Supply chain not to blame for Olympic shortages

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @ WDMStanJackson Logistically, the Olympics has not yet been the nightmare many envisaged. However, some shortages of food and drink at certain...

Logistically, the Olympics has not yet been the nightmare many envisaged.  However, some shortages of food and drink at certain Olympic venues, most notably Wembley stadium, have plagued the otherwise phenomenally successful London Games.

Examples of insufficient product levels include; half hour queues for water fountains and 45 minute queues at food outlets, food and drink shortages at Old Trafford for the Men’s football, as well as long queues for the opening ceremony. 

Natalie Chapman, head of policy for the London Freight Transport Association said; “Normally when people go to Wembley they might just be there for a few hours, but if they’re there for a full day their demand might be higher than a usual visitor.”

SEE RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK

Click here to see the latest issue of Supply Chain Digital

Logistics tycoon Wincanton said it has switched some parts of its London operations to night-time and early deliveries without complaint.  Locog said it was working with its catering team to ensure sufficient supplies at every Olympic venue

Locog’s Director of Sport said; “There will be mobile units moving around selling things like water.  We are aware of things and we have reacted accordingly.” 

Share

Featured Articles

EY: GenAI in supply chain 'hampered by roadblocks'

EY Principal of Supply Chain & Operations Sumit Dutta says GenAI use cases show promise but that adoption is hampered by skills shortage and legacy

Sustainability LIVE Net Zero to Focus on Scope 3 Insights

Sustainability LIVE Net Zero event being held in London from March 6-7 offers insight, advice and discussions around supply chain sustainability

SAP: US, UK & India elections 'will impact supply chain'

SAP Business Network SVP Tony Harris warns business leaders to prepare for more supply chain disruption following key elections in US, UK and India

Appian & Xebia to share AI-driven S&OP Insights

Technology

COMING SOON: Top 100 Women in Supply Chain 2024

Sustainability

Supply Chain Optimisation 'Stymied by Data Silos'

Digital Supply Chain