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Our guides, ideas and views. Explore our insights to deliver tangible improvements to your supply chain and logistics operations.

Read More about A supply chain perspective: the dilemma with customer choice

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A supply chain perspective: the dilemma with customer choice

Hatmill’s Toby Farrance and Liam Lindley discuss the impact of increasing customer choice and the perhaps surprising consequences it has on the supply chain. The Museum of Crisps states there […]

Read More about The Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy / Brexit 2.0

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The Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy / Brexit 2.0

Terry Murphy, a consultant at Hatmill, shares his views on the introduction of The Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy together with the impact of Brexit 2.0 and what it […]

Read More about On time, or not, that is the question

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On time, or not, that is the question

In many ways, logistics is like a theatre show, particularly when we think about operational and transport planning. Paddy MacBrant explains why.

Read More about Fantastic skills and where to find them

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Fantastic skills and where to find them

The magical origins of my title might have evaded some readers, but I stand by the mythical analogy.

Read More about 2024: The opportunities & challenges in UK warehousing

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2024: The opportunities & challenges in UK warehousing

Terry Murphy explores the opportunities & challenges in UK warehousing in our latest report.

Read More about Warehouse operations development planning: Getting it right

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Warehouse operations development planning: Getting it right

In our latest report Nik Pamplin and Tom McClinton, consultants at Hatmill explore how to optimise your warehouse operations with an Operations Development Plan.

Read More about Hatmill Huddle replay – Performance: the high cost of low morale

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Hatmill Huddle replay – Performance: the high cost of low morale

Hatmill’s Founder and CEO Simon Dixon and our organisational readiness expert Linzi Parry discuss the risks of low engagement and the value of a support network to boost your team’s […]

Read More about Hatmill Huddle replay – Improve your supply chain project results: Why siloed working is hurting your profit and your people

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Hatmill Huddle replay – Improve your supply chain project results: Why siloed working is hurting your profit and your people

Hatmill’s Founder and CEO Simon Dixon joins our organisational readiness expert Linzi Parry to discuss the pitfalls of siloed working and the impact dislocated teams can have on your bottom […]

Read More about Hatmill Huddle replay – Improve your supply chain project results: Focusing on capacity & capability

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Hatmill Huddle replay – Improve your supply chain project results: Focusing on capacity & capability

Hatmill’s Founder and CEO Simon Dixon joins our organisational readiness expert Linzi Parry to discuss how to improve your supply chain project results, exploring real world scenarios. Discover the pitfalls […]

Read More about Leading change; how low morale impacts performance amongst teams

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Leading change; how low morale impacts performance amongst teams

Effective leadership in sports teams makes them function well and develops confidence to compete as a single unit, united in their goal to do what it takes to beat the […]

Read More about Finalists for Everywoman 2023 awards

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Finalists for Everywoman 2023 awards

We are pleased to announce that our very own Hazel Beasley and Naomi Harryman-Hassan are both finalists for Everywoman 2023 awards.

Read More about Working in silos; why businesses need to burst their bubbles

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Working in silos; why businesses need to burst their bubbles

In busy operational environments, one of the challenges we see that hinders the speed and size of payback from new initiatives is teams working with their heads down. They are […]

Read More about A marathon, not a race

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A marathon, not a race

Aaron Thomas, Consultant at Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy, discusses the urgency of Net Zero, and how to achieve it.

Read More about Improve your supply chain project results: Focusing on capacity & capability

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Improve your supply chain project results: Focusing on capacity & capability

A vital, yet often forgotten, element of delivering benefits from a project is making sure the organisation as a whole is ready for it.  Projects can be compared to a journey, […]

Read More about New Hatmill Huddle Series: Improve your supply chain project results

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New Hatmill Huddle Series: Improve your supply chain project results

If you’re looking for efficiencies or payback on supply chain and logistics investment, you can’t afford to miss our new Hatmill Huddle series ‘Improve your supply chain results’.

Read More about Starting your career in a company with no hierarchy

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Starting your career in a company with no hierarchy

Katie Nickmans, Consultant at Hatmill Logistics and Supply Chain, talks to some of the young professionals of Hatmill about their journey into the world of logistics, working at a consultancy […]

Read More about Hat trick of appointments for Hatmill to boost its automation and sustainability capability

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Hat trick of appointments for Hatmill to boost its automation and sustainability capability

Supply chain and logistics consultancy Hatmill has recruited a host of new industry experts to boost its automation and sustainability capabilities.  

Read More about Hatmill recognised in Financial Times Leading Management Consultants listing

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Hatmill recognised in Financial Times Leading Management Consultants listing

Supply chain and logistics consultancy, Hatmill, is celebrating after being featured in the Financial Times UK Leading Management Consultants listing.  

Read More about Award winning – The affordability of warehouse rents (a Savills report)

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Award winning – The affordability of warehouse rents (a Savills report)

We are delighted to announce that ‘The affordability of warehouse rents’, a report written jointly by Hatmill’s CEO, Simon Dixon and Savills, Kevin Mofid has won The Society of Property […]

Read More about Eight steps to beat peak fatigue

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Eight steps to beat peak fatigue

Nik Pamplin suggests eight steps to navigate the difficult peak period, and ensure a successful next season.

Read More about Peak trading: Nothing else can drive such terror into the hearts of logisticians

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Peak trading: Nothing else can drive such terror into the hearts of logisticians

This month, it felt topical to share a couple of articles on the most dreaded of dark arts – planning for peak (and recovering afterwards!). Nothing else can drive such […]

Read More about When forecasts speak a different language

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When forecasts speak a different language

In the battle for top-down versus bottom-up forecasting, the victim is a pragmatic, planning forecast that helps to better plan labour, space and resource. The solution? Purpose-led forecasting.

