GH shortlisted as finalists for The Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2018

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The Gideon Hillman Consulting team of specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants, are pleased to announce that: BUILT/, jointly with Gideon Hillman Consulting have been shortlisted as finalists for the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2018.

BUILT/  is  the  new,  innovative,  very  first  drive-thru,  ͚click-and-collect͛,  e-commerce,  builders  yard  and  warehouse  backed  by  Travis  Perkins  PLC;  supplying  building  materials  to  the  trade,  in  and  around  Birmingham;  adopting  and  promoting  an  omni-channel  trade  outlet,  providing  in-branch  collection  and  same-day  delivery  options,  stream-lining  the  process  of  ordering  building  supplies.

Gideon Hillman Consulting have been shortlisted with BUILT/ under the category:
Supply Chain Innovation.

Winners will be officially announced at a London venue, on the 1st and 2nd week of September 2018.

More details to follow shortly…

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How 3D printing is changing supply chains

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After 30 years in development, practical applications of 3D printing are now becoming commonplace and disrupting traditional businesses. Supply chains across diverse industries such as aerospace, healthcare and electronics are devising solutions to enable them to take advantage of market opportunities.  Doctors can print a model of a person’s heart before tackling invasive surgery and logistics companies can build drones to address delivery challenges.  Printing of 3D guns – maybe not so good?

What is 3D printing?

Industrial style 3D printers inject materials in successive patterns to build a three-dimensional object.  The term “additive manufacturing” is used to explain this principle.  Various types of technologies are applied but they all have the same objective: to create complex designs and customizable products on an individual basis with less effort than traditional manufacturing processes.

3D technology is a supply chain disruptor

3D printing technology enables companies to design and produce new customised products to meet the end user’s growing needs for personalization.  Consumers have become accustomed to being able to demand products with variations that were not previously available.  The rise of e-commerce is compounding the need for retailers to be innovative and responsive.  The extensive use of mobile devices is also feeding the need for instant gratification and same day deliveries.

In order to stay competitive in the online marketplace, companies are turning to 3D printing to create their products quicker.   The analyst firm Canalys anticipates that the worldwide market for 3D printers and its associated materials and services will grow to $20.2 billion by 2019.

The advances in 3D printing have been a game changer for manufacturers.  Certain types of spare parts can be printed on demand.  This means reduced lead times for their customers, lower inventory levels and cost savings in warehousing.   Significant competitive advantage can be gained by speed-to-market.

 Aerospace

GE Aviation has announced plans to manufacture 40,000 jet fuel nozzles by 2020. GE is also designing an advanced turboprop that replaces more than 850 parts of a normal aircraft engine with only 12 3D-printed components. Boeing and Airbus have both made significant investments in the technology.  Airbus has unveiled a drone made of parts that have been 3D printed in polyamide.

Both GE and Airbus have found that the technology allows them to redesign aircraft parts to reduce their weight, saving costly fuel.

Automotive

Leading automotive manufacturers were the early adopters. Ford, Mercedes Benz and BMW are all continuing to look at how to improve service levels.  Spare parts can be produced on demand nearer to the market they serve from designs that are sent electronically across the world.

Healthcare

The precision that comes with 3D technology is a boon for the medical professions. Custom-made prostheses can now be produced with less weight improving wearability.  Models can be made of the human heart and its arteries to allow surgeons to preview conditions before embarking on invasive surgery.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can also benefit.  They have the freedom to buy local and save themselves the complications of importing, storing and transporting goods and the associated administrative headaches.

Impact on the logistics industry

As 3D printing technology develops and is used more widely, the logistics sector will be affected.  As manufacturing processes are simplified, supply chains will be shorter and the demand for transport will change.  It is projected that the volume of imports from Asia to Europe will drop considerably in the next few years.

Logistics companies such as DHL and UPS are already benefitting from on-demand printing by providing extended distribution facilities and partnering with 3D printing companies.

The main benefits of 3D printing 

 

  • Reduced production times
  • Lower inventory levels and less obsolete products
  • Printing-on-demand using digital files
  • Fewer suppliers through consolidating purchases
  • Local supply means cheaper transport and easier logistics.
  • Increased Responsiveness

According to a recent Gartner survey….

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The rise and rise of 3D printing

Industrial-grade 3D printers cost upwards of US $1 million.  The challenge in the longer term is to improve the technology and make the printers faster, cheaper and more agile.  They need to be able to use different raw materials and be capable of producing higher-quality items.  Increased accessibility to hardware, software and new raw materials is already driving down the cost of 3D printers.

Gideon Hillman Consulting attending SHD Logistics Awards Dinner, 2018

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Recognised as one of the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies, Gideon Hillman Consulting, has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the SHD Logistics Awards 2018, for a joint entry – with new and innovative builders’ merchants to the trade: BUILT/under two categories: Innovation, and New Facility.

Both the BUILT/ and Gideon Hillman Consulting team will be attending the awards ceremony, on Thursday 20 September 2018 at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, where the winners will be announced. Follow the link for the full List of 2018 Finalists.

Read our full BUILT/ case-study here.

 

GH Welcomes Marketing Assistant

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Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to welcome Ryan Thomson as the newest member of the GH office team as part of our central support function for our ongoing Marketing Strategy. Joining us this month, Ryan fulfils the role of Marketing Assistant.

Ryan 750px colourReporting directly to the Senior Marketing Executive, Ryan is responsible for supporting the continual promotion and development of the GH brand, and awareness throughout the Logistics industry; with specific focus on social media management, and engagement.

Ryan holds a degree in Digital Marketing and additional qualifications in Google Analytics, Creative Media Production, HTML, and CSS.

Gideon Hillman Consulting wish Ryan success in his new role, advocating that staff development is crucial to ensure that we can continue to maintain the increase in demand and expectations of our clients.

 

Check out our Guest Blog

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Supply Chain and Logistics specialists Gideon Hillman Consulting guest blog for Cast UK on the topic of Supply Chain Consequences of Supermarket Mergers.

Since their acquisition of Argos back in 2016, it seems Sainsburys have been left with an insatiable appetite for more; and as we approach mid-year 2018, the FMCG retailer has revealed plans to merge with their supposedly regarded rivals, north of the wall; Asda.

Following the successful integration of Argos into Sainsbury’s stores two years previous, many may now question whether the true purpose of this strategy was more advanced, than to seemingly provide consumers with added value, and a more convenient in-store customer-experience.

Certainly, as plans further develop for Sainsburys, it seems clear that they have bigger ideas, which apparently involve wider-reaching plans to purportedly protect their high-street stores against the ever-increasing threat from the all-encompassing ecommerce beast, Amazon.

Whatever the intended plans to prevail are for this proposed merger, there will be many of the opinion that the future of retail, lies in online commerce; who argue that there is no longer a niche in the market for discount high-street stores, due to the availability and value for money offered by online retailers.

