On the 15th of November, Paul Bambrough-Smith, Global Logistics Manager at CML, was invited to speak at the Brexit Procurement & Supply Chain Forum at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. Speaking as a representative of third party logistics provider, CML, Paul gave delegates an understanding on how logistics can aid business operations with changes to supply chain and distribution regulations post-Brexit.
The topic for the discussion, ‘The roles logistics play to help businesses navigate changing distribution networks, regulations and trade rules’, covered what the effects of Brexit means for logistics and distribution networks across the EU. With this in mind, Paul addressed the importance of setting up new channels and distribution networks during the upcoming period of transition. The discussion progressed on to how businesses need to build capacity in order to deal with changing custom rules and in turn ensure efficient and timely distribution.
Industry professionals speaking alongside Paul included Anna Wright,
Regional Marketing Manager of Honeywell and Jonas Rani Hatem, Managing
Director/Partner of Mobius UK. Having worked in the industry for over 24
years, Paul used his experience to give delegates an in-depth breakdown
of how businesses can best prepare for Brexit. He commented: “With
trade agreements seeing a huge change, understandably many people I
spoke to at the Brexit Procurement & Supply Chains Forum were
concerned about how Brexit will impact their businesses. Taking this
into account, it was great to be able to provide delegates with guidance
on how to prepare for changing tariffs and duty fees across the EU
border. When considering the changes that could be made to importation
and exportation rules, the event gave me the chance to highlight the
importance of having a smooth and transparent logistics operation in
place, and explore how to assemble advanced logistic services that
function at maximum efficiency with a reduced number of trips in
response to increased fuel duty.