Friday 20th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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A change of gear

Structural change in the automotive sector is placing a heavy emphasis on the supply chain and increasing dependence on international logistics providers. By Mark Seager

Catching the wave

Buoyant times lie ahead for sea freight operations, says Chris Fahy. For many years regarded as a largely commoditised activity, concerned only with port-toport operations, sea freight is, at last, winning recognition for the crucial role it has to play i

The challenge of Global Sourcing

The trend to globalisation shows no signs of weakening. The purpose of this round table debate was to explore some of the many challenges that global sourcing is throwing up for supply chain operations and for the wider business. By Sam Tulip

Healthy, wealthy and smart

Anthony Mitchell describes some recent trends in healthcare logistics and offers support in the ongoing battle against counterfeit medicines

Developing management skills for supply

What competencies and skills are most useful for 'enlightened' management of the supply chain? Our round table looked for best practice in developing the right skill set. By Chris Lewis

An agenda for growth

What are the key factors driving growth in outsourced supply chain management? John Pattullo gives some pointers to where the sector is heading.

The problem with inventory

European manufacturers are going wrong with inventory optimisation. James Hurrell explains how it could be done so much better.

Prescription for growth

Finnish pharmaceutical distributor Oriola is reaping the benefits of a new IT system which offers greater management of sell-by dates and batch control.

I see no juggernauts

Writing in the October issue of Logistics Europe, regular columnist Peter Bartram quoted a leading international economist as saying that the days of $25 a barrel oil were probably gone forever. Perhaps that's right. So, what does this mean for commercial

Making ‘Labour Management’ work

Recruiting, retaining and motivating staff is a long-standing problem for logistics operations, made more acute, in the UK at least, by the current relatively high levels of employment. What makes a company good to work for?