In spite of this, Sainsburys’ plans disclosed so far, not only propose to create Britain’s biggest supermarket chain – with more than 2800 stores (including Argos, which is owned by Sainsbury’s) – but could ultimately result in them surpassing current leader, Tesco. 

Whilst historically there has thought to exist an implicit north, south divide between the two stores, it seems that differences have more recently been put aside, amidst both brands having spent years fighting common enemies: prestigious discount stores, Lidl and Aldi. 

This competition may additionally explain Tesco’s 2018, £4bn takeover of wholesaler Booker, which in turn, generated the creation of a new dominant player in Britain’s £200bn-a-year food market. Moreover, allegedly Amazon and Morrisons are also negotiating their own deal to deliver groceries using the ‘pantry’ delivery service.

It appears that the competition is truly on; as Sainsbury’s seemingly sudden venture, further resounds retailers’ rising retaliation, for monopolisation of the supermarket sector, and with this, the urge to continue to delight their consumers by delivering lower prices, improved convenience, and an endless variety of products, in-store.

Yet, whilst these mergers on the surface, may equate to initial financial gains, and increased market share power for the retailers involved; exactly what significance does this shift in shopping circumstance mean for the consumer, and more importantly, what actually are the wider-reaching implications involved for Supply Chains?

At present, direct job losses and store closures have initially been ruled out; and despite fears surrounding Brexit, the merge is predicted to provide a 10% reduction in produce prices for consumers.

Statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reflect that the retail sector is undeniably experiencing significant and rapid change, as customer shopping habits continue to evolve; with further reports predicting that if this North / South merge is approved by the Competition Authority, it will result in the biggest supermarket chain in Britain, dominating a 30% market place share; facilitating significant cost savings, in turn, generating profit.

It has however been reported, that these projected lower consumer prices could become the unfortunate burden of the supply chain; meaning that whilst these estimated savings may be successfully achieved and delivered, they will more likely than not, only materialise, by cutting costs further down the supply chain.

Realistically, it is this necessity for cost savings which could dictate the required negotiation for lower prices when sourcing direct from suppliers, which could serve to threaten the wider-reaching supply chain operations.

This in turn, is fuelling fears that, due to a decrease in supermarket retail prices being passed through to output prices for suppliers, supply chain output could become significantly reduced, and unavoidably result in many unfortunate job losses within the Logistics Industry.

Presently, whilst the true impact this merger and the wider-reaching implications which could pose a risk to the greater supply chain, remain unknown; only time will tell us whether the result will be a hap-hazard hindrance or sweeping success for the supermarket sector.

Click here to follow the link, to read the full article.

GH and BUILT/ – Finalists for SHD Logistics Awards 2018!

An independent panel of judges have reviewed all of the 2018 entries for the SHD Logistics Awards, and Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted as finalists for a joint entry – with new and innovative builders’ merchants to the trade – BUILT/.

SHD Awards Finalist Logo for web bannerGideon Hillman Consulting has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the SHD Logistics Awards 2018, under two categories: Innovation, and New Facility.

Entries under these categories are judged by focussing on: optimum warehouse productivity within tight deadlines and budgets, innovative use of logistics space, and a measurable and demonstrable change of approach resulting in tangible returns.

An annual celebration of excellence in the logistics and supply chain sector in association with SHD Logistics magazine; these awards recognise the most impressive achievements throughout the industry, over the past 12 months.

“2018 continues to present Gideon Hillman Consulting with excellent opportunities and successes, and being shortlisted for these 2 awards, is just testament to the continued, and recognised hard-work and effort which is consistent with not only our core values and overall business operations, but also that of innovative Builder’s merchants, BUILT/” Commented Managing Director Gideon Hillman.

Established in 2004, Gideon Hillman Consulting, is one of, if not the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancy, servicing clients throughout UK and Europe.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 20 September 2018 at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

View the full finalist list HERE.

Supply Chain Matters – Second-Quarter Newsletter 2018

 

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Already entering Mid-year territory here in 2018 – Gideon Hillman Consulting are proud to report that so far; this year has been a very prosperous and exciting time for both the GH team and the business overall. So far, 2018 has seen the GH Consulting team attend two trade shows: Intralogistex and Multimodal. Attending both events for their several consecutive years, the GH team yet again found both events were successful in providing a number of qualified leads, whilst simultaneously, as ever, proposing excellent networking opportunities.

2018 Business developments reveal the Mid-year marker has witnessed GH Consulting having been awarded over 30 projects from a combination of both returning and brand-new clients. Whilst from a wide variety of sectors, GH has experienced a significant increase in winning client projects from the consumer, manufacturing, FMCG, and retail Sectors. Client work of which has consisted of many projects including: warehouse design, logistics distribution network reviews, and supply chain management.

Other advancements have also been taking place within the company internally, including the promotion of Marketing Executive Natasha Raymond, to Senior Executive of Marketing and Information Systems.

To read about all of our mid-year achievements, read our June 2018 Issue:
Supply Chain Matters Newsletter.

Successful Supply Chain Matters

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In time for the arrival of June, the Specialist Supply Chain and Logistics team at Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to announce they are already preparing their 2018 mid-year newsletter ‘Supply Chain Matters’.

From the second week of June 2018, the fourth instalment of our quarterly newsletter, will be available to read on our website.

Our Supply Chain Matters newsletter is compiled by a team of specialists in Logistics and Supply Chain; highly regarded for their wealth of knowledge from years of experience within the Logistics Industry.

Established in 2004, The Gideon Hillman Consulting team provide a professional, logistics publication available to you each quarter, full of informative features, focussed on industry issues, case studies, and guest perspectives.

Our newest issue will be available to read next week!

Catch up with our earlier issues here!

GH Multimodal18 Expo Interview

Managing Director of Gideon Hillman Consulting – Gideon Hillman, was interviewed by Freight Forwarder Magazine’s Matt Dailly, at Multimodal 2018.

Attending the show for the eighth year, an ever-impressive turn-out on both days, ensured that Gideon Hillman Consulting received an excellent amount of interest, and a diverse range of promising qualified leads!

View the full video interview on our Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKDOwal-iYY 

Catch all of our Previous Events Videos here.

GH updates privacy policy

Commencing today,  Friday 25th May 2018, new rules and regulations are coming into force, which stipulate greater restrictions surrounding the corporate collection and storage of personal data for marketing and promotional purposes.

In time for the compliance deadline at the end of this week, and more importantly to protect your personal data Gideon Hillman Consulting have updated their privacy policy to reflect the new GDPR regulations.

Please email Marketing Executive Natasha Raymond:
natasha@hillman-consulting.co.uk to specifically understand and update the following:

  • To remove your details from our marketing lists.
  • The receive a copy of the personal data we hold for you on our database.
  • To amend the personal data we hold about you on our database.
  • To remove your details from our database entirely.

Keeping contact records ‘clean’ is vital for us, and conducive to maintaining good working relationships with our clients and industry contacts alike. Please note, we endeavour to treat all data we hold, with sincere care and respect, and ensure to never share any of your contact information with anyone outside of our organisation.

