Author Alexandra Leonards

The clothes line

Led by the new vertical retailers, there is now more demand for services such as price ticketing, reduced packaging, security tagging and packing by store. But are retailers pegging their hopes too firmly on electronics?

A private function

Faced with an array of legacy systems across more than 200 companies worldwide – and driven by a need to forge more efficient links with trading partners – consumer products giant, Unilever, has embarked on a technological journey into the world of privat

Mixed signals

Perhaps the biggest revolution in transport management in recent years has been the emergence of vehicle telematics systems – from vehicle tracking and route finding to load monitoring and traffic information. But, their ability to meet the needs of pan-

Going the extra mile

The criteria by which purchasing managers select warehouse truck fleets are undergoing a radical change. Product is far from the main issue, service and maintenance is what counts, but survey evidence suggests manufacturers need to go that extra mile on s

Antonio Tejón

‘I am an agent of change’ says Danone’s supply chain director, Southern Europe

Paying up

Is it time for the supply chain management function to reclaim the missing link in the ‘requisition to payment’ cycle?

Enter the dragon

Companies entering Asian markets have a lot to understand – from political and regulatory issues to physical infrastructure and communications matters – if they are to gain a winning position. So, how do you arrive at a supply chain strategy appropriate t

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