Supply chains

Britishvolt collapse shows structural weakness of UK automotive industry

In July 2022, then UK Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the planned gigafactory at Blyth in Northumberland would be “transformational”…

How central banks could help close the green investment gap

Central banks across the G20 have started raising interest rates to slow down economic activity and curb spiralling inflation caused…

Outsourcing IT set for a comeback in the post-pandemic era

The past two years have undeniably shaken the way people and organisations around the world operate and conduct business. One…

What role could the Panama Canal play in resolving the US warehousing logistics crisis?

Global supply chains have come under enormous pressure since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Goods transportation and storage is…

Why ASML is the most important tech company you’ve never heard of

Dutch semiconductor equipment company ASML’s marketing strapline is: ‘The most important tech company you’ve never heard of’. Such a claim…

Baltic Sea renewables could be key to defending EU from Putin

Nine countries border the Baltic Sea. Eight are in the EU and the ninth is Russia. As the EU’s energy…

How important is an anchor tenant to attracting further FDI to a location?

Securing the right anchor tenant can be hugely lucrative for a country or region’s economy. It not only generates significant…

Despite the uncertainty, digitalisation must be priority for UK businesses

Although a new prime minister has now been selected in the UK, this will bring little stability or reassurance to…

How to work around supply chain disruption

The era of the easy, frictionless supply chain is over. Up until 2020, supply chains were incredibly resilient and efficient.…

Future GVC transformation and the investment landscape: Ten directions

The decade to 2030 is likely to prove a period of transformation for global value chains (GVCs), which will have…