Thank you for taking the time to review our changes and we look forward to working with you in the future.

 

Significant growth of GH’s marketing activities, contributes to 30% + growth in turnover…

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Gideon Hillman Consulting are delighted to announce on behalf of Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH) the promotion of our Marketing Executive Natasha Raymond to Senior Executive, Marketing and Information Systems.

Natasha has been promoted within eighteen months at the company, which is testament to her passion and dedication to the development of an effective strategy which encompassed a significant growth of GH’s marketing activities, which in turn has directly contributed to a 30% + growth in turnover.

Increasing our brand awareness, and social presence, Natasha has, and will continue to develop effective strategies to drive the business further forwards throughout 2018; with the support of additional plans to appoint a new GH team member, in the role of Marketing Assistant, in the summer.

These two new positions in the marketing and communications functions, represent overall continued further expansion of the GH business, including a substantial increase in enquiries, and a welcomed level of increased recognition from prestigious brand clients within a variety of sectors, namely FMCG, Logistics, and Manufacturing.

Gideon Hillman Consulting increases business activities for Rotalink Limited

Rotalink Limited is a leading provider of miniature power transmission motors to a large and expanding customer base.

Recognising their requirement for increased warehouse capacity, whilst experiencing prominent levels of activity, Rotalink wished to better manage their products and deliveries. After conducting a careful selection process, Rotalink chose to work with the experts at one of the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies – Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH Consulting).

Awarding this project to the Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultant team, Gideon Hillman Consulting have successfully provided Rotalink with a qualified review of their warehousing and distribution operations, alongside providing design layouts and operational areas to support Rotalink’s increased business activities. Read the Full Case Study here.

Another Successful Year for Gideon Hillman Consulting #Multimodal18

#Multimodal18 has now drawn to a close for another year!

Multimodal 2018 #Multimodal18 was a lively show, packed full of presentations in the ‘seminar theatre’, and a wide range of Multimodal exhibitors, and visitors alike.

2018 witnessed the successful introduction of the Multimodal Mixer, an additional 2 hours of social networking from 5pm – 7pm within the exhibition hall!

As ever, an impressive turn-out throughout the show, ensured that Gideon Hillman Consulting received an excellent amount of interest, and a diverse range of promising qualified leads!

You can now view ALL of our #Multimodal18 photos here in our dedicated Multimodal Show Gallery!

Watch all of our event highlights throughout 2018 here.

Multimodal18 – Day two #MM18!

Thank you to everyone who took time to visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on Stand 7026, during the second day of the show!

Last night, new to 2018, the show doors remained open until 7pm, extending the opportunity for networking by an additional two hours! Including Fantastic food, drinks, music, and networking, all as part of the new Multimodal Mixer!

You can catch up with all of our exciting event updates from day two; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the Amazing May Expo #Multimodal18 on Twitter, Facebook, and also visit our Blog, and view our #Multimodal18 event photos on our Pinterest event gallery!

 

Multimodal18 – Day one #MM18!

Join Gideon Hillman Consulting from 10.00am on Stand 7026, UKWA Pavilion, Hall 4, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, until 5.00pm today.

Our stand is Built, and our Specialist Consultants are ready.

If you are a Logistics Professional looking for solutions to current and future challenges, visit our Specialist Consultants to discuss how the GH team can tailor their support to your specific business requirements.

You can catch up with all of our exciting event updates from day one; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the Amazing May Expo #multimodal18 on Twitter, Facebook, and also visit our Blog.

You can view our Day 1 #Multimodal18 event photos on our Pinterest event gallery!

Multimodal is here for 2 days only, so register today to visit the team of Specialist Logistics Consultants at GH, who will be ready to discuss how we can support your individual business requirements.

If you couldn’t make it today, then join us tomorrow; for an extended opening time of 2 additional hours! Join us to enjoy a relaxed social networking environment within this years’ new Multimodal Mixer!

New for 2018, and especially for those visitors who prefer to come later in their business day, the Mixer is the new exhibitor and visitor party taking place inside Exhibition Hall 4.

Fantastic food, drinks, music, and networking, the Mixer is a brilliant, complimentary, and relaxed opportunity to visit exhibitors on their stands, and join the central Mixer event. See you there!

 

See you tomorrow!

It is Build-Up day for Gideon Hillman Consulting, who are now busy constructing their stand ready for the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event – Multimodal 2018!

Starting tomorrow, don’t miss any of our exciting event updates; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the Amazing May Expo #Multimodal18 from Build-up Day onwards, on TwitterFacebook, and visit our Blog. Also, don’t forget to check our #MM18 Gallery on Pinterest!

Visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on Stand 7026 in the UKWA Pavilion, from 1st to 3rd May 2018 – In Hall 4NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT- to Meet and network with market leading exhibitors from across the transport and logistics industry.

Multimodal runs for just 3 days, until Thursday 3rd May 2018, so if you are a Logistics Professional looking for solutions to current and future challenges, or to just explore the latest trends and source innovative ideas – The team of Specialist Logistics Consultants at GH, will be ready to discuss how we support your individual business requirements.

Register to be our VIP Guest quoting VIPGID.

 

Visit Gideon Hillman Consulting – Multimodal 2018 next week!

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies servicing its clients throughout the UK and Europe; the Gideon Hillman Consulting team eagerly anticipate what the remainder of the year has in store; as subsequent preparations are underway at GH HQ, with the team getting ready to display their extensive range of skills at Multimodal 2018; including but not limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management.

Gideon Hillman Consulting eagerly anticipate returning to Multimodal 2018, to make even more qualified leads, by proudly discussing and promoting their products and services; ultimately aiming to support many more, new and returning clients, throughout what is predicted to be a pleasantly prosperous 2018.

Now in its eleventh year, Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics, and supply chain management event; where attendees can explore the latest industry solutions and discuss how to increase efficiencies within their supply chain operations.

Each year, the Multimodal exhibition grows in size, and 2018 is no exception! If you have not yet done so already, register to attend Multimodal 2018 as one of our guests, by quoting code VIPGID to stay one step ahead of the competition!

Don’t forget to follow our exciting daily event updates on social media #multimodal2018 from Build-up Day onwards, on TwitterFacebookYoutube, and our Logistics Blog. Also, don’t forget to view our #MM18 Gallery on Pinterest!

Multimodal 2018 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1st – 3rd May 2018; We look forward to seeing you there, GH Consulting, Stand 7026, in the UKWA Pavilion!

Supply Chain Matters – First-Quarter Newsletter 2018

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Supply Chain Matters – First-Quarter Newsletter 2018 April issueis now available to read here. Covering topics including upcoming events, Effective Supply Chain Management, and GDPR.

