Browsing: Logistics & Supply Chain

Mirror, signal, manoeuvre. The automotive sector is indicating and moving to cross into the fast lane, but it may have neglected to take a look in the mirror.

Increasing product complexity, a desire for make-to-order and the race to source from low cost economies is creating a heady mix for automotive manufacturers. Can the sector rise to the challenge of complexity?

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

Automotive manufacturers are turning to the web to create new business models capable of delivering improved customer service and increased productivity. However, electronic data interchange formats continue to cast a long shadow across the sector. By Jo

Automotive manufacturers are attempting to shrink industrial geography in order to squeeze costs. How tight can the screw be turned? By Sam Tulip

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, has replaced an outdated, manual forecasting system and has invested in an automated solution that has cut forecasting time, reduced inefficiencies in the supply chain, andimproved communication between divisions.

‘I want the best answer quickly,’ says the strategy manager, global supply chain at tobacco giant BAT

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 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

Once again the UK grocery sector has been referred to the Competition Commission, much to the open applause of the independent convenience stores. But should the consumer be smiling at this news?