DECEMBER 2020

Reflecting on a year of unprecedented change

As we enter the final month for 2020 we reflect on a year that has seen the most rapid changes Supply Chains have ever experienced.

Like many, we prepared for the worst but are pleased to say this did not eventuate. The pandemic forced businesses to make changes, most of which should have been done pre-Covid but weren’t until their hands were forced.

Recruitment continued, and although the volume of vacancies dropped, those that did go to market were business-critical with an expectation for the highest quality of candidate to appease those questioning spend.

It does seem we have passed the most difficult stages however we are now entering another potentially more interesting phase – competition for talent. As businesses set themselves up for 2021 with renewed vigour around hiring, a host of key skills and experience will be in high demand creating a different landscape to that we have seen before.

Consumer Markets

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Restructuring, redundancies and hiring freezes have hallmarked 2020 as the supply chain community navigated through the most challenging environment witnessed in recent memory.

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Retail

INDUSTRY UPDATE

The Retail industry has been hard hit throughout the year, but there are clear stand-out winners in the post-Covid era including digital commerce players and home improvement.

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Levelling up with Tech

Over the past year, we have seen many businesses shelve supply chain projects however one area that has managed to avoid the dusty heights of storage is technology.

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Maintaining culture during remote working

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Despite the benefits of remote work, the lack of daily contact with colleagues brings the challenge of losing a company culture that management has often worked tirelessly to create.

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