Friday 15th Nov 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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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?

Masters of uncertainty

Nothing is certain anymore. Commercial environments are in constant flux, with new competitors arising from unexpected channels and ways of doing business shifting to online models. The companies that are to win out are those that are capable of adapting

Ten of the best

It’s hard to imagine, but this is the 10th year of The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Many hundreds of companies have entered these Awards over the past decade, a large number of which have been major international enterprises and highly recogni

Stop the Carousel

Where do you stand if there is VAT fraud - perhaps several links away - in your supply chain? Until a ruling by the European Court of Justice just two or three weeks ago it could have cost you very dearly.

The path to excellence

The Engineering and General Manufacturing sector has made a comeback this year, with Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia taking the top prize in The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2005.

Working on the margins

The high street is a pretty cold place to be at the moment. Margins are under pressure as retailers markdown to clear stock in a lacklustre market. But pushing inventory through store at discount is no way to make the shareholders happy.

Seeking the path to ‘value’

At what point do you achieve the best value? Is it when you achieve the lowest possible cost, or could it be when you receive the highest performance in service at a reasonable cost? Of course, it would seem appropriate to assume that in most cases a bala