Wednesday 27th May 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Taxes that target the supply chain

The workhorse of logistics operations across Europe is the humble and all too often unloved lorry. The past few years have seen all sorts of positive discrimination ideas to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport but at the end of the

Supply chain skills at a premium

The findings from PRTM’s latest Global Supply Chain Trends Survey indicate that “by 2010, the need for greater supply chain flexibility will overtake product quality and customer service as the major driver for improving supply chain strategy”

Who owns the logistics industry?

Who owns the logistics industry? On the face of it, that might seem a bizarre question, but stay with me for a moment because even a superficial survey reveals changing patterns of investment around Europe.

Taking advantage of the crunch

More evidence of the impact of the credit crunch on supply chains comes from the Aberdeen Group which suggests that adopting technology to improve productivity will help businesses in the supply chain weather the storm

Supply chain financing takes off

The squeeze on normal lines of credit appears to be prompting financial directors to seek alternative ways of raising finance and to free up working capital

Productivity focus sparks interest in IT

In times of leaner credit availability, change programmes prevail. Many suppliers may be increasingly cautious about extending credit terms to smaller customers, but most companies are looking to maintain profitability through leaner times by re-aligning

2p or not 2p?

It looks as though the UK government is having second thoughts about its proposal to increase fuel duty by 2p a litre this autumn. Could it be that this week’s protests by lorry drivers descending on London has brought home the deep concern felt by the in

Global sourcing survey reveals ethical weaknesses

Working in partnership with research organisation YouGov, Supply Chain Standard has just completed a major survey into 'Future Global Sourcing Strategies'. The results reveal the impact of green issues, oil price rises, ethical concerns, and inflation in

Adapting to high fuel costs

What happens if fuel prices continue to rise? With oil now at $120 a barrel – double that of a year ago – and with Opec warning that the price of crude could reach $200 a barrel, the cost of transporting goods looks set to rise