Thursday 25th Apr 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Enter the dragon

Companies entering Asian markets have a lot to understand - from political and regulatory issues to physical infrastructure and communications matters - if they are to gain a winning position. So, how do you arrive at a supply chain strategy appropriate t

John Glanville

New technology can not only solve business problems, but also improve the way people interact, according to Caradon’s director of IT.

Moving East

Last month the German, central and eastern European markets were the focus of attention for three of Europe’s largest logistics companies. TNT Logistics announced that it had hired three of the top executives from Luxembourgbased Thiel Logistik, including

Power games

As just one of a number of sourcing choices, is collaborative supply chain management the universal good it’s cracked up to be? Professor Andrew Cox looks into relationships in supply chain power regimes and comes up with some challenging conclusions

Spare fix

The spare parts aftermarket, or ‘support chain’ is becoming as much about information as it is about mechanical bits and pieces. Are we seeing the emergence of a new model for aftermarket services?

Picking the right strategy

Order picking processes lie at the very heart of the distribution operation. Defining the right parameters and applying the correct technology can make all the difference between commercial success and failure. Make sure you’re a winner.

Red alert overload

Supply chain event management is an important aid to supply chain visibility, but it needs careful implementation to avoid getting overwhelmed with alerts.

Fashion

In the US, retailers and suppliers have long been into Floor Ready Merchandise. But only now are European retailers looking at this practice of improving the flow of product from manufacture to sales floor. Why are European retailers slow on the uptake?

Learning to manage demand

Demand forecasting is a given, but demand chain optimisation is something very different.