Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Japan quake triggers questions over JIT

The recent earthquake in north west Japan has sent reverberations through the supply chains of Japan’s leading car makers. And once again, questions are being asked about the risks involved in single sourcing and lean production systems.

Europe’s strategic supply chain management resource

Supply Chain Standard's new website is now live. Since the magazine's rebranding as Supply Chain Standard in February, extensive work has been undertaken to create what will undoubtedly be the most comprehensive 'knowledge bank' on supply chain thinking i

Retailers must adapt to the multichannel challenge

Retailers are facing a number of tough challenges. Firstly, there is the growing demand by consumers for Fair Trade goods. This places the onus on retailers to source goods, such as cotton garments, from ethically sound producers – so salving consumer con

Setting a high standard

Over the ten years of The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, Logistics Europe has worked closely with its partners to seek out best practice in supply chain management. Our aim has been to benchmark performance and to set the standards by which supp

The long road to local sourcing

The maxim ‘The customer is king’ has always held true in retailing. The problem is ‘the king’ is now more demanding than ever.

Brave new World

It’s surprising, but true. Despite stringent security measures put in place for the movement of cargo following 9/11, worldwide trade has actually speeded up.

Moving to the fast lane

Mirror, signal, manoeuvre. The automotive sector is indicating and moving to cross into the fast lane, but it may have neglected to take a look in the mirror.

Marriage of convenience

Once again the UK grocery sector has been referred to the Competition Commission, much to the open applause of the independent convenience stores. But should the consumer be smiling at this news?