Friday - 29 August 2014

Features

Comprehensive, lively and informative coverage across all areas of the supply chain
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Throwing open the doors to value
There are so many ways of making bays faster, safer, and more secure that it seems illogical not to make the most of such a vital touch point in the supply chain...

 

Resident danger
Where does danger reside in modern supply chains? Are new risks going unnoticed? Nick Allen looks at the latest techniques used to identify and mitigate risk within the chain...

 

They need me more than I need them
Is bigger always better in logistics? Logistics Manager’s exclusive survey on small and medium logistics companies highlights some robust attitudes. But Malory Davies finds there is recognition that SMEs can claim some real advantages...

 

All change at the pick face
Your picking operation might be well established and deliver good results, but is it in danger of being left behind as markets change and best practice is ratcheted up a notch? Malory Davies reports...

 

How to handle returns
The logistics of the returns process is a significant problem for many companies and getting it wrong can have an impact on the bottom line. Speakers at the Logistics Manager Summit highlighted some different approaches to success, says Rosy Hill...

 

Silver linings
Occupiers have found their options declining as good quality buildings have been taken up, but speculative development is now back on the agenda, says Liza Helps...

 

Popular corridor
The popularity of the M6 corridor is emphasised by the fact that some 3 million sq ft of space has been taken up in the first half. Liza Helps reports...

 

Real-time roll-out
The evolution of consumer devices and IT has given rise to new ways of working with data and technology in transport management, says Johanna Parsons...

 

How John Lewis changed its business model
Embracing omni-channel has enabled the retailer to drive dramatic growth. Operations director Dino Rocos explains the strategy to Johanna Parsons...

 

If it’s October, it must be Doncaster!
Logistics Link North returns to Doncaster Racecourse in October, and this year sees the exciting addition of the Port to Shelf event. ...

 

All roads lead to automation
Retail is changing with consumers increasingly taking up online options for home delivery and click and collect. Johanna Parsons finds that retailers are increasingly looking to automation to pave the way to serving these different channels...

 

Diageo moves supply chain closer to the customer
The drinks giant has been refocusing its supply chain to enable it to take advantage of the rapid growth it is seeing in its markets. Gerry O’Hagan, operational excellence director – spirits & wine, explains the strategy to Malory Davies...

 

Keep those assets sweating
It might be the best truck in the world but it is no use if it is not working. Keeping materials handling equipment running is a universal concern, but there’s no one solution, says Johanna Parsons...

 

Land of hope
Demand for design and build sites is high, but is there enough land to satisfy it? Liza Helps reports...

 

Price pressure
Rents have hardened, incentives are reducing and lease lengths are increasing in the East Midlands. Good deals are getting hard to find, says Liza Helps...

 

Top retailers go portcentric
Swapping the south for the north is proving highly profitable in supply chain terms. Liza Helps investigates...

 

The quest for agile execution
Efficient supply chain execution is dependent upon systems that are highly connected, responsive and, perhaps above all else, capable of delivering agility. As near-shoring gathers pace and supply chains become shorter, the emphasis will be on agility....

 

Towers of strength
The complexity of modern supply chains is encapsulated in the World Trade Organisation concept of ‘Made in the World’. Understanding how control towers can help maintain visibility of these extended supply chains was central to the discussion at a...

 

Time to do the Continental
Pallet distribution services are multiplying rapidly in continental Europe with UK pallet specialists competing against the Continent’s large groupage and full load operators to build market share. Malory Davies reports...

 

Touch of tech
From smart phones to Sky boxes, electronic devices have ever increasing capabilities. And their supply chains have to match. This is logistics at the cutting edge. Johanna Parsons reports...

 

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