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Covid 19 Vaccine Supply Chain Agreement

EU vs UK approach to Vaccine Supply

You are all no doubt aware of the current row between the EU and AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca have not delivered on the number of doses they promised in the original deal with the EU. Meanwhile the supply to the UK appears to not suffer from the same constraints. And in the US, they are stockpiling AstraZeneca…
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Brexit Ferry

UK delay checks on imports from EU

The UK government has been forced to delay the introduction of import checks by six months because the required network of 30 border posts still being built to will not have be ready on time. British customs were due to begin controlling imports of animal products, live animals and plants and products from 1 April.…
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Supply Chain

Secure your Supply Chain

Today, 1st March 2021 marks 1 year since Covid 19 arrived in Ireland. What a year it has been for the whole world.  Certainly, the last year has shown the fragility of supply chains. Initially there was a run-on supermarkets as people stocked up on toilet paper, pasta and pretty much anything they could get. …
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Supplier Dispute

Dispute Mediation is better than losing a key customer or supplier

Disputes are a sad reality of doing business these days. Complex contracts. Cultural differences. Conflicting objectives. There are so many pitfalls that business relationships can fall into and with the financial pressures caused by events like Covid-19 and Brexit then there is less tolerance and understanding. Litigation often seems to be the only way out.…
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Moving Trucks

Brexit is here. How is it for you?

It is great to see another direct route opened up between France and Ireland to help bypass the UK land bridge. However the land bridge still remains a significant element in the supply chain to and from Ireland. After some long delays in Kent just before Christmas when France closed the border with the UK…
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Supply Chain Management Functions and flows

SCM Awareness: Functions and Flows in a Supply Chain.

Some of our clients have asked for information on the basics of Supply Chain Management for their staff with the aim of making their entire organisation familiar with the fundamentals of the Supply Chain. This is important because there is hardly a department in a company that is not in some way part of or…
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The Complex Supply Chain

SCM Awareness: What is a Supply Chain.

Some of our clients have asked for information on the basics of Supply Chain Management for their staff with the aim of making their entire organisation familiar with the fundamentals of the Supply Chain. This is important because there is hardly a department in a company that is not in some way part of or…
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BBC Article

Safety First. Always

As I was browsing through my news feed one headline from the BBC caught my attention. “The inferno and the mystery ship” by By Rami Ruhayem and Paul Adams. It is only 4 days since the blast but this article does seem to have pieced together the story of the shipment of Ammonium Nitrite that…
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