With GDPR coming into force 25th May 2018. This means that organisations need to comply with its requirements for the consensual and appropriate processing of contacts’ personal data. It is now mandatory for informed consent for personal data preferences for marketing purposes, to be collected from enquiries made. This data is to be processed accordingly for all contacts, to support any of the below requests, for each contact, whose personal data is stored on our database:

  • Remove their details from our marketing lists.
  • Receive a copy of their personal data held on our database.
  • To amend their personal data held on our database.
  • To remove their details from our database entirely.

Please contact Marketing Executive Natasha Raymond: natasha@hillman-consulting.co.uk with any enquiries regarding the data we hold for you and how it is processed.

To catch-up with our earlier issues here!

Just over two weeks to go…

With just over 2 weeks to go, the Amazing May exhibition – that is the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event – Multimodal 2018, draws ever closer!

And of course, Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to confirm their attendance at #MM2018 on stand 7026.

Attendees can visit the GH team, to discuss how their business could benefit from our extensive range of services including but not limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management.

Meet the GH team of Logistics and Supply Chain Experts, on stand 7026, on the UKWA Pavilion, at #Multimodal2018 Back at the NEC for 2018. The event is characterised by key vertical sectors, including manufacturing, retail, agribusiness, chemical, automotive, electronics, FMCG, food & drink, fashion, pharmaceuticals, construction, aerospace, energy, real estate, recycling, paper/print and perishables, amongst others, whilst horizontally, the show covers all modes of transportation, including sea, road, rail, air and inland waterways.

#Multimodal2018 takes place at the NEC, Hall 4, Birmingham, from 1st – 3rd May 2018. Come and join us, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more event updates from Gideon Hillman Consulting, subscribe to our channel, and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest, and of course the #LogisticsIndustryBlog

Successful First Quarter 2018 for GH Consulting

2018 has been an extremely successful year for GH so far, with an amazing 16 new contracts won already in this first very prosperous quarter including new and repeat projects, from the Manufacturer of leading skincare brands NIVEA, Eucerin, Elastoplast and Atrixo – Beiersdorf; Designers of specialist and technical outdoor equipment – Equip Outdoor Technologies, and Bespoke window furnishing products provider – Hallis Hudson Group.

Throughout this first quarter, many additional exciting new projects are also already under-way for the GH team, including the design and implementation of a new distribution centre in Cyprus for A. Zorbas & Sons Ltd; the largest supplier of freshly prepared food, bakery and confectionary products in Cyprus with three production sites, and its own distribution network supplying major retailers and 60 of its own stores on the island, employing over 2,100 people.

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies servicing its clients throughout the UK and Europe; the Gideon Hillman Consulting team eagerly anticipate what the remainder of the year has in store; ready to use their extensive range of services including but not limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management to support many more new and returning clients throughout what is predicted to be a pleasantly prosperous 2018.

You can also keep up to date with the Logistics, Supply Chain and Warehouse Consultants blog, for both daily industry news, and our weekly Logistics Industry Blog.

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, for even more content from Gideon Hillman Consulting!

The Great Chocolate Charade

With Easter just around the corner, retailers have by now, received many deliveries of chocolate eggs, stocking an abundance of egg shaped chocolate treats, now proudly lining their store shelves.

The infamous Cadbury Crème Egg which made its debut back in 1923, has of course already made its eagerly awaited appearance in our stores. Upon the arrival of The Crème Egg, the festivities of Easter are officially in the air.

On best behaviour, children have high hopes that the elusive Easter bunny will reward them in the form of the gift of a delicious chocolate egg.

However, for some, the delightful story of this bountiful bunny it seems, is too tall a tale.

White, dark, milk, hollow, filled, elaborately decorated, honeycombed; there is a plethora of eggs, some which seem a little surplus to requirements, never the less, the choice is yours for the taking.

But how on earth can just one Easter Bunny single-handedly make, and deliver, all of these different eggs on time?

Just like the logistical-legend Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny’s supposedly rapid routine has roused suspicions, and questions have been raised concerning the help which the bunny must rely on, to make the magic of Easter happen; with an estimated 80 million chocolate eggs sold each year in the UK, they may not want to admit it, but the Easter Bunny is definitely getting help from somewhere.

In 2017, there were reports of Easter Eggs having been spotted in shops just before Christmas 2016. Sightings of the treasured Cadbury Creme egg and Mini eggs were reported in some supermarkets, from as early as19th Dec 2016!

Statistics from Cadbury reveal that during peak season, the Cadbury factory churns out somewhere between 1.2 and 1.5 million crème eggs per day; and according to Cadbury, more than 200 million crème eggs are sold every year in the UK alone.

But how does the Easter Bunny ensure that all of these eggs reach us in time for Easter and in some cases sooner?

The manufacture of Cadbury Products relies on eight manufacturing sites and three distribution centres alone, throughout the UK, to ensure Easter is delivered on time.

In addition to this, many Cadbury products are created in the UK, meaning shorter supply chains, and thus a shorter waiting time for their products to hit our retailers’ shelves.

According to this, the Easter Bunny is certainly not just putting all of our eggs into one basket.

As for other eggs, not produced so close to home, the key to quick confectionary production relies on the increase in automation of processes in the warehouse.

Brands, such as Nestle, make Easter eggs, which account for a third of all products produced. At peak times their facility can move up to 3,000 tonnes of goods each day, with a vehicle departing every eight and a half minutes; definitely conducive to helping the Easter Bunny deliver on time.

With UK distribution centres, and warehouse automation promoting automated Easter Egg production, the Easter Bunny it seems gets more than a helping hand, to ensure that Easter is delivered on time, in our stores and ultimately within the comfort of our own homes.

Read all of our articles on our website

 

2018 First-Quarter Newsletter

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Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH) are excited to announce that their 2018 First-Quarter issue of ‘Supply Chain Matters’ will be available to read from the First Week of April!

Specialists in Logistics and Supply Chain since 2004, the Gideon Hillman Consulting team are highly regarded for their wealth of knowledge from years of experience within the Logistics Industry.

Gideon Hillman Consulting’s Supply Chain Matters newsletter serves as a professional, logistics publication, available to you each quarter – full of informative features, focussed on industry issues, case studies, and guest perspectives.

Our 2018 First-Quarter issue of Supply Chain Matters will be available to read First Week of April! Catch-up with our earlier issues here!

GH Consulting to attend Multimodal 2018

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Entering 2018, the GH team have already attended one trade show – Intralogistex 2018, You can Catch our event blog and videos here!

And with only 2 months to go, the Amazing May exhibition that is Multimodal 2018 is beginning to draw ever closer!

Visit GH Consulting on Stand 7026 to find out more about our team of Logistics and Supply Chain Experts and to discuss how your business could benefit from our extensive range of tools and services including but not limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management.

2018 has been an extremely successful year for GH so far, with many new contracts won in the first quarter within the 3PL Sector, including Menzies Distribution – A time-critical logistics business with more than 50 depot locations across the UK and Ireland; Boughey Distribution – one of the UK’s leading ambient grocery distribution and storage specialists; and AIM Logistics – a market leading logistics provider with a state of the art fleet of over 70 temperature controlled vehicles providing specialist logistical solutions within the UK, Scotland and Europe.

