UK Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index 2023

Reality check: driving forwards in a realigning market

UK Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive summary
  2. Sector confidence
  3. Key challenges
  4. Strategic opportunities
  5. ESG and the future of logistics
  6. Recruitment and retention
  7. Industry collaboration
  8. Apetite for M&A
  9. Evolving business models
  10. Industry insights
    1. Kate Lester, Diamond Logistics
    2. Alison Best, Kuehne + Nagel
    3. Peter Masters, Miniclipper Logistics
  11. Key takeways
  12. About the authors


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UK Logistics and Supply Chain Confidence Index 2022 

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This year’s index score of 47.3 – down from 50.4 in 2022 – is the second lowest ever and only just above the result for the year of the first Covid lockdowns in 2020. This suggests a dose of realism among logistics leaders after the economic turmoil of the last year and with the normalisation of supply chain capacity.

Despite this, operators are still reporting opportunities for growth, such as greater collaboration with clients and other providers in the sector, and those with asset-light business models are more optimistic.


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Extracts from the report...

UK Log Conf Index 2023 Graph 2                   UK Log Conf Index 2023 Graph 3

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BDO has industry expertise across shipping, rail and road, aviation and logistics, advising clients in every area of the industry. This includes ship owners and operators, ports and port agents, hauliers, contract logistics and 3PLs, through to air, rail and bus passenger transport companies, as well as the businesses that support them such as technology and automation providers.

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