Finance issues within the supply chain are becoming increasingly important to senior supply chain managers. Global sourcing, the development of new markets and corporate growth pressures are all contributing to a need for a greater understanding of the
Grocery retailing is big business and all indications are that it’s going to get even bigger. In the US the top 50 grocery retailers generated €315 billion in 2006, a 10 per cent increase on the previous year.
Globalisation is having a significant impact on Europe’s logistics infrastructure. With container shipping volumes between Asia and Europe predicted by analysts, Global Insight, to grow by 17.2 per cent this year – approaching double that of 2003 – consid
Nearing the end of the year offers the opportunity to reflect on what might lie ahead for supply chain management in 2008. What will be the key trends?
As the impact of rising interest rates and tighter credit hit home to consumers, retailers will be watching the tills nervously in the run up to Christmas. Lean times may well lie ahead. For the supply chain that means a closer eye kept on costs, inventor