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BT Rolatruc Ltd – Pizza Express

When Pizza Express looked to improve their loading bay and bakery handling processes, they turned to BT for help. With their long standing relationship they were confident that BT could provide an ideal solution.

New Challenges for Hi-Tech Supply Chains

The hi-tech industry is in a state of flux: gone are the days when companies managed their own R & D, production and marketing. Today, many outsource some of these tasks with an emphasis on mass customisation and bespoke promotional initiatives. This pres

Defining the Gold Standard for S&OP

The complexities of managing and optimising the flow of materials, cash and information across the supply chain need to be mastered if a competitive position is to be defended. Nowhere is Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) more critical than in the CPG

Technology’s Cutting Edge

Unipart Technology Logistics started ten years ago with a contract from computer company Hewlett-Packard to support engineers in the UK with a delivery service. Maurice Daw, managing director of the company, looks at the key trends affecting high technolo

Critical Sucess Factors in Collaboration

In the third of a series of articles looking at the information needs of mid sized companies Hitesh Amin, examines the growing importance of collaboration in the supply chain. Collaboration calls for financial investment, but just as importantly it requir

Sharon And Kevin’s 50 Meter Dash

The last 50 metres between the stockroom and a retailer’s shelf remains one of the supply chain’s biggest challenges and contributes to problems of ‘high cost’ and ‘low availability’. Initiatives from the IGD and ECR have resulted in workable standards, b

Configuring Your Supply Chain for Growth

Many ambitious, medium-sized companies – especially in distribution, manufacturing and retail – with designs on stepping up a weight are challenged on how best to go about it. Managers must ensure that processes and systems are aligned to deliver efficien

Part and parcel

Having the right service parts available when customers need them is now critical in maintaining brand image, loyalty and service level agreements. Jasper van der Wulp argues that global operations and just-in-time manufacturing trends are putting an em

The missing link in supply chain

Once goods leave the warehouse they can enter an information void, where suppliers and customers are left guessing on the status of their deliveries. How do you maintain real-time visibility of goods on the move and how do you use that information to make

The Cross-Border Implications of WEEE

Many businesses preparing for the implementation of WEEE have overlooked the important role – and potentially significant cost – logistics could play in bringing the new legislation into force, explains Paul James