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The Supply Chain Compliance Blog

What impact 'retailtainment' in 2020 will have on a retail FM

Posted by Len Simmons on May 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As online retail spend continues to increase, high street retailers are under pressure to create physical spaces that are there to entertain, as well as sell. Traditional retail footprints are being challenged by pop-up stores that, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, give brands “complete creative control of the brand experience and how their messaging is communicated to consumers”.


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Tags: Retail

Altius partners with health and safety app Work Wallet

Posted by Len Simmons on Apr 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Altius have announced a new strategic partnership with health and safety app, Work Wallet.

Work Wallet is a mobile app that aids connecting people, places and processes to help provide a safer working environment – an especially vital tool for those businesses in the rail, construction and logistics industries.

Speaking on the new strategic partnership, Altius COO, Len Simmons said, “Work Wallet’s intelligent approach to linking up data is where the difference lies. We’re really enthusiastic that our clients and their contractors will be able to significantly improve their processes with this platform.”

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Tags: Contractors

Three experts give their opinion on the future of retail supply chains

Posted by Len Simmons on Apr 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The retail supply chain is evolving rapidly. The internet has arguably been the biggest change in the industry with over £133 billion now spent online – a 16% increase on the previous year.

This remarkable level of spend has meant the supply chain of traditional retail companies has had to fundamentally change in order to meet the demands and behaviours of consumers.

In response, the industry embraced an ‘omnichannel’ strategy – an approach to align and integrate all sales channels within the same transactional and logistical infrastructure. But what else should retail FMs prepare for in their retail supply chain?

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Five benefits of investing in contractor management software

Posted by Len Simmons on Apr 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Contractor management software is a brilliant way of managing supply chain compliance. Far from the approach of using a dated spreadsheet to manage suppliers, smart software frees up your time, keeps processes transparent and ensures you keep control of your supply chain. 

Here we look at six key benefits that you can take advantage of by investing in contractor management software.

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Five skills required by modern retail supply chain professionals in 2020

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Confidence in supply chain competencies in the future is set to drop to an all-time low, according to Deloitte’s latest report, Supply Chain Talent of the Future.

While 87% of supply chain leaders are confident that their organisation has the competencies required to meet demands of the job, this figure dropped to 77% when leaders were asked about their confidence in five years’ time.

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NEW REPORT - Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 27, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Altius, the UK’s leading retail supply chain compliance specialist, have unveiled their latest report, Retail 2020: A future insight of trends that will affect facility and property management.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Modern slavery... and the struggle of supply chain professionals to ensure supplier compliance

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 21, 2017 10:14:47 AM

We surveyed supply chain and procurement professionals across the UK, to shed light on the impact the Modern Slavery Act has had since its introduction in 2015. Here's some of the key findings from the Modern Day Slavery Survey Report.

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Contractor's guide to managing modern day slavery in your supply chain

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Modern Slavery Act, introduced into legislation in 2015, has made businesses think about their procurement process in more detail than ever before.

The role of procurement has now changed too, and professionals play an integral role in sourcing suppliers that follow the law and best practice techniques - creating a more transparent supply chain for their business.

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Key findings from the Modern Slavery Act Survey 2017

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A nationwide survey that asked procurement and supply chain experts their thoughts on the impact that the Modern Slavery Act has had on their job, has found some interesting insights.

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Survey shows businesses need to do more to break shackles of modern slavery

Posted by Len Simmons on Mar 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Modern Day Slavery Survey 2017 Report, published by compliance specialist Altius, shows that UK businesses need to do more to tackle modern slavery across their supply chains.

The survey of supply chain, procurement and health & safety managers finds that there is a strong desire to break the shackles of modern slavery. But 82 per cent of respondents said that they wanted to see members of the senior leadership team do more to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act.

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