Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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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?

Retail gets real

Real-time retailing is already having a major impact on supply chains.

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

Merging the benefits

Consolidation in the European contract logistics market continues apace. But is it such a bad thing for the customer? Probably not.

Applied intelligence

It’s risky, it’s innovative and it takes strategic change. But in the highly competitive business of electronics components, where in effect ‘all items are slow moving’, the intelligent application of automation gives a cutting edge. Eurodis Electron has