Friday 18th Oct 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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The jury’s still out

The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology within companies' supply chains is expected to culminate in a multibillion pound industry within the next two years. In the US, the technology has been around for some time and has major fans in

Kim Cartledge

‘Water is heavy’, says the supply chain director for water worldwide at foods company Danone

The Betuweroute solution

Europe's transport network faces many challenges and concerns with congestion, tolling, higher operating costs and worsening environmental impact being just some of the continuing constraints and problems imposed by the growth in road transport. Such issu

Rents ready for take-off?

In the context of the logistics business, West London is a pivotal location serving both the huge demand of the capital city and also - via Heathrow - the international flow of goods which are either arriving in or departing from the UK. Heathrow remains

Resilience – surviving the unthinkable

In a stable, predictable and benign environment that might well be so, but we live in uncertain times. For many organisations their trading environment spans continents, cultures, and a multitude of political, economic and regulatory unknowns.

Swings and roundabouts

In recent years there has been a major restructuring of the 1,500 trade associations in the UK that predominantly have company corporate membership, and the hundreds of institutes and other professional bodies that have individual members.

Adding value

As a volume distributor, Premier Farnell has to be highly customer-responsive: it combines traditional distribution skills with technologically advanced, proactive marketing techniques.

The way forward

How quickly time passes and change takes place. For example, it may be hard to believe, but up until a decade ago little reference was made in the logistics industry to freight villages. The reason was simple. There were very few of them around, if any, o

Taking stock

The key principles in managing supply chains are control, cost and efficiency and, during the past two years, the UK's multiple retailers have sought to more fully achieve these goals through the introduction of factory gate pricing (FGP). Currently, the

A load of rubbish

The EU’s delightfully-named WEEE recycling directive must be ratified by August and will take effect in 2005. Brace yourself for similar chaos as engendered by that famous directive about fridges – for which the UK government had also failed to plan.