Browsing: Logistics & Supply Chain

Time for a change

Change management brings out the best in some and the worst in others. Some people thrive on it. Others positively wither and wilt at the thought. So why do some people win the change game and others lose out?

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

Paying up

Is it time for the supply chain management function to reclaim the missing link in the ‘requisition to payment’ cycle?

Enter the dragon

Companies entering Asian markets have a lot to understand – from political and regulatory issues to physical infrastructure and communications matters – if they are to gain a winning position. So, how do you arrive at a supply chain strategy appropriate t

The clothes line

Led by the new vertical retailers, there is now more demand for services such as price ticketing, reduced packaging, security tagging and packing by store. But are retailers pegging their hopes too firmly on electronics?

A private function

Faced with an array of legacy systems across more than 200 companies worldwide – and driven by a need to forge more efficient links with trading partners – consumer products giant, Unilever, has embarked on a technological journey into the world of privat

Mixed signals

Perhaps the biggest revolution in transport management in recent years has been the emergence of vehicle telematics systems – from vehicle tracking and route finding to load monitoring and traffic information. But, their ability to meet the needs of pan-

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