Dear Reader,

Food Manufacture is running a survey of supply chain and logistics professionals to inform the contents of a special supplement that we plan to publish in the October 2016 issue of Food Manufacture magazine. The aim of the survey, compiled in association with Hughenden Consulting, is to gauge views on changing food and drink supply chain priorities – from the use of outsourced logistics and warehousing to their biggest supply chain challenges and changing customer needs.

I would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the questionnaire. As a small incentive for answering our three-minute survey, all complete responses will automatically be entered in a prize draw to win an Amazon voucher worth £100.

We will communicate the name of the lucky winner in the October 2016 issue of Food Manufacture as well as on However, I would like to reassure you of the anonymity of your response. No mention will be made of either you or your company in the published results. We are solely looking for general trends that are of interest to our readership.

Thank you for your assistance

Rick Pendrous

Survey prize draw terms and conditions

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* 1. Which of the following sectors does your company work within? (please tick all that apply)

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* 2. What is the approximate turnover of your business? (Please tick range below)

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* 3. My company plans to invest more in its supply chain operations over the coming year than in the past year:

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* 4. My company’s supply chain costs per case/pallet delivered have increased over the past year:

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* 5. My company is adapting its supply chain for more multichannel/‘omnichannel’ sales: