Meeting the challenges ahead

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Another year is ending and a new one rapidly approaches, and with it new challenges which UK industry must overcome if there is to be any chance of a feel good factor in the global supply chain.

There is no doubt that the continuing conflict in Iraq as well as the rising steel prices, due to tight raw material supplies and the surge in demand from China, have had a knock-on effect on the global supply chain this year and will have for the short-term future at least.

But 2005 will be a new year, bringing with it a whole set of new challenges for logistics and supply chain professionals to meet and which will put further pressure on supply chains already demanding collaboration and real-time visibility between end-users and their suppliers.

One event that will not only give a good kick-start to the year but, more importantly, benefit logistics professionals in meeting those challenges comes in the form of Logistics Manager’s own exhibition – Logistics Link 2005, being held on February 1 and 2 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, and which covers ALL aspects of the supply chain.

Logistics Link 2005 will ensure that logistics professionals’ supply chains continue to be the most cost-effective, efficient and up-to-date by putting them face-to-face with key suppliers covering materials handling equipment, IT, property, storage and third-party distribution.

The event offers managers the opportunity to see first hand the very latest and innovative technologies which have been designed to further

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