Browsing: Logistics & Supply Chain

Supply chain in the boardroom

The supply chain is of prime strategic importance to just about every global enterprise. The problem is getting the Board to realise this. Through the international councils of The Conference Board the power of networking can help turn minds – here’s how.

Countering the costs

Supply chain costs have been falling consistently for many years, but now startling new survey evidence – from a major Europe wide initiative – reveals the specter of rising logistics costs. What can be done to mitigate the situation?

Gambling on innovation

Chairmen and CEOs ignore the supply chain at their peril. Retailers may consider their main activity as selling, but the more astute may make a more considered analysis. The ‘Chairman’s Agenda’ column on page 22 of this issue refers to Wal-Mart’s descript

Europe’s top ten

Although becoming the first truly pan-European operator has been on the agenda of logistics companies for some time, the record shows all still falling short. Here, we rank the firms that are racing to secure the top spot.

Data server

As data capture becomes more widespread in the supply chain, the idea of tracking is increasingly being seen as a way to boost service levels.

Keeping the shelves filled

Out-of-stocks and product delisting can be the bane of a shopper’s life – they’ve certainly been irritating this summer.

In the fast lane

Though build to order continues to elude carmakers, technological developments such as RFID and web-based solutions are speeding up the auto supply chain.

Graham Ewer

We must ensure that what we tackle we can achieve,’ says Graham Ewer, the new president of the European Logistics Association

Solutions in Barcelona

More than six hundred logistics professionals recently met in Barcelona to discuss competitiveness

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