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Building Supply Chain Resilience…

Supply chain disruptions are a fact of life.  In a recent survey carried out in 71 countries, 80% of supply chain professionals stated that they had experienced at least one major supply chain disruption in the past 12 months1.  More worryingly, Accenture have reported that disruptions can reduce shareholder value by 7% in affected companies2.  […]
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International Women’s Day 2015: Women in Supply Chain (Infographic)

International Women’s Day is coming up on Sunday 8th March and with the theme ‘Make it Happen’ we thought we’d take this opportunity to get the ball rolling and ask our female customers what they love most about working in supply chain, why they think it’s important for women to take on supply chain roles, […]
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FuturMaster is sponsoring Richmond Events’ Spring Supply Chain Forum

FuturMaster is pleased to announce their sponsorship of this years’ Richmond Event Supply Chain Forum on 17th March 2015 at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire. This event is a fantastic opportunity to meet our team and discover how FuturMaster can help drive a transformation in your supply chain and business performance.  Whether you’re looking to invest into […]
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FuturMaster Announces 2015 UK User Conference

FuturMaster UK are hosting their Annual User Conference at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire this year on Wednesday 3rd June.  The User Conference provides a fantastic opportunity for FuturMaster customers to come together, share best practices and discover how FuturMaster helps drive a transformation in business performance. Join the UK team at the stunning historic setting […]
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Black Friday: It’s not just the consumers getting the best deal…

The huge US phenomenon, Black Friday has hit the shelves!  Last year, although it caused consumer chaos, it became a huge hit for suppliers and retailers that had prepared for the event. Black Friday, usually occurring in the US, is the Friday after Thanksgiving and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season with a […]
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FuturMaster is sponsoring the IGD Supply Chain Summit 2014

FuturMaster are proud to be sponsoring this year’s Supply Chain Summit on the 12th November at the Park Plaza Victoria in London, as well as an exciting pre-event evening at the London Film Museum. The IGD Supply Chain Summit is a leading FMCG event, bringing together supply chain professionals to discuss and understand the big […]
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FuturMaster to attend Richmond Events’ Autumn Supply Chain Forum

FuturMaster will be attending the Richmond Event Supply Chain Forum on 21st October 2014 at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham.  This will be a great opportunity to meet with us and discuss how FuturMaster can help you drive business performance through your supply chain. Whether it is demand and supply planning perspectives, or optimising trade spend and […]
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Shifting routes in a stable world…

By Howard Roddie, Managing Consultant (@HowardRoddie) Looking at a map of the world, you would think things were pretty fixed.  Cities, continents and countries pretty much stay where they are, apart from, ofcourse, a little continental drift which needn’t concern us – supply chains aren’t planned on a geological timescale. When we ship goods from […]
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Le Grand Depart Yorkshire…A supply chain success?

By Howard Roddie, Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie) The close ties between FuturMaster head office in Paris and our UK headquarters in Yorkshire were strengthened recently with the arrival of the Tour de France in gods own country.  As has been discussed previously, Le Tour presented Yorkshire with unprecedented logistical and supply chain challenges.  So […]
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Tour de France: Planning for an exceptional event!

Summer 2014 plays host to some of the very best sporting events in history and although June marked the beginning of the World Cup in Brazil, next week, in Yorkshire, home of FuturMaster UK, we will see the start of none other than the Tour de France. Whilst these summer months spell BBQ’s, sunbathing, sweepstakes […]
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Supply in a Devolved UK…

By Howard Roddie, Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie)   In my last article, ‘Demand in a Devolved UK….’, I discussed some of the potential impacts of Scotland’s devolution on UK demand.  As we all know, any changes to demand will have an impact on supply. Firstly we need to consider a potential doubling of SKUs […]
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Demand in a Devolved UK…

By Howard Roddie, Senior Supply Chain Consultant (@HowardRoddie) I don’t suppose any of us have started to plan for a devolved UK just yet.  It’s too far away and it might never happen.  But it’s a challenge we should think about as it may give us a new perspective on how we organise our current […]

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FuturMaster highlights 5 key trends in the supply chain to look out for in 2019

FuturMaster, the supply chain solution provider that helps a number of major food, retail and manufacturing companies with demand forecasting and streamlining production and supply, has highlighted five defining trends that will earmark the supply chain scene in 2019 and beyond.

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How to retain company’s supply planning talents?

By Pu Gong, Consultant Supply Planner is an ancient profession dating back to the origin of organised production. Acting as a bridge for interdepartmental communications, the Supply Planner is to this day an indispensable part of a company’s operations. Developing a Supply Planner who understands a company’s products, production and processes is costly and due […]

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Women in Supply Chain

Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. With many countries making it an official holiday, the meaning of the day has somewhat shifted from celebrating the social awareness of the struggles of women to praising all females for just being a woman.