Friday 20th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Buying into Sustainable Global Sourcing

Supply chains are becoming more extended and complex as retailers move to sourcing goods on a global basis. Motivated by lower manufacturing costs, retailers and distributors are now confronted by greater complexity in managing the flow of goods to market

The Inconvenient Truth of Retail’s New Focus

Retailers are shifting their focus away from out of town supercentres to more local stores in the middle of towns and shopping centres. And indications are that we may well be at the beginning of a ‘Convenience shopping’ revolution. But what are the imp

Integration Moves into the Middle Ground

Mid-market companies are fast growing enterprises with all the complex issues – albeit on a smaller scale – of larger organisations. Systems integration needs to be a low risk operation. But don’t sell yourself short, you need processes, systems and proce

Lean, Mean Supply Chain Machine

Unipart has adopted lean logistics as a key element in meeting the very different objectives of customers across a broad range of industries. Nick Allen talks ‘lean’ with eight senior executives from the company

Calculating the Risks and Benefits of Automation

Committing to a warehouse automation project requires complete confidence in the forward strategy of the company, a full understanding of present and future supply chain requirements, a detailed knowledge of the product profiles being handled and importan

The challenge of the East

Eastern European countries are some of the world’s most rapidly growing markets with high demand for consumer goods and an expanding manufacturing base – but the logistics infrastructure is often woefully inadequate. Leigh Pomlett highlights some strategi

A fashion for European expansion

Price deflation, globalisation, rising costs, increasing competition from online operations and supermarkets, and ever-more demanding consumers: it all adds up to an extremely tough trading environment for fashion retailers – but Europe offers significant

Heading for a traffic free future

Cutting congestion in our city centres is vital before we all grind into permanent gridlock. Chris Hudson puts the case for urban consolidation centres

The challenge of innovation – balancing risk and reward

Applying innovative technology in an intelligent fashion can yield real benefits, but how do you identify a tangible application, assess the risks and justify the expenditure? Which particularareas merit focus and produce most value? Our roundtable panell