A phenomenal fourth quarter for 2017 also saw GH Consulting conducting many more projects for well recognised clients including new manufacturing clients Beiersdorf – the home of leading skin care brands NIVEA, Eucerin, Elastoplast and Atrixo.

We are proud of our team, and our approach, in providing clear and concise project deliverables with fact-based pragmatic solutions to our clients who range from SMEs to major corporations and public-sector organisations.

So if you have not yet done so already, register to attend Multimodal 2018 as one of our guests, by quoting code VIPGID to stay one step ahead of the competition!

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ILX18 over for another year

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As Wednesday drew to a close, so did Intralogistex 2018, for another year.

The show was a success yet again, for exhibitors and visitors alike, with a record attendance; now officially regarded as the fastest growing annual exhibition of the intralogistics industry.

You can view all of our expo successes in our Intralogistex Gallery Infographics.

Intralogistex 2019’s presence at the Ricoh, Coventry, is already scheduled for Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th February.

The recent 2018 exhibition was host to the most exhibitors, visitors, seminars and speakers, seen at Intralogistex than ever before.

Fingers crossed that the next exhibition is even better than the last!

 

Intralogistex 2018 – Another Successful Year for the GH team

#ILX18 has now drawn to a close for another year!

Intralogistex 2018 #ILX18 was a lively show, packed full of presentations in the ‘seminar theatre’, and a wide range of Intralogistex exhibitors, and visitors alike.

An ever-impressive turn-out on both days, ensured that Gideon Hillman Consulting received an excellent amount of interest, and yet again, a diverse range of exciting qualified leads!

You can now view ALL of our #ILX18 photos here in our dedicated Intralogistex 2018 Pinterest Gallery!

And view our Intralogistex 2018 Playlist by subscribing to our YouTube Channel.

Thank you to all those who visited us at the show, we look forward to returning again, in 2019!

Intralogistex End of Day 1

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Thank you to everyone who took time to visit Gideon Hillman Consulting today on Stand 159! In the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

If you are a Logistics Professional looking for solutions to current and future challenges, from the latest materials handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation options, you still have until tomorrow to visit our Specialist Consultants to discuss how the GH team can support your business requirements.

You can catch up with all of our exciting event updates from day one; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the phenomenal February Expo #ILX18 on TwitterFacebook, and also visit our Blog.

You can view our Day 1 #ILX18 event photos on our Pinterest event gallery!

Intralogistex Day 1

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Join Gideon Hillman Consulting from 9.30am today on Stand 159! In the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE.

The stand is Built, and our Specialist Consultants are ready.

If you are a Logistics Professional looking for solutions to current and future challenges, from the latest materials handling technologies to full-scale warehouse automation options, visit our Specialist Consultants to discuss how the GH team can support your business requirements.

You can catch up with all of our exciting event updates from day one; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the phenomenal February Expo #ILX18 on TwitterFacebook, and also visit our Blog.

You can view our Day 1 #ILX18 event photos on our Pinterest event gallery!

Remember, Intralogistex runs for just 2 days, until Wednesday 28th February 2018, so if you have not yet done so already, Register to be our VIP Guest quoting code 1591 HERE.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Intralogistex 2018 – See you tomorrow!

 

The Gideon Hillman Consulting team have now successfully built their stand and are now awaiting the beginning of #ILX18 tomorrow! Check our #ILX18 Gallery on Pinterest to see the build in action!

Don’t miss any of our exciting event updates; follow our Specialist Consultants throughout the phenomenal February Expo #ILX18 on TwitterFacebook, and also our Blog.

Visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on (Stand 159) Between 27th and 28th February – In the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE – To find out how you could transform your day-to-day Warehouse, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Distribution Centre Operations!

Remember, Intralogistex runs for just 2 days, until Wednesday 28th February 2018, so if you have not yet done so already, today is your final chance to Register as our VIP Guest quoting code 1591 HERE.

See you tomorrow!

ILX 2018 is next week!

With now less than a week to go, the Gideon Hillman team of Specialist Logistics, Supply Chain, and Warehouse Consultants are getting ready for the phenomenal February show, that is Intralogistex!

To make it a show to remember, you can follow the GH team throughout the 2-day event, from Build-up day, via social media! The GH team will also be blogging about the event and posting videos from the events to their YouTube Channel.

To follow our Specialist Consultants, and to ensure you don’t miss any of our exciting event updates, follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Ricoh, Coventry next week! In the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE  – Visit us on Stand 159.

You can find out more about Gideon Hillman Consulting on our website, reading our ‘Quick Questions with interview’ with Managing Director – Gideon Hillman, and by reading our official event preview page in Logistics Manager Magazine.

If you have not done so already – Register as our VIP guest quoting code 1591.

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The Gideon Hillman Specialist Logistics, Supply Chain, and Warehouse Consultant team, are experts in their field, and are regarded, as one of, if not the, UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies, servicing clients throughout the UK and Europe.

Always endeavouring to deliver unparalleled expertise and insight to maintain and improve their clients’ supply chain and logistics operations, the team have created a series of insightful Logistics Industry Infographics; for knowledgeable tips and advice applicable to the Logistics Industry. Follow our infographics weekly on our Pinterest Page.

Our most recent Infographics are for Intralogistex 2018 – see us on Stand 159!

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To continue our ever-growing social presence on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, Google +, and WordPress, You can view all news and Updates from Gideon Hillman Consulting, via our Events and Videos page.

Gideon Hillman Consulting, have also launched their quarterly Logistics Industry newsletter: Supply Chain Matters; to read previous issues, click here.

You can also keep up to date with the Logistics, Supply Chain and Warehouse Consultants blog, for both daily industry news, and our weekly Logistics Industry Blog.

And don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel, for even more content from Gideon Hillman Consulting!

 

The importance of effective Supply Chain Management

Gideon Hillman Consulting takes a look at the importance of an effective supply chain management strategy and summarises the key points manufacturers must focus on when evaluating how their supply chain operates…

How does Supply Chain Management impact manufacturing?
Supply chain management affects manufacturing in a variety of ways, from both a daily operational, and a strategic perspective. It is an important aspect of manufacturing, for industry managers and entrepreneurs alike; impacting upon processes including but not limited to the availability of inputs needed for production processes, costs and profitability of manufactured items, company infrastructure and ways in which companies interact with their suppliers and customers.

How can manufacturers implement effective Supply Chain Management?
Reliable delivery of inputs are imperative to enabling manufacturers to fulfil time-sensitive orders. Effective supply chain management ensures that raw materials consistently arrive at manufacturing production facilities on time, in turn preventing the need to source additional materials from alternative sources, subsequently avoiding higher prices and preventing lower profitability.

