Friday 19th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Thinking outside the box

These are exciting times on the washing powder shelves, as consumer packaged goods manufacturers employ some bright thinking to smarten up their supply chains.

No time for nitpicking

RFID technology is set to transform the supply chain – once the price is right - and if negative publicity does not stifle innovation

Keeping stock!

Sports retailer JJB Sports conducts an average of three or four stock audits per year, which encompass its entire store network. In addition, supplementary audits are implemented and, in worst case scenarios, some stores could be counted eight or nine tim

Tax returns

On 1st May 2004, ten new countries will become EU Member States. This, the largest expansion in its history, provides an opportunity for corporate Europe to extend its tax effective supply chains into new territories. The returns could be substantial.

Combating freight crime

With the FBI estimating that worldwide freight crime costs several billions of pounds a year, the majority of companies are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of their goods and drivers. One such firm is Walsh Western International (WWI),

Telly sales

The immediacy of live TV has brought great success and yet, its own set of challenges to television-shopping channel, QVC Germany. Its fascinating sales approach requires a distribution operation that can respond to the interactive and dynamic nature of s

Fostering mobile technology

For logistics operators, mobile technology is not a luxury but a necessity. The warehouse has always been an essentially mobile environment. For factory personnel, warehouse operatives and sales technicians, mobility is an integral part of everyday life

The technology merry-go-round

The push towards real-time data gathering, facilitated by radio frequency communication, coupled with plunging prices for many devices have combined to give fresh impetus to the technology merry-go-round. Hold on tight.

Built for growth

A new distribution centre is helping shoe retailer Brantano achieve consistently impressive growth. An investment in automated processes is paving the way to the opening of 20 retailing outlets a year.

Stephen Hunter

Logistics is about doing simple things well, says the IT and logistics director of Nisa-Today’s