businesses deploy gen AI in procurement and supplier management

Research from Ivalua, the Cloud Spend Management solutions provider, has revealed that almost a quarter (24%) of UK businesses have deployed Generative AI (Gen AI) tools in procurement and supplier management in the last 12 months.

Asia’s suppliers growing at the fastest pace since early 2023

6 Asia’s suppliers growing at the fastest pace since early 2023

For the second consecutive month, the GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — a leading indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — continued in positive territory.

Streamlining business operations through warehouse optimisation

7 Streamlining business operations through warehouse optimisation

The e-commerce landscape moves quickly, and, in 2024 customer expectations for speedy and reliable deliveries have never been higher. 

Aramex UK highlights importance of resilient supply chains amid spike in freight crime statistics

8 Aramex UK highlights importance of resilient supply chains amid spike in freight crime statistics

After it was revealed that there were 5,373 reports of HGV and cargo crime in the UK in 2023, resulting in an estimated £68 million in losses from the thefts alone, global logistics specialist Aramex UK has highlighted the importance for retailers to fortify their supply chains.

Avantra showcases AI Innovation and automation leadership at SAP Sapphire Orlando and Barcelona

9 Avantra showcases AI Innovation and automation leadership at SAP Sapphire Orlando and Barcelona

Avantra, provider of AIOps and automation solutions for SAP environments, was a prominent participant at the recent SAP Sapphire events held in Orlando and Barcelona. The company unveiled its latest AI capabilities and highlighted its pivotal role in enabling organizations to transition from manual operations to advanced automation.

Managing procurement challenges with advanced planning solutions

10 Managing procurement challenges with advanced planning solutions

By Stephen Dombroski, Director of Consumer Markets, QAD.

From erratic customer behaviour to seasonal demand spikes, and the ever-increasing expectations of consumers, businesses must navigate these complexities to ensure efficient procurement and delivery of goods.

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