Yet another year has arrived and with it the chance for UK industry to inject the feel good factor especially after the uncertainty that arose in 2003 from crises such as the war in Iraq and the SARS outbreak, all of which had a knock-on effect on the global supply chain.
But a new year brings new challenges, and 2004 already looks set to continue that trend. Logistics and supply chain managers face a number of challenges this year, all of which will put further pressure on supply chains that already demand collaboration between suppliers and end-users as well as real-time visibility.
Two events that will benefit logistics professionals in meeting those challenges while ensuring their supply chains continue to be the most cost-effective, efficient and up-to-date come in the form of Logistics Manager’s own exhibition, Logistics Link 2004, being held on February 3 and 4 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, which covers ALL aspects of the supply chain. Visitors to Logistics Link can also get to grips with a variety of logistics issues which will be covered in a series of free seminars. The second event is the International Materials Handling Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC on March 2 to 4, organised by Turret RAI.
Both events will enabe managers to see the very latest and innovative technologies, covering materials handling equipment, IT products and storage and racking units for warehouses, which have been designed to further improve the logistics and supply chain industries n