Are you active in the consumer goods logistics environment? Then we have good news. The European Logistics Association (ELA), in co-operation with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), is to research how well the industry utilises the improvement potential still
A Survey on the influence of supply chain management on strategy and finance. Results of the ELA/BearingPoint survey.
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.
Factory gate pricing is currently being driven by supply chain people interested in efficiencies, but there is now a fear that buyers will hijack the process to create another stick with which to beat suppliers.
Over the past decade there have been some fundamental changes within the supply chain that have both enabled and necessitated the longer, more effective, optimised and IT-focused logistics solutions that we now take for granted. John Allan considers these