Monday 25th Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Keeping an open mind

Logistics contracts could be the ideal test-bed for the new theory of ‘open book costing’. But they must be implemented with a focus not on what costs are but on what they should and could be.

Recipe for success

It may be a low-cost way to high profits. But could your supply chain become part of one of the new ‘adaptive business networks’? That’s the vision of co-authors, Claus Heinrich and Bob Betts

The price is wrong

Factory gate pricing is currently being driven by supply chain people interested in efficiencies, but there is now a fear that buyers will hijack the process to create another stick with which to beat suppliers.

Upping the stakes

Investing in warehouse automation could be considered a gamble. But with competitive pressures building, getting supply chain costs down is leading many to take the plunge. Is it really that scary?

Releasing potential through property

There’s money in property. And with stock markets languishing in the doldrums it’s probably truer today than ever. In these leaner times, perhaps it’s time to turn to the very ground that your products sit on to make strategic sense for the future.

Diversity challenge

For some time, international consolidation – with its associated logistics challenges – has been more prevalent among Continental than UK retailers. But do the Europeans really aspire only to match the muscle of the world’s ‘super-shop’, WalMart, or is th

Getting IT together

Through computer-to-computer communications, it's now possible to automate many of the decisions involved in everyday transactions. Web Services are providing those closer connections between trading partners.

Richard Abbott

Team-building is the name of the game for the head of procurement for the UK’s Great North Eastern Railway

Loads of possibilities

In a world of diminishing carrier options, the new ‘multiple carrier management’ packages will automate the juggling of shipments between a number of distribution companies.

An extreme view

The traditional supply chain model is changing, it’s becoming more ‘extreme’. So what will this mean for information technology and the systems needed to support the new model.