supply chain

Construction

Construction to Start at £26M Lancashire Industrial Park Project

Building work commencing in December will deliver 405,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space at a new £26 million industrial and commercial park on the historic 21-acre Botany Bay site in Chorley, Lancashire. On completion, the new development will feature 33 units for light industrial and commercial use ranging in size from 1,000 sq…

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targets within its social value framework. According to the report, all 13 of the targets which were set in 2021 have been achieved or exceeded, spanning Mitie’s People, Environment, Supply Chain and Community pillars. Primary focuses…

Perspectives

A Taxing State

Leigh Anderson, Bis Henderson Recruitment managing director, believes misconceptions about off-payroll working and HMRC IR35 rules in the UK are exacerbating difficulties recruiting top managerial talent into the supply chain sector.       For some years now a wave of misunderstanding and misinformation has swept the temporary employment market. Companies large and small have…

Case Studies

How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, what makes good security and the work G4S is doing to secure Hinkley Point C. Critical national infrastructure (CNI) is, by its very nature, fundamental to the running of any country. Without the contribution from sectors…

Government

Philips Professional Displays Certified for Use in US Governmental Projects

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, has achieved TAA compliance status for an evolving line of advanced military-grade secure 4K UHD digital signage and videowall displays. Part of a continued investment, expansion and ambitious global growth strategy, TAA (Trade Act Agreement) compliance now permits the procurement of Philips professional displays for Federal,…

News

Pittsburgh to Host Inaugural Edition of GMIS America

The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022. Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that…

FM

Compass Bolsters Procurement Capabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland has expanded the range of services offered by its procurement business Foodbuy folowing the acquisition of Essex-based procurement and supply chain systems management company, Equinoxe Solutions. Both businesses strive to offer bespoke solutions by understanding individual customer needs and Equinoxe Solutions brings a wealth of sector experience, in particular in…

industry

Pioneering Collaboration

EMCOR UK’s collaborative practices have been recognised with a ‘Pioneers in Collaboration’ award from the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), with the facility services provider additionally being re-elected as a corporate member of the institute’s Advisory Council. Established in 1990, ICW promotes collaborative working as a professional business discipline, assisting organisations in the public and…

Contracts

Charlton Athletic Extends Gather & Gather Catering Contract

CH&CO business Gather & Gather has won a five-year contract extension from Charlton Athletic Football Club as the exclusive caterer for The Valley stadium and Sparrows Lane training ground. Gather & Gather’s specialist stadia team will continue to provide all hospitality and retail concourse catering at The Valley on matchdays, as well as selling conferences…

ESG

New Verification Service for FM Materials Suppliers

CHAS has launched ‘Verified Supplier’, a compliance verification service which will allow materials suppliers to the UK’s facilities management sector to demonstrate their commitment to operating credibly, safely and ethically. As supply chains come under increasing scrutiny, FM material suppliers are required increasingly to confirm they are compliant with a growing list of legislation and…

Automation & AI

What Can FM Learn from F1?

Rogier Roelvink, Customer Strategy Director with Oracle Construction and Engineering, explains how processes and technologies from Formula One motorsport can accelerate performance in facilities management. Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data; teams are obsessed with analysis and minute details that could give them a competitive advantage on the track.…

Construction

Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

Life Safety

Safer Warehouses: Protecting People, Equipment and Productivity

Jim Augustyniak, regional sales manager at Steel King Industries Inc., explains the role of industrial safety products in preventing and mitigating injuries and damage from collisions in distribution centers. Warehouse and distribution center efficiency and productivity has risen tremendously in recent decades. However, gains can be jeopardized by safety breakdowns that lead to personal injury,…

Engineering

Webinar: An Exercise in Building Cybersecurity into Your Compliance Program (May 25, 1PM ET/11AM PT/6PM BST)

A webinar designed to examine some of the challenges and solutions to adding cyber regulatory compliance to your supply chain risk management program, including cyber overlays on traditional compliance approaches, cross-departmental involvement, framework selection, execution of framework questionnaires, and evidence gathering, procedural best practices, and real-world snags along the way.   SPEAKERS   Matthew Ancelin,…

Life Safety

Meet CHAS at Safety & Health Expo 2022

Visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2022 are invited to visit Stand SH1254 where they can meet the CHAS team and find out more about how CHAS can help you work safer and more efficiently while safeguarding your reputation. Businesses can also visit the CHAS stand to learn about new risk management standards, such as…

Contracts

DS Smith Appoints CBRE as Global Real Estate Advisor

CBRE has been appointed global real estate advisor to sustainable packaging business DS Smith. Under the terms of the agreement, CBRE will provide account management, real estate strategy, portfolio services and transactions and estates management services across DS Smith’s portfolio of around 500 properties across 34 countries with a total built footprint of 5.3 million…

News

Honeywell Launches Connected Forge Warehouse Solution

Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, the latest enhancement to the company’s enterprise performance management software solution, promises to assist customers accelerating the digital transformation of their operations. Launched as part of the technology supplier’s Spring 2022 solutions’ offering, the solution is being promoted for its ability to help organizations simplify operations and lower costs by providing…

News

Supply Chain Tech Startup Raises US $3.3M for Pakistan Flexible Warehousing

Karachi-based B2B warehousing and distribution start-up Oware Technologies has raised US $3.3 million in pre-seed funding in a round backed by Silicon Valley investors. Co-founded in June 2021 by Maersk and Careem alumni Raza Kazmi and Adil Nisar, the company offers clients a flexible warehousing and intelligent distribution solution in response to fluctuations in demand…

FM Magazine

Building Maintenance, Insurance and the ‘New Normal’

Cluttons’ Head of Project and Building Consultancy Robert Burke and Ben Warman, Partner, Real Estate & Construction at Lockton, discuss the implications of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdowns on building maintenance and insurance practices. Covid-19 has caused, and continues to cause, extraordinary levels of disruption to the real estate sector and the insurance market that serves…

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