How does Supply Chain Management affect manufacturing distribution costs?
Lower supply-chain costs and overall boosted profitability can be achieved when manufacturers implement a cost-efficient supply chain, purchasing, and order-processing systems. This can be further emphasised by manufacturers adopting new and innovative technologies within the supply chain, including but not limited to investing in optimum routing and navigation systems for freight drivers, fuel-efficient vehicles, and by implementing stricter handling procedures.

What extraneous variables can affect Supply Chain Management and in turn manufacturers?
Management of both company infrastructure and supplier and customer integration within supply chain management can enable manufacturers to achieve optimum efficiency within all of their production processes, allowing them to remain competitive within the global marketplace. Additionally, manufacturers implementing continuous quality improvement programs, can initiate changes to wider reach supply-chain dynamics, encouraging collaboration with customers, suppliers, distribution systems, and transportation contractors.

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Also read this article on the Zenoot Directory

Just over a month to go…

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With just over a month to go, the phenomenal February exhibition that is Intralogistex 2018, draws ever closer!

And of course, Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to confirm their attendance at ILX18, Stand 159.

This year, attendees can visit the GH team, to discuss how their business could benefit from our extensive range of services including but not limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management.

Meet the GH team of Logistics and Supply Chain Experts, on stand 159 at Intralogistex! Back at the Ricoh for 2018, it is the UK’s must-attend event for discovering the latest and best intralogistics innovations, to increase efficiencies within supply chain operations, network with industry colleagues, and of course debate the industry’s hottest topics.

Intralogistex 2018 takes place at Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 28th-29th February 2018, come and join us, we look forward to seeing you there!

Read the GH Consulting January Newsletter

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Gideon Hillman Consulting (GH) are excited to announce that their New-Year, January issue of ‘Supply Chain Matters’ is now available to read!

Established in 2004, the GH team comprise one of the UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancies which services clients throughout the UK and Europe.

A specialist team, highly regarded for their wealth of knowledge from years of experience within the Logistics Industry; if you are looking for a newsletter full of informative features, focused on industry issues, case studies, and guest perspectives, then Gideon Hillman Consulting’s Supply Chain Matters newsletter serves as a professional, logistics publication, available to you each quarter.

Click Here to read our earlier issues.

And visit our ‘Supply Chain Matters Newsletter’ Pinterest Board HERE!

‘Warehouse and Logistics News’ reflects on Gideon Hillman Consulting’s highlights of 2017, in their 2018 Annual Interview (Part 2)

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WLN – Why should customers choose you as their main supplier in your area?
We are known for our ‘hands-on’ approach and ability to provide strategic solutions through an analytical and practical process, with a strong bias towards resource optimisation and manageable implementation all for a fixed cost. Through an operational focused approach, we provide practical and implementable solutions with the lowest investment options considered first. For example, if someone needs a warehouse improved, we don’t consider full or part automation until we first ensure that the manual operation is optimised. Once that cannot be improved any further, we then consider, whether alternatives such as automation will make any improvement and provide an acceptable return on investment for the client. The analysis and solutions specific to client requirements are presented with clear and concise rationale and where appropriate costed and tested.

RECENT TRADING

WLN – What’s business been like in the past year? How have conditions changed over this period and how have you reacted?
We have once again experienced significant growth in the last 12 months in what is becoming a more competitive market. Despite this we have achieved in excess of 25% year on year revenue growth in 2017 on the previous 12 months. The growth for us has been greatest in the Logistics Network Design and Warehousing side of the business particularly within the e-commerce, FMCG, Retail and Construction sectors; which is consistent with the developments in the UK Logistics and Warehousing sector. Adapting to the steep increase in business has been easier for us this year as we had already experienced a similar level of growth in 2015 and 2016, having therefore implemented the resource and strategic infrastructure to react quickly to new and existing client demands and the increases in the number and size of projects undertaken. Our business strategy developed over the last 24 months which includes investment into the right people, systems and infrastructure, which always pays off when implemented and managed correctly.

WLN – How have you fine-tuned your offering in the last 12 months and why?
We are always looking at innovative ways of adding to our service offering and ensure we keep on top of all current and future developments in technology and trends within the industry. This does not detract from (on the contrary it enhances) our core areas of expertise in reviewing current process and operations and developing strategy and solutions for all aspects of Supply Chain and Logistics. We don’t change our core offering and message to clients as the basic principles and factors that make up successful logistics operations remain constant; however, we are constantly refining what we do and identifying client needs and requirements to manage continual improvement.

Whatever we do we focus on and remain true to our established core values:

· To be the best we can be through the delivery of pragmatic and implementable solutions to our clients.

· To engage fully with our clients and to be as passionate about their business as we are about our own.

· To be the first port of call when our clients need specialist expertise to help achieve their objectives.

· To maintain our reputation for providing real and measurable value in our client’s Supply Chain

WLN – What recent enhancements have you made in customer service?
We are in the process of implementing our developed strategy to enhance the whole customer experience of working with us right through from initial enquiry to successful completion of a project and of course continuing to repeat business with our clients. This includes much improved software systems and customer focused support staff. We have successfully implemented the new HubSpot CRM and Sales Pro system to enhance our business and project management capabilities and provide a much more efficient client interface.

WLN – What new products and services have you brought out?
This year we have successfully started to use our 3D warehouse simulation for implementing and routing of robots in the warehouse environment for specific clients. We are continuing to develop and refine various Inventory models and also continue to enhance ‘The Resource Optimiser’ Activity Based Planning Tool which enables the forward forecasting of labour requirements for all functions within Warehouse and Distribution Centre (DC) operations. By producing a long term labour forecast the recruitment process can be managed efficiently and eliminates the need for immediate knee-jerk reaction to flex capability.

GOING FORWARD

WLN – Are you investing in new premises and extra staff? What about staff development and training?
As previously mentioned we are implementing our enhanced customer service strategy and as part of this we are in the process of hiring a Commercial Manager to join the senior team in early 2018 and have moved to bigger offices to accommodate the office based and improved client focused team supporting our consultants and clients. Our Marketing Executive, Natasha Raymond has just completed her first year with us during which she has successfully gained her Certification of ‘Digital Marketing Award’ from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and in addition is now Sales Software Certified by the HubSpot Academy.

WLN – Are you involved in any major trade shows or other industry events over the next year?
We currently have stands booked at IntraLogistex at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and a at Multimodal at the NEC 2018. In addition, we are already booked in for IMHX in 2019.

WLN – What big news from Gideon Hillman can our readers look forward to seeing in Warehouse & Logistics News in 2018?
We always have service and system developments in the pipeline and no doubt some of these will be released during 2018, of which we will of course keep you and your readers informed!

WLN – And finally, if you had to sum up your company in a tweet what would it be?
@gidhillman – The #Logistics #supplychain & #warehousing #specialistconsultants

Want to find out more? You can Read the Full article here (Pg 52-55)

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‘Warehouse and Logistics News’ reflects on Gideon Hillman Consulting’s highlights of 2017, in their 2018 Annual Interview (Part 1)

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WLN – What are your best-known products and services?
We are widely recognised as one of (if not the) leading Logistics and Distribution Network Design and Warehouse / Distribution Centre design and process optimisation specialist consultancies in the UK. Our standing in the market is verified and validated by the numerous customer testimonials that we have and that can be seen on our website and the major brand names within our client portfolio.

