Browsing: Logistics

Working on the margins

The high street is a pretty cold place to be at the moment. Margins are under pressure as retailers markdown to clear stock in a lacklustre market. But pushing inventory through store at discount is no way to make the shareholders happy.

Retail and everything in between

‘It is possible for the seller to sell, the retailer to retail, and the supply chain specialist to do everything in between.’ Although this statement is undoubtedly true, the issues are whether the outsourced supply chain management sector is really capab

Top spot for Exel

The latest contract logistics rankings published by Transport Intelligence in its annual report, “European Logistics Leaders 2005”, show that UK provider Exel, which is subject to a takeover bid by Deutsche Post, remains the largest global provider

Unrelenting activity

Mergers and acquisition activity and speculation in the European logistics industry has continued at an unrelenting pace.

Forwarder in £5M takeover

Global shipping and logistics provider GAC Group has taken over multinational freight forwarder Benair Freight International from the Dart Group for £5.1M.

Beating the odds

With so many variables – cost, lead-time, response to consumer trends – it can seem as though the odds are stacked heavily against the retailer. How can buyers make the best sourcing decisions to beat the odds?

It’s not as easy as you think

Outsourcing the shipping function is attractive, but what about the legal position for import/export declarations?

Solving the stockouts

Retail supply chain systems are becoming more integrated, more extensive and more complex – but are they helping to keep the shelves filled?

Containers terminal backed

The Haven Gateway Partnership (HGP) is backing a major petition launched in support of proposals to build a new container terminal at Bathside Bay in Harwich.

Blurred vision

The electronics and high tech sector has fully embraced online selling – the distinction between manufacturing and retailing is now blurred. But is this the only way forward?