Author: supplychainmag

The price of transport in Europe has sometimes gone up, and sometimes it has gone down. But today, it is at exactly the same level as it was in the first half of 2008

It’s that time of the year again – and you can expect fireworks. No, I’m not talking about bonfire night – I’m talking about the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, which take place at the Park Lane Hilton tomorrow night

Thousands of commuters were left stranded this week as transport links were severed in the wake of the storm that ravaged the southern parts of the UK. And with the Christmas peak upon us, the impact on supply chains is as yet unknown

A strong partnership between the CFO and supply chain leadership in leads to improved financial performance for the organisation. That’s one of the conclusions of a survey of 423 CFOs and heads of supply chain by consultants EY

As an industry, we know how important it is to nurture strong, collaborative supply chains, said Philip Clarke, chief executive officer of Tesco and president of the European Retail Round Table, at the launch of The Supply Chain Initiative last month

I don’t know about you, but if I had a massive van fleet operating from 214 depots delivering 10.5 million items a week, I would be thinking about ways of selling that service to other people…

UK retailers could increase their profits by 4.8 per cent by better procurement – that amounts to £1.3 billion across the industry

It’s just over two years since I was sitting in the Supply Chain Standard offices just off Oxford Street in London watching van after van full of riot police pull up just outside the building to be ready for the rioting that seemed to be taking place ever