WLN – Which market sectors and countries are your customers in? Which ones are growing fastest?
We continue to work across a range of industries with clients in Multi-Channel Retail (including e-commerce), FMCG, Drinks Retail, Food Processing and Production, Utilities and Construction, General Industrial and Manufacturing, Third Party Logistics and Outsourcing, Automotive and Aerospace, and the Public Sector. The fastest growing route to market is e-commerce and therefore e-fulfilment in most sectors and in the last 12 months we have been working for them in the UK, Poland, Cyprus, Germany and East Africa.

WLN – Who are your major customers and what do you do for them?
In 2017 we have added some great new clients to our already established portfolio including Beiersdorf, Knighton Foods, KP Snacks, Zorbas Bakeries, Bestway, Travis Perkins PLC, Wiggle, Hallis Hudson, Scope, LED Group, Annaghmore, PEPCO (part of the Steinhoff International Group), Equip Outdoor Technologies, PJH Group, Accolade Wines, Johnstone Logistics, Drystack, Weston Homes PLC, Otter Nurseries, Swift Industrial Supplies, Import Services, The Pen Shop and NGK Spark Plugs (UK). This is in addition to more project work for our existing clients including British Gypsum, Greene King, NISA Retail, Srixon Sports, Menzies Distribution, ABB and Diageo.

As usual the types of projects we have carried out have been varied and all well within our core areas of expertise including Optimised Distribution Network Design and appropriate Cost Modelling; Logistics Network Centre of Gravity Analysis to optimise resource and infrastructure; Multiple and individual Distribution Centre capacity assessments and Vehicle Fleet Profiling and resource requirements aligned with DC and customer requirements; new build design and re-configuration of existing warehouse, picking and distribution facilities; Optimised facility design/ layout, handling practices and workflows; Cost to serve, travel times and pick rate modelling to support the optimised layouts and workflows; Automation and Materials Handling Systems design, development, and implementation management; Warehouse and inventory management techniques to optimise workflow and costs; Optimised target inventories (holding cost vs. ordering cost vs. service); Tactical stock location(s) and picking strategies; Improved demand forecasting to allow for optimised inventories; and Warehouse and Traffic Management System Operational Requirements Specifications.

WLN – How do your services benefit your customers’ businesses?
We can quickly identify the reasons behind a sub-optimised complete logistics network or single warehouse. Once the reasons have been identified then we develop the optimal solution and support the client with implementation on the basis that the client takes ownership for the ongoing strategy. This is a critical part of clients improving business performance. We can provide them with the strategy and the tools and they must embrace the changes, as after all it is their business.

Want to find out more? You can Read the Full article here (Pg 52-55).

And visit our ‘The 2017-2018 Annual’  Pinterest Board

The Gideon Hillman Consulting team wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

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The GH Team of Logistics and Supply Chain Specialists are proud to announce that 2017 has heralded many more achievements within their specialist sectors including but not limited to: Supply Chain and Logistics OperationsDistribution Network StrategyWarehousing Operationse-commerce Logistics and Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design.

Consistent with the previous year’s developments in the UK’s Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing sector; 2017 celebrated GH Consulting being awarded new and further project contracts, particularly in the e-commerce, FMCG, Retail and Construction sectors. In addition to this, October 2017 saw GH Consulting turn 13 years old!

Managing Director, Gideon Hillman FCMI FCILT FIC voiced his appreciation for his team and the business development achieved over the course of 2017: “A big thank you to all of our suppliers and customers for supporting GH throughout 2017, making it the fantastic year it was. I have been greatly impressed by our achievements gained throughout 2017, and thank my co-directors, our loyal consultant team, and the office team, without which, we could not continue to develop upon our client relationships, and business growth with such an effective trend.”

Want to find out more? You can read all of our news items here, and check us out on Pinterest!

Wishing everyone a prosperous and Happy New Year, the GH Consulting team!

Beiersdorf awards Further project to GH Consulting in 2017

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Gideon Hillman Consulting are delighted to announce that true to their previous testimonial:

“It was a pleasure to work with such a devoted and friendly team; we have already chosen to work with Gideon Hillman Consulting on further warehouse improvements, without any hesitation”

That Beiersdorf have awarded the Warehouse Consultant team, a further contract, for additional project work.

Commencing December 2017, GH eagerly anticipate working alongside, and further supporting the Beiersdorf team.

Want to find out more? You can read all of our news items here, and check-out our ‘Our Clients’ Pinterest Board here!

Onward and Upward for GH Consulting

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Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to announce that they have recently moved into a new and bigger office this week!

Having recently celebrated their 13th successful year in October 2017, Gideon Hillman Consulting mark this move, as an important occasion, fundamental to the continual improvement and growth of the business; which further highlights the fact that GH Consulting’s thirteenth year is proof of a correctly implemented and continually successful business strategy,  which invests into the right people, systems and infrastructure.

For a sneak preview of our new office, check out our Pinterest Board!

 

 

 

 

GH Consulting on Zenoot Manufacturing Directory

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The Logistics and Supply Chain Specialists now proudly feature on ZENOOT “a single source of information to help manufacturers increase efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality, innovate processes, embrace the latest technology and become more profitable”.

Having successfully completed exciting projects, for prestigious companies BUILT and NISA to name but a few, in addition to conducting a project for internationally recognised maufacturing clients, Beiersdorf; Gideon Hillman Consulting are excited to begin to share their content on this informative and insightful platform.

Gideon Hillman Consulting will share original content each month, including relevant case studies and articles, which present the ways in which Gideon Hillman Consulting continuously support a diverse range of projects for clients within a variety of sectors including manufacturing, in turn presenting their impact on the manufacturing, and Logistics industry.

You can read more of our news items here, and our Case Studies here.

And check-out our Pinterest Board here!

GH Consulting to attend ILX18

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Intralogistex is coming back to the Ricoh for 2018 – The UK’s must-attend event for discovering the latest and best intralogistics innovations!

Gideon Hillman Consulting are excited to announce that they are already booked to attend the 2018 show – and will be exhibiting on stand 159!

A phenomenal third quarter for 2017, saw Gideon Hillman Consulting conducting many more projects for new clients including: Weston Homes – a UK property developer; PJH Group – providers of an exciting range of kitchen and bathroom solutions; LED Group –  providers of high quality lighting solutions across the UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia; and Annaghmore Agencies – Irelands’ leading furniture importer and wholesaler.

To find out more about our team of Logistics and Supply Chain Experts at Gideon Hillman Consulting, and to discuss how your business could benefit from our extensive range of tools including The Resource Optimiser, and services including but in no way limited to: Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Design and Optimisation, Logistics Network Reviews, and Inventory Management – Plan your visit today, and register as our visitor quoting code: 1591

As ever, the Intralogistex exhibition grows larger each year, and 2018 is of course no exception! Offering visitors, the opportunity to see how all the latest cutting-edge technology could transform their operations so they stay one step ahead of the competition.

