Author Archives: tom lauren

Breaking into Lloyd’s of London

At over 330 years old, Lloyd’s is the most recognisable insurance institution in the world. Specialising in non-standard risks others cannot or will not insure it is something of a world renown institution. It is also necessarily a complex market place, steeped in history yet embracing the future. For example Lloyd’s works on a 3

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Business Documents hit the stage

One of us was let lose this month and found himself in front of 300 sleepy post-lunch sets of eyes staring blankly back at him. Of course, the content up on the stage screen was grossly over-engineered as our intrepid speaker could not shake the thought that by representing Business Docs in a public arena,

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Remember to tell your supply chain that you are engaged with them.

Read any paper or article on supply chain management and one key factor returns time after time : How engaged you are with your supply chain? Let’s look at Best Practise This is our summary of best practise in the industry: The idea is a very simple one; in order to get the best out of

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Supplier Management; A change of perspective

Supplier Management is a tricky business; you often have a complex array of commodities or services being provided by an selection of different companies. And just to make life just that little bit more difficult, it’s rare that each supplier acts in isolation. More often than not a part of what one supplier delivers (or not!) will

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Weather warnings hit UK

So, it’s dark, the clocks have gone back just to make it darker still and now there is a gale brewing. By which we mean that there is not a lady making tea, but rather a storm is coming to make winter feel real. With predicted nationwide disruption comes the inevitable train and flight delays/cancellations

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How to effectively compare companies, products, services or even people.

Let’s consider the picture above for a brief moment. We know that each vehicle here is going to be a different make, model, specification and colour, but from our initial view point all we can see is a very similar array of vehicles. Asked to chose the best one for any particular purpose (other than

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