The Heavy Equipment sector has felt the pressure from the ever-ongoing supply chain issues that have plagued the world market since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other global challenges its had to overcome this year. As 2022 begins to open the curtain on its final act - many will start to look ahead to the new year and a new branch of challenges. However, there is still much of 2022 left, and we believe these trends will dominate the sector for the rest of the year.
As the procurement sector continues to thrive and evolve - We move further and further away from traditional procurement methods and strive for innovation.
Over the last couple of years, e-procurement has become a mainstay in the repertoire of CPOs up and down the country - but what exactly is e-procurement and what are the challenges that purchasing professionals face when trying to make the most of it?
Sustainable initiatives such as improving Co2 emissions, alternative vehicle fuels, and utilising IoT are just some of the ways that the sector is moving towards a much more sustainable output.
The Executive Network Group Logistics & Transport division created an automated process throughout 2021 to gather real-time data from candidates we registered, job roles we placed, and respondents' data via email and LinkedIn.
We gathered data from over 50,000 candidate profiles across the UK. We wanted to understand not only the average salary for both Health and Safety, Logistics, Procurement, HR and Operational positions in the Logistics & Transport sector but also how the data differentiate between gender and region.
We have spoken at length about the current skill gaps that currently inhabit industries and sectors all over the world. However, there is a precursor to the skill gaps that make filling these specific roles even more difficult – an employment crisis.
Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) has grown exponentially over the years to become the largest manufacturing sub-sector in the UK – now accounting for 14% of the overall industry. However, with this large growth, a skills gap developed.
With the drastic rise of e-commerce in 2020 due to the fallout of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the resulting lockdowns that forced us inside, shut shops and compelled us to rely on online shopping and courier services to gather the necessities.
With the ever-growing rise of material costs, procurement professionals must constantly think up ways of lowering their amount of spending - whether it’s re-thinking their supply chain or negotiating with suppliers to acquire a cheaper agreement.
While more FM organisations are beginning to get on board with ESG, its benefits are becoming more and more apparent. Not only does it ensure that environmental needs are met - but according to Entouch, “the use of ESG in managing a business offers additional benefits that derive from the underlying technologies required to consider ESG in the first place.
Whether it be direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation, or harassment - the war on workplace racism has been waged for years. Although great strides have been taken towards a progressive workforce that demonstrates both equality and diversity - much more is still required, as we strive for a world where people are treated equally for the work they produce, rather than for the colour of their skin.
The construction industries’ track record for female employees is less than stellar. According to Willmott Dixon – only 12.8% of the workforce is made up of women workers and only 1% of that number work on-site. The pay gap is also rife throughout the sector with male supervisors being paid 45% more than female workers in the same role.