Attendees will be able to explore the latest industry solutions and discuss how to increase efficiencies within supply chain operations, network with industry colleagues and debate the industry’s hottest topics.

Visit the GH team at Intralogistex 2018 – at Ricoh Area, Coventry 28th – 29th February 2018 we look forward to seeing you there!

 

GH Consulting satisfy appetite for exhibitions – at the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2017

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Hosted at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, earlier this week – Gideon Hillman Consulting attended and exhibited on stand I5 at the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2017.

The GH team thoroughly enjoyed this event, which provided excellent networking opportunities, allowing for further development of business relationships with new and existing clients and suppliers.

For all our event photos visit our dedicated Pinterest Board

You can also, follow our Social Media updates @gidhillman #FDBx17 @FDBexpo 

 

Visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on Stand I5 Today!

 

Gideon Hillman Consulting are exhibiting today at the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2017.

You can visit them on stand I5 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, until 5.00pm today!

Speak to our team today, to find out how our team of Specialist Logistics Consultants could transform your day-to-day Supply Chain and Logistics operations!

For all our event photos visit our dedicated Pinterest Board, and for all event updates follow us on Social Media @gidhillman 

Gideon Hillman Consulting prepare their exhibition stand at the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2017

Today is build up day for the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2017! Hosted at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry; and Gideon Hillman Consulting are preparing their stand today, for this one-day event tomorrow – 7th November 2017.

You can visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on Stand I5, from 9.30am until 5.00pm to find out how our team of Specialist Logistics Consultants could transform your day-to-day Supply Chain and Logistics operations!

For all our event photos visit our dedicated Pinterest Board, and for all event updates follow us on Social Media @gidhillman 

 

 

Gideon Hillman Consulting Supports Charity Golf Tournament


team photoOn Thursday 21st September 2017 seventeen teams of four players per team took part in a Golf tournament hosted by Ludlow Golf Club in Shropshire.

The event was organised by Alison Heuvelink and held in memory of Alison’s late husband, whom lost his battle against the rare and progressive neurological condition – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) ten years ago. Alison organised this event to raise funds for the PSP Association, to donate towards aiding research to discover a cure.

Supply Chain and Logistics Specialists Gideon Hillman Consulting supported the event by securing donations from two of its clients; Srixon Sports (a brand owned by Dunlop Sports which offers a full range of golf clubs, golf balls, and accessories) and Acushnet (manufacturers of Titleist golf balls as well as apparel and accessories under the brands FootJoy and Pinnacle).

Organised by the expert logistics team at Gideon Hillman Consulting, both companies provided prizes for the event with the winning team of four each receiving a Srixon SRX Z-FOUR Stand Bag.

Players were awarded up to 5th place for the team event, and another four items were donated, and presented as individual prizes including a set of 12 Titleist DT TrueSoft balls.

The event raised the generous sum of £1,157 for the Charity, which shall contribute towards continuing important research into treating and researching PSP. The Winning Team which scored 80 points is pictured with Alison (top).

Keep up to date with all of our news items here, and check-out our Company news Pinterest Board here!

Gideon Hillman Consulting to exhibit at the Food and Drink Summit 2017

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Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Food and Drink Summit –7th Nov 2017

The team at Gideon Hillman Consulting are eagerly anticipating attending this event, and look forward to meeting familiar faces, and making many more new connections; to discuss our products and services.

You can visit Gideon Hillman Consulting on Stand I5, at this exciting 1day event, on 7th November 2017 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, from 9.30am until 5.00pm.

Keep up to date with all of our news items here, and check-out our Company news Pinterest Board here!

Gideon Hillman Consulting co-sponsor Menzies Distribution Senior Management Team Summit

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The Supply Chain and Logistics Specialists – Gideon Hillman Consulting, are pleased to announce that they are co-sponsors of the Menzies Distribution Senior Management Team Summit on 31st October 2017 – 1st November 2017. The GH team are eagerly anticipating attending this event, and look forward to exciting networking opportunities.

This prestigious event held at The Belfry Hotel and Resort – Sutton Coldfield, will run until November 1st 2017, and boasts attendance from many prestigious clients, renowned for their knowledge and expertise within the Logistics Industry.

Don’t forget, you can read all of our news items here, and check-out our Company news Pinterest Board here!

All Systems Go for Gideon Hillman Consulting

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Earlier this year, the Warehouse and Logistics Specialists at Gideon Hillman Consulting had plans underway to implement a brand-new CRM system into their business.

With the team now having successfully completed their training; The Gideon Hillman Consulting team are pleased to announce that they are now up and running.

Specialising in all aspects of Supply Chain and Logistics OperationsDistribution Network StrategyWarehousing Operationse-commerce Logistics and Warehouse and  Distribution Centre Design, the new CRM system – Hubspot – will support the team to maintain and improve Gideon Hillman Consulting’s business operations.

Want to find out more? You can read all of our news items here, and check-out our Company news Pinterest Board here!

Gideon Hillman Consulting Celebrate 13 Year Anniversary

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This October, Gideon Hillman Consulting proudly celebrate their thirteen-year anniversary. Maintaining over 13 years of successful business, Gideon Hillman Consulting are pleased to announce that their hard work has subsequently paid-off yet again, in terms of having worked with in-excess of 250 clients and over 550 projects since its inception.

This past year, our strategy has been to heavily promote brand awareness including greater inclusion within a mixture of established Logistics Industry publications and relevant digital platforms, whilst simultaneously continuing to attend and support trade body awards and new and existing Industry events, including Intralogistex, Multimodal, IMHX, and the Food and Drink Supply Chain and Logistics Summit.

Our commitment to improving and developing warehouse operations over these last twelve months includes sponsoring and attending the UKWA Annual Conference, sponsoring the UKWA Awards for ‘Warehouse Manager of the Year’, and ultimately continuing to be active and supportive UKWA members.

As a company, Gideon Hillman Consulting have continued to standardise collaborative working relationships with our suppliers making the whole business more efficient, to encourage healthy expansion year on year.

Our thirteenth year continues to implement a business strategy that involves investment into the right people, systems and infrastructure continuing to pay-off; including but not limited to a marked increase in marketing activity in the form of a blog, a newsletter, increased social media activity, and most recently the introduction of a new CRM system; all conducive to Gideon Hillman Consulting yielding a stand-out amount of project achievements in 2017.

Managing Director, Gideon Hillman FCMI FCILT FIC voices his appreciation for his team and the business development achieved over the course of 2017: “I am greatly impressed by our achievements over the last year, and thank my co-directors, our loyal consultant team, and the office team, without which, we could not continue to develop upon our client relationships, and business growth with such an effective trend.”

Want to find out more? You can read all of our news items here, and check-out our Company news Pinterest Board here!