Browsing: Logistics

The Peterborough project

Debenhams is not “Britain’s favourite department store” by accident. It is a demanding client with a clear view of what it wants from a supply chain that has the job of underpinning the company’s intention to open 50 new stores over the next ten years. It

Quay-to-door intermodal service available

Private road and rail logistics provider The Potter Group has invested millions of pounds to offer clients a full intermodal container management service. Based on its expertise in road and rail freight, storage and distribution, the group has introduced

The 2005 ratings revaluation

There is a general perception that business rates are set by local authorities and used to pay for local services. In fact, the rate poundages are set nationally, local authorities are mere collection agencies for the Central Government and rateable value

Dangerous goods rules prompt inventory reviews

The new British dangerous goods transport regulations have prompted a major review of inventories and supply chain practices, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Box: 2 The Marco Polo Programme

One way of easing road congestion is to develop the efficient end-to-end moving of goods using two or more forms of transport in an integrated transport chain.

Keeping ahead by a nose!

Evermore pressure is being put on the supply chain as companies push to move goods through more efficiently while remaining responsive to demand. The logistics function is a key differentiator in the race to work smarter and stay agile in the face of evol

BOX 3: The Ec’s strategy for freight transport

If the difficulties afflicting the transport sector are easily identifiable, so are the solutions. There are several that can be applied separately, although most need to be used in combination.

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

Reduced shipment costs give economies of scale

The Argos Retail Group (ARG), comprising Homebase and Argos, is using global logistics provider Kuehne & Nagel (K&N) to handle its supply chain management. The deal is claimed to be one of the largest ever concerning supply chain management.

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.