Read More about Preparing for Peak Trading – 8 Steps to Beat Peak Fatigue

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Preparing for Peak Trading – 8 Steps to Beat Peak Fatigue

The challenging economic environment has created the perfect storm for retail, with a combination of labour and goods shortages and periods of unprecedented demand. While supply chains, historically, are good […]

Read More about Choosing the right warehouse can help occupiers manage rising costs

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Choosing the right warehouse can help occupiers manage rising costs

Helen Price, supply chain & logistics advisor at Hatmill, joins Savills, Guy Ruddle and guests, Charlie Spicer, director in the national industrial & logistics team and Andrew Smith, strategy director […]

Read More about We live and breathe delivery – it is the underlying rhythm of our industry

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We live and breathe delivery – it is the underlying rhythm of our industry

Logistics and supply chain has always been focussed on delivery. As practitioners we are tasked with delivering to our customers on time and in full, within (and preferably under!) budget.

Read More about What is the smart way to manage increasing supply chain costs?

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What is the smart way to manage increasing supply chain costs?

Covid, Brexit and the war in Ukraine have brought about a perfect storm for supply chains. Covid has led to seismic changes in shopping behaviour, accelerating online sales by the […]

Read More about “For people who don’t know which direction to go, there is only one direction: To stay where they are.”

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“For people who don’t know which direction to go, there is only one direction: To stay where they are.”

Mehmet Murat ildan is not a supply chain professional, and I doubt he’s been quoted in this publication before, but the contemporary playwright’s commentary on the folly of undirected endeavour […]

Read More about Selecting a site: The affordability of warehouse rents (a Savills report)

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Selecting a site: The affordability of warehouse rents (a Savills report)

Hatmill’s CEO, Simon Dixon, writes about selecting a warehouse site in Savills latest report ‘The affordability of warehouse rents’.   

Read More about How to have valuable engagement with automation suppliers from the get-go

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How to have valuable engagement with automation suppliers from the get-go

The white-hot warehouse automation market may have cooled slightly, but forecasters still expect significant growth – you will need to have a clear, well executed brief to get warehouse automation […]

Read More about Change is a Constant – speaking at the UKWA conference

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Change is a Constant – speaking at the UKWA conference

Linzi Parry, Hatmill’s change and transformation expert was asked to moderate the panel session ‘Change is a Constant’ at the recent UKWA Conference. Panellists included: Adam Jones, Carlton Forest Group […]

Read More about 5S and the warehouse: a practical 5S approach to deliver a best-in-class operating warehouse and workplace

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5S and the warehouse: a practical 5S approach to deliver a best-in-class operating warehouse and workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has put significant pressure on supply chains – forcing organisations to reassess their warehouse and estate strategy to meet unprecedented demand. Ensuring a world class warehouse […]

Read More about Warehouse automation – getting it right

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Warehouse automation – getting it right

Covid & Brexit are exacerbating labour shortages, companies are looking to automation as an answer

Read More about Taking your people with you: Manage change to accelerate ROI on supply chain and logistics automation

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Taking your people with you: Manage change to accelerate ROI on supply chain and logistics automation

Adapting your supply chain to meet current challenges and be fit for the future is a significant investment; don’t let the change overwhelm your teams.  

Read More about Flow Rooms: Getting More From Warehouse Automation

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Flow Rooms: Getting More From Warehouse Automation

A high performing flow room brings rigour and confidence to all aspects of warehouse operations. 

Read More about Ask the expert: Building resilience in supply chains

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Ask the expert: Building resilience in supply chains

Simon Dixon, CEO of Hatmill, looks at how to adapt supply chains and warehouse operations to build resilience in the wake of Covid and Brexit.  

Read More about In 2021 flexibility is the key to solving supply chain challenges

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In 2021 flexibility is the key to solving supply chain challenges

In conversation with procurement consultancy firm Proxima, Hatmill’s founder Simon Dixon discusses how supply chain challenges posed by COVID-19 and Brexit will continue into 2021. Embracing technology and automation, and […]

Read More about Are you ready for a No Deal Brexit? Webinar by ILG

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Are you ready for a No Deal Brexit? Webinar by ILG

On Thursday 10th September, Hatmill’s Simon Dixon joined the ILG webinar to discuss the main areas of concern as the 31st December approaches.

Read More about Supply Chain Webinar with Proxima

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Supply Chain Webinar with Proxima

Watch a replay of the insightful webinar hosted by Hatmill & Proxima on the topic of building a modern playbook for supply chain and logistics stardom.

Read More about Challenging, rewarding, defying the impossible: Building a supply chain network to deliver PPE to the front line.

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Challenging, rewarding, defying the impossible: Building a supply chain network to deliver PPE to the front line.

I’ve just finished a 14-week spell working to build a network to deliver #PPE to the @NHS. I can honestly say it was the hardest yet most rewarding job I […]

Read More about Preparing Your Supply Chains for the Logistics of Brexit

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Preparing Your Supply Chains for the Logistics of Brexit

With many businesses still reeling from the impact of COVID 19 on their supply chains and their business, there’s another major wave coming on the horizon – Brexit.

Read More about When Lockdowns End: Preparing to Remobilise Your Supply Chain

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When Lockdowns End: Preparing to Remobilise Your Supply Chain

There’s no doubt that businesses large and small have been reeling from the impact of COVID-19 and trying to manage the impact on their business. Many are now turning their […]

Read More about Logistics Automation – A Guide for the Savvy Supply Chain Director

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Logistics Automation – A Guide for the Savvy Supply Chain Director

The adoption of automation technology in logistics is on the rise. Our guide will help you consider if automation is the right solution for your warehouse.