Saturday 28th Feb 2015 - Logistics Manager

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Tech to keep you ahead of the pack

Staying ahead in the logistics market increasingly means keeping up with developments in information technology. But which IT developments are shaping the way logistics will be done in 2015?

Creative chains

A failure in the supply chain can stop a production line or leave store shelves empty, disappoint customers and ruin a company’s reputation. But there is plenty of creative thinking about how to respond to the challenges, says Malory Davies.

Getting pro-active on visibility

Seeing further down the line is key to understanding and developing a worthwhile transport management system, says Alex Whiteman.

The picking puzzle

The idea that a retailer would only service a single sales channel is a thing of the past. Multiple sales channels are now the order of the day in retail and defining a picking strategy to support them is a critical competitive puzzle.  Malory Davies reports.

Going ‘glocal’

Motor manufacturers are under pressure to balance production concentration with local customisation. It’s being described as “going glocal”, says Alex Whiteman.

Retail revolution under scrutiny

Retail supply chains are having to cope with the rise of multiple sales channels. Increasingly, the focus is on an omni-channel approach – a supply chain capable of supplying a single customer as efficiently as a store. How to do that was what drew leading retailers to the Omni-Channel conference in Birmingham last month.

Eurodif’s replenishment plan

French fashion and home furnishings retailer, Eurodif, tackled the challenges of mixing ‘single piece’ and ‘full carton’ deliveries by integrating two types of sortation technology from SDI Group

US retailer updates automation

American food retailer The Kroger Company is one of the largest retailers in the world, with sales of some $98 billion

Holland & Barrett e-commerce

In August, NBTY Europe, the parent company of the UK retail brand Holland & Barrett awarded SSI Schaefer with a contract to provide an automated system to revolutionise its e